CruisinwithCricket & Georgie

My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera, 2. Cricket, recently retired, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). This blog is a place to celebrate the many ways we are Tethered with Resilience, Gratitude, Hope and Laughter.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dancing in Reflection

Steve will soon be home after four days in our beautiful St. George. He's biked, hiked and enjoyed time with his brother and even got to see my dear parents. I had a couple scheduling conflicts here at home so it was a great time for him to do some adventurous hikes and mountain biking (our tandem is a road bike) without me. I've loved getting his updates and have missed him so much!

I have also enjoyed some time of reflection, quiet time and putting some projects together. Also, thoroughly enjoyed the chance to spend time with my daughter, Natalie.  With the hope of spring, it seemed like a great time to get pedicures. Ah, relaxing. Dinner with her and Adam was delightful. I reflect on the week and indeed time spent with those I love is what matters. It was Kendall's birthday this past week. I loved that he took my invite to hang out together for the afternoon before joining the rest of the family for dinner.

We had a couple days of sunshine and near 50 degrees.  This cute little pug, Dahlia, just wanted to hang outside in the sunshine.  I felt the same way.
I realized that there was a patch of dirt no longer covered in snow!  I was so excited and so after my 2 1/2-hour conference call (yes, that isn't a typo!), I went outside to do some raking in this flower bed.  
Cricket so wanted to join me.  I told her she could cheer me on from the deck. 
So on one side was the dirt and on the other are the kids sledding down the hill!  I loved the irony of it all.  
Today it is raining and Cricket and I are listening to this song:  Dancing in the Rain (click on music).   Does it have you dancing or inspired to start clicking in positive thoughts?  

Someone recently asked me -- what do you do about all the things you can't do.  I don't know I said - I choose to focus on all the things that I can do.  They seem to keep me plenty busy :)!  

3 comments:

jennohara said...

It's nice to have some quiet time for sure. I'm glad you got to spend yours with family.
Bring on Spring!! :)

Karen said...

WHat a wonderful thought - focus on what you can do not on what you cannot!! Loved it and there are many with limitations that seem to take over their life, even snall limitations Great thought!!! Have a good day and we missed you in St. George Nom

wendy said...

I love to sit outside and let the sun shine down on my face too. We have had a couple of nice warm'ish sunny days here, so we pulled out the camp chairs and sat on our deck, just to feel some of that warmth.
but.....yesterday BIG BLIZZARD to remind me I am in Alberta.