JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 189 :: flower power

13 Jul
Just a quick one tonight. Sharing the moment that brought me bliss. 
Just a flower.

One that bloomed overnight.

Can anyone remind me what this flower is?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
 {your bliss moment?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 188 :: as the sun sets

12 Jul
Justin took this photo a few days ago. When the sky was surprisingly lit with orange and pink clouds. It was breathtaking really.

Tonight, we recounted all the sunsets we have seen together. From Twin Falls, Idaho, to Florence, Oregon to Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard. From the stands at Fenway, to the beaches of Florida and Salyulita, Mexico to the sky above us tonight in Grants Pass, Oregon — and many other places in between.

They have all been so different. So beautiful in their own right. From ocean waters to wildfire reflections, the sky has changed. Every night.

It’s something so easy to overlook because it just happens. The night sky. Different. Unique. Every night.

And that reminds me that sometimes the most important moment of the day is right there. Setting. Before your very eyes. A reminder of one day gone, a new one about to begin.

And that’s worth looking at. Special all on it’s own.
Blissful really.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie
{did you see the sun set?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 187 :: bliss and a vacuum

11 Jul
Our vacuum sucks. Now. 

But this morning it didn’t. Which was only discovered after Justin pointed it out after we had vacuumed the house. It led to me whining (sorry no complaint challenge) and asking for help. One vacuum taken apart into many pieces later (don’t ask me how) and finally the culprit was found.

My hair.

I have been losing the hair on the back of my head for almost a year now. After my last surgery the hair began to drift away. It’s apparently from the anesthesia. Every day I would pull out clumps and strands. Like they were jumping ship. Overboard! 

Turns out the vacuum took the brunt of their descent.

As we inspected the innards of our hoover (it’s really a Eureka) I had a eureka moment. My hair had wrapped itself around the inside roller, making it immobile which burned a hole in the belt. It literally snapped against the pressure.

Which means I have been cleaning house for some time now, imagining the carpet was spotless while my vacuum was secretly decommissioned.

The hair was so thick and wrapped so tightly around the roller I felt like I was giving my Barbie a hair cut. Which I did once when I was young. Be warned, Barbie’s bangs will not grow back.

But hallelujah! One trip to Home Depot later, and a few bags full of hair, dust and rug wool, the vacuum now sucks.

And so does the lesson. Sometimes when you think you are using the right tools you’re not. And I suppose that’s the moment you need to ask for help.

Also, that which you think you’ve lost can always be found… even if it’s inside of a vacuum!

More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie
  {need help?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 186 :: feel good friday

10 Jul
So….. it’s Friday. And it’s Feel Good Friday over here. If there is one thing I am learning in this year of bliss it’s that all that matters is how we feel. So simple. So true.

So tonight… this made me feel good. I laughed. And I know that I’m always talking about Pups and dogs and man’s best friend. So tonight I’m sharing some cats.

Cats who are actually spies. 

Happy friday. I hope you find a moment of bliss this weekend.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
 {weekend on!}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 185 :: funny or die meditation

9 Jul

So….. here’s just a warning. This is a link from Funny or Die. It made me laugh. So hard I had to share it. But I warn you, this is not a typical meditation.

You have been warned!

The good news is you get to vote. Funny? Or Die?
Click. Vote!
Bliss or Not Bliss?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
{meditate?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 184 :: give me a break

8 Jul
OMG I’m tired. So this will be short tonight. Which, in it’s own right, is blissful. The blissful part is where I give myself a break, and call it in. Just a short one.

And how blissful is that?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {can you give yourself a break?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 183 :: angel in the sky

7 Jul
The sky was bright orange tonight so we tried to capture it on several cameras. It wasn’t until I looked at this photo on my computer screen that I saw it…

An angel in the sky. Can you see it?


Brought me a little Bliss tonight!

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {can you see it?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 182 :: happy

6 Jul
Pure happiness!
The temp dropped to 100 degrees. The great cool off! Which meant we got to play outside.

And we did. We played tennis! Finally! Released from the 110 degree heat.

Pure bliss.
What makes you happy?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {happy?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 181 :: circle of women

5 Jul
As the USA Women’s Team takes home a win I’m moved by a circle of women tonight. Not those in the winners circle or those who lost the game. That’s not why it was so moving for me today. 
I didn’t grow up watching women play soccer. There wasn’t a World Cup for Women when I was little.

Oh sure I played soccer in the first grade. Or maybe it was the second? I’m not sure. I was so young I can barely remember what we did, other than run around in one big circle around the ball on the field while some parents herded us around the field. Too young to understand the strategy behind playing a position, it was more about someone trying to kick the ball. Anywhere. In any direction. Just kick it already.

After one season I opted for basketball, a sport that shot out of my hands instead of my feet. And one that had varsity status.

But times have changed. Soccer teams seem to be in every school and every grade. And the women who play the game are on national and worldwide TV. With fans around the globe. Wearing their nations flag. Cheering from corners of cities from around the world. It’s amazing. It’s inspiring. It really almost took my breath away.

But that’s not the circle of women I was moved by today.

It was the little girls walking out on the field next to the World Cup team players that made my heart take a leap and yell, “GOAL!”

They are the future. And who knows what’s in store for them? We can’t possibly imagine. But we can be there for them, standing by their side, helping them usher in a whole new way of experiencing winning, or losing, and the lessons of the game of life and sports.

Which is almost a birthright. Along with the 125 countries with women’s teams participating in the game. And that brings me to another circle of women I know. The ones who weren’t on TV today but who truly know what power that holds.

They are the women who came before me. The ones who paved the way. The passionate supporters of the game of sport for women. For their daughters to play. And now for their granddaughters to play. And the circle continues.

For the greater goal.
And