Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happiness Never Decreases

Lately this quote has been prompted several times by my meditation guide. It sums up what I've been trying to work on. 

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases from being shared.”

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also, apparently Buddha didn't say that quote, but pretty much did. This entire blog is pretty interesting.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Journey

There's been something in the air lately. Something that inspires and leaves my soul feeling awakened.

These past few months I've felt nothing short of anxious, exhausted, and dare I say angry... I've been mean and hurtful. I've been tired.. My days start off with me feeling like a wounded child, even before I step out of bed. While I could go down pointing fingers in a million directions, the honest truth is that I control my feelings and actions.

It has kindly nudged me a few times, pulling on the empathy strings. Even sometimes asking my conscience why I said/thought such hateful things.
It's not just my negative thoughts. I've been exhausted from doing nothing.

It's easy to get wrapped up in the ugly of the world and it's my job to focus on the beauty and let it shine through me. The slow crawl back to happiness has been a hard one. It takes dedication to not let negativity engulf my being.

Lately I've felt happy. I've managed to get things moving again. To smile more and see the beauty again. It feels absolutely wonderful.

In all of this, the blog has been put on the back burner. I've given it zero attention and it's faulted because of it. In this new awakening of the soul, I've decided to channel some of that energy here on the blog. To document the things that have brought me joy lately, the growing of myself again, and to capture this light I've found.

I hope you'll stick around and enjoy this journey as well.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013, turning the page

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My head is foggy and I feel like my soul is going to burst out through my ears.
I keep trying to find the words to explain how I feel about the turning of the year and at this moment I simply can not.
The first day of 2013 I found myself in a tangle of tattoos, fur and blankets. Garrett and I are both sick with high fevers and body aches. The puppies have helped Garrett break his fever but mine is going pretty steady. Even their hot little bodies haven't helped me find comfort today.
My heart is heavy with this new 365 page book. I don't believe that a new year marks time for change. If you're not happy you can change any moment and move on. That being said, I've always looked forward to making goals and 2013 is no exception. I'm a very goal oriented person, so it's natural for me to look forward to change.

2013 I'd like to:
Grow as a person, always grow
Live quietly
Work with my hands
Follow my passions
Have self pride
Drink more water
Make our house a home
To be Wild, Be Free, and Be Alive

With that being said
Carpe that Diem and Rock 2013,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Someone Special: Metallicat

Hello Lovelies, Today I'm trying something new that I would love to continue doing. I love blog-prompts and why not add a spice of fashion, darkness, and fun? Each month the beautiful Sophistique Noir has a theme for fellow bloggers to post about. This month the theme is "Someone Special". Since I just learned about the monthly theme, my homework is a little late but here goes. ;)

While I have several "Someone Special's" in my life, today I'm focusing on Metallicat aka: Keykey, Mr. Tubbs, or the black one.
Metallicat was Garrett's cat when I first met him. I walked in his door and there sat the most precious, fat, black cat I'd ever seen. He purred and snuggled in my lap immediately. From that moment on we have been best friends. :)

It never fails, when I need him the most this little furball is there. In the 5 years I've lived here, I don't think a tear has fallen and not landed on Metallicat's fur. When Garrett and I argue, Metallicat will march right between us and tell us we are being stupid. He meows at us until we stop.

We almost lost him in '08. He had a severe upper respiratory infection and had to stay in a kitty ICU bubble. :( He was at the vet for over a week and a half. Garrett and I both went stir crazy. It made us realize how much we depend on that cat for so much.
After that I had his and his brothers pawprint tattooed on my chest.

Sometimes I like to trick myself into thinking I take car of him but every day he reminds me that it's quite the opposite. He is my big, fluffy, black rock and I love him.

And this one because I know all the cat-lovers can relate.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jaws and an Update

Last night I did 2 things I thought I would never do. One was to make it all the way through Jaws and two was to see Jaws on the big screen.

A few weeks ago I learned that Jaws the movie had been digitally remastered and was playing for one night only in theaters. I jumped at the opportunity.
My heart has never been able to make it through the movie. Call me a pansy, I know I am! I can handle any horror movie and most suspense movies but there is something about Jaws: the music, the anticipation, the angles, it gets me. But last night I made it all the way through the movie, while watching it on a giant screen surrounded by the most modern of loud speakers.

I jumped, I screamed, I yelled "OMG!", I bit my cheek and Garrett told me at one point I was shaking so bad he could feel me in the seat next to mine. Despite all of that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Especially since I thought I would never get to see it on the big screen.

In other news, the dogs have mellowed out. Things have been quite peaceful around here and I've enjoyed it. Danzig has tried to prove that she is the alpha but we are working on re-establishing that role. Garrett and I created this confusion for her by allowing her do what she wants-when she wants.
For a naturally submissive dog this has made life very confusing for her and has stressed her out. Thus creating the edgy dog I had never seen before we adopted Bondo. Since we weren't a "pack" until Bondo showed up.
By Garrett and I establishing an "alpha" for our "pack", she has calmed down. So far, this discovery and new direction is working like magic. I hope all of that makes sense. :)

This morning I was batting away the mosquitos and playing fetch with the pups when I noticed a strange plant growing in the corner of the yard. Upon further investigation I found that I had pumpkins growing. As an Autumn child and lover of all pumpkins, this delighted me more than words could express.
Last year, I had tossed out our leftover pumpkins after Thanksgiving and I guess they weren't ready to say goodbye.
I can't express how thankful I am for the peace that has overcome our home.
Best wishes,