I would love to say I’ve been traveled and that is why my last blog post has been so long ago. Ok, so I’ll say I’ve been traveling. I often do, only it is never a physical trip; I never leave my house! I go to all sorts of places, however lately I have spent a lot of time with family in California. I think it is because I had planned a trip there over two years ago now and had to cancel because of a sick fur-kid. Of course, in hindsight, I did not have to cancel and should not have canceled, but only hindsight can show me that. Somehow, I don’t think my recent “trips” to the sunny state of California measure up to what it would be like to actually go there!
I have also made return trips to Hawaii, to bask in the sunshine and feel the warm ocean water again! It is so beautiful with the tropical flowers and the bright colors. And the Rocky Mountains, in contrast, with their strength and majesty. The mountain streams cascade with a clear purpose and direction. And there are so many other places that I visit over again, just to experience their beauty and the peace, the joy and the excitement I felt being there.
In reality, I have just been very stressed and exhausted lately. I really don’t think the exhaustion has anything to do with my travels, either! I’ve been having “issues” around the house and I guess I’m just not as good at dealing with them as I used to be. It just wears me out. It has set off the RA and the PsA, which as resulted in swollen and painful joints, especially in my hands. This angers me, as I feel if I dealt with the stress better, I would not have the physical reaction. And, we all know what this does…yep, makes the physical reaction worse! Ain’t that productive!
Today, I am going to try to break the pattern and get back to what I want to be doing. This is my start to that. So I will try to be more “responsible” in my posting. I am hoping that the problems around the house are just about over…although owning a house usually means there is always something that needs tending to. (I really like having little “projects” to do; I just like being able to DO them, I don’t like things going wrong that I can’t fix.) Also, it is autumn, my favorite time of year…the colors and the smells are superb! It will be awesome to be able to once again experience Mother Nature’s bounty! I am so grateful for all that She gives to us.
I won’t stop traveling though, I’ve found it to be a rather enjoyable pursuit.