Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bike me.

Today we had sun. Lots of sun. It's still kinda chilly, but having the sun up in that big, blue, Texas sky, was just what my soul needed today. I've been doing very little self-care lately. Mostly, letting stress be the dictator of my mood. I'm looking for validation in all the wrong places, again.

So, Nellie and I went for a ride today. It was 57 degrees and sunny! I spent part of the ride chasing spots on the ground because I kept looking up at the sun :). I rode today without tunes so I could really be in the moment. And the peacefulness of the ride helped me realize that everyday I need to make better choices. Choices that concern only me. And that is not being selfish, it's self-careing. A new concept for me, but I need to practice it until I get good at it.

Have a great weekend. Practice self-care and don't forget to drink your water!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Twenty-six years ago today, Valentine's Day changed forever for me.

My son was born on this day of hearts and love. He is my best-ever Valentine.

And while now, as a grown person, he personally sees this day as a commercial rip-off,
he will always be, in my heart,
my birthday-boy valentine.

Happy hearts and hugs to you!