Wednesday, May 15, 2013

)'( Dream Swing 2013 )'(

)'( My I want to share a project with you that is near and dear to my heart. )'(

the dream swing 2013

Joe Beal from Bend, OR is an awesome friend of ours that we met during our journey to Burning Man in 2012. Not only was it our virgin journey to the Playa but it was Joe's as well. For a virgin going to Burning Man, he made quite an impression. You see, Joe built a 20 foot tall pink swing for people to play on on the playa. It had lights, it had a heart, it was PINK, it had a swing for you to play on. It became a beacon for travellers as they could view it from across the playa and know that if they followed the swing they would be close to 9:30 & Esplanade; close to PINK HEART camp and close to their destinations.

So I hope that you will check out Joe's Indiegogo fundraiser and video (link above) and consider helping Joe bring the PINK DREAM SWING to Burning Man 2013 in it's new & improved form. Taller, More Seating, More Lighting, More places to stop along the intergalatic journey of life. 

)'(      Many, Many Cheers & Much Love to you ALL! )'(

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Today I am sharing a blog post from another writer.
A writer I follow and admire.
I don't feel that I could write the feelings of Mother's day as eloquently as she has. She touches on everything that is oh so important.

Cupcakes & Caulderons blog for Mother's Day


Monday, May 6, 2013

Motorcycles and Yoga

I have always been a fan of Pigeon Pose in yoga. When a teacher would ask if anyone had any suggestions for poses, I would be the first to offer up Pigeon Pose. Pigeon Pose is a hip opening pose that often provides an emotional release.

photo courtesy of Yogi Jen @

I have also always been a fan of motorcycles. The release that you get from riding is like none other. When you are a passenger, it is a great chance to just relax and unwind. An emotional calm comes over you.

photo courtesy of

So yesterday while observing a couple out for a sunny Sunday ride, I pondered the thought that somehow the two things could be related. How could I be getting the same satisfaction and release from yoga's Pigeon pose that I used to get when  I rode motorcycles. Than it hit me. the release is in the HIPS!

It is said that most women store their emotions, stress, burdens, etc in their hips. So it would only make sense that any activity that (knowingly or not) allows you to stretch and open your hips would provide you an emotional release.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

RIP Miss Lucy

Yet another one of our critters has crossed the rainbow bridge.

Miss Lucy has been my friend since we brought her here in 1999. She was a shy, timid cat who took to me and I felt very honored.

Today, Miss Lucy honored me once again by allowing me to be with her while she journeyed across the rainbow bridge.

She was just some of these things:
 -my storm buddy
 -my morning shower buddy
 -my climber
 -my mouse catcher
 -my sit on the scale until you check my weight.

She taught my husband to give her wanted she wanted. Be it treats, food, water or turning on the sink faucet for a drink. She taught him well.

Thank you for all you have given me. The light in me honors the light in you.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spring Laden

Definition of Laden: Weighed down with a load; heavy:

Most people associate Spring with thoughts of rebirth, growth, nourishment, beauty.

This morning as I looked around at all the trees, took in the morning air, contemplated my current situation in life, I determined Spring is a laden season.  

The trees are laden with the buds waiting to burst open. 

The flowers are laden with petals awaiting something to come relieve them of their pollen. 
The grass is laden with the morning dew. 
The air is laden with the scents of pollen, from multiple sources. 
The birds are laden with the morning sunshine hitting their wings, waking them up, causing them to sing. 
I, myself, am laden with the knowledge that yet another pet is getting ready to cross the rainbow bridge. My heart is heavy, my soul is worn, my mind is tired.