Monday, January 28, 2013

Year of Ambition

 Well, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, just taking a break for awhile to contemplate who I am, where I am and what I want to be when I grow up.  Goals of 2013 I guess! :-)

First off,  this month we had to say goodbye to our 16 year old cat Shatzi.  He became very sick, very quickly and within 48 hours, paralyzed after a few seizures.  :(

And judge me not....we adopted a new cat within a few days.  Not totally planned, but we fell in love with this guy and knew we would give him the perfect home. For some reason,  grieving in my life means to keep me occupied so the grief isn't so hard.  Pets just are there for you.   A few weeks after my mom's passing, we adopted Mandy.  A few weeks after Mandy passed, we got Jasper.   Just after Shatzi passes we meet  Mojo:


 Does this happen in your location?   After a snowfall school fields are littered with these amazing gigantic snowballs.   It's the universal goal of kids after snowfall - lets roll the biggest one we can, and make many of them.  Every school I've driven by in the past few years, this is what I notice:
 It is so cool.  

I am still quilting away, with distraction.  
I have lost 20 pounds by cutting out grains and eating low carb. 
I have been reading and learning about new things.  
I have been thinking about ways to push myself outside of my comfort zone.
I am making plans for myself, for purpose, for intent.   

Many of my thoughts occur while I'm on my walks with Jasper:

Jasper teaches me to jump in and run free with my ideas.  He's always happy and smiling.  If the big dogs he meets up with aren't friendly,  he bounds on by them and finds dogs that are friendly.   It's kind of metaphorical for life, isn't it?   

This photo makes me think:   come on!- we've got a ways to go, this path has some exciting things to see, let's keep going!