Star Dust Fri-Yay Fun-Day

Today I’ll sprinkle Star Dust in my coffee and eat my cheerios.

I’ll wear my bat woman cape for extra protection and put my touch stone in my pocket.

I’ll move slow instead of hitting the ground running and I’ll treat me as good as I do my animals.

I’ll wear my purple top because when you are old and wise, you wear purple, or so they say.

I’ll climb back in bed and do my cat cow and sleep the day away.

I’ll forget my routine for a change and break free; turn off my devices and listen to music and play my ukulele.

I’ll start my day with chocolate and end with chocolate with a cherry on top and maybe I’ll even watch a movie for a change.

I’ll hide from the phone and play hookie for the day and wait for the fog to go away and the light to fill my soul.

I’ll turn up the music loud and dance like a rock star.

I’ll swim naked in the pool and and head to the hot tub by moon light.

I’ll drink champagne to celebrate the fact that I got up, and the earth blessed me another day.

I’ll take in Vitamin D from the sun.

I’ll sing under the moonlight and thank the planets and the stars in the galaxy for a spectacular show and Star Dust they blessed me with.

Tinker Bell sends her fairy dust and is ready to come out to play!

Tinker Bell's Pixie Dust -Black Background | Tinkerbell, Pixie dust, Fairy  art

But now there are bills to pay, animals to feed and clients to see.

Have a really great Friday and weekend and be kind to yourself because if you aren’t who will be?!!!!!

Do you have any fun plans real or imagined?

Thanks for reading and liking (if you do of course, comment and or share.)

Star Dust of Love, Laughter and Joy,

❤️

Cindy

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Silver Linings of Covid

Life has thrown us heartache and grief, yet we must continue to look at how we will show up and hold our hearts sacred, mourn the dying and reach out to those in need while we find The Silver Lining during unfathomable times. 

Quote and Photo by Cindy~ This Stupa from Bali greets clients upon entry. Although the rock is from New York, representing 911, it applies here as well

We are called into uncharted territories while we make our way into the next chapter of our lives. 

Regardless of where you find yourself on the spectrum of life, we are all being challenged to find our rudder and compass while we navigate these uncharted waters.  They can be turbulent no matter what your age, profession or living arrangements.  

Inertia can set in and create immobility and confusion, not knowing which direction to go in, or doing wheelies if you will, popping from one wheel to the other.  Or we start spinning into rapid fire without a direction or even asking what direction you want to be going in.  All of a sudden it’s as though a tornado hit and you are in the eye of the storm with no clue how you got there, on a desert island, alone.

You may be forced out of what you have known for so long and this creates uncertainty and confusion like being in a rip tide, lost at sea. 

Wherever you find yourself, it’s no doubt different than where you were and most likely it’s a double edge sword.  

I love what Bharath said in his last post which made me laugh and anytime I can laugh these days I welcome it!

“Times: I’ve changed. Do you like what I’ve become? No. Do I wish to go back? Hell no! Don’t ask too many questions, don’t ask for directions, I am alive and so are you; cross my path, wave at me and I might wave back. I’ve changed”.

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I for one have chosen not to do massage at this time which is a big portion of my business currently, even though 42 counties in California allow it indoor with modifications.  I have invested oodles of time and money in a profession that I’m not sure I will want to continue in which is mind boggling, but time will tell how I choose to move forward.

My staff is reluctant to start as well and we have taken a huge financial hit in this arena but we cannot open, even though our pocket books argue.  We will and must listen to our moral compass when we know there will be another wave hitting in winter; even though our competitors are starting back. Money will never be our God, sacrificing integrity over greed.  Instead we have all managed to find ways to shift and be creative while we wait for the storm to pass.  I know of 4 people ( friends of friends)  that have died and 12 that have been injected in various degrees. One was a near death experience where he came back into his body and he is using an inhaler and he is only 42. My heart aches for your losses and my heart holds yours while you grieve. 

