Monday, October 13, 2014

Bedside Sewing

S2 has a concussion.  :(
Doc says rest only.
I spent most of the day doing 2 things.

1.  Arguing with him about keeping still.
 2.  Feeding him.

He can't be too sick if he is eating this much!
 But I was able to do the finishing stitches on the pillows I started this weekend.

It is now available in my Etsy.



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gator Plunge

Once a month my team of ambassadors provide a team engagement that allows for all areas of our department to get together and spend some time with each other.

Last weekend was the first event and we chose to take advantage of Gator Plunge
 held by the Center for Leadership and Service.

 Only a small handful of us were there but it felt good to do something good, 
be outdoors and get some exercise too.

 Our project was cleaning and bringing down the students' organic garden to ground.

 It was hard work pulling and taking down structures, 
 picking and walking the piles a distance to the large dumpster.

Hoeing and cutting the waist high overgrown  grasses and plants.
 ...and just the picking up of all kinds of debris.

It was hard work amidst the bugs and snake

Uugh!!!  Yes, there was a snake! 
 ...and I was sweating bullets.
But as luck would have it, it was slightly overcast 
so it was a cooler day without the blazing sun.


The morning went by quickly.  
And our small crew bonded and felt accomplished.

We even welcomed an unofficial new ambassador for the day.  :
We would not have been able to finish that fast without you, Ryan!

Thank you!

...all is well that ends well...

What about you?  
 Have you given a day of service?
Have you done anything lately that makes you feel accomplished?




      
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Winding Down

After a very busy and hectic month, I finally had a chance to take care of me.
There is nothing better than greeting the day and being one with nature.
There are just no words to describe awesomeness.

I enjoyed a quiet and contemplative past time...
 Being thankful for the catfish's sacrifice.
It was a day full of quiet solitude...
Enjoying the slower pace before another crazy week.
Best of all?
After a long and hot day with not a whole lot of luck...
I am still able to bring home...
dinner.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Grateful

I know that it has been a while since I have posted
 but the past month has been just crazy with everything.  
I have been tagged to do the ice bucket challenge.... which I did.
Goodness, I surely respect the folks that are in the Arctic club.



I have also been tagged a couple of times for the grateful challenge.
Unfortunately for this, I have not had the chance to reply back.
So I thought it is apropos to have a post just for it.
Because I am grateful for so many things.


First and foremost is the good health of all my parents, myself and my dear ones.
I truly wish that I could pause time at this particular moment 
so that I am constantly surrounded by those who are near and dear to me.


I am very blessed to be given the support and love of true and the dearest of friends.
They are the ones that I go to to share the weight of any daily hurdles,
 support me in my ever changing endeavors 
and allow me to embrace my true self.
I TRULY do not know what I would do without you in my life.


I am so grateful to have a loving and supportive husband
 who has the patience for my endless quirkiness.
I thank my higher power that with him, I am not alone during the darkest of nights
and that he is the one with me that greets each new day.


I am humbled to be given healthy, intelligent and talented children
who give me daily challenges and experiences
that allow me to continue to grow and be a better person.


I cannot forget to thank those that have mentored me 
through various stages of my life.

,,and am lucky now to be able to pass down what I learned and be a mentor to others.

Each day I am reminded that 
true peace is always around me.
And that I should live for the moment.

Road blocks in my path are there to make me stronger
and to allow me to pause and find the hidden beauty.
...and that lessons are learned from these obstacles

Meditation (or attempts to) has taught me 
that there are many things that are beyond my control.
and that it's okay if I cannot fix it.
But that I find solace in knowing 
that I give my heart and self
at trying to make my world a better place.
and that I am teaching my children these same values.

What about you?
What are you grateful for?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank You

One of my ambassadors really helped me out this summer...
And I wanted to say thanks.
She said she liked purple.
So I took out the tools..
And the beads...
She doesn't wear earrings so it had to be a bracelet.
...and this is what I came up with.
... But I still had a lot of beads and I was going on a car trip...
So out went the to-go bag...
...and it kept me occupied during the trip.
I pulled out the wire...
What to make?.....hmm.....
Her first name is hyphenated.
I think she likes them!  :)
Thanks for your help this summer, TK!  :)

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Skipping 27

So I' m another year older...
The good news is, is that I skipped a whole year!
All of last year, I thought I was 28 ;)...
..and that I was turning 29.
But then hubs tells me that I am not turning 29 but 28!
So all of last year I was the wrong age...  At least in my brain!
I guess I could have done the math but I didn't.
So a year younger is a nice surprise!  :)

My birthday?....  Well, let's just say that it sure was memorable.
I was able to retreat and do a lot of soul searching.
I feel happier knowing the direction of certain paths of my life.
One of the things I've decided
is to let go and not worry about things I cannot control.
I just refuse to let things get me down.
So far, the cleansing is good!  ;)

But one thing I'm up and about with is what I am going to do with Area Code 352.
So if you have not been there yet, go take a gander!
Because I really want some feedback.
Should I keep at it?
I would really love to continue that blog and I really believe in its potential.
But it is just too costly.
...and much too time consuming to manage
 with its higher demand of website expertise.
I really don't know if I should stick with it...
Tell me what you think.

Also, there's so much that has happened since my birthday...
...that I still have to write about.
But just not enough time right now
so come on back and find out!  ;)
I should be writing more soon....promise!  ;)


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