Monday, December 09, 2013

Reverb 13: Day 8 -- Good stuff and adventures

1. What went right in 2013?
Maybe you didn't quit smoking or lose those pounds or go to Paris, but something did work, did happen, and/or was realized. What was it?

2. Adventure | Did you go on an adventure in 2013?  What sort?

1.  Eh. See Day 7. I guess I sound like a broken record, but truly, recovering from surgery and letting go of a major pain-in-the-ass responsibility for my daughter's finances was HUGE.  With both of those gone (but not forgotten), I feel more freedom to actually do what I want to do. Or figure out just what it IS that I want to do. 

2. Actually, healing is a big adventure, especially allowing someone to take care of you to the extent I had to do, and there were blessings in that: I read a lot. I spent time simply BE-ing instead of always feeling like I should be DO-ing. I liked that, truthfully, and want more. 
We traveled more this year than we ever have, not necessarily far from home, but still away. In September we visited our daughter and grandchildren in Seattle, saw some long-ago friends and renewed that connection, camped with my cousin and his significant other on the Oregon coast, and spent more time campiing in some interesting places on the coast for nearly three weeks. The biggest problem with that adventure was not enough down time, which we remedied with 10 days in Marin County in a pretty wooded campground where we read and watched some television and spent days by the ocean and ate healthy food and talked and talked and slept and petted kitties. 
Taking the kitties camping with us was also an adventure, and we are lucky that they adapted beautifully. Turns out that as long as they're with us, they're happy boys, and as long as we're with them, we're much happier than when we left them either at home (with a caretaker looking after them twice a day) or in the 'spa' where poor McMurphy was labeled a 'biter' because he was so stressed out at being separated from us. Yes, they're spoiled. So?


mxtodis123 said...

Oh, Beth. I feel so bad. You were kind enough to notify me of this and I haven't done anything about it. So much going on in my head at this time I cannot concentrate. I am going to try to get it altogether.

BBC said...

My cats don't care if I'm camping, they just hang out in the yard and the old lady next door feeds and spoils them.