We are rewarded in life by following and listening to our hearts and tapping into our internal resources while lining up with the truth of the Law of Attraction ( basically what we need comes into fruition with intention and follow through).

Listen to your heart!

I’ve been embarking on the venture of Zooming with Clients, blogging and writing which has been incredible in some aspects but has come with a lot of  hiccups, not being computer and tech savvy.  It has changed my relationships with others that are generally up close and personal, tactile with lots of interaction, to one that is more isolating and introspective.

A little Help from my Covid Kitty’s Ollie and Star

I savor my quiet time but I find that interruptions throw me off kilter where before I was a genius at multitasking and juggling lots of balls.  I have holed away and I find it annoying to be in anyone’s presence that distracts me, primarily because I lose my train of thought.  

I don’t know exactly where I’m going with all of this but I am being led by my intuition even though it makes no sense at the moment.  I do check in with myself to see if I should jump ship and the answer is “No, just keep going”.  We don’t always know what the gifts are in the moment but through time, they make themselves clear. 

This Quote by Cherie Carter-Scott Mother of Life Coaching where I was certified
My Silver Linings of Covid:
  • I’m loving taking pictures, which I’m not that good at but having fun with.  I am featuring other friends and clients photography and art which is so inspiring.
  • I am learning some incredible new skills to live in a technological world in which there is no escaping.
  • I am able to spend time with my beloved Harry, my 14 year old King Charles Spaniel who is lame before he retires to the rainbow bridge.  
  • I trained my once feral cat to adjust to indoor outdoor life and my dog Hunter, not to eat either cat.
  • 2 of my adult children have lived with me since moving out in college which has allowed us to redefine our relationship as adults .
  • I’ve had some time with my mom and Dad.
  • I let the dust and fur stay on the ground and laundry pile up.
  • I have saved a ton of money but not going buying gifts and eating out. 
  • I’m taking a writers workshop.
  • We’ve had a bumper crop of tomatoes and zucchini  this year and I’ve made lots of tomato sauce for winter, which I never have time to do.   
  • I’ve made some Youtube videos of my own for classes.
  • I’ve enjoyed some great hikes in our hood.
  • I’ve discovered some great musicians thanks to my friends’ generosity.
  • Getting your comments, reading your masterpieces of poetry, thoughts, pictures etc has been such a gift to me and enriched my life.  It has made me a better writer and person.  I have learned so much culturally and in history that I am embarrassed to say I didn’t know. 
  • I have made some amazing new friends on WordPress from all over the world who have even zoomed with me to help me.  Thanks Kumar!
I ASKED SOME FRIENDS TO GIVE ME THEIR SILVER LININGS OF COVID AND ONE SAID “NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY SILVER LINING, COVID SUCKS” 🙁. WHILE THIS IS TRUE, WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE BLESSINGS SUBTLE AS THEY MAY BE.

Silver Linings from Friends and Family:

  • I’ve saved a lot of money living at home with my parents with meals but I’m drowning in anxiety working everyday really hard not making a damn dollar and I don’t see a way out… I want to buy a house.
  •  I’m lucky to have my girlfriend at my side steadfast.
  • I’ve tapped into my organizational skills and cleaned my whole house.  It eases my anxiety. 
  •  I learned that I don’t need to hang dry my jeans and all my workout clothes all over my bathroom and closet because they don’t shrink in the dryer like I  thought for the last 40 years.  
  • I like that I don’t have to rake the sand traps when I’m golfing as I visit lots of them😬
  • My golf score has never been lower
  • I’m living my best Covid life with no commute working online, getting daily exercise and staying a month at a time in different remote spots for free of charge all while in business school online.
  • The freeways are not crowded and the air seems cleaner when there’s no smoke and I smell more of the wonders of the land, plants and trees.  
  • I’ve explored lots of new recipes in my cookbooks because we aren’t going out to dinner. 
  • We’ve enjoyed supporting many musicians for our Instagram shows and they are so appreciative for the support as they’ve had no opportunities to perform for six months. 
  • I’ve done more hiking in our beautiful area and feel blessed to enjoy the beauty all around us. 
  • I am trying to appreciate a slower life with more time to contemplate myself and the world around me.  I am also working on becoming more aware of discrimination and racism in this country, including examinations of my own shortfalls. 
  • My discovery of how important it is to get outside each day to exercise. There have been periods of time that I did not get outside for any length of time for weeks or months!
  •  Life actually slowed down!
  • we will have had 2 kids living with us for extended periods of time. Family time!!!!
  • taking over 30 online classes on various topics. 
  • learning how to Zoom to connect. 
  • less traffic. 
  • love being home!!!
  • playing piano
  • My hockey net
  • YouTube Music
  • Poetry
  • I am appreciative of what my mom has done for us for years. The way she cooks food inspite of being tired so I try to help her with chores some days.

