Saturday, March 12, 2011

Playing in the Yard!!

        I saw this photo and it reminded me of playing in the yard when I was a kid in Georgia. No dinner to cook. No babies to diaper. No job to go to. No grocery shopping or errands to run. Just playing in the yard. :-) And we would play for hours!!
         Where am I going with this?!....Nowhere! :-)) I just wanted to say that this is the mindset I want to be in this weekend. I want to mentally be playing in the yard...
        I know! I'm an adult, and yeah, there's things to do.
        There's a lot of avenues I could be going down this weekend. I mean...we do have visitors coming over later today! I could be fussing about, fretting over what to fix, how to dress, and lining up things to talk about....Uh....that last thing? SCRATCH THAT! I NEVER have a problem figuring out what I'm going to talk about! ^_^
       I do have some phone calls to make. Gotta talk to my dad again today. We had a LONG conversation on the phone yesterday. Disturbed me a little too. He woke up yesterday morning in the worst pain he's been in yet, he said. :-( He said he tried to NOT take the pain pills the night before. (He wants to "wean himself off of 'those things'!") But by morning he couldn't hardly think, he was in so much pain....So he took 'em. :-(
       He said he felt 'SO much better!'.....Uh Oh! That doesn't sound good. I hope my dad doesn't get hooked on those pain pills. :-( I worry about that. I know something about these medications. And he's taking the ones that worry me! :-/
       He said that maybe he picked the wrong day to try to start NOT taking them. We had all that rain yesterday, and every bone in his body was hurting anyway!...I hope he's right! I hope the next time he doesn't take them, that it works okay for him, and he can have some relief from pain...and pain pills!
         Peace! That's what I hope he feels.....That's what I want to feel today too. I want to play in my mental yard, so to speak, and not think about anything stressful. I want to not think about Tsunamis in Japan, and whether my friends there are sad! :-( ...I want to not think about pain pills. Not think about rain. Not think about other emotional phone calls I have to make today...*sigh*...(one of my sisters left a message overnight. She wants to talk! :-/ I'll have to keep you posted about this one...I'm not feeling calm about it!!)....Peace!.....A nice weekend with my hubby and guests. Playing in my yard. :-) That's all I want to think about....and talk about today! :-]
        What are you doing this weekend?!

Peaceful Moments

Peace is what I'm after.
No concerns to vex my head.
No disturbing complications.
No emotions to be read.

Peaceful contemplation.
Mental 'Playing in the yard'.
No 'You have to do this!" wording.
Nothing strenuous or hard.

Quiet, simple peace.
No one's problems I should fix.
No concentrated effort.
No new wrinkles in the mix.

Yes, peace is what I'm after.
Nothing pressing me 'to do'.
I want peaceful little moments.
And I'm gonna get them too!


  1. I do hope you have a peaceful day my friend. And enjoy your company! That will help for sure!

  2. CinLynn, You too, Bead! :-)

  3. Wishing you the peaceful weekend you're dreaming about. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. And it sounds like you have a lot on your mind. But the thing about worrying (ugh I hate advice so please don't cringe that I'm writing a platitude!) anyways I'm a worryer too and sometimes I just have to tell myself that the worrying doesn't change things, it only makes me sick. So there's your excuse to sit with some tea and meditate for a few hours today. Peace!

  4. Lindsey, Never apologize for giving thoughtful advice. :-) I appreciate it...And you'll be happy to know I did indeed have a cup of hot beverage {not tea though. half coffee/half hot chocolate :-)}and sat peacefully, giggling with my visitors, sharing good spiritual, up-building encouragement, and also did some crocheting when they left. It was very peaceful...until I had to make that phone call! Grrr...But whatever. I'm back to a peaceful state....It's all about a choice! :-)

  5. Something's funny with Firefox (I just updated it) so if you get this comment twice, I'm really sorry.

    I totally understand what you mean about just wanting to relax and be immersed in creativity and peace. Mr. Man can be very relaxed in the face of lots and lots of stress. I don't know how he does it.

    I'm sending your dad lots of white light!

  6. One more thing! I FINALLY (been meanin' to.....oh.....for about A YEAR!) add you to my blog roll! :)

  7. Holyoke Home, Me and your Mr. Man have something in common. I spent today in a very relaxed state...VERY relaxed! And right now.....I'm watching tennis!....Ahhhh! Happiness! ^_^

  8. Holyoke Home, Oh!!...Ha! Ha!...Welcome aboard! :-)


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