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My kind of Advent Calendar

I am grateful for new experiences.

This lichen world on a fence post in Gatlinburg TN.
This special Christmas was a different kind of Christmas time in old familiar places, with shared pleasant memories from a former life and amazing new memories. It was the best Christmas in many years.

QOTD: “I want enough time to be in love with everything.” ~ Marina Keega

Higher vibes
More energy

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Road Trip Day 16

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The last day of 2021. It’s rainy. Maybe I’ll make it back to WHQ today.

I thought this was an intriguing marketing idea.
Tasty fruit
This one me was looking at me.
What a surprise at WHQ. One of the air plants bloomed. Isn’t it lovely. I’m looking forward to the pups.

I’m back at WHQ. Things look and function as they should. It’s good to be back. It was good to be away. Sitting outside in shorts enjoying a cup of French Market Chicory coffee.

QOTD: “What worn-out shticks are blinding us to the blessings that life is conspiring to give us?

Which of our theories may have been useful and even brilliant in the past but are now keeping us from becoming aware of the ever-fresh creation that unfolds before us?

It’s not enough to terminate our stale mental habits just once.  We have to ask ourselves rude questions and kick our own asses again and again.

We have to immerse ourselves regularly in the waters of chaos.

Our relationship with life has to be a never-ending improvisation.” – Rob Brezsny

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More magic
More excitement

Road Trip Day 6

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WIFI is an issue at this location. Cell signal is too. I like the lack of connection to all the myriad things. Zen

This happened

Spoons
Moldy grapes
Curvy mountain roads
Food poisoning
Car sick
No spoons
After the purge
Mellow

Merry Christmas
There be shrooms

QOTD: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” ~ Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

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More healing

Road Trip Day 5

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The view from here.
The morning coffee was a bit strong.
A first for me, Strawberry Moon Pie. Yummy
Day in a road tripper life stuff.

QOTD: “Love Is Streaming into You from All Directions.” ~ Rob Brezsny

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More music
More dancing

Road Trip Day 3

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Morning cuppa joe
While enjoying the view on the deck. It’s a chilly 48 degrees.
A little home cooking ahead.
We picked up take out at the Hungry Bear BBQ.

QOTD: “In honor of the fact that you’re evolving into a higher octave version of yourself, I hereby give you the nickname of “Miracle Player,” or else—if you like one of these better—”Sleek Cat” or “Giant Step” or “Fate Whisperer.”” ~ Rob Brezsny

I appreciate each of you. Your visits, likes, and comments boost my spirit. Stay safe and well out there in the CCE. Vaxx Now

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More being loved

Vlogmas 2021

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I’m participating in Vlogmas this year. I find it challenging. Vlogging isn’t something I do a lot.

Vlogmas is a holiday event where YouTube creators post videos every day in December leading up to Christmas.

1. Vlogmas 12.2.21

2. Vlogmas 12.3.21

3. Vlogmas 12.5.21

4. Vlogmas 12.6.21

5. Vlogmas 12.7.21

QOTD: “Try this: Don’t wait for inspiration. Go after it with a butterfly net, lasso, sweet treats, fishing rod, court orders, beguiling smells, and sincere flattery.” – Rob Brezsny

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Personal Notes

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1. This time of year is difficult. Both my parents died around this time 12 years ago. Their deaths cast a pale over the holiday season that I have yet to shake off.

2. I am happy to announce my update to Xyborg Nomad 3.0. I got the Moderna booster recently.

This has been a priority for me. I wanted to receive the booster before I moved to a more rural setting where there is less access to vaccine sources and other purveyors of potions in general.

3. One nice thing about this time of year is that it’s eggnog in season. I love eggnog.

QOTD: “To be a hero means being the author of your own myth. “
~ Alberto Villoldo

In the moment we each chose our path. Yes, somethings are beyond our control. Even then we can choose our response. Each now contains a myriad of possibilities. We can make our routine, comfortable and often unexamined choice or we can select our equivalent to “the one less traveled”.

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost

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Favorite Finds in December

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1. An RV Christmas Tree. It is the first one in several years. Things are different, more magical, with a child on board.

2. This is the first time since the initial lock down the first of 2020 that I have lived close enough to a store that delivers or to any delivery service to have groceries delivered. I can truthfully say that I love having groceries brought to the door. That frees up a lot of time and limits risk. I could get spoiled.

3. I’ve been baking banana bread in my slow cooker. It’s easy and works well. My technique is improving with practice.

4. A vaccine in finally available. YAY. Vaxx Now

I hope you had great holiday. Wishing you all the best in 2021. I appreciate each of you. Your visits, likes, and comments help me feel meaningfuld. Stay safe and well out there in the CCE. Vaxx Now

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A New Year

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Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, I want to try better self-care.

Wishing you all the best in 2021. I appreciate each of you. Your visits, likes, and comments encourage me to continue. Stay safe and well out there in the CCE. Vaxx Now

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The Holidays

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Once it was my favorite time of year, now the holidays are difficult for me. From Halloween until the New Year was joyous. Then my world and I changed.
Fifteen or so years ago my ex announced she wanted a divorce. That crushed my heart and my world. I’ve never found another person to share life. For a while I looked. That was a waste of time. I think finding another partner was never in the cards. I have accepted that.
Eleven years ago in late October and early November my parents died two weeks apart. They were the last spark of holiday joy. My mom was the spirit of Christmas in our family.
My children were grown and gone. With my wife and children gone and my parents gone I can’t muster up any holiday cheer though I try.
There is so much grief associated with holidays.

This year I’ve gotten a holiday cheer boost. A child is spending November and December in the rig. He brings his own holiday joy and it’s contagious I need more new good Christmas memories like this.

I read somewhere one should name their holiday grief. Name it and honor it. This year my holiday grief is the memories of good Christmas celebrations in my parent’s home. I’ll light a candle and place it on the not-an-altar.

I feel like I’m rambling so I think I’ll stop.

Thank you for stopping in. Your visits, likes, and comments are greatly appreciated . Stay safe and well out there in the CCE. Wishing you love and joy.

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