This extended weekend was relaxing by the pool, a road trip to Riverside to visit family, hot yoga with my hubby, a movie “Tammy”, barre booty with a friend, dinner @ Gracias Madre, harvesting from the garden, teaching my son how to juice, a new addition to our family “Blue”, a real live scorpion, lots of conversations about life, the future, and navigating the college process with my son.
On a sad note, my husband received the worst phone call- a friend/business associate drowned while on vacation with his family in Costa Rica. We don’t have any details, but regardless, our friend is gone to soon, another reminder of how tomorrow is not promised. Rick Robins R.I.P.
As I mature, I find myself focusing on the simple things in life, like picking tomatoes from my garden, or inhaling the scent from a rose I picked, or playing with this little ball of fur I recused from my local nursery…did I need another fur baby? No. Not really, but life is so short, why not? She is so cute how could I resist?
I love the freedom of being me and working on my agenda and not worrying about if it is okay or not. It has taken me a long time to get to this place, but it feels really good. The “young” me was concerned with what others thought, sometimes making choices that I felt would please the masses, regardless of what I really wanted to do or say. It is a powerful thing to follow your own “Truth”…
Summer is zooming by quickly, the days are long and many hours are spent driving my son (no license) to and from his appointments, classes etc.. Monday – Thursday I am gone from 6:45 AM to 7:30PM, squeezing in my PS Couture shoots, and appointments where ever I can. The one good thing from all of this driving is that I am spending a lot of time at the gym, it is the perfect place to kill a couple hours before pick up and Lord knows this 54 soon to be 55 year-old body needs lots of repair and upkeep.
I hope your long holiday weekend was enjoyable.