Sunday, December 28, 2014

Old, New and Refashioned...

2014 has been a good year so far - 3 days left.

I read good books - the last one being Heavenly Hirani's School of Laughing Yoga by Sarah-Kate Lynch. Here is a quote from it that I will be re-visiting many times in the coming year:

"I am an ordinary woman, Annie, just like you, but older. I cannot even put my ankles behind my ears. I never could. The only secrets I know are that if you keep your body moving and you know what is in your heart, your life will be better for it. It is not rocket science." Heavenly Hirani aka Sarah-Kate Lynch

There are so many good books to look forward to in 2015!!!

I had vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery for weight reduction on 10/21/14. So far I've reduced my weight by 56 lbs.  I am walking and moving easier.

My clothes are getting loose and I don't plan on going out to buy new clothes. Instead I plan on embracing thrift stores and learning the skill of refashioning or upcycling clothes. If you aren't familiar, put either of those terms in pinterest and prepare to lose some time being fascinated.

As usual I am thinking about writing in the new year. Will I just think about it or actually complete a book this time?

Other things I anticipate:
time with my kids, grandkids, family
learning to cook mini meals
becoming a dedicated walker

Any thoughts about your coming year?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's here! It's here!

If you are like me you have been waiting anxiously for this book:

Finally we can buy it in the good old U.S. of A. right here.

It has been available in Australia for a while now and I have been checking weekly. I just bought it a few minutes ago.

I haven't read it yet but I can tell you based on my history of reading Sarah-Kate Lynch that it will be excellent!


Report back. I will, too.

Happy Holidays, Y'all!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Finn Butler

This is phenomenal:


Everyone who terrifies you is 65% water,

and everyone you love is made of stardust,

and I know, sometimes

you cannot breathe deeply, and

the night sky is no home, and

you have cried yourself to sleep enough times

that you are down to your last 2 percent,


nothing is infinite,

not even loss.

You are made of the sea and stars, and

one day

you are going to find yourself again.

Finn Butler
She has published at least one book of poetry titled From the Wreckage.
It isn't easy to find but here is a link to it on
And lately for me, this song:
Just Breathe by Pearl Jam