Thursday, June 7, 2012

Life List Update


I've had a few things to check off The Life List for awhile now but a few tiny little details were causing my inner critic to stall. I felt compelled to have gorgeously staged photos to blog about it first.You know what? I'm letting go of that today and just showing up. Quick photo and all.

Checking off: Plant a Garden in the Yard
Our first step into gardening is this humble little raised bed. It's cute and it's manageable. I do not have what some would consider to be a "green thumb" but I'm tickled pink that things are growing. We got a late start getting it in and right now I'm thankful for the cooler weather we are having to give my little garden a chance. 

Next off the list? Wine! 
If you have known me for awhile you know I always am quick to declare: "I don't like wine." I really didn't. It became a quest for friends when we were gathered to have me try the sweetest wine they could think of. I'm a vodka girl through and through. I love my martinis. That was until a friend handed me a glass of sweet white poured over frozen grapes! Brilliant! I don't think it would be any surprise to you to learn that my new favorite wine is called: New Age. Fitting. Now to be truthful I rather prefer this wine as a spritzer or Tincho which probably makes a lot of wine connoisseurs disgusted but I like it the way I like it and that is just fine with me!

The fact that I suddenly now like wine (sort of) shouldn't really surprise me as I've found that my tastes are changing as rapidly as my body these days. It was just a few months ago when I discovered I like cooked cauliflower after a lifetime of dislike. My body is also becoming increasingly more sensitive the more work I do spirit wise. I gave up soda and fast food. Next was Red dye 40 after having some allergic reactions every time I consumed it. Most gum and mints? Those are out too. I will spare you the rant I have about how everything is dyed and artificially flavored these days. It really is unnecessary and my body is clearly not happy about it. Interesting how sometimes the more we come alive the more we "feel" as well.

Lastly a fun update. I was contacted recently by Lori Nelson Spielman asking for permission to use my photo for her website. She wrote a novel about a woman who has to complete the life list she wrote at age 14 in order to earn her inheritance. It will be released in 2013. I'm very much looking forward to reading it when it comes out!

At this rate I will have to start adding more to my list. Any suggestions?

4 comments:

  1. Well, you know what this means: I hope you're bringing along a bottle of that to the retreat!

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    1. Most definitely! I'm hoping that martini shaker I left is still at the house too!

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  2. raised bed gardening is what we do too!! looking good! love all the little peeks of growth. sending you and your garden lots of love -- i think i have to google what a "Tincho" is. right now i am kinda blanking -- bravo to you on your health path. and i would totally concur with you on artificial flavors. AND (also) wheat. AND sugar. (ugh!) in everything!!

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out, Celina! You're so kind.

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