What was I thinking??

Does anyone else have those moments where self doubt just takes over and you wonder is it you or is the other person just not getting it? Where you go over it  and over it again and again in your mind using up all your energy and wasting the day because you just can’t get it out of your head or understand why they just don’t get it?? Maybe it was me? Maybe it was my fault? Maybe, maybe….  You tell yourself: oh well, just let it go… it’s done it’s over… move on…   And then,   here you are again trying to get out of your head!!!

Tomorrow will bring a new day and time will help to let it go!

A day in the moment!

 

Kind of a cloudy day with a bit of rain off and on, a good book day :-)! Actually this whole week is forecast to be rainy… Good for the spring flowers!!

This has been a good few days off from work. We are slow at the hotel and doing renovations. It is certainly a great time to get some things done that I don’t normally get the chance to do.

Today I went to the Nissan dealership. I had the oil changed on my 2006 Nissan Xterra. I love that car but I guess they are taking that model off the selling lineup 😦 !! That makes me quite sad. Oh well, when it comes time to trade her in I’ll just have to go for a newer used one!! 🙂

Enjoy your day and make it a good one, cheers!!!

 

 

Deep in thought!

January 1, 2016!!! I was so caught up… so busy at work… so tired when I got home…  and on and on went the reasons and the time!!!

Today, for some unknown reason, I began to flip through the blogs of those I follow but have not visited for quite sometime.  I started flipping through the post’s of past, discovering how much has happened and changed! I cried, I smiled and I gazed into space pondering the stories and life changing events that have happened to those I have come to know through their blogs and post of sharing……

I realize it is a new year, a time that lends itself to think about the past and the future… it awakens something deep inside and calls out…..

I must, somehow, get back….  it is after all a new year!!!

 

A new passion !!!

Eating healthy!!! I’ve been learning a lot more lately about the healthy foods and superfoods and healthy lifestyle. It is truly amazing how what you put into your mouth and eat affects your whole well being!!  It makes a huge impact on how you feel, the energy you have and the health of your body! Very amazing and definitely an eye opener. I have been doing this for awhile but now I’m really getting into it in a much more detailed way. It amazes me on all the variety and different ways to make delicious and healthy meals and snacks. No excuses for not doing it…. Why wouldn’t you want to feel the best you can and still enjoy what your eating?? Once you start eating this way you really don’t want to go back to junk eating, well– maybe every once in awhile :-), but really your body doesn’t want that stuff anymore. I have been able to keep off over 30lbs for over 2.5 years now and feel pretty good. I will be 61 in July and I want to be able to have energy and do things like hike, bike and enjoy life :-). I try to read everything I can on all the creative ways to fix healthy foods and the effects they have on ones body and health. Really fun stuff !!! I’m off to go make some homemade coconut bars and fudge bites with almond butter… and for dinner, steamed broccoli and salmon…  yum!! This is truly become a great passion of mine and my body thanks me for it… :-)!!

 

live your life in the moment with passion, love and kindness…

 

It’s been awhile !!

Wow, I can’t believe it has been so long since I have written a post!! Sometimes life just seems to fly by so fast…. I need to stop, take a breath and slow down. I enjoy blogging and I enjoy reading all the different blogs so I need to make it more of a priority. It is a relaxing time to let ones mind go free, to drift between the words and let go… It is also a time to read other posts and take in the thoughts, the knowledge, the journeys and stories of what others have to offer. The funny, the serious, the happy – the sad…. all of it a life’s experience and a chance to get close to others like myself…. What a wonderful place to be!! Let us blog, let us post and let us share….

“live your life in the moment with passion, love and kindness”

Eating Healthy !!!

Well… this healthy eating is killing me LoL!! I’ve got bone soup in my cockpot?? Protein green shakes for breakfast, my homemade trail mix of organic raisins, raw nuts, organic coconut, goji berries and organic cliff bar for snack!! Dinner is steamed or roasted veggies or maybe a salad with baked chicken or fish….   All kidding aside, I must say I do feel pretty good. I seem to have more energy, less brain fog and an all around feel better feeling. Lots of back on the track needed after all those holiday treats and goodies :-). Taking as much sugar out of your eating habits is definitely a great thing.

