I ran away from home to go home...just for a day. The Mister is on holiday-time so I didnt want to be gone long wasting away days we could be hanging out together plus, my Bunny hasnt been feeling well....but, I wanted to drop off some Revived Vintage furniture at the Jasmine Room...(Yay!!)...but I also despretly needed some fresh praire air, some wide open spaces and some alone time...in my car..on a 4 hour-round trip-drive to play my ipod as loud as I wanted to... to sing a lil karaoke to all my favorite songs.. and to stop in every single small town's thrift store and salvage yard from here to there and make small talk with the locals...I truly love knowing that the Lois I just met in Nanton grew up in Nanton..her best friend is still Betty...and the stories she sat down (patted the seat for my own butt right beside her) and told me of growing up there. What the buildings *used to be* and who used to own them/work there/shop there/live across the street... Her eye's lit up and she laughed the loudest at all her funny parts..I helped her pick out a suitcase for her upcoming trip to visit her sister in Regina and when I left, she made me promise that I would go to the candy store down the street to get myself a Raspberry truffle.......for 65 cents. *smile* My 2 hour trip there always ends up taking closer to 4....but its more time for car karaoke and taking in the wide open spaces I miss so much..
...wish I could have stayed longer, spent some more quality time with some of my very favorite people. I truly could have used it, but once Mad and Craig Jetson'd (aka: facetime) me on the ipad...I started to pout a lil bit, missing home...,its bittersweet having your heart rooted so deep in different places. Its been a difficult year for my family...losing my cousin in the summer, my Grandfathers strokes, my Grandmothers cancer....and in the middle of it, my business Revived Vintage is blossoming-busier than ever..which I am so unbelievabily grateful for. Its whats helped keep me grounded..and now change is in the air for my own lil family unit..Its a balance and a juggle and like every single person, Im just doing my very best everyday...thank goodness The Mister and my Bunny totally support and understand when I wake up on a random Thursday morning and announce Im going south..for a day or 3, whatever I need...Love you-Love you so much-See you later! Im am very grateful for them. Sometimes, all you need is a day...to re-group and re-center..re-focus and re-prioritize...to karaoke.. and to meet people, who's cherished memories and raspberry truffles is all it takes for them to live the purist of a deeply fullfilled life...Some girls go get pedi''s...I go get gas..
I am what I am.
In having faith in the beauty within me, I develop trust.
In softness I have strength.
In silence I walk with the gods.
In peace I understand myself and the world.
In conflict I walk away.
In detachment I am free.
In respecting all living things, I respect myself.
In dedication I honor the courage within me.
In eternity I have compassion for the nature of all things.
In love I unconditionally accept the evolution of others.
In freedom I have power.
In my individuality, I express the God-Force within me.
In service I give of what I have become.
I am what I am:
Eternal, immortal, universal, and infinite.
And so be it.