slowly, every so slowly

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these sorts of things make me smile, that little curl there (last week)

When I’m struggling with my emotions and I get especially itchy and peeling and picky, I need to stop myself and just think.  Think about all the blessings that just so happen to be all around me.

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and this week, she has decided to add another loop!

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and if you take its picture and turn it upside down, it looks like a heart! no?  YES!

I’m not sure what May did to me but I fell hard and still struggling to stand back up. It doesn’t mean it’s over.  I can’t just toss in the towel but I’m taking it very slow getting back up on that wagon.

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when I water my plants, I see new growth, this is always HOPE!

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2 sweet girls give us a real, live fashion show!  This is what good things are made of.

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I see two LOVE doves in my garden.  Of course I smiled.  Big.

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The rose I picked to wear in my hair for a friend.  perfectly pretty, perfectly perfumed

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The beautiful lines I get to gaze at when the sun goes down.  It’s our view, not to be taken for granted, much like the oceans crashing, swishing cars that speed by.

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And what about the impromptu beach trip on a Sunday evening.  That we live so close and we can drive out late just to get its medicine to still be back before dark.  Blessing for sure and never to be taken for granted

Today for instance, I woke up nice and grouchy, while motorcycle man (early bird) was singing and dancing and making jokes, trying his best to get me to giggle while I was just foggy and groggy and nice and grumpy.  Remember I’m the night owl? It doesn’t pay when one has to actually get up and go to work the next day.   Okay so all that to say, I had just got my home delivery and inside that box, a nice bundle of kale, I had two perfectly yummy cucumbers from my neighbor to the North and I knew I had an apple and orange.  Why not juice?  I hadn’t done it in a while and I have been slow to get back on the healthy train so why not?  Oh my goodness, it tasted so good!  I can say at the very least I did one good thing for my body today, while I also had a small slice of chocolate cake.  It’s about balance right?  Tomorrow I’m putting back on my fit bit, it’s been off a few days while on others days I have not walked with any kind of intention and the only steps accumulating on that thing were my daily whatever steps which seem to average less than 5,000 which tells me if I don’t actually walk with intention, then I’m similar to a bump on a log.

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Oh yes and that green juice.  We can’t forget that.