Friday, August 24, 2018

Keepin' My Daydream and Looking for Joy in the Journey

With all the stress lately and added duties at work it has been nice to stick a ear piece in and listen to my iPod.  I had to laugh at this one when it came on.  It made me want to jump out out of my chair and go "wooooooooooooooo" with my white glove on and do a gesture!  :-O  lol  Luckily for everyone I stayed seated.  But I love it when life + my imagination makes me giggle in my seat.  Because not much has lately.  

I look up longingly at this picture in my office.  It is doing what it is supposed to do.  It takes me away.  I am picturing George and I in the new RV - we've just pulled out of our last RV park and we are headed toward our next destination.  We've slept in, had coffee, poured over our plans, had eggs and toast, broken camp and are heading on to the next stop.  

In fact my imagination is so good, I'm immediately depressed that it's not real yet.  But it will be.  I know how stubborn and the drive that I have when I want something bad enough.  I also am very aware of the present reality when I snap myself in.  
It's important that there be joy in the journey to get to your next goal and your next dream.  It's important to disconnect from negativity.  It seems lately there has been nothing but wave after wave then rogue waves, then another, until you feel beaten into the sand. 
The sand.  What kind of foundation is sand.  One still sinks.  

The ability to deal with rogue waves and continual waves - how does one cope?  One can change the ocean they find themselves in but we are in reality going to find waves in most any ocean.  It's true that oceans that have strong storms have bigger waves, but none are immune from the waves.  

My hope is that, this too, is a season, like there have been in the past.  I am an expert coper of stress - or should be as much as I have in my life tried to find ways to avoid it, avert it, and deal with it.  I guess that is why one of my bosses called me his rock.  I never felt like a rock.  But I was always pushing thru it, always came back the next day and tried again, again, again.  Another told me I was resilient?  I didn't even know what that meant. "You bounce back from adverse times".   I do? I said. "Yes, you do!" 

At least as I write this I feel better, but it doesn't take long for another wave to slap you down.  So my guard is up.  Being Friday sure helps.  At least I feel the effects of being able to be in a gentle cove, resting, and prepping for the next journey.

In an effort to try and keep up with our ever stressing, evil minded, world of injustice and vexatious world, I ordered some of this.  Give your best snort laugh here.    

It says to take 3 a day so I took my first one the night before last.  I think it boosted me a bit too much.  I was awake off and on during the night.  And then I could not get up.  I kept hitting snooze.  And then I had to rush around to get caught up in time.  I had caught up in time to get out the door for my 8:00 a.m. meeting and then this happened yesterday morning on the way out the door.  

Never mind that the dogs would not poop and that their walk took forever, I still caught up with time.  But this....I knew I would be late.  I also knew that I was not leaving this like this.  The meeting would have to wait or be cancelled.  And it was.

So, it was about 7:20 or 7:25 when I left the house.  And by that time you can kiss getting anywhere on time.  I used to leave by 6:45 but now I have dog duty and I struggle to get out  of the house by 7.  When school is in session it will take 45 min at least.  When not about 35.  If you leave any later you can add about 10 min extra on to the drive.  So I was in standstill traffic for a while.  I had to laugh at the picture below.  If George and I were to RV at this point in life, we'd be those folks in the worn out bus below.  lol 

The day, of course filled with all kinds of hurdles and uh oh's.  But was over soon enough.  
We had plans to meet my BIL and SIL at a local Orchard for food truck dinner and some crafts and the last of the farmer's market. They tried, but there was just not much there and not much activity.  With cooler temps though it was a nice night.

I orderd the most healthy thing I could.  I only had a small bite of the grilled bun.  But the slaw and tater salad was good.  I had the brisket.  The brisket was out of this world amazing.  And the unsweet tea was good.  I needed the caffeine.

After that we left and went to Catch 22, a local tap room and restaurant.  We've been 3 times in about as many weeks.  They are right at the edge of our neighborhood close to home.  We had beer and some appetizers.  I got some tomato soup (a cup) but it was really too creamy and heavy.  I really didn't need it anyway, but the thought of hot liquid had sounded good. 

It was nice to get away and have some fun. 

I have a business appointment tonight.  One I'm excited about.  One has to love progress.  

And speaking of progress.  We have progressed through the week.  It's Friday.  And I'm very excited.  I have a shower tomorrow at 10 for one of George's cousins.  My SIL is picking me up.  
And then I can work on things I want to work on here at the house.  

Sunday is church and our Sip and Savor at Lisa's in Portland, TN.  I think we are planning to grill out afterward and I'll get some training time as I will at least have her do the presentation for me if no one shows.  But I do have some people interested in going and interested in the system.  We'll see.  

We are also going to be trying to get together with other locals in the Isagenix world and see if we can bond a bit in support of one another for the growth of ourselves and our teams.  We are moving forward with this.  It takes 2-3 years to do what we want to do.  It's very exciting.  The visual is real! Others have done it.  We are doing what they are doing.  

Anyway, I'll be crafting up some plans this weekend to move closer to my dreams.  And to try to find some joy in the journey until then.  

Ya'll have a fab Friday.


  1. Every day we cope and hope for a better tomorrow. It's hope that keeps us going. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful evening out! Every step forward is a way to make your dreams come true. Nothing worth having is ever easy. Hope you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend !

  2. I am so glad that you are still hanging on to the dream of owning and travelling all over in your very own RV,,,,it will come through as soon as you need it....just wish I could win the lottery you and George would have your RV and I would be on the more having to check every penny......ah well I can dream as well. (But as I don't do the lottery, I've no idea how I can win LO.l)

  3. thank goodness being late didn't hinder the rest of the days plans. food from the truck looks yummy. keep on dreaming.


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