Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

The holidays have been very stressful in the past as they are for most people. This year was amazing. I didn't shop for any of the boys. I gave them money in a nicely decorated envelope ( decorated by yours truely). They loved it! It helps that they're all teenagers now. We had a nice family dinner, played Uno, watched television and talked. I cooked lasagna, one for the meat eaters and a delicious spinach and kale one for me, garlic bread and a salad. Very low maintenance, but satisfying. Because I have lupus I have to destress ( is that a word). Fighting crowds and giving disappointing gifts that have to be returned because it's the wrong size, not the right style or they have it already is not my idea of fun. Give the gift of money and family. Makes my life easier. I was able to sit back in front of the fire, warm and cozy, with a cup of herbal tea and watch the holiday cartoons. I haven't done that in years without having to worry about what I had forgotten or what was left to be done.
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Loving Life!

I'm truely happy. I've only felt this way a couple of times in my life with out any help:). And even then it only lasted a few hours. Something would alway happen and blow my feeling good to hell. This is different. So maybe I never felt this way. It's not a mood. It's an overall well being. The aches and pains are still my comfortable friend. I say comfortable because it's been around for so long I know it and all it's quirks, like a childhood friend. Just like my childhood friends I accept it for what it is and I don't let it interfer with me being me. I still yell at my children, so it's not the cloud nine of the Celexa world. I say my piece and I'm done with it. What happened? Why now? Is it my becoming a vegetarian? My research into Ayurveda? Am I a drug free hippy?:) I believe it's all of the above. I've learned to be grateful. Truely grateful for everything. To be happy with what I have.
I'm still making my scarves. It's funny. My husband is always thinking of business opportunities. (I love him for that). My scarves have gotten better. Now he's thinking of labels." We should get you labels for your scarves." I just looked at him and smiled. The scarves are recreation. Made from love. To give me something to do with my hands. I don't have the patiences or skill to market them, nor do I want to at this moment.
Winter is upon us and my herbs are growing. It's amazing. The sage I couldn't grow in the spring and summer is actually growing now!
Live. Love. Laugh. Enjoy your day!