When you are nine years old, what you remember seems forever; for you remember everything and everything is important and stands big and full and fills up Time and is so solid that you can walk around and around it like a tree and look at it. You are aware that time passes, that there is a movement in time, but that is not what Time is. Time is not a movement, a flowing, a wind then, but it is, rather, a kind of climate in which things are, and when a thing happens it begins to live and keeps on living and stands solid in Time like the tree that you can walk around. And if there is a movement, the movement is not Time itself, any more than a breeze is climate, and all the breeze does is to shake a little the leaves on the tree which is alive and solid.
Robert Penn Warren
Good morning all. Gosh it's been such a long time since I've been here. Each morning I promise myself to visit, and by the end of the day I've just been so drained. There has been so much going on in my life...and time just moves along at top speed.
I have finally completed my nutritional consultant classes. Now I am just waiting on my certificate. I worked hard to earn that. Now I can put NC and HHP after my name. Currently I am studying for two certificates. Yes, I am definitely a lifelong learner. My newest classes include both Angel and crystal healing. At the end I will have certificates in both.
I also have continued with my classes at Brooklyn College....which are now coming to an end in a couple of weeks....just in time to prepare for the holidays which this year will be pretty busy. For one thing, my daughter and her husband have separated (nasty story), and she has moved back to New Jersey. Therefore, I am hoping to put together a big family get-together around Christmas. I would love to have it on Christmas Eve so we could all attend a church service together, and then come home to party...but actually, haven't really planned anything yet.....
...because my granddaughter has just had surgery on her cervix. She's had abnormal tests for a year, since the birth of her third child, and now the tests look pretty bad so they took half her cervix and plan on doing a biopsy. Don't know why her doctor waited so long, or why she didn't go for a second opinion long ago, but it's too late now to question things. Now all we can do is pray. She is so young and beautiful with three small children. My heart is aching. So you see, the holidays right now are on hold.
Other than that, life continues. I've passed the 50 pound hurdle in weight loss, and with 20 pounds more to go, I seem to have entered another plateau. Gain .4, lose .4. stay the same, lose .4, gain .4 and so on for weeks on end. I really, really want to hit goal for that awesome sense of accomplishment that comes with it....but also so I can become a lifetime member and attend my meetings for free.
A few recent pictures....
Went for a smaller tree this year.
53 pounds lighter
While waiting for the bus.
Have a good one. Promise to drop by more often. I know, you've heard that one before, but with school letting up I will definitely have more time. Thanks for not giving up on me.