We took a small trip to the desert this weekend. Worth the trip don’t you think? All along the ride there were small desert flowers at the side of the road, and the cactus with the vibrant pink flowers were ready to explode. While these bushes filled with yellow flowers were scattered about. The birds were singing and the desert was blooming. I was glad to visit. A long time ago I didn’t like the desert. I was naive. I just thought it was dry, dirt and had little to offer. Thank goodness as I have added years I realize it’s gorgeous. Many of the plants remind me of under the sea. It’s really quote beautiful the brown and the blue. I’m so happy we get wiser as we age. It’s an upside.
This morning when I woke up. Rich left a pretty big, big red rose from our garden next to my morning coffee. It made me smile right off the bat. I feel so blessed to have this guy as my partner. I wonder what I did to deserve it? I never want to take him for granted. When I tried to capture a shadow this morning, I put his rose in front of an outlet, see there. That’s the morning rose. It’s like a double cool thing. It’s grandpa’s rose and Rich knows how special they are to me.
I wore another of my skirts today! I thought my friend KATE would really like this one. motorcycle man says it looks like a C.D. and wants to know what song it plays but us hippie girls know it as tie dye! And when I went to the post office today, I passed a gal who smiled big and said “I love your skirt!” That was nice and naturally I smiled back BIG and said “THANK YOU!”
A few other blessings! Papa gave motorcycle man his shoe shine kit and old tool box. My sister Sarah fixed a bracelet I had that I really loved and I’m wearing it above in that picture. My friend SunDaizy dedicated beautiful words to me today and made a picture mosaic of us. If I were tech-ie enough I would copy the mosaic and show you here. But I couldn’t figure it out. I saw a few shadows today and reflections too. I vacuumed the max hair and kitty kat hair all up, lit some candles, did the dishes, washed our towels and now I sit here to write. I promised myself and sister Sarah bunny yoga would happen. So I will end my day with that. How was your day?
“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder” John O’Donohue
You see as I made a deal with myself to enjoy December and not get all caught up in the hustle, bustle holiday chaos, I have decided to slow down. Release Control. Be quiet. Enjoy. In making this choice, things have happened like this, playing cards by the fire with littlest and only girl. I have decided after much thought to just leave the tree bare with its simple white lights. The tree in itself holds such a simple beauty. And I’m grateful to Michelle who gave me the idea to create 31 envelopes with 31 ideas. Playing games was yesterday’s envelope. Today we get to try a new food, something we have never had before. Our envelopes are filled with things to enjoy together along with random acts of kindness.
If you look closely you will see, littlest and only girl doesn’t even pull these cards in any particular order (another area I had to release control of) I found this LOVE at Target the other night. I wasn’t looking for it, it was just there! I could not pass it up. I have a weakness for these things, anything that lights up, coffee mugs and chairs. So we do have this little bit of decoration up. I will most likely keep it up for the long-term because LOVE is a powerful thing and I think it’s power should shine all year-long.