Wednesday, December 12, 2007

'tis the season.... be very, very patient with EVERYONE (including Self....)!

well, the computer got fixed but i had gotten out of the habit of logging on daily and it was kind of nice to find myself with extra time on my hands, so to speak. i do apologize for neglecting you, my blogger buddies!

if i could see the mountains outside, they'd be covered with snow, but as it is, we are blanketed under a thick cloud of fog this morning here in the lowlands. after 3 days of rain the ground is saturated. we should have a kick-ass wildflower season next year!


it's my birthday on friday. i'm turning 51. i have sweet memories of the big "5-0" last year, when Chris got off his bridge a day early so he could fly west and celebrate it with me. the good news is, i've had 2 important revelations in the last couple of weeks. #1, i'm not mad at him anymore, and #2, i don't want him back!

i've reached this extraordinarily content phase in my life where i'm realizing that it really is all for the best, that i'm better on my own, that i love my peculiar and solitary life just fine. being in a relationship is simply too much stimulus overload for me. my little family of furbies and i have a good thing going on. my son is independent, we have a good rapport, i am finished raising children.

my work is deeply important to me, and that's where the bulk of my energy is going lately. last week i did 18 treatments, which is a lot even for me; but then again, i'm trading for things i haven't been able to afford lately--the services of the wizard who fixed my computer, the new hairdresser who gave me my first haircut in almost a year, and the young woman who teaches yoga. i'm trading with my accountant, my business coach, and also for personal training sessions for my son (Christmas gift).


many years ago an astrologer friend suggested to me that i envision the perfect world and my place in it, and start living it. i love barter for a number of reasons: it keeps things local, it (usually) sidesteps the tax man, and it involves people helping people on a personal and humane and individual level....all concepts i can fit into my tiny brain.

the fed bailing out the mortgage mess is not something i can grok. "you fix my computer and i'll help your aching back" is.

keep it simple, silly!


at any rate, after this long blather, i'm sure hoping that all of you are alive and well and jazzed about the return of the LIGHT coming up, however you choose to interpret it! my blessings and intentions for a peaceful, prosperous, healthy, and blissful new year to you all!


At 12/12/07, 1:37 PM, Blogger alan said...

I am jazzed! I woke up this morning and the light had returned, in the form of Mr. Edison's finest, for the first time in a day and half! Then, after things slowly warmed and started, I find words from you here again after so long!

Happy Birthday on Friday; for two weeks and a day we shall be the same age, then I shall once again step out in front of you for 50 weeks.

If by a peculiar life you mean happiness, then I guess compared with most in this world, perhaps it is a bit peculiar; you sound delightfully happy to me!

Keeping it simple is so easily said, but so hard to do. We all need to learn from you...


At 12/12/07, 2:45 PM, Blogger Michèle said...

Glad to see you back and sounding so positive! Happy birthday on Friday . . . Make it a good one!

At 12/16/07, 6:15 AM, Blogger kath said...

ACK!!!!! I missed your birthday! Well...I have a feeling that it was a happy one. I am happy that you are happy with where you are in life. I too have reached a place of contentment... most of the time :)

It is good to have grown, responsible
kids, isn't it?

I agree with you about barter, and use it myself when I can. Mostly I take care of Duncan's vets home computers and get 30$ and hour credit for his meds.

So you too are a fan of Stranger in a Strange Land? I have read that one a time or six....

Glad to see you back... missed you and have been too busy to do much emailing. I am giving myself an hour ob blog reading today..

Take care taz

At 12/19/07, 9:09 AM, Blogger Lille meg said...

Hey! Thank you for visitng my blog today. I am sorry that I couldn't answer earlier, because my internet has been down the whole day.
I like to visit bloggers from different countries, and found your blog interesting.

You told me that you have a friend in Haugesund. But it is far away from my place. My area is Trøndelag, a district norhter....

I' ll visit your blog later also.
Have a nice day!

Greetings from Norway.

At 12/19/07, 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday my friend.

It sounds like you are in a good place. I am still angry at Gill and it has been about 6 months. I hope for the day that I don't think about him.

Happy Holidays.....

Mary and Kiran


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