So did anyone notice that I did a “Try Something Tuesday” post on Monday ?
My always very observant hubby did.
I only realized it at around 7:00pm when he mentioned it to me.
We had a good laugh about that !
I had gone the whole day without noticing !!!
I am such a weirdo sometimes !
I have to say that though I was encouraging all of you to try something new yesterday, I was also struggling with staying away from an icky place.
Savoring my mango for breakfast was one of the steps I was taking to Be in the present moment and get the f**k out of my head!
It helped a bit but what worked way better was
my unexpected “Be” Day with Colleen !
My beautiful bestie dressed in blue and I walked to the babbling brook in the woods behind her house.
The sky was the same blue as Colleen’s t-shirt!
We sat on a big boulder and blabbed a bit as the bugs buzzed and the brook bubbled.
Then we walked on and were given a beautiful gift !
Behold ! A big fat beaver walking across a log bridge over the brook !!!
(The beaver walking by was so breathtaking that neither one of us stopped to get a photo,
but you can image him walking on that horizontal log in this pic taken after he was gone.)
We giggled and shared our bountiful excitement, giving one another a big bear hug right there in the woods !
Then as we ended our walk, we were blessed with this baby !
There, on the dirt road, a brand new butterfly !
I had to move in a bit to get this amazing portrait of this bold and beautiful being!
A Tiger Swallowtail basking in the sun on this brand new day.
Colleen and I noticed all the “B”s that were popping into our day.
We decided to keep it going by heading the the “Brick House” for lunch,
a local greasy spoon, drive-up place, famous for its burgers.
We decided to be BAD !
Colleen had a burger, I had 2 burpers (hotdogs) and we shared some yummy fries !
A big old hug in the Brick House parking lot ended out time together and I have to say,
my “Be” Day with my Colleen-y pretty much banished the ickies from my brain !
Love you, Girl Friend !
Taking time to make art is another way that I try and banish the ickies!
Here’s what’s been popping up lately…
A 6X6” canvas, paint and collage bits.
I was just trying to let whatever wanted to come spill out.
Not sure it is finished or if I like it, though I do like the expression in my butterfly queen.
This bit of writing in actually a piece of my Dad’s handwriting.
I found a whole bunch of his journal pages in a box in the basement last weekend.
This was all that was written on a sheet of loose leaf paper.
I cut it up and glued it here.
Feels powerful somehow…
“The story continues.”
A page in my Strathmore Visual Journal book.
I asked the Universe to give me a day without self-criticism and self-inflicted hurt.
The Angel said “It’s all yours, Baby !”
I’m gonna take it !!!
Phew, that was a long post !
Well, if you are still with me,
I am sending out big waves of love and light today,
and working on giving myself plenty of the same !
Happy TUESDAY, Beautiful Ones !