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My Girl!

03 My Girl (Stereo) A happy little tune about My Girl!

My Girl, enjoying the porch and the flowers!

It’s a still, bright and warm morning here in Northern Illinois! This time of year things are a bit quiet in the perennial garden as the days have been quite hot! I was awakened by the sounds of the birds this morning! The two syllable voice of the bright red Cardinal is my most favorite eloquent speech from a bird! I must say, I think I am starting to get a little used to this change in my sleeping habits! I’m normally not an early bird, but must say, the mornings are glorious! (I never thought I would say that!)  So, I decided, no better time than now for me and Savannah to wander outside and checkout the morning!

So, as usual, Savannah is perky right away as she hears my footsteps on the floor! There is no coaxing or begging or even morning crankiness from My Girl, what a delight! She is just incredible. So, I thought it would be a nice little blog to share with all of you! When there are times I’m not quite feeling myself, I think that’s a perfect time to learn from my dog! Imagine if all of us lived like our dogs!

Oh how I love this! I can sit here all day long!

For instance, yesterday when I got home from work, I opened the patio door, and of course, there goes My Girl with me out the door….she didn’t even question the blazing heat! Nope, she danced out the door wagging her tail anxious to lay leisurely on the grass and gaze into still glassy pond. It was a perfect time to spruce her hair up a bit as I’m sure it’s pretty warm in that long fur coat that she wears! So, she enjoyed her hair being brushed and in between would get up to hug me as she likes to do! I wish everyone could have a Savannah of their own!

So, I decided, this bright and cheerful morning made me want to dress cool and cheerful for this warm sunny day! So, I grabbed a yellow and green striped top (all pretty sunshiny colors, my favorites), my favorite Peridot and Lemon Quartz earrings, a Peridot bracelet and a Peridot and Green Amethyst ring! My Girl, the sun, my pretty jewelry, I’m already feeling a bit perkier myself!

So, enjoy the happy little song, My Girl (Savannah) enjoying the morning porch and flowers and Today’s Blooms! (click on the photos to see it larger) And, when you need a break from all the warm sun and are taking a computer break, look at my Etsy shop! Inspired by my garden, I have been enjoying making some fine silver pieces! The mix of vintage looking fine silver and the perfect alluring gemstones, make a stunning piece of enduring jewelry! I really love them!

Well, it’s time to get rolling and hit the road soon! Enjoy your day….and take a lesson from My Girl and take time to smell the flowers!

Love and Peace….Linda

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Begonia, Begonia, Lantana, Rose of Sharon...Today's Blooms


 

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Balance – Peace and Harmony!

My exercise room

My Exercise Room

Click to download and enjoy this dreamy song! I just love it.

So we fell asleep under a blanket of green and blue glowing constellation stars. A cute little turtle that shines stars on the ceiling, Jaden cuddles in between us…both boys were snoring away. So, one would think I had a perfect night sleep. Not Really! Hmmmm, I think I know the reason.

This has been something brewing, something I have been thinking about for awhile, how important balance is in our lives. Oh, I know you hear everyone boasting “I’m a perfectionist”, and most people strive for perfection. Perhaps if we strived more for balance and harmony in our lives, things would be just a little, no a lot nicer! When you are balanced, life is a way more peaceful and harmonic! But sometimes, it just doesn’t all come so naturally and we need to do simple things to support that lifestyle!

It started in November, a big shift in my nightly schedule. So, this really has nothing to do with anyone but me! So, I’m cooking more, and again, all self inflicted, trying to make the night just perfect having Mike home again in the evenings. Nice dinners, extra visiting time, and oh, how Mike loves his chocolate! (Hmmm, see it’s not only women who love their chocolate) And, OMG TV! Sorry, such a waste of time, but I’m now sitting, after a big dinner, feet up, watching TV (and war shows too!) Yes, you can laugh here, war shows seriously, yes I know it’s an important part in our history, something we should learn from, but it is SO NOT me, isn’t there a better way? So, after two solid years of good discipline, a light dinner filled with low calorie vegetables, a few games of Wurdle while digesting (my iPhone game), nightly exercise, bike riding, weights and yoga, and a nice bath with Himalayan salts to relax and unwind, and then sleeeepppp! And now, it’s just not happening!

So let’s fast forward to today! I’ve been slacking about counting my daily calories…first major mistake! (It’s like trying to keep a running total of your checkbook, grocery list and life’s schedule in your head without a little help from your iPhone! Not Good, really not good! (I have this nice little App called Nutrition. You type in everything you eat, it then add the calories etc for you!  It’s perfect, yes you can have perfect Apps!) So, my Nutrition App tallies all the calories, displays in RED on the App icon, so you always are aware of your caloric intake! Second mistake, I started slipping on exercise! First it was a day, maybe two, then it was sporadic, now there seeems to be GAPS! Not Good! Then perhaps that piece of warm crunchy Italian bread with butter will be perfect with our pasta! CARB OVERLOAD! Not Good! And Jaden’s coming tonight so those bakery butter cookies with those cute little spastel sprinkles and some turtle cookies for Mike will be a nice addition. Not Good! Ok, so you’re getting the picture! The balance, it’s not…it’s topsy-turvy (definition: upside down, a state of confusion!) NOT GOOD!

Fast forward again! I love Music! What easier way to make exercise fun but to play music, MY MUSIC, fun and LOUD! So, now for the first time ever, I have an exercise room! It’s filled with music, inspirational fun and happy things! I have flower photographs, lava lamp, my iPod, my father’s oil paintings, meditation and yoga things, lots of peace things, essential oils, candles, yoga books, plants, Jaden’s pictures, just to name a few things! All Linda stuff! So, really, once I get myself in there, it is the best, the greatest 1 1/2 hours of self discipline practice for myself! I warm up, exercise, do light yoga asanas (postures) all in somewhat of an inspirational absorbed state of harmony, yes harmony! I am doing this for me! A pleasing and satisfying discipline that I am doing totally for myself! Yes, perhaps age has taught me that Peace….it all starts from within!

So, learning a little about me, you can see how my little Etsy shop is SO ME! I like to bring to you natural gifts that can make you feel happy! I have pretty flower photographs and notecards, pretty natural gemstone jewelry, wonderful yoga inspirational gifts, and Himalayan Salts and other things that are oh so healing. So, when you have some time to sit back and enjoy browsing, take a look at my little shop and you will see how I just love to bring all of these wonderful things to you!

lindageez.etsy.com

So, until next time!

Love and Peace,

Linda


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