(Wardrobe) confusion …

I was absolutely freezing this morning. We had a pretty cold rain for us. We were in the 30s where I live and that is really unusual. But not as unusual as it was to be snowing in parts of Southern California like it did! Weather craziness! Anyway, my life long avoidance of the cold had me prepared. I was wearing a shirt with a sweatshirt over it, a scarf, a jacket and boots with socks. I was PREPARED!

Until I went and got a manicure and pedicure.

It never occurred to me that I wasn’t going to be able to put my boots back on for a while. And I had errands to run! So there I was dressed from head to toe for epic winter weather … wearing flip flops. What could people have been thinking?!?!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t look (wardrobe) confused!!!

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Perfect timing …

If you know me, you know that I hate running in the rain. It goes back to what I have written about before. I spend most of my days preparing to be cold or trying to avoid it altogether. HA! We have had an unusual amount of rain here lately. Today’s forecast was rain again. But I needed to get a run in. I guess if there is one thing that I hate more than running in the rain, it’s running on a treadmill. So I did everything in my power to avoid both this morning. I watched my weather app and the skies like a hawk. The second I thought I could run without being rained on I took off. I don’t know how I planned it so well, but just as I finished my run it started to sprinkle again. Rain followed. PHEW!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have perfect timing!!!

Rise …

My chores were done yesterday. I got a good night of sleep. I woke to beautiful blue skies. And EVERYONE here is healthy. If that doesn’t motivate me, nothing will. My mood has lifted. After last week, I feel renewed. Restored. Ready. I am grateful to be worry-free. Well, at least for the moment. This kind of energy feels INCREDIBLE after the despair I felt last week. It was dark. I felt our skies agreed. We had more rain falling than I had seen in years. I honestly felt like I was in a pit deep with fear. When your child is sick you feel so helpless. And that feels horrible. But Reese is fine now. GOD IS SO GOOD. And I have climbed out of that hole. I am back standing in the light. And I am THANKFUL. So, so THANKFUL.

During yoga this morning, I stretched my body taller and reached high into the sky so that I could physically take in as much of this day as I could. I have taken so many deep breathes today. In relief and to absorb this easiness of this day into my soul. I don’t want to waste one moment of how I feel. The weightlessness of this day is a gift and I will treat it as such. I choose to be present. To balance. To enjoy. To serve others. To love. To chase my dreams. And to bravely wear my purpose. To me, THIS is living my best life with all that God has given me. I don’t have to, I want to. I choose embrace this day and to be open to all that it brings me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you rise!!!

Do it anyway …

I DID NOT wake up before my alarm this morning. I was SO tired. I DID NOT want to run. My legs felt like LEAD. They were literally DRAGGING. My back hurt and so did my shin. OUCH. I was COLD. It also started sprinkling. And then the wind kicked up. That’s when I AM COLD turned into I AM FREEZING TO DEATH. At no point this morning was I feeling like I GOT THIS. It was more like I DEFINITELY DON’T GOT THIS. But, you do what you gotta do.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you do it anyway!!!

Cozy and productive …

It’s raining here today. And it’s the first day that I’ve had to catch my breath in a month. I absolutely refuse to leave the house today for anything more than my children’s needs and a natural disaster. HA! But as much as I’d like to just curl up in bed and nap, I can’t. The Holidays and my life just won’t allow it! So I’ve come up with a nice compromise. I’m currently buried under a Christmas blanket, curled up in my chair sitting at my desk, drinking a warm cup of holiday coffee, handling responsibilities and ordering gifts online. It’s all about balance and comfort and getting it all done … especially when life graciously allows it.

Well, I hope you all have a day that is cozy and productive!!!

The sound of rain …

I should be irritated. It woke me earlier than I normally wake up. And it immediately made me think of 10 things that I needed to do because it finally showed up. Thank God I took the trash cans out to the curb last night! I also resentfully decided that I wasn’t running in it either. I cursed it’s unpredictability.

But not for long and definitely not like I used to.

As I have grown older I don’t mind it. Before I saw it as an indicator of a more difficult day. ESPECIALLY when my crew was really little. But now, not so much. It’s nice. It makes me feel cozy. And a whole lot LAZY. A friend recently described me as the busiest person that they knew. So maybe a HAULT in my normal routine is something that I have come to appreciate. Trust me, it doesn’t disrupt my day to the point where I turn into a NOT busy person. But it’s enough to slow me down and it allows me enjoy a few peaceful moments that I would have missed otherwise.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you enjoy the sound of the rain!!!

Well, that’s a first …

Never in the history of me having children can I recall an event being canceled due to rain. We have had plenty of things canceled for extreme heat and even fires and poor air quality. But never impending rain. Until today.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you say THAT’S A FIRST!!!