Japanese Friendship Garden

Went for a walk around the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park yesterday. It was my first time going through it though I have been to Balboa quite a lot over the years. I was disappointed by some and enjoyed other bits. The Bonsai tree exhibit was fantastic, the koi ponds and water features were … Continue reading Japanese Friendship Garden

2021 Begins

Well it's almost the end of January so what has happened: My husband has submitted his final thesis and is waiting to hear on his master's degree. This will be the end of his formal education and he is so looking forward to not being in school anymore. It has been a long run, I'm … Continue reading 2021 Begins

Spiritual Pathwork

On December 21, 2020 (Yule/Winter Solstice) I began working on a project to further my spirituality and hone in on some habits, traits and wants for 2021. Below is the first two weeks' schedule. I'm using this blog to do updates and accountability. I'm not going to be specific because it's highly personal. Week 1 … Continue reading Spiritual Pathwork

Changes Again

This year is just odd isn't it. After returning to America from living overseas for seven years, it took some months to find a job I was passionate about, be hired for and trained at but with the way Covid-19 has been spreading recently it was getting too close for comfort for me so I … Continue reading Changes Again

Summer Solstice 2020

Just a quick note of my day today honoring the turning of the wheel, the longest day, Litha. Today also has the privilege of being my brother's birthday, a solar eclipse and mercury is in retrograde among a few other things. It is a high energy day, can you feel it? We celebrated with a … Continue reading Summer Solstice 2020

Preparing For Change

Yes, it is the New Year coming up but it's so much more than that.  January will change our address and a big shift in me personally.  I'll have to consider what to do with this blog as it won't be about Asia/Europe travel anymore.  Also, 2020 will require my husband to make a big … Continue reading Preparing For Change

Samhain – Halloween – Debacle

The image is borrowed from: triplegoddesscoven.com Please check out their post, it gives decent info on Samhain history. October 31st is a big day for Pagans, it is New Years Eve for us.  According to the old calendar that follows the moon cycles and harvest seasons of the year, this day marks the turning over of … Continue reading Samhain – Halloween – Debacle

Some Things On My Mind

It has been a quiet, relaxing couple of months while we replenish our funds a bit after a heavy travel season through the end of 2017.  Not a lot to report from January/February and that is a good thing, we have a system of travel then save before travel again, it's keeping us debt free … Continue reading Some Things On My Mind

A Pro Me Moment

I'm not one to toot my own horn but in honor of my spiritual work this year I submit the following: Tonight I had a realization of something I rather like about myself.  I tend to have a pretty good time in most situations (get your mind out of the gutter).  If it's a planned … Continue reading A Pro Me Moment