Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Secret

We picked up Speckles new house today.  It's a sweet little chicken cottage with room for a couple of more hens.  Tomorrow we set it up and move her in.  It was a team effort to get it off Rick's truck.  Jordan, Sam, Rick and I  shared the load.

Next on the agenda was grocery shopping for Thanksgiving .  Fresh turkey, lots of produce and plenty of apple cider and pecans and sweet potatoes will fill our table this Thanksgiving Day.
Food is stored and ready for the prepping which starts Wednesday when I get home from work.

Rick completed his project of converting our screened porch into a temporary green house for all our plants this winter.  He watched bits and pieces of the Alabama game and occasionally I heard him yell Roll Tide.

Once again it has been a busy day, but the holiday season does that doesn't it?  The secret, know when to stop.  Once upon a time, I did not know when to stop and even now sometimes I forget.
But most times I remember, take a break, drink a cup of hot tea, pet the dogs, take a nap.

Life is short.  The holiday season is upon us.  Remember the secret, know when to stop.  Nothing has to be perfect.  People want smiles, kindness and joy...not perfection.

May your Sunday bring your peace.

Friday, November 17, 2017


I usually don't work on Fridays, but since we had our gig at the museum last night, I took yesterday off.  Late night, early morning, packed classes = tired.

Rick has worked on winterizing our screen porch today.  We are going to use it for out potted plants.
I think it is going to work out great.  He has done a good job and I know that he  is tired tonight.

Tomorrow we get a new chicken coop/pen.  We are now down to one hen, Speckles.  Wild life of some sort has done away with the rest of chickens.  This new home for Speckles should be much more secure and safe.

My cup of hot tea awaits and then a warm cozy bed.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Painted Sky

We had an awesome gig tonight.  We truly love playing at The Comer Museum in Sylacauga, Al.
It is one of our favorite places to play.  After all, what goes better together than art and music?
Driving through Birmingham the sunset painted the sky in such vibrant colors we gasped.
It has been a very good evening.  We are both tired and sleepy. 
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Work News

An article about the facility where I work was published this week in the Washington Post.  I am so proud to be such a small part of this incredible program.
Click here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Good Day

The last three chakras in our class today.  Throat Chakra, all about communication.  Speaking your thoughts, expressing your feelings, and listening.  Then we moved to the Third Eye.  Wisdom and intuition.  How many times have your trusted your heart, your gut?  or maybe you didn't and regretted it.  And then we came to the Crown Chakra.  Our connection to spirit, finding our higher power. Understanding that meditation gives the brain rest, much like sleep rests the body.  And realizing that prayer and meditation are not the same.  Prayer, we are talking, usually asking.  Meditation we sit in silence and breathe, ready to receive...answers, wisdom,  guidance, clarity and peace.

So that was my day today.  I am still dealing with the fatigue, I am beginning to think it might be some sort of bug or virus.  Tomorrow is hump day, a very early class for me.  Thursday evening is our gig at the art museum.  May we all know peace tomorrow, may we all know kindness. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Brick Wall

It's one of those evenings when the brain has been drained, not even a photograph to share tonight.
My body has hit a brick wall. 

It has been a good Monday, but my fatigue levels for the past few days has been bad.  Not sure why.
Continue to spread kindness this week, it seems to be in such short supply.  A little joy would be nice too.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yellow Jacket

Getting stung on the leg by a yellow jacket was not on my calendar for today.  What did I know?
We were walking with Jordan and our other great-nephew Anthony when Hook found another nest.
Rick and I are trying to get the boys to safety, I am yelling run, and the next thing I know one of those little beasts has stung me.  Better me, than the kids, but my leg throbbed for over an hour.

I thought it had gotten cold enough to put those babies to sleep, but temps climbed to 60 degrees today and they came out of the hole.  And Hook probably dug around their nest too. We have never had a digger.  Hook loves to dig.  I figure at some point a tree will crash into our house because he has dug it up.

We practiced our show today, I am drained.  But, I was drained when I got up this morning.  Don't you hate it when you get up tired?

I hope your Monday is uneventful and the most stress you will experience is smiling too much.
Spread some kindness, there is a shortage.