With the obvious evidence of spring upon us, I'm always aware of things in the CHANGE mode. I usually take the opportunity to change with a nod toward the Lenten season embracing a spiritual and physical cleansing. So there is a change in my mind and body ... to be sure! I like having a little more energy, a little clearer mind and a little slimmer physique. (actually, I'd like to have a LOT slimmer physique ... who knew aging was neatly packaged with a new body? The things mom didn't mention). Mostly I like being able to use my power to say "no". No to chocolate cake with chocolate icing, for example. No to that glass of red wine I would normally have with the pasta dish that I've said no to. No to destructive behavior, like skipping my workouts. But more importantly I have found myself using the word YES more. Yes, I will be productive today. Yes, I will make a piece of art. Yes, I will be creative and industrious. These blue skies and beautifully non frigid days are recharging my battery and filling me with life again. THANKFUL!!! So, so thankful! And a serious thank you to Cindy Michaud for encouraging me to go with "permission" for my word this year. You were SO right Cindy!
Paul's daughter, Nina was here for Spring Break. It was DELIGHTFUL to have her here with her wonderful energy, talks of nursing school and young adult life! She left Friday and the house is quiet and just the two of us again. And our cats, if you want to be technical.
Mr. Super Scooter shared his scooter with Nina ... so fun to watch them together. Thanks for coming up Nina! We loved having you here.
There is a new booth in the Boone "Antiques on Howard" store with Tammy's stuff in it, including art work and paint as of yesterday afternoon! Check it out if you are over there. Great store with all kinds of goodies inside! It was fun setting it up. :-) The folks there are nice and friendly! Ahhhhh.
Happy Spring everyone. Happy weekend with our new time clock. Always a challenge for me and Mr. Nightowl!