A Teeny Break From The Break

After a month and a half of not blogging and finally admitting to myself yesterday that it’s ok to take a break (since my last post was about Halloween, why have I been in such denial about being on a break?), I am now taking a break from my break.  Huh?

IMG_8086Kelly over at Diabetesaliciousness is doing a series of giveaways.  I’m involved in today’s and she did a really great write-up on my design.  The part that I really love though is where Kelly states, “But I’m also a huge fan of peace within.
I believe that diabetes requires us to be both a warrior & peacemaker rolled into one – Not always an easy balance”. Part of my own “break” is about my quest for some peace within.

Thanks Kelly, for spreading the love. xo


Wisdom, Naps and a Blue Skirt

Okay, I like this and should remind myself to read it more often.  Maybe even send myself this post occasionally?  This Swami was full of great wisdom nuggets (Google him).

“Self-acceptance comes from meeting life’s challenges vigorously.  Don’t numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life.  You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously.  You will peace not in denial, but in victory.”

Swami Sivananda (1887-1963): spiritual leader, author, physician

An now for a little Friday levity.

This is what my dog looked like when he woke-up from his nap last night:


blue skirt


And in honor of Blue Friday, I’m sporting a very blue skirt today.  Are YOU wearing BLUE#blueFridays  



I read this yesterday and again this morning. Since the author is unknown, I may claim I wrote it. A little food for thought.

“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” -unknown