I still lurk, just jumpin in again here. :-)
(The only people I keep up with regularly are those of you on my facebook, lol)
Clay-ye gods, you have a lot on your plate. I'm sorry about your grandfather, he sounds fantastic. I'm sure he's onto many more adventures. <3
Maia-Have a wonderful time with M!!! It's got to be so hard still not living with/near each other. :(
Gardening- J is a landscaper, so I basically tell him what I want and hbe plants it. lol. We usually do strawberries, a salsa garden, and herbs. PLanning more herbs and veggies this year. Just getting the starters at the store tho. Maybe next year we will start seeds.
Weather-This winter has been nuts. Its been so warm! I'm not complaining, but I'm a little nervous to see what it does to the summer here in tx. o_O Last year, we had a really hard winter and then a really extreme summer. Maybe this whole year will be mild and delicious?!? please?
what's new with me? I've been in yoga teacher training. Set to be done in May. Also, I'm planning on returning to massage therapy school and get the 200 hours I need to be up to date (back when I went to school it was only 300, which I've completed, with the internship and everything. Laws changed and now they need 500) but I'm not rushing. My mom got me a table and chair in exchange for regular massages, lol. and she may continue the arrangement and help me pay for school.
Yoga TT is amazing. I'm finally learning a TON about the chakra system, and have some great books on the topic. My teacher is big into using yoga and the chakra system (plus ayurveda, reiki, and more) for emotional healing. and physical, of course. It's been amazing.
I am closing down the onlin e yarn store. It's fun and rewarding, but not paying bills. And since I do need to contribute to the finances, I decided to start down the path towards doing work I love that is rewarding AND pays the bills. :-)
Incidentally the two books that I highly recommend are "The 8 Human Talents" by Gurmukh, and "eastern Body, Western Mind" by Judith Anodea.