Thursday, December 31, 2015

One Little Word

I thought and thought and thought about what my OLW might be for 2016.

It was, like so many things in this time and space, laborious.

In my own frustration, I actually said out loud, "What I really need is some time and space to HEAL!"

and there it was...my word.

HEAL



I want to make 2016 a year of conscious healing...

Healing my body - with good food and good exercise and time spent working on making myself healthy. I have not been as good to myself as I needed to be in 2015...its time to take responsibility for it and make some changes.



Healing my fractured spiritual life - with stillness and purposeful seeking of God.



Healing my artistic soul - I've scrambled and scraped and stolen time to accomplish creative time in 2015. I want spending time being creative to be something I do with purpose in 2016...not a haphazard, thrown together moment, but something that involves my whole focus.



Healing my relationships. I was very very fortunate to go on a trip this last summer that was healing in every possible way and it started a longing in me for more of it...I have so much more of this to do. More kindness to show myself and others. More grace to extend to myself and others. I have taken enough nonsense this last year and I want to really focus on my boundaries and building relationships that matter deeply and are healthy.


So here's to 2016 and to healing in a big way...

Peace, ya'll!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Merry Christmas?

Hello, blog-land...

I'm so glad to be back!

To say that November and December were challenging for me would be an understatement. I worked some tremendous hours and it was truely a challenge for me to not have a panic attack about the pending holidays.

To say that Christmas snuck up on me would be an understatement.

To give some perspective, I shopped for my entire Christmas list on the Saturday before Christmas.

Crazy, I know.

Honestly, it was kinda lovely to go out with my husband and be in the hustle and bustle and just get it all done. And here in my part of the world, the people are so kind. It wasn't unpleasant...just not the way I typically handle Christmas.

There were some very fun things that happened along the our busy way...

Somebody lost their first tooth.



My mother, sister and I did a baking day one Saturday and let my kiddos help. That was amazing and fun and something we will do for as long as we can manage.

We also did our usual tree trimming on the weekend after Thanksgiving as a family.



There was a visit with Santa and the Coca-Cola bear (and some yummy cookies, cocoa and cider).



We squeezed in a Hornets game (12 row club seats!! AMAZING! and MJ was even there!)




And finally it came time to spend our holidays...

Here is the thing...I didn't take any pictures. Which I may regret...or not...I'm not quite sure yet. I was just having so much fun being in the moment that there are litterally like three photos of Christmas eve and one of Christmas day...

I was just in the moment.

That is the point, though...to be present.

Oh, and one more momentous thing happened this holiday season...my sweet Jayden KNOWS...sigh...

Peace, ya'll!