Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Collections to Keep Me Busy - Jack Frost

Boy did I get bitched at last night for how cold the house was. Hubby blamed me for turning the heat down. 

I didn't, (at least not to 60 degrees like he claims) but the wind was blowing right through the house.

So when I asked him for an idea for a collection, the first thing he said was - 
Jack Frost. 
Voila - A Jack Frost Collection.


I had to ease back into the swing of things, being that for the past few days Raige was on a mini vacation. Just needed a couple days to re-boot. 

What better way to start back into things than a Collection to Keep Me Busy?

We will get back to the regularly scheduled series next week. But for now, I will just keep my mind occupied with entertainment and busy with collections. What should the next theme be??

You name it, and I will make a collection.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Walking on Wednesday - Rain or Shine? - Not Me in the Rain Today!

I was feeling uninspired this morning for Walking on Wednesday. Just didn't know what to write about.

Often in these circumstances, the thing that gets me out of the rut is actually a nice walk. It gets the blood flowing, leaves me with only myself, and the dog, and whatever squirrel we come across with the occasional dog barking.

So today I got on my walking clothes, got the leash and poop bag, put on my walking shoes. I was ready for a nice mind clearing walk. I go out side, chat a minute with hubby who is having his morning smoke with coffee outside, and what happens? It starts to rain.
I think, "oh, just sprinkling, maybe I could get a quick walk in". Before I finish this thought, it begins to pour.

So there I am, ready to walk, the dog just as excited as ever because she loves walks. And I say "No walk today, back inside Lady J". She pauses, looks confused, and finally gets it as I head inside.

Great, no walk today. I did not feel like getting wet, and I sure didn't feel like bathing the dog after our walk.

Normally I am not against letting the rain deter me. I am the positive thinker for the most part. I love dancing in the rain. But today, it just seemed like too much work and I certainly don't want to get sick. 
But some days...there is nothing better than being outside during a nice rain. And you can't tell me that you have never felt joy when jumping in a puddle.....

Maybe next time I venture out for a walk and the rain starts, I will embrace a walk in it. I will head out with no umbrella, jump in a few puddles, maybe even dance a little.
After all, you can't have a rainbow without a little rain...


When was the last time YOU danced in the rain?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Music Monday! The Chanukah Song

Tomorrow is the beginning of the the holiday celebrations for some, so let's all celebrate with a few laughs. Hubby has been trying to get me to feature this song for weeks, so finally, here it is.


Happy Chanukah!

Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Being one of those people that seems to be late with everything (still on Island Time I say), I am late is posting the 2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines. (one has already passed!) Here they are.

If you need something from Raige for Christmas, make sure you order in time, and let me know it is for Christmas or Hanukkah or that you need it by a specific date. 
Don't forget the Gift Certificates if you have trouble deciding.....

2011 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service wants to make sure that you send all of your holiday mail in time for your family and friends to receive and enjoy for the holidays.  Therefore, in order to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, please note the shipping deadlines for the following different types of mail:
DOMESTIC MAIL DEADLINES
Domestic Mail ClassDeadline
FIRST CLASS MAIL®DEC. 20
PRIORITY MAIL®DEC. 21
EXPRESS MAIL®DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)
PARCEL POST®DEC. 15
Following is a list of related holiday dates:
  • First night of Hanukkah (Chanukah ) – Dec. 20th at Sunset
  • Christmas Eve – Dec. 24th
  • Christmas Day – Dec. 25th
  • Kwanzaa – Dec. 26, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012

OUTBOUND INTERNATIONAL MAIL  DEADLINES (SHIPPING TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY)
International Mail Addressed To:Global Express Guaranteed®(GXG)4Express Mail International®(EMS)5Priority Mail International™(PMI)6First-Class Mail International™
AFRICADEC. 20DEC. 10DEC. 2DEC. 2
ASIA/PACIFIC RIMDEC. 19DEC. 15DEC. 9DEC. 9
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALANDDEC. 19DEC. 15DEC. 9DEC. 9
CANADADEC. 21DEC. 16DEC. 12DEC. 9
CARIBBEANDEC. 20DEC. 15DEC. 12DEC. 9
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICADEC. 20DEC. 10DEC. 2DEC. 2
MEXICODEC. 21DEC. 15DEC. 9DEC. 9
EUROPEDEC. 20DEC. 15DEC. 12DEC. 9
MIDDLE EASTDEC. 20DEC. 15DEC. 12DEC. 9

And "When it absolutely positively has to be there overnight"
FedEx Shipping Deadlines 

2011 fedex holiday shipping dates
Us to Canada and Mexico
2011 fedex holiday shipping dates
Us to international destinations.
2011 fedex holiday shipping dates
Happy Holidays!