This week I hit the trail for some much needed exercise and decided to hit my "spot".  Taking a few minutes of down time feels so great here because it is like being on top of the world.  I find it nearly impossible to shut down my mind for a second but up here no one needs me, no one yells "mom" 42 times, no hassles, no stress…….just quiet.  Of course that moment is short-lived as the grocery list, laundry waiting at home and daily stuff comes back but just for that second I am "Queen of the Hill".
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Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you. When you perceive and join with nature in the field of stillness, that field becomes permeated with your awareness. That is your gift to nature.~ Eckhart Tolle

Peace and tranquility…….plumbing all replaced, ceiling drywall damage fixed, ice maker working.  Deep breath.  Yep, peace and quiet and for one moment the earth is rotating on a smooth axis.

Well, that was short-lived………I will leave you with this image:
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Never a dull moment………….things are back to normal.  Have a great weekend all.

9/20/08 (SATURDAY) UPDATE:  After an ice pack and lots of Mommy kisses the swelling has gone down and a bruise remains.  Thanks for the emails!