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    I'm Georgia, some people call me Gypsy. I'm an author, a photographer, a mama, a lover, and a dreamer. This site is a work in progress. Feel free to look around :) If you have questions feel free to contact me via my contact page. <3

At the end of your comfort zone…

 

comfort zoneSometimes life offers up wisdom or advice in the form of a random inspirational quote on the internet.  However it comes, I’ll take it.  It’s time to shake things up and step outside of my comfort zone.

In an effort to gain some forward momentum, a beautiful soul friend and I will be undergoing a creative project…  I’m not ready to release the details of it all just yet, but it’s already underway and I am both nervous and excited for it.  Nervous because it is going to feel like walking out into a crowd naked, I actually think terrified might be a better word.  Excited because I see the potential for serious personal growth…  It will be interesting, if nothing else, to be able to examine myself during this project.  Our very first time getting together in preparation already stirred some deep emotions within both of us.

It’s going to be difficult and uncomfortable, it’s going to stretch us in ways that will hurt.  But it’s going to open our eyes and hearts and it is going to be oh so very good.  Did I mention I’m terrified?

July 4, 2015 - 9:29 am

Ruth - Yay! ! I’m so excited for your project Cranston!

July 5, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Abby - I loves you…..
I miss your giggles….
lets have a girls night soon?

Sometimes things suck

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So.  Things suck lately.  Not all the things of course, but there are lots of things that are filled with suck, and I feel rather blah about it all.  Yes, we were supposed to be moving into our house already.  No, it isn’t happening yet.  No.  I don’t know when exactly it will.  No, I don’t have any other answers right now other than that.  Yes there are some other things that suck really bad right now and I don’t feel like talking about any of it.  So…  It sucks.  Hopefully we will know more soon and have the move in date.  I really really want to be living in our house.  I really want to be painting and moving furniture around.  I keep getting my hopes up and then something else falls through and it’s honestly exhausting at this point.  My poor husband has been running himself ragged trying to get things ready.  I guess the universe wants us to be patient.  Or something.

Anyway, because things suck, I guess I want to focus on some things that don’t suck…  Here is a list.

  • I have a BEAUTIFUL cover for The Difference Between Falling and Flying.  It is ready to share soon, but I am still working on finishing up the book.  I cannot wait to share this one.  It surpassed all of my expectations.
  • We have not moved yet, but I still have every reason to believe that we WILL be moving soon-ish.  It’s just some stupid hoop we have to jump through.
  • Even if we don’t move we have a roof over our head.  My Mother in Law is wonderful and has let us share her house for the last year, I am sure she wants her house back but I also know she won’t kick us out yet 😉
  • We are healthy.
  • We have everything we need.

So.  Yeah.  Things suck, but that’s ok because even though things suck life is still an amazing wonderful thing.  Without the suck nothing would ever be truly beautiful anyways.

 

Things and Stuff ~ 500 Words, 30 Days- Day 5

 

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Random photo of dried flower…

I have been seriously failing at my 500 words a day.  I have lots of words in my head, but none of them are making it onto my blog.  I feel like I have nothing all that important to say.  Which is silly because I will post all kinds of nonsense on facebook.

So, here’s what I’ve been up to, in no particular order:

Yoga.  I am not talented in the ways of yoga.  I have a lot of friends who are full on yoga masters, this is not who I am though.  It’s a bit like dancing.  You know those people, who have bodies that can move and they don’t trip all over their own feet and look like Elaine on Seinfeld?  Well, I cannot dance without looking like a muppet.  I also cannot yoga without looking like a donkey.  Perhaps that is why it is called a “yoga practice” because I will have to practice forever and ever to be able to balance my body in most of those poses.

Writing.  I am supposed to be writing a book again.  If you have ever stopped by this blog you will know I have been working on it for some time now, and my progress is always about the same.  The words come slowly for some reason.  They do NOT want to flow in the shape of a story…  But my book has a fabulous title and blurb.  If only I could transfer that fabulousness to the actual book.

Dreaming about our house.  We are in the process of buying a house.  This will be the 4th house we’ve purchased in our 15 years of marriage.  This house is also the one we intend to stay in for the rest of forever.  Or…  at least while we have kids at home.  I lovingly call it Fugly house.  It happens to have a hideous kitchen that will be getting completely made over.  With paint.  I will be painting ALL the things.  From the cabinets, to the appliances, to the walls and ceiling… all the way down to the tile floors.  Yes, painting tile floors is actually a thing.  I did not know this.  Pinterest told me.  Thank you Pinterest!  So…  if anyone local really loves painting, I could use your help in a few weeks.  😀

Summer break.  The kids have been out of school for nearly 2 weeks.  My brain is on overload.  So.Much.Noise!  Small people are loud people.  Today Kid 1 is at the mall so it’s a little less loud.  But, seriously.  Summer is so noisy.  And I’m already looking forward to school starting again.  I love my small people, I do.  But I am a better human when I get alone time during the day.

