We are all about ready for a change. We do appreciate what we have here and now, we're just ready for something...else.
We're not sure quite what at the moment and we are discussing several possibilities. Change depends on a couple of things that we cannot control, before we can do the something else.
Maybe we just need to shake everything out and see where the dust settles. Maybe we just need a shift in attitude.
In the meantime, we are keeping busy. The kids and I started going roller skating every week with some friends. Gotta say...I was a little nervous after not having skated for 30 years, but it all came back to me and I'm loving it! We meet with our Natural Learners homeschool group once a week which is always a great day. Which sounds kind of ho-hum, but it really is such a great day....the kind where we all come home feeling nourished and nurtured and part of a community that values respect for all ages. The kind of community that feels like all the very best bits of family. The kind of family where you can chat all day and still have lots left to talk about.
I know that I am lucky to have this wonderful, supportive group on this journey. I know that others don't have that, and that places like facebook are really great for a lot of people (I'm really not against fb). Even my own daughter loves fb for staying in touch with her friends, and it's been great for her. I like being able to keep in touch with a wide variety of friends and family in one place. My niece is in Spain for a year and it great to see photos of her travels and hear snippets of her adventures as they unfold. So many other little snippets from my 'friends'. Warm, wonderful insights....funny little jokes....mini milestones to celebrate....big and little things that don't go the way we thought they would. Sure, there are some lonely people out there that use facebook to post many little moments of their day, others use it to build a following to then promote a business. But overall, I see the place it has filled for many people. I am just grateful that I have such a wonderful bunch of people around me that I connect with, mostly in 'real' life, but also on those odd moments when I turn on the computer.
The kids have been watching docos on different aspects of the USA - early history, and current docos on different states. They love to stay in touch with that part of them.
Sama and I have been going to the Curves gym for a few months. Haven't lost a pound or any inches, but we are feeling fitter and a bit stronger so that's something. Sam is finding strength in other areas of her life... we recently got the annual passes to three of the big theme parks around here (too good a deal to pass up). We had seen a new roller coaster at Movie World when we had passed it on the highway. 'The Green Lantern' looked pretty scary and we weren't sure we wanted to try it. Deciding to face our fears one day, Sam and AJ went on it then I went on it with Sam, then she went on it three more times! Then, she and I went on the 'Superman' ride which we never wanted to face before, but we did it, laughing most of the way when we could get our breath cause that thing is SuperFast!! oh my! I think I like The Green Lantern better actually and look forward to more rides on that. There's just one more of the big roller coasters that we need to conquer, but we wanted to save that one for another day.
We did a big spring clean here today, took all of about 2 hours for a thorough job! I still love living simply!
Feeling blessed....totally loving the warm spring weather we've been having, and quiet moments lying in the sun, and fun moments playing along the beach, and so very much more! The warm, sunny weather energises me so much on so many levels! So much gratitude right now....