Monday, February 1, 2016

{Good Random Fun} Week 5

The Good

One month in to 2016.
How, you ask, is it going with my word choice for the year?
I know you're on the edge of your seats!
The word I'd use to describe the month of January is....revealing.
There was a 2 week cleanse.
There was yoga.
And there was fresh air, sunshine and walking.
Physically speaking, a pretty darn good month!

The interesting thing to me is that, as we prepare for our move,
and I focus on this idea...
The idea of being efficient.
Of having nothing in excess of what is needed.
Of being single minded in my objective....
As I focus on lean and mean,
I'm finding that the real "house cleaning"
is taking place inside my head and heart.

Facing the facts about what we need/can afford in this house hunting journey
is bringing to the surface all sorts of feelings.
I've been fighting demons of regret.
The woulda/coulda/shoulda demons are knocking at my door.
Those "unfair" demons are dancing all around me.
And the self-pity demons...well, they're trying to throw a rager!
{a rager with no alcohol...cause I was cleansing...and - well - don't actually drink!}

But boy oh boy are these words - lean and mean - grounding me.
Reminding me.
Bringing me back to mindfulness.
To my chosen path.
To my heart center.
And, most gratitude.

Stay tuned - I feel like I'm in for a wild ride on my 2016 journey!

The Random
I so delight... these amazing little...
...weeds of winter!

The Fun
The artsy component of my new recipe book is complete!
{that's the fun part}
Let's see if I can get all my recipes transcribed onto the cards in the month of February!
{not as fun...but it'll feel oh-so-good to get it done!}

Joining Tamar and Judith


  1. Yep, I resonate with these thoughts. Lean and Mean is so perfect as you launch into transition with the move. I always loved moving for the sake of purging the unnecessary and getting a fresh slate in a new space. Hope you find the perfect place soon.

  2. Hang in there in the house hunt! Sending the white light!!

  3. Lean & mean :)) How true! I enjoyed your post really... I'm glad you had physically speaking a good month and did your yoga. I didn't. You are in a good mood / swing, let's see what February brings!

  4. i am certain i am in no condition to hunt for a house or move, an overwhelming thought. does "the boy" still live with you??

    you macros are stunning, i don't know how you do that. i cannot!!!!

  5. Stunning dried plant pictures...and isn't it wonderful when we choose a word and it helps us get focus and work through those interesting times of change and challenge. My word this year is Innovate.

    and LivingFromHappiness

  6. Beautiful images. Sounds like January has already been a wild ride. Here's to good changes (even if it doesn't seem like it at the time).