Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm getting here. Slowly.

Jeff asked when I would be posting again. "Anytime soon?" and "Before I'm"

Well, see, I'm getting here.

It's been an emotional time for me lately. I don't post well then. I don't communicate well. I don't sleep. Put all those together and it's best that I spend my energy taking care of myself and the people in my life.

Silence means we are busy. And we have been very busy.

Peace to Carol. Hugs to her wonderful siblings and friends. Our thoughts are with you all.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We are home...

but first: I came home and Jeff sent me to you tube.



Then I listened.

Listen from 1:36 to 4:25. I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.

Now Susan Boyle has changed my life. I have listened to this too many times to count. It inspires me to follow my dream. Talent like this that touches your soul. Silent to most of us for the 36 years she's been singing...

Go listen. Then come back. I may have stopped listening to her long enough to write about our awesome trip.

Dream you dreams.

Thanks, Susan, for sharing your incredible talent.

Listen HERE.

I found a place that let me embed it, so here it is. Once again, start from minute 1:36. And turn off the music on the side bar...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trip planning

Well, planning trips in general hasn't been my forte. I love to go, though. Mainly, I like to see new places and do new things. I think that is the spirit in which we will venture out on our newest journey.

We have had fun with Gardenia and her crew. Gardenia's brother, Luis, is organizing and giving instruction on native people's art. He provides all the supplies, talks about the reason the native people made the items and then shows us how to do them. We missed the dream catcher making, for which I am sad. However, we have cool medicine bags now. So I guess that makes up for it. Now, I look forward to getting more supplies and making some myself.

Luis read a book about the medicine bags which was his favorite children's book about the medicine bags : called Coyote Medicine Bag. It was a bit long for the littlest of the group, but still a good story.

Both Kai and Kade have the bags now. I look forward to seeing what they put in them.

Next time we will make rain sticks.

While at Gardenia's, Kade was racing and his knee popped. He landed pretty hard on the floor, in pain. I don't know what exactly made it pop, but it was definitely sore. He finally managed to gimp around and stepped outside...right on a bee. He had been looking forward to playing with his friend Cameron so much and it was sad to see him experience things that made him ask to go home. He asked not to go to the doctor, so we waited. The next morning he was still gimping and was still in a bit of pain. I asked again and to the doctor we went. Thankfully, the x-rays turned up nothing, but he did hurt it. The Dr. advised him not to run until he can walk comfortably. He hasn't run yet, but is definitely getting closer.

I have found a good way to treat the bee stings! Lavender oil directly on the sting and Apis homeopathic treatment. It worked well incredibly fast. Yeah!