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Jay’s Jay
May 6, 2009

Life is good. I’ve decided to treat my remaining time off of work like and early summer vacation. I’m attempting to make the most of it, while focusing upon rest and allowing my body to rebound from all it’s endured over the past six months.

My energy level doesn’t allow me to go at things full tilt like I used to. My day begins later, I plan around an afternoon restful time of reading which leads to a nap, and I’m in bed by 10:00 P.M., 9:30’s even better. This is not a bad thing. My current emotional setting allows me to glean the most enjoyment from the simplest of events.

In addition to keeping a careful watch on my birds and squirrels, perfect attendance at yoga, writing this blog and Twittering, following BF around on Monday and Thursday mornings while he works in the yard, and enjoying my stack of library books, I continue to connect with my people.

Yesterday, Jessica, Jillian, and Jay Keeton came over and we made good use of her double stroller, walking to the new gourmet cupcake shop on Main Street. We sampled the cinnamon flavor, warm from the oven. Mmmmm. Just the smell in the place is worth the walk. Back home, we created a simple picnic lunch, which we ate on the patio. Three-year-old Jay makes for lots of laughs. His little mind never stops. I let him put peanuts out for the blue jays, but to his disdain, they never appeared. Today’s photo is for him.

Oprah was especially inspiring yesterday, and I spent at least an hour attempting to print that silly KFC coupon for a free grilled chicken meal, which is hilarious considering that I never step foot in a Kentucky Fried Chicken, never! I finally succeeded and everyone has the opportunity to download four coupons for free KFC for the next 24 hours. You’d better get to it!
Last evening, Becky, my sweet niece by marriage, who I’m totally claiming as my niece, came over to help me with my pictures and stuff on this computer. She’s amazing. She can figure stuff out, move it around, and not flip out when files disappear. Of course, when things disappear for her, she knows how to find them. We shared a nice glass of Cabernet, cupcakes, and I learned a few things. I’m going to need a few more sessions.

Simple encounters create the joy in my life right now. I must find a way to transport this with me when I return to “real life” in the fall.

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  1. I enjoy following your blog. I would like to live a life like you. You sound like a really neat person. Thanks for sharing.


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Debi Dixon

Debi Dixon

The Universe is guiding me on an incredible adventure: my Plan B. I write here to share bits of my Odyssey, hopefully to inspire, encourage, or extend the virtual hand of friendship.

When I quit teaching in 2014, I could never have imagined the growth I would experience through travel, writing, reading, therapy, and introspection.

I believe human connection and compassion will go a long way toward our healing, and the best way to connect and feel compassion for one another is through the sharing of our stories.

Thank you for joining me here. I appreciate you and may we grow together.

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