So, I guess my life is boring, and I should get back to writing my book.  My laptop has 93% battery left and my husband took my charger cord with him out of town, so I should use this time wisely I guess.  Hopefully tomorrow I have something more interesting to write about, otherwise I’ll be forced to leave my cave and go out in the real world for inspiration…  *gasp*

Eleven turns around the sun ~ 500 Words, 30 Days- Day 4

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I missed a few days there…  I guess I will just pick up where I left off.

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He’s 11 years old today.  It seems like life keeps reminding me of how quickly time passes.  Wasn’t it just yesterday I was getting all three of my babies into their stroller for a walk around the neighborhood at sunset?  How does that happen.  How do you blink and suddenly years have passed?

I woke up in the early morning hours with a contraction.  Nothing more than a twinge.  It could have been nothing, but it wasn’t.  Within minutes there was another and with it came a familiar pop and rush of water.

We rolled ourselves out of bed to begin preparations.  Certainly we had some time…

Call Pam, the midwife.
Blow up the kiddie pool in the living room.
Fill it with water.
Pam’s on her way home from another delivery, she will turn around and come here.
Is the pool full yet?
Oh, ouch, these contractions are hurting.
Yes, another contraction.
Oh man, baby isn’t going to wait.
Into the water…
Baby is coming.
Call Pam.
No it’s not just pressure.
Put the phone down.
Holy shit.
He’s here.

He raced into the world, less than one hour between the first contraction which woke me and the last which brought him earthside.  All 9 pounds 2 ounces of him.  With his huge 15 inch head and short 19 inch body.  He was one day late…  or maybe early.  I can’t remember now.  He was a squishy round ball of adorable baby.

Pam arrived shortly after he did.  Walking in in time to help deliver the placenta and make beautiful tree of life shaped placenta prints for us.  Prints I still intend on framing and hanging in our house one day.  She joked that we should call him Jet because he was so fast.  We thought that it was perfect, and so it became his name.

And now he’s 11.

Wasn’t it just last week that he was learning to crawl?  Or walk?  Or starting kindergarten?  I don’t know if I’ll ever find myself less surprised by the passing of time.  I think I’ll find myself waking up tomorrow and suddenly he’ll be 18.

Happy Birthday Jett.  You are a gift.  <3

Rambling words on dieting~ 500 Words, 30 Days- Day 3

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So.  I’ve been doing this new thing.  I signed up for Isagenix because I’m tired of not feeling at home in my own body.  I didn’t gain very much weight when I was pregnant with Not My Baby, only about 30 pounds.  And I’ve lost most of that.  I have about 6 pounds to go before I am at my pre-pregnancy weight.  But the thing is, I was already at my heaviest non-pregnant weight before the pregnancy.  And as much as I like to promote loving your body and self and all that, I do not feel comfortable in this skin.

So, I started using their 30 day system a week ago.  I gotta be honest, I’m a little surprised that they have been working.  I’m down 7 pounds, which NEVER happens.  Unfortunately, it would appear that at least some of the shakes have something in them that do not agree with me. I have weird food issues where certain foods will cause SERIOUS pain (similar to what people describe a gallbladder attack to be like).  I’ve chocked it up to having intolerance to certain things like eggs, avocado, and certain raw green veggies and fruits.  It sucks.  Especially because as I age certain safe foods will suddenly become unsafe.  But, not to worry because I am pretty sure it is only one flavor (strawberry, which sucks because it is pretty tasty).  I will just use other flavors and the Isalean Bars… the bars are SO good.  I could eat them forever and ever.  And ever.

My hope is to lose 30-40 pounds.  That would put me near the weight I was at when I was married.  And truthfully, maybe even less than that.  Because my body has changed so much in the last 15 years that I don’t know what I would look like if I were to be 145 pounds again.  Maybe I would look healthier at 160?  Who knows.  I will see when I get there.  All I know is that 185 is NOT the weight I am happy at, and it’s not because I think that its a big number, but because it’s so uncomfortable.

Anyway, I have the diet portion down for now, but I need to add the exercise part…  I’ve started going to yoga 2 times a week, and I MIGHT start going to a summer bootcamp.  But the sound of that scares me.  Maybe I will just start taking walks around the neighborhood.  That scares me too though, it is really freaking hot here in Arizona.  Maybe I will watch youtube and workout in the semi-privacy of home where only my kids will see me and laugh.

Anyway, that’s my 500 rambling words for today.  I’m off to cook some Chili Verde Chicken Enchilada’s for dinner.  Did I mention that my favorite part about the isagenix thing is that I don’t have to do much calorie counting.  The system lays out what you do all day, and then you have a sensible and healthy fork and knife meal for lunch or dinner.  Bonus!  I like when I don’t have to think about all the meals I am eating.  Lazy I know.  I’m cool with that 😉