New Moon Musings – May 2017

An ancient Blog, discarded for a time, to renew and compost into thoughts of old patterns and new potentials…  like a nut on the ground it’s food long since snatched up and nourishing another, older body.    Yep, that’s us today.   😀  walnut

Recently, I lost my phone, for 12 days.  It had died, it had fried, it was gone and offline.   I was effectively Unreachable when not at work, except by the few times I popped online to login to my facebook messages.  Otherwise, totally incogNate-o.    All my e-contacts were gone (no , I do not back up to “the cloud”, and my physical paper-analog Address book did not have all names the phone did.)  Mental note: get better at updating Analog technology. 😉

This experience was actually fairly nice, by the fourth or fifth day.   I stressed over “DISCONNECTION!” for the first few days, and realized just how OFTEN I had been texting Tammy daily to coordinate the sprog’s activities and say hello, and a few other friends I usually SMS with outside of facebook.  But that eventually settled into the new routine.

I also realized what apps and things I used my phone for were actually “important” to me, and not just “time wasters”.   The garmin synch for my walks/jogs was missed.  as was Geocaching app. (and associated C:Geo app).   resetAlmost all the other Games and gadgets and gizmo apps were relegated to the Dustbin of Dis-use.     Overall, it was a great RESET.

However, I needed (ok, Wanted) a new phone eventually and wound up splurging a little on a Samsung Galaxy s7.   Another thing I had discovered (after how to text and add contacts , etc) was that I missed using the camera to send silly pics and capturing random moments with the kid.  Yes, it’s a symptom of the Social Media generation I suppose, but I rather Enjoyed visiting the waterfall once a week if just to update the “Cover photo” on my facebook.  So, New phone in hand, I set off to refresh that image.    THE CAMERA IS AWESOME!

20170524_141647.jpgCompared to the old device, I think this is a better camera than even a Real Camera I used to have back when married.   This phone rocks. It took the pictures shown here (but the smaller version posted does not do them justice).  My favorite is the “walnut” one above.  That was a happy little bit of Serendipity, where I was just snapping pics and wondered how it would focus if I just set it on the ground “upside down” near that walnut shell, and clicked the snap-pic button.   I was beyond pleased with the results!

That photo actually inspired a little “writing challenge” to be posted here later.

So now, with new phone in hand, a new “lease on life” and a new monthly payment (lol), I think I’ll endeavor to persevere and Blog a bit more too.   Might as well flex the fingers, since my Jogging/Walking the Year is also doing quite well with the warmer weather.  I personally hit 100 miles so far!   More than I’ve ever done I think. (or at least tracked.. which this phone can do too!)

The only thing that would make this reset even MORE exciting is if I payed off some debt and had less working-hours between the jobs… but that’s a brightness down the Tunnel for another time.   poi_blessing2A near-future time, so I’m looking forward to it, but today, it’s the little victories that count.   Every first step begins the Journey, after all!

Allons-y!

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Happy Solstice….

This says it better than I could type.  🙂

 

 

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Full Snow Moon musings

It’s been a quiet and exciting and boring and whirlwind few months, with this Winter season acting so warm/cold/warm/cold/warm/maybe cold.

However, I’ve been moving towards manifesting some NateLand, and/or Natehouse and have a few very nice locations picked out.  Still waiting on the assessors and Contractors to give me a rough-idea estimate on a few things to see if “NateHouse is actually in my budget, but am willing to concede a year of living in a trailer or “tiny house” while the REAL house gets built over time, by trading contractor-fees for personal sweat-equity.

With the full moon today, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to start a monthly musing, and I’d like to theme this month as one of Gratitude.

poi_blessing2I am grateful for the bounty of friends that I have, both near and far.  While most of them are “far away” physically, I am blessed with the Internet and Texts that I can communicate with them easily.   One friend, who I have never met in person, but is always included in my mental accounting of “sending out positive vibes” , surprised me last month with an unexpected gift.   I almost shed a tear for it, when I opened the package, not realizing how Amazing it was, and a bit guilty because I am horrible at receiving gifts that I do not feel  “earned”.   But, in the interest of not insulting the Gift in the spirit it was given, I  received it openly, and have it hanging on my bedroom wall, in a place of honor, to see every evening.  (Pics to follow)   It is a broom, but more than that, it is a Proper Ritual Item.  It was crafted with leathers, and crystals, and fir cones, and the image of an Owl.   It’s a sacred Broom, and I love it!   Thank you, thank you, BrowerGoddess.  🙂

I am grateful for the bounty of Friends, and the hugs and love they offer.   I wish they were closer (or that teleport technology becomes commomplace!)  😉

I am grateful for the amazing Sprog that is my son.  He’s 12, and is growing into quite the awesome young man.  He graduated to his next belt in Karate, he’s in Marching Band, he’s involved with BoyScouts, and is overall a cool frood, who does know where his Towel is most of the time.    #ProudPapa
I am grateful for the roof over my head, for as much as I keep not liking it and wishing I was elsewhere, it has kept the weather away while I lived there.  It has allowed me to grow and learn what Not to like as NateHouse, and it is conveniently located to work and Waterfall, and Kid, so is really not that bad a place at all.   I have decent neighbors, considering everything.  I am grateful the rent was affordable, and the utilities manageable.  (I do miss not having a laundry right inside my own place, though.)

I am grateful for my continued health, and it’s slow and slow, (and did I mention slow?) progress to what feels like betterment.  I know others who have less.

I am grateful for the opportunity of another Day.   Each morning, an opportunity to grow, and learn, and Do, and Be.   (is it July yet?!)

And finally, since I need to close this post, although I have many other Gratitudes to post next time, I am grateful for you, oh reader of this blog.  Or, if none read it, to the Blog itself, for being written.

Thanks!  😀

 

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Beyond the Bamboo Fence

They wandered down the sidewalk, unhurried, on some errand, and only paused for a moment to glance into that yard.   It was full of tall grasses, and shrubs turning leafless in the later autumn season.  A lovely yard, tended well, if slightly overgrown, but otherwise a yard much like any others, in size and shape.  The bamboo caught his eye, on the far edge of things, framing a small gate leading inward, but they walked on.

 

 

 

 

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