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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Inner Peace

A friend of mine shared a post from Symptoms of Inner Peace today on Facebook. Upon reading it I realized that I have been way more at peace this weekend than I can remember being for a long time. Months!

I've been working on accepting life for what it is, and people for who they are. I've come to understand that I cannot change these things. I have to just accept them and move forward. Go on.

Getting upset with someone over something that I cannot change is a waste of energy. I don't have any energy to spare right now so I've been trying to conserve, and it is working. I actually had a really great weekend. I enjoyed time out with friends, did some DIY projects with my husband, and we had a lunch date.

I'm hoping this trend continues for me. I've been praying that we get this house sold and that our family can be reunited. I am hopeful that tonight's home showing produces an offer, and that it is enough to pay for the mortgage, the Realtor and closing fees!

I leave you with the post I read on Facebook last night.

Signs & Symptoms of Inner Peace

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears, based on past experiences
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in judging self
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
A loss of interest in conflict
A loss of ability to worry
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
Contented feelings of connectedness with others & nature
Frequent attacks of smiling
An increasing tendency to let things
happen rather than make them happen
An increased susceptibility to love extended by others and the uncontrollable urge to extend it

Starting over. Again.

I have been blogging (more off than on) under the handle U8MyCrayons for many years now. I've tried re-branding myself. I've tried following memes. I've tried a lot of things to control my bloggy madness.

Recently I deleted my old Google account. I didn't think I needed it. I forgot that Google owns the world now and in the process I deleted my blog along with a few other accounts. Oops!

For weeks I have been trying to think of a new name to blog under. I felt like losing my old account was a blessing. A chance to start over. I've toyed around with a large spectrum of names. I've had a few suggestions along the way.

Spiritual Heathen
Heathen Mom
Indy Mom of Four
Mom In Indy
Maternal Disobedience
Which Craft
Midwest mom

The truth is...there really probably isn't a name that could even come close to describing who I am and what I do. My interest are too broad. I'm a lot of things. I DO a lot of things. I WANT to do a lot more things.

Things on my agenda are posting more of my cooking adventures, sharing about my spiritual path, helping you simplify your life with life organizational tips, and of course the occasional update about my crayon eaters.

I less than those of you who have followed my madness over the years. I promise to try harder to give you something to read more than once a quarter.

So...here's the deal. Today is Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl XLVI is in MY city today. By all rights I am supposed to give a hoot.

I don't like football that much.
I have little interest in crowds, and hoopla...unless it is the heathen kind of hoopla.
I feel like I should have been blogging something about this once-in-a-lifetime event for weeks now.
I haven't. I'll use not having a blog as an excuse.

So, here it is. MY Super Bowl Sunday post. The day that I resurrected U8MyCrayons. The day that my blog came back to life. Again.

Let it prosper and be dusted off more often than the past many years.