I made this really awesome hamburger in my iron skillet tonight. I have never tried that before and I will definitely cook it this way again! Ya, I know beef really isn’t the best but once in awhile okay….

Got to go now, morning comes quickly…. take care everyone and live your life in the moment with passion, love and kindness.

Time rushes by!!

Oh my goodness…. where has the time gone???  Gosh between all the snow storms, working 40 hrs, after holiday organization and normal everyday “stuff” it seems like ages since I have posted!! February is here, the groundhog has seen his shadow and 6 more weeks of winter… ugh! I am ready for spring :-).  It is getting better though, at least the drive home after work is still in the daylight. I love that the days are getting longer…

Even though I have not posted on my own blogs I have been traveling around reading all the great post in the community. The variety and mix of all sorts of stuff is so much fun to read. Great job everyone!! Well, I guess it’s on to a new year and a new journey of reading, learning, posting and seeing what 2015 will bring!

I am ready to get back into my blogs and I am fairly certain Maggie Mae is too!! In fact she is laying beside me and she is saying ” Iz can’t wait to talk to some of my fur friends again” :-). Plz mommy let’s get blogging :-)!!

Happy February everyone!! Live your life in the moment with passion, love and kindness!!

Happy 2015 to all!!

Well 4 days into the New Year… hope everyone is having a good start to 2015. It has been a bit busy for me. The Best Western has been packed with skiers and visitors and we have all been putting in long hours, including working the holidays. Unfortunately a lot of the staff and guests have been sick so I too caught some of that and now get 2 days to rest up!!

Today we took the tree and Christmas decorations down and put the house back in order. I think I am back on track and can hopefully get back to some blog posting :-). Now it is time to relax so I can get better fast. I don’t normally get sick so hopefully I can spring back quickly!!

We got about 5 inches of snow over the last 2 days and are now expecting a stronger storm to start up tonight going through tomorrow and into Tuesday for about 8 or more inches… We will probably have at least a total of 13 inches or so here in the valley and a lot more up in the mountains and on the passes!! It is definitely winter in Montana!!

Happy New Year to everyone!!! Be safe and enjoy your evening 🙂

Ducks!!

A few days ago I meet my family at a local park area as they wanted me to take their family picture for Christmas cards. We all meet in the parking lot and proceeded to walk down by the pond. Well, the ducks saw us coming and came over to greet us. They walked right up to where we standing, maybe they wanted their picture taken too?? 🙂

duck 1     duck2  duck 3  duck 4  duck 5

It was really very cute and my granddaughter enjoyed it 🙂

Arnica    We all had a great time!! The little things and quality time is so important and means so much.

Tonight!!

Whew… I am really tired tonight, can hardly keep my eyes open! I wanted to at least post a little bit tonight as I have not had the chance to be on the blog in a few days. I spent the whole weekend Christmas shopping and doing decorations!! I am done with the shopping and finished decorating the tree this evening!! Working all week leaves little time or energy for doing much else so I am happy to have gotten this far!! Guess I just don’t have the same energy I use too.. getting old!! 😦

Only a few more days till the shortest day of the year!! I really hate that it gets dark so early, I think that is one of the reasons I get tired so early… Feels like 11pm when it is only 7p!! On the positive side of that the days will slowly start to get longer after the 21st… Wahoo :-). I think I’ve also gained a few pounds too!! With the weather changing and getting much colder comfort foods seems more irresistible and sweets are yummy!! Holidays… oh well, enjoy now and then back to eating healthy!! Think I’ll go grab one of those delicious  homemade cookies right now!! Cup of hot decaf and a chocolate chip cookie :-)!!

Hope everyone has a fantastic evening and a great tomorrow!! Stay healthy and live with passion and kindness….

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