Alive and Well in Sunny SoCal

    Where have I been!!  It was June 12th the last time I posted on my blog  Can it really be that long??   I am alive and well in Apple Valley, California.  (Home of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.)  We moved into our new house on June15h (my birthday). It is wonderful - the right for us!  Since then it has been a whirlwind of activities - unpacking, painting, shopping, and trying to find places for things. Plus adjusting to life in a whole new environment - the desert!  A huge change from Ohio.  The sun shines EVERY day!

     We have also been entertaining, using our new fantastic patio and BBQ - that has been fun! (We celebrated my parents wedding anniversary just this past weekend.) Our new backyard is beautiful - a little green oasis in the desert.  The yard is what sold us on the house! 

However, I am having some difficulty adjusting.  Things are so different here.  I miss my friends, yoga, my spiritual circle of like minded people, my two favorite coffee shops, the metro parks, lightening bugs, Mustard Seed, Krieger's and of course escaping to Borders. It's hard to believe but I also miss Ohio thunderstorms!  There are no replacements for those things here - so I am searching for some thing new.  I know I will find exactly what I need - but it will just take time.  Believe it or not we are thinking of taking up golf!

My art has taken a back seat in the past couple of months - but I am feeling the need to create. Since I have  more free time it is a great opportunity.  Plus I have open wall space everywhere - it is just crying out for some art!

My new life allows me a new freedom to explore myself and also opens a world of opportunities.  I am still in the exploration process.  One thing I know is that I am taking it slow - no more crazy busy life for me.  (My new Doc diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue.)  Time for me to slow down and find peace from the inside out.  It will be a challenge but I am taking it a day at a time.  Jeff is my teacher - he knows how to take it easy and never feels pressure or guilt - it used to make me crazy - now I see he has always been my teacher.  You know what they say "when the student is ready the teacher will appear".  My teacher has been here all the time - I just wasn't ready to be the student!  (He's taking a nap as I write this!)

That's it for now.  We'll see what comes along next!  I'll keep you posted.

In the spirit of adventure,  Cindy