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Holding my "before" favorite shirt after losing 125 pounds on my journey to better health.

Monday, June 24, 2013

This is so boring.....

Last night I decided to invite my family to a Super Moon viewing party. I wanted to have us all go out to the desert to the Little Black Mt. petroglyph site and watch the moon rise over the red mesa. I was so pleased when they agreed to give it a try. We met out there and took a little walk as we waited for the sky to darken looking at the petroglyphs  and listening to the wind singing through the massive boulders above us.  I had miscalculated the time and so we had a while to wait. That is when it began. T my grand who thinks that every thing in the world has to have an electrical plug began his usual commentary. This is so borrrrrring.  He was not having it and didn't want us to have it either. I told him to come for a walk with me and of course..Why? Where we going? I just told him he had to come if he wanted to find out and turned and walked off. Didn't take him long to wonder if he just might miss something. Off  we went. Walking down the dusty road just talking. Then I asked him if he knew how to skip? No he did not. We began to work on it and he tried a couple of times and just gave up.  " I can't do it." Yes you can try more. " No, I can't do it." On we went. He picked up some rocks and threw them looked at some bushes and trails and then decided to go back. He still was not getting the rhythm of skipping. " See Granny, I told you I can't do it." Back to the truck we went to wait. Not long after came the wail again...This is so boring. So. Off I went again with 4 kids following along.(They thought they missed something last walk.)  Not to far along I said let's skip and off we went all skipping and T doing a fabulous job.( See T you can do it.. ) By this time It was getting dark and we could see hints of the moon coming up. We got everyone in the back of a pickup and standing around it so we could here the music that my son in law had brought for the occasion. Of course all songs about the moon rising.  I walked away for a short distance and looked back and could not see individual faces but could see many silhouettes poking out and highlighted by the dusky sky behind them. Beautiful.  I could hear them talking and laughing. I did not hear little T make his wail again as we watched the moon, the space station that flew directly over us and was very spectacular to see, and just feel the isolation of the desert.  Yes, sometimes we find things that we think are boring but if we can take a moment to look at it through someone else's eyes it may be the moment we learn to skip, or laugh, or marvel at the skies, or just marvel at  family.

19 comments:

  1. You have such a beautiful spirit! I feel it in every post that you do, that you really love your family & friends. Keep up the fantastic work at encouraging & inspiring others on their journey in life

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    1. Thanks. Your comments help me to keep going too.

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  2. Hi, this is the first post of yours I read, but it was sweet. Slowed me down and reduced my stress just by reading it and picturing it. Thanks:)

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    1. Thanks. I think we could all use a little more stress reduction.

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  3. I agree with Monica above this reduced my stress just by reading...beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. It keeps me encouraged.

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  4. Wow! Flylady brought me here. So inspirational!

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  5. This came to me via FaceBook because I like FlyLady. I am SO GLAD I READ IT. You have a lovely outlook on the world. I am glad to get to know you a little bit.

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    1. Its always nice go make new friends. Thanks for your comments.

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  6. I found you through Facebook/Flylady. Thanks for the reminder that simple joys are so special. I look forward to reading more.

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  7. I have to stop and remind myself too. We forget the simple things of life are the best.

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  8. I just heard from two teenage girls who are on a nice car trip vacation with their grandparents in New England. Their phones keep falling out of range and they are complaining that they are bored. I was wondering if there is any other way to 're-stimulate' their inner creativity when they get home, short of banning their electronics altogether. You got me thinking. I wonder if the electronics have taken the place of real human interaction, which (you have reminded me) is really so much better. Even if it's just two people skipping/trying to skip on a path to nowhere. Good stuff you've shared here. Thank you.

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    1. I wonder too about the electronic explosion impact on our teens and younger. They are missing so much.

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  9. Hi Laurel, knowing about this blog and your weight loss story when I started reading this I thought it would be about weight loss...but you never mentioned that, you just focused on the small and easily missed joys of life...and that is just your life, and it's so beautiful. I have also struggled with my weight I once was almost 400 lbs, and as I read your story I thought to myself "and what a gift she can skip and walk with her grand kids!THAT is what motivates me to keep going on my health and weight loss journey, to be able to walk and skip and play on the ground with my baby as she grows older and my grand kids as I grow older! What a blessed life you have. Thank you for sharing a piece of it!

    Leslee

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    1. Hope this helps you continue on your journey.

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  10. This is my first time reading your blog but won't be my last. I got here via Flylady! Awesome post about the Supermoon watch. It was raining here so we were unable to view it. Many a time however I have taken my kids to open areas (particularly the local mill site) and we have had star parties during the perseid meteor showers. It is amazing and a fond memory. You got the wheels turning in my mind and this year I want to have a star party for my grand kids. Thanks for the wonderful post. I am looking forward to reading much more from you.

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    1. We also try to go out when there are major meteor showers. So fun. One grandson thought they were going to crash into the earth like on TV. He still came with that fear in his heart. We all lay in the back of a truck and sing. "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket....." Making memories.

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  11. What a beautiful moment and a wonderful lesson for everyone!

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