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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Happy New Year - Its a new dawn, it’s a new day, its a new year for me... and I'm feeling???

A new year can bring one a chance to reflect on events over the past year and while another digit in itself may not be overly significant, I think it is great to reflect and ponder some on past and plan some, always doing our best to look forward to the future.

In reflecting on 2014, I thought of quite a few of those in our alpaca community; There were those we got to know this past year that suffered the loss of their first born alpaca, a job loss, some with unexpected financial crisis, a divorce, a severe accident & another the loss of life of a beloved spouse. Reflecting on all of this when only knowing a small portion of each ones suffering, I often questioned some of the whys and what can I possibly do to help. In actuality I am not in much of a position to do anything that seems of much significance beyond prayers, words of encouragement offering grace or a helping hand here & there. Work and commuting over 12 hours a day, care for animals, life is busy, it’s a lot of work and in my own personal reflection, trying to recount the many blessings I also thought of how it just seems like a flurry of activity but, as “insignificant” as it sounds, last year I started crafting.

Yes, one of my most exciting memories of 2014 besides the wonderful birth of alpacas and our first "adorable" I might shamelessly add, grandson being born, came another kind of special delivery our
YARN. Yes I love Amazon and it's smiley face box on my porch. Go ahead poke fun at my segway because that in itself is where I am going with this bloggity blog. FUN – yes fun capitals and exclamations!!! I was just commenting watching some extreme snow skiing and the word recreation – broken down, re creation. I think it can be good for everyone. It doesn’t just happen, for some of us it is more work than others, sometimes we have to make a conscious effort and ask; Are we having fun yet?

While we can set goals, make plans, make resolutions, work harder, smarter, get more organized, choose healthier food & exercise, work on spiritual growth - All good , my message to you “insert, plan & put into action” that little tiny word, “FUN” with all the exclamation marks you possible can!!!!! I truly hope if you take the time to read through my rambling you get out and make 2015 more FUN! Be it crafting w yarn, play time with pets, people whatever you consider fun. I encourage you to do more of it. Invite someone along. Make more time for fun and heck make an effort to be more fun to be around. Eek when my obituary reads, there she lies, a wife, mother, grandmother, animal lover, co-worker, I hope it isn’t solemn and somber and all serious, I hope everyone knows I have been eternally released to have a whole lot of fun – yes Joy unspeakable joy!

The best things in life are free – sometimes the best things in life are fun. Doesn’t have to cost money, you can even make chores fun. A mindset - throw open the windows – turn on some music re-enact a favorite bit from a play or movie, stomp, dance, sing from a mountain top. Try to find a little fun in the work place – maybe it will become more contagious than the hum drum of the routine.
What do you do for fun ? Are you fun to be around? Is it more fun when you have others (who are fun to be around?

– starting this blog on my van pool at 6:00 am this morning – fun for me - may you find some fun in today

Sing, dance, golf, surf, ski, play a board game, ride a bike, camp, create a funny caption, watch a funny movie, and the list goes on... Dare to dream and by all means, Don't quit your day dream!

Be a Santa

Be a Santa

create something & add a little bling

create something & add a little bling

Take a selfie

Take a selfie

play in the snow

play in the snow