So what about you?  What is your Silver Lining of Covid?  

Anything special you are learning about yourself?

As always, thanks so much for reading, liking ( if you do, commenting and or sharing).  I am so grateful for your continued support truly!

Blessings and love while we light our path on our journey’s,

❤️🙏

Cindy

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Murder Mystery 36th Birthday

Hi Fri-Yay Funday Friends,

I hope you’ve had a good week and are ready to chillax on the weekend or at least part of it. So, what do you do in Covid for your birthday? I have a theory which is you barely used this year, so it shouldn’t count! My daughter loves theater and dressing up. She has a theater background and has been the Activity Director for the middle school where she teaches, so we surprised her with a Zoom Murder Mystery Party. I have great ideas but lack in execution. So my son, “Peter”, much to his chagrin, arranged it all. It was totally worth it because “Sally” had a ball and she forever thanks you, and so do we. 💋

Sally Meets Bobby…. Is she the murderer?
And however will the murder unfold?

The Cast

Can be Played with 8-12… We had 9
Could Kevin have killed Bobby to get the Baseball Scholarship that Bobby would have gotten?
Kevin says; “I would have liked to knock him off but hey winning is everything and without Bobby, there is no win.”

The Birthday Girl Sally, Guessed the murderer and she was over the moon. Here she is below with her brand new birthday gift to herself. What better time than in Covid when you are locked in your appartment all by yourself.

“Sally” AKA Renee and her new Covid kitty Casian
Just Chillin…. but just wait, “I can’t wait to shred your couch” 😹
But how could you get mad at me, with this face?!

Review of the Game

Sally: “Loved it because I was with my family and love to dress up & I guessed the murder.
Peter:My head was spinning it was so confusing and so much work to set up I should have been the murder.”
Clerical Katie: “I can’t believe I didn’t get any bribes.”
Dolly: “I was actually out 50 bucks. Only use the free version. You have to do everything anyway including m.c. it.”
Coach: I cashed out winning 350.00 and didn’t do a thing but buy the decorations.
Cindy Sensational: “The devil made me do it.”
Gabby: “It was great to see everyone and celebrate Renee’s birthday together even though we were miles apart.”

Although we always have fun together we would NOT reccommend this game as it was way too much work! If you do want to try one, get the free version!

As always, thanks for reading, liking (if you do of course), commenting and or sharing.

Have a great weekend!

Blessing and Love,

🙏❤️

Cindy

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Ignite the Light

On my daily walk, I meet this friend

Reaching Far and Wide

Searching for the light

Sheltering you and me

Bursting with color

Before it’s deciduous and ………leaves.

Reminding you that when darkness comes, leaves fall and all is cold and barren, you can reach inside for respite and light.  It’s always there even in our darkest hour. You may be knocked to your knees, seething in anger and fear which is understandable. When the candle is ignited and you blow it out, bring it inside to illuminate your soul while you remember the burst of color from fall.

Have a blessed Day as we stand tall in fall!

Thanks so much for reading and please like ( if you do of course), comment and or share.

In Love and Light,

Cindy

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Golf Widow

Happy Fun Fri-Yay Everyone!

I’m a golf widow on many of days but I’m not complaining by any means.

The boys days spent on the green are my sanctuary of peace;

writing, doing yoga or practicing my tai chi and meditation.

While they chip, I peck away with my kitties and dogs under toe.

Sometimes they land in the sand trap like I do in a wordless phase but

we both often hit par or a birdie at the end of the day.

We’re both on the back nine that’s for sure but not my son who’s

taken the lead, and just won his annual tournament with his friend with a score of 2 under par.

Whoo Hoo!!!!!

The last time we were all together we went to the driving range with the whole fam and it was actually lots of fun.

I picked up my driver and hit airmail (a term for the ball going longer than expected) and I’m no Ace player.

I’m going to go out today and try my luck if the smoke let’s up and it’s not too hot.

Below are some pictures of the the highlights of my husband and son’s courses they have played.

Most day’s they travel far and wide to find a good deal but these are some of the best courses you’ll find in our area and they were so privileged to play, so I wanted to share them with you.

Enjoy!

Stanford Driving Range
Half Moon Bay Golf Links Course, California
Half Moon Bay Golf Links overlooking the bluff

There are two different golf courses that are set upon Northern California’s dramatic costal bluffs. It is an hour south of San Francisco. The Bay Area resort’s parkland-style Old Course, originally designed in 1973, features cypress-lined fairways and an oceanside 18th hole. The aptly named Ocean Course features a traditional Scottish design, a water view from every hole and challenging play with tight fairways and knolls. This is 30 minutes from our home so my husband and son often play here. On a beautiful day, you can see forever. These pictures don’t do justice the the course. This is where my son won the tournament with his friend Chad.

Spy Glass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California
Spy Glass Golf Course

Spyglass Hill Golf Course is in Pebble Beach, California and is ranked # 10 in America’s 100 Greatests public Corses. It is the Greatest meeting of Sand and Trees. The defining takeaway at Spyglass Hill is how starkly the first five holes juxtapose the rest of your round. It features 6,862 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. ASGCA, the Spyglass Hill golf course. It opened in 1966

Spanish Bay Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California
Spanish Bay Golf Course

My Husband just got home from playing here on Wednesday and had a great time. Again, smoke from the fire made for dismal pictures but none the less, it’s pretty hard not to have a great time in all of this beauty. Spanish Bay Golf Course is in Pebble Beach, California nuzzled among the undulating sand dunes on the western tip of the Monterey Peninisula sits The links at Spanish Bay. Designed in 1987 by a team comprised of Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, The Links at Spanish Bay was modeled after an authentic Scottish course.

Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California
My son Garrett

This was by far the biggest highlight of Covid for my husband and son playing with their friends. Pebble Beach Golf Links is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, overlooking the coastline of Carmel Bay, opening to the paacific ocean on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. It is considered the No. 1 Golf Resort in America. With three top 50 public courses canvasing the spectacular coastline that wraps around California’s Monterey Peninsula, golf at Pebble Beach is a truly unforgetable moment.

Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California

This was an acopoliptic day on the course with the smoke from the fires. Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California. The park has 27 holes of championship golf-the 18-hole Harding Park Course and the 9-hole Fleming Course (when they open up 3 holes, I might try it. Lol). It opened 95 years ago on July 18th, 1925. It is named after Preident Warren G. Harding, an avid golfer. The course covers 163-acre (0.66km 2) along the shores of Lake Merced, in the city’s southwest corner.

This book that sits on our living room table was compiled by Connor Licolli, my Godson as a labor of love to his Grandfather Hal Gevertz. It is a compilation of 357 articles of his writings from 1971-1983 and 1987-2009, which were originally written for the San Mateo Times Group Newspapers and later for the Northern California’s Golf Today. It is a beautiful coffee table book and I’m so proud of you Connor!

Thanks so much for reading and have a great weekend until we meet again.
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Love and Blessings,

❤️

Cindy

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Be The Sea Of Change!

Mother Earth is angry and the ocean reflects its displeasure mirroring the injustice in her waters and sky. 

The rock guised as monsters reckoning with earth; bound by greed, no bounderies of caste or creed,

but not defining me.

Denying climate change, pain and suffering while the haves and the have nots, don’t measure up.

 It’s not too late, so listen up folks.  I won’t and can’t hold this anger, nor should you,

but I will merge with Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sky and

protect her and be the sea of change.  

Will you  join me?

Hi Friends,

I’m struck by dark nights that haunt us on so many levels right now and this picture of Jason’s evoked such powerful feelings. The light is beckoning us so no matter what you are going through. Remember things get worse before they get better and when you think you can’t go on, take one moment at a time, one breath at at time. We’re is this together and we will get through this; stronger and brighter than ever before, united once again, take a stand.

As always, thanks for reading and please like (if you do our course), comment and or share.

So much love and blessings,

❤️

Cindy

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ARE YOU IN or ARE YOU OUT?

In and out you go
With no end to your whim

Bringing me surprises
That keep me entertained

On the prowl all day and night
And yet still I take you back, no questions asked

Are you in?
Or are you out?

You show me you love me
And yet you leave, fickle as can be

Have I no self esteem or confidence, you ask
Yet I know I can’t control you or you’ll be gone in a flash

I treasure the moments cradled in my arms
Where everything is peaceful and calm

Are you in?
Or are you out?

Some say I should put my foot down and see a shrink
But do we really own anyone and is that even right?

It all comes down to loving and good food
And hey, I’m good at both, a real catch

I am a smart woman and know the way to your heart
Could you infect me? God only knows where you’ve been.

But you always come back to me and I squeal with un-delight
When you jump in bed with a rat, gopher or mole.

Are you in?
Or are you out?

Oh the life with a Prowler.
I highly recommend a cat during Covid time!

Star ⭐️

Mornight Light

reflections on my window

Morning light, shine so bright, takes my breath away
Your rays cast prisms, reflecting color of hope
I covet this moment I have captured in my heart because of you

Too powerful for words, too scared to share
for soon you will disappear ~ your light has enveloped me
I empty myself in silence and will give them words when I can finally speak

No matter how dark the night, you rise and ignite our spirit
infusing us with vision and light
Where we can begin anew and start over each and every day.

No matter what your evening sky has held of rumble and thunder
You wake up fresh and cleanse us of our pain and sorrow
So we can pass on your lessons, to Let Go and Let God

You take my breath away, as I witness this moment to moment shift
Blossoming, becoming, opening cracks in the sky
Joy and beauty with in me and I am grateful

Thank you for reminding us to Be Bright, Be Bold and Stay Strong
To illuminate our souls greatest longing to love and be loved and forgive
We all come from the same seed of light, so let your heart shine in this truth

In light and Love,

❤️

Cindy

 

Be The Tree

Image 4-26-20 at 3.17 PM

 

Be the Tree
Growing branches or
Charred and hollowed out
Still reading for the light.

Barren or Green
We continue the good fight
Remembering where we came from
Our mission, our plight.

Some of us won’t make it
Others fighting for their life
The invisible robber of our bodies
But it can’t take our soul.

A pod in the tree of life
Our stories won’t go untold
From ashes we came, to ashes we all go
As we take root, trusting with all of our might.

Better days are coming
So don’t give up hope
Stay Home, Stay Safe
We’ll see you in the morning light/

❤️🙏❤️

Beauty All Around Me

Found hiking in Redwood Regional Park Oakland Ca.

Time stands still in moments of beauty
A gift from mother earth.

The sun radiates from the parting clouds while light ricochets
capturing light and darkness in synchronicity.

Colors and silhouettes reflecting light
seeing our own true colors of love and neutrality where oneness is found. 

If I sit still long enough the beauty is all around me  
I don’t have to do anything…. just open my eyes to see and feel these truths.

Critters come out to play, to greet the morning sun as my animals go wild with delight… so much fun on the horizon.

Today I choose to be one of my animals who give so much and ask for so little.

Today I Choose to be Ollie, my Yoga Cat