Friday, August 27, 2010

Back At Home Sort Of..

We've been on the road since 6 am. Ugggg! I usually don't mind traveling. Give me an open road and my ipod and I'm set (sunroof preferred). I usually have more than a few thoughts encircling my brain so I'm well entertained. What I have a hard time with is excessive noise, shouting, screaming and fighting. That is what I got today. My head is pounding.

I've thought a lot about the changes I want to make upond my return. In Feng Shui, one of the best times to initiate change is upon returning home, when energies are refreshed and perspectives are broadened.

Some are minor but necessary, some will take a bit more commitment. My love and appreciation of nature has been rekindled. I am missing it already by being inside of a vehicle for the better part of this day and night to come. I've not always been a fan of morning but I see clearly that if I don't get up early to exercise, it simply won't happen, not with this family!

I'm also very energized to eat fresh and local. This has been my aspiration for quite some time now. In all the opportunity I had on vacation to "eat anything" what tasted most delicious to me were apples, peaches and string cheese. It was actually easier to eat better and more healthy while on the road than it has been at home. I need to explore this in more depth, I suspect that it has to do with time, convenience and a slew of all the responsibilities, chores, jobs and duties I've been packing around. It is time to downsize, I am uncertain, at this moment, where to begin.

I think I'll start by not thinking a little longer. One of the gifts of being outdoors is that I've been able to "get out of my head" for a bit. I need that too.

We're headed home to grab horses and one smokey colored pooch that misses me, load the trailer, make the kids run laps, throw in a few clean shirts and socks, and head to a rodeo. I'd rather be hiking, withdrawls are setting in.


  1. I hear you on the downsizing! I am in the process of organizing with majorly includes downsizing. If you need any pointers I'm doing posts on my journey. LBDDiaries is doing it with me. Come on over and join us! We can be neat and organized together.

    Isn't it funny how a trip away can make you realize this? On my Maui trip I was so relaxed and am determined to KEEP this feeling so I'm taking the steps necesary to KEEP my "Aloha".

    Share any pointers you have! I'd LOVE to hear them.

    Hope you are enjoying your rodeo!

  2. Sounds GREAT. Yes, rethinking many things including how to do less. It seems I've spent my entire summer doing a lot and I don't have much to show for it! I would love to share pointers, let me think about those~~~~

    I'm in the midst of canning like crazy now that my tomatoes are finally ready. If you don't hear from me, send me another comment or an email~ I did say I was downsizing right?! And.........I need all the reminders I can get! hahaa

    Have a FABULOUS day!

    PS, the rodeo was fun, we got to see many wonderful family and friends and then.......we got to unpack from our trip~ugggg!