Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day

The last full weekend of Summer, officially. It seems much more like early Fall here in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I am enjoying the shift in the air.

I've had company for the last several weeks, a friend from Australia. It is an interesting experience to share space with someone from another country. It amazes me what they think of us, what we think of them, and I am keenly interested in how other countries "operate." That for means; how do they take care of their citizens, are the trends in real estate the same, is gas as expensive, what is rent like. I was amazed to find out that in Australia, every working person gets 4 weeks paid vacation a year. If you have a stressful job, like social work, you get an extra mental health week. Health care is provided. If you choose alternatives or specialists, that is your choice and you pay. They do pay for chiropractic.....which is seen as alternative here in the US. Taxes are not much higher, litter is not such a huge issue.......somehow it seems like life could be a bit easier there. Not that I would only makes me ponder what sort of society I would like to live could we be more community hence creating a less stressful environment for all citizens of this great land.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

On my way home....

I know I will be travelling a lot this year.....taking care of business in Florida. At this moment I am about to begin the journey back to Tennessee and looking forward to it.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wait a Minute......this is not Georgia!!!

Just as I was entering the freeway on my way South, I got a call from the Lakeland Police Department that my GodFather had died. I tell is a twilight zone experience. Now I find myself in Florida taking care of details that I never imagined I would be doing so soon. Tomorrow is the day before my birthday.....I'll be meeting with an attorney and "figuring things out." It is an interesting experience going through the things of the loved one who has passed on. I find myself asking questions out loud, noticing things and wondering "how did I not sense that things had gotten so bad." And realizing that these things do happen and going with the flow.
I have a long ago friend arriving from Australia tomorrow. I find it interesting, that after 17 years, she will be meeting my Home, pets and friends before we see each other. Isn't that a trip.
I look forward to getting home. I needed to get away to let go of another situation, the breakup of my relationship......which I really thought was "the one."Sometimes I feel like I cannot breath, at other moments I find myself laughing, smiling remembering, tears flowing with a knowing.

Life and it's many twists and turns........heed the vibe, ride the wave and enjoy every moment.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday, a new week, a new life

Starting off this week with a bang. I do a training for the staff of my newest chain of stores, PeachTree in the Atlanta, GA area. I am looking forward to the adventure. I love to be on the road......I think I got that gypsy blood from my Dad. He always loved to take a "ride up the road." That could be an all day affair.
For now......I'm off for a walk in the woods.