Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall is Here!!!

Fall is my FAVORITE season. I have been going a little crazy adding fall d├ęcor to nearly every room in our house. Part of my fall decorating included buying a grill and patio furniture for the balcony outside our bedroom!
I realize most people get excited about patio furniture and grills at the beginning of the summer, BUT that is just not me. It is WAY too hot to do anything outside except swim during Oklahoma summers anyway. Besides this worked out really well for us because everything was on sale!

I got very excited a couple weeks ago as I realized we could watch movies outside on our balcony. I have been working to figure out how to move everything we would normally do indoors, outdoors! I feel like fall never lasts long enough so I have to maximize all of the fall time I have! I had John bring home the projector from the clinic and I bought a white sheet. We turned all of the patio furniture around so that it faced the house, taped up the sheet and watched movies on the patio! It is now my favorite thing!

I also bought my first hay bale last night! Haha. It made a huge mess in John’s trunk. I wanted to use it on the porch and put pumpkins and gourds on it. John convinced me to wait on the pumpkins/gourds until we got back from our vacation since we are leaving in a week and a half. I’m very excited about it though! I have been trying to find a pumpkin patch near Tulsa where we can go and actually pick our pumpkin off the vine! There was one in Stillwater and it was really neat so I want to find one here too!

Other than decorating for fall we have been very busy with the clinic and preparing for our vacation! We are leaving the 23rd to go to Andrew’s graduation from Marine Boot Camp! (For those of you who may not know, Andrew is John’s brother.) I cannot wait to see him we are so proud. The graduation is in San Diego, which is great because John and I have been dying to go back to California. The following Monday we will be leaving San Diego and flying to Orlando. (Every other year my family has a reunion there.) Until then John has us very busy with 2 seminars this week and working extra hours next wed to make up for closing the clinic during the trip! We are also working on expanding to do more nutritional work in the clinic. Until next time!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

a reminder to myself.

Everyone has that one thing that makes them tick, that brings to life their soul. I recognize it as a swelling that starts in my stomach, just below my ribcage and slowly spreads up my chest and through my arms simultaneously spilling down my legs and into my feet. My throat is full like when something is caught or when you try to not cry. It fills me so completely i begin feeling trapped within my body. Every part of my being coming to life and expanding. I am left reeling inside myself lost and yet utterly found. Every time i glimpse between pages of a book, every time i enter a new reality i simmer. The stories fill me releasing new truths from my soul.

The stories don't always come from books. As a child they mostly came from within me. I remember starting games with barbies or my sisters but eventually i was gone. I don't know if my sisters stopped playing or if i did. It didn't matter because i was gone away, lost in the story my brain was creating. I no longer wanted to act them out in games because the physical world was too limiting. Staring into windows, walls, and skies i watched as all the atoms of this world rearrange into whatever i desired. With a reality far more intense than any 3-d movie could ever hope to be.

When i am in my vortex of creativity i do not think what should come next in my story. I simply release myself from physical surroundings and unleash the story that has ALREADY been created. I allow my creative mind to link with my consciousness to create all i have ever dreamed. This is where i aim to live.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Loving Exercise

I have recently fallen in LOVE with exercising again! It sort of started last year when i was really stressed out. I started running because if i ran hard enough and fast enough i couldn't think and THAT was bliss! After a few weeks of running i started to notice how much more energy i had. Also my anxiety and stress levels seemed to be going down too! However once i moved back home i got out of the routine and i missed the energy i had and how much better my body looked(haha).

After the wedding I was determined to get back into it! (i know, that makes since right, get in shape AFTER the wedding haha) Anyway, the second time i didn't need the run the way i did before and therefor started noticing how uncomfortable it was and how much slower i was and how my legs were tired and breathing was annoying AND... basically i just didn't want to keep running! I decided i needed a buddy someone to keep me going and make me feel guilty if i didn't. I tried my husband but unfortunately it's too easy for me to say no to him and he accepts my ridiculous excuses way to easily. (ahha love you dear) However he did come through for me. He suggested i take a "gym" class through the school. I got online and discovered Cardio Kickboxing, convinced my sister to do it with me, and well... my life will never be the same!

My class was only Tuesday and Thursday for an hour! After the first two months i was hooked i wanted to go all the time! I found myself shopping for gym clothes rather than cute clothes. I talked to my teacher and she now lets me come to her Monday- Wednesday classes too! So i now go to kickboxing 4 days a week and run on Fridays! I LOVE it! I feel sad though because my kickboxing class ends may 6th so i am currently in the market for an awesome gym that offers kickboxing and Zumba! I keep hearing about Zumba and it sound really fun!

Well that is all i have to share for now John should be home any time! yay!