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Summer Staycation

20 May

Every summer we travel which I love and look forward to. This summer, we are planning our first ever “stay-cation”.

Do you know what that means? No resorts, no hotels with someone else cleaning up after my family of five. No sleeping in hotel beds, wearing big fluffy white robes, no lounging at the Spa having a facial, massage, mani/pedi , or anti-aging scrub.

I needed to start looking at the positives of this year’s summer plans in order to avoid utter disappointment over missing our trip to Boston, Chicago, Arizona, Calgary, San Fran or Halifax. I happened upon a magazine article in O The Oprah Magazine, titled 40 Ways to Love Your Summer more. This article inspired me to find ways to enjoy our stay-cation!

I should mention that the reason for our non-trip summer, is that we had an in-ground salt water pool installed last Fall. For our first stay-cation at least we have an in-ground pool to enjoy! In order to enjoy the time off work while staying home, I plan to ditch the normal household routines, read by the pool, mix up pitchers of iced tea and sangria to enjoy by the pool, take day trips to sites close to home that we’ve never seen, watch movies and hire someone to come in and clean the house that week. In the end, I’m quite certain it will be a very relaxing stay-cation/vacation from work and I know it will cost much less than travelling as a family of five.

 

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It is, what it is

29 Aug

My last post, as I reread it, is fairly negative. I have sat with the upcoming changes and realized, once again, the higher powers that be are looking out to keep me in truth and on my path.

I used to get upset when things were not turning into what I had planned. It could be age or part of maturity, or both, but now when events do not happen as I envisioned they “should” I wait for understanding as I accept the turn of events. I look for meaning in everything and find it.

At the moment my life is brimming with change! How exciting! I have protected myself from taking on the energy of my coworkers to maintain my positive outlook on what is occurring. How much change?

• new job
• new office space
• looking for a new house
• possible career change for my spouse
• my oldest starting high school
• my middle daughter starting horseback riding and giving up piano

Incredible when I list everything.

And so as we enter the last month of summer and welcome fall, the season of change, I’m going to accept life as it happens. Truly it is what it is.

bizarre dreaming

4 Feb

In my continuation of the dream theme, last night mine was quite bizarre. I dreamed I was having open heart surgery. It was apparently a more simple procedure than most people might have and so I was under a general anesthetic. My incision spiraled around my heart, down the left side of my body, across my lower abdomen and up the right side of my body. I started to wake when the female doctor was finishing the last stitches. I did not feel any pain but could feel the tugging as she sewed me together.

The next dream I was at home, a different home than I live in, but my home in the dream. It was a two storey home, large wood siding gray in colour. I remembering wondering why nobody was asking about the surgery or even seeming to notice my body’s shape as I walked or shuffled around the main floor of the house. The main floor of the house was actually on the second storey which had a large deck off the living room/hallway. My spoke with my daughters, asking them to pick up their dirty clothes off their bedroom floor. My elder daughter proceeded to stuff four nice sweaters into a black cloth bag. The bag has a draw string closure which she pulled tight before saying she had made a new door stop. I was not happy that she had stuffed her nice sweaters into a bag she intended to use as a door stop. Her Dad came to her defense saying what a great idea it was. I looked in the bag and remember distinctly one light gray sweater which was a light weight wool and adorned with pale pink rhinestones.

To calm myself I went outside on the deck, but took a green plastic watering can with me so everyone would think I was going outside to do something, other than get away from the situation inside. The deck was wet with rain water and the sky was gray as though it was going to rain again. When I looked in the planters they were all full of rain water and I felt foolish for bringing the watering can outside with me. I remember talking to myself about how silly it was.

I have not figured out what the meaning of this dream yet. Lots of gray colour, feelings of inadequacy, sadness, embarrassment and concern over what others thought. I was trying to look busy with purpose than have people know or see my feelings. Moving away from emotions or emotionally tense situations. I was not grounded, even the main floor of the house was on the second storey which gives me the feeling of being ungrounded. The plants were over watered by Mother nature, drowning in their planters. To fix my heart the doctor had to cut open my entire core. I’m unsure what that speaks to me.

I will have to sit with this dream a bit longer to understand the meaning and message for me. Where do I feel inadequate in my life now? This is the question I hear and need to answer.

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