Monday, June 30, 2008

What I have been doing... I haven't updated my blog since Oct. of last year. Pretty sad. I had all but forgotten about my blog until a friend told me today that she accidentally came across it when she googled me. I am not going to make any promises of being 'back to blogging' but will try to keep this relatively up to date.

For those of you who may be interested, since I last wrote I have been:

Getting my four kids through another year of school. Caedon just graduated from JRHS and will be entering Cedarcrest HS in the Fall! (Yikes! Where has the time gone!). Alec studied, skated and ran his way through 7th grade. Maddy kept up her social skills as well as her grades and Ashlyn has become quite the bookworm.

Practicing and studying yoga. Yoga has become a great joy in my life! Although I have practiced causually over the years, as I have greatly intensified my practice over this past year I have experienced amazing healing to my body, mind and spirit. It has become an integral part of my being.

Integrating Ayurveda into my life. This, like yoga, has had a great healing affect in my life. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which means the science of life (Ayur means “life” + Veda which means “science” or “knowledge”). It strives to bring wellness through balance and empowers the individual to take care of themselves. If you are interested in reading more visit Fern Life Center.

Reading: These Is My Words, Dancing with Einstein, Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, Nature's Medicine, The Way the Crow Flies, Living Buddha Living Christ, Lovely Bones, Demons, A New Earth, Living Your Yoga, Eyes Breath Memory...

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I am Elastigirl!!!!!

A friend sent me this picture...she was wondering where she knew Eric and I from. Haha!

Friday, September 14, 2007

I LOVE Fall!!

Especially this year! Our family hit a milestone (at least for me) when school started this fall: ALL of my children are in school fulltime! Whoo-hoo! I have to be honest...I am LOVING all of my new found free time. I am spending it catching up with old friends, good books and much missed sleep!

I love to feel the cool weather creeping in...a good excuse (as if I needed one) to grab a good book, a soft blanket and curl up on the couch.

The leaves are changing awakening me to the beauty that surrounds me. The sights and sounds of the season give me pause; I have a longing for family and friends.

The knowledge of quickly approaching holidays excite me. I can't wait for the sweets of Halloween, the Thanksgiving Pizza and the new PJs received on Christmas Eve!

Happy Fall!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Back to Blogging!!

Whew! I am back! I has been a buzy but fun summer! We were able to completely re-do 3 of our bathrooms at the cabin (I will post before/after pictures shortly!) plus do some fising, swimming and camping! Hope ya'll had a great summer, too!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

When I Grow Up...

A few years ago, I went back to school to study Nursing. I became a CNA and began working part-time. After a year or so, family and personal commitments required me to put my schooling and working on hold.

I still long to be in school, but I have found a way for me to keep up my medical field study, for the time being, by taking a Medical Transcriptioning course. My goal is to complete the course by next fall -- when Ashlyn will be in school full-time -- and begin working working from home transcribing medical dictation.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Call Me Crazy

I always feel a loss when I reach the end of a good book.

I am sad to let go of the friends I have come to know through the story but am thankful for what they have taught me about love and hate, fellowship and aloneness, courage and fear.

I long to continue the exploration of distant regions of the world. While I read the world shrinks; I feel closer and more connected to others.

I miss the stirrings of awareness I feel of my own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings.

So go ahead; call me crazy, but it is true.

I Love This

"We are Virginia Tech"

I love this; it is beautiful. Through the words and spirit of English professor and author, Nikki Giovanni, I was moved beyond the tears and sadness of yesterday's heart-rending events on the Virginia Tech campus to a firmer belief in love and hope for humanity. The response of the crowd made me rejoice; I wanted to stand with them.

My deepest sympathies to all of those who have lost loved ones. May you find a source of strength to rise above the tide of this moment.