Hi y’all!!! I know you’ve been wondering what’s happened to the blog and I’m flattered that I’ve been on your minds. Well, my mom did great on her trip to Martha’s Vineyard. She rode just about 100 miles in 3 days and wasn’t even sore…even after what she’s been through over the last 2 years! But that’s for another blog. It’s all about me right now. I had one heck of a time trying to ride that bike. It’s good to have new experiences and try new things but I was trying to be someone I’m not and that just never works. I’ve heard humans say, “Be yourself.” I never really understood that statement. After all, who else would you be? Now I get it. There’s a reason you don’t see poodles on bikes. First, my butt is not made for that saddle and second…my butt is not made
for that saddle. Even with the extra padding in the shorts, there’s just not enough junk in my trunk! One of my passions is chasing squirrels and I’m sticking with that for now.
As for the blog…as you can see from my photo this week, I’m enjoying some down time under the umbrella by the pool. Don’t you just love the pink?
It’s so me! Mom and I are working on our website-the creative juices are flowing. However, Mom hasn’t been sharing the computer, forcing me to curtail my writing, and instead, take time to recharge my bitch batteries.
I really needed this! I guess there’s a reason for everything that happens. Did you ever notice how resting a bit can bring a whole new perspective to your life. It’s not often that I take a breather. I’m taking a lesson from Eli. He really knows how to rest and can do it all day long. It’s just that his batteries never seem to recharge. How many of us have needed a rest but refused to listen to that inner voice that asks nicely for us to stop and then starts screaming as we continue to ignore it? Before you know it, you’re sick, or have a car accident or bicycle accident or need to see a pawdiatrist. The list is endless when we refuse to take the time to rest. Don’t get me wrong. It takes a long time for those physical things to manifest…lots and lots of ignoring the messages. Sometimes we need those things to happen so we can give ourselves permission to rest and make changes. Some of us need a big bang over the head to hear loud and clear.
Have you noticed these days how everyone is so plugged into their cell phones, ipads, computers, ipods, tv’s, e readers? I’ve heard of people that have their navigation turned on in the car…just for the company!!!! My mom was telling dad how great she felt at the Vineyard. She wasn’t plugged into anything but her cell phone and didn’t feel compelled to use it very much. The funny thing is that her phone has been dying and keeps freezing. That looks like a message to me!!! Once she pulled the plug, she lived one happy week basically cell phone and computer free!
Sometimes unplugging is enough to restore and replenish your energy. I think it’s good when you can take responsibility for your own self care before it gets the best of you. That’s why I decided to take some extra time myself this summer. I’m finding that when I rest my brain cells I’m allowing new ideas and creativity to emerge. Besides, I need to set a good example for my parents. You can’t imagine what it’s like to be me!!!
When was the last time you went to the beach or hiked in the woods or took a bike ride? When was the last time you unplugged?
Love and licks,