Me and my kiddo

Me and my kiddo

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Last few FaceBook Posts = Latest Chez Miner. Tomorrow... presents and feasting!

And... we have a blue belt! This is the face and hand movement for put-the-camera-down-and-don't-take-my-picture.


Rachel Miner with Andrew Miner.
The best of my son's un-prompted answers to a list of questions that was going around FB. Illuminating! I love the honesty... and I suppose I love the cheeky kid too :)
*Do you think you could live without me?
From C about Mom: with Dad and with a lot of grief, yes. And also I’d have a more unpleasant time with the stricter firmer parent. I’d be less inclined to argue.
*What is my favorite food?
From C about Mom: some vegetable filth
*How do I annoy you?
From C about Dad: your rigid certainty about everything that leaves no room for argument
*What is my favorite food?
From C about Dad: some kind of steak. I don’t know which. With bones in it probably.

If one has completed the Thursday Pilates class and grocery shopping and is doing the five minute ocean visit and… one recalls that one does not need to hurry back for homeschooling this once, aught not one extend one's walk to go to the best place to see the waves? And if one is passing the steps down to the beach on the way back, aught'n one take the time to walk in the surf? And, if one sees the tide pools exposed, might it be a good idea for one to explore? And, hypothetically speaking, after one has tiptoed over the gravel back to the car and arrived home grungy and sore-footed, aught one take an epsom salt bath scented with Bergamot before afternoon chores? Mmmm, I think, hypothetically of course, I'm going to be feeling quite cozy soon... might even have to add a tiny rock in the hammock into this, uh, imagining!

Oooo, I like it ๐Ÿ˜Š

December 23 at 6:06pm

Power out all day, we've been flipping on the generator for a bit to keep the fridge/freezer cold and use electronics every few hours. Now that it's night and they're saying 2:30am "maybe" we'll get power back... let there be light! Off to get some lentil soup ready ๐Ÿ˜‹

December 24 at 6:06pm

I'll admit that middle-of-the-night migraines two nights in a row is less than ideal. But, it doesn't seem to matter how crumpled I start out... when I walk my forest, I am filled with gradually more and more love and gratitude and joy and I don't seem able to come home without bubbling over with smiles and good cheer. It's so beautiful. It's so precious and worthy of cherishing. Every soaring redwood and sun-warmed moss and glowing oak trunk enchant me. May your days be merry and so beautifully bright.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou
"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." - Ayn Rand
"Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."
“The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement. If Eudaimonia, or happiness, is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence; and this will be that of the best thing in us.” -Aristotle
Happy holidays to all my dear friends... may they be deeply happy, drawing on the best within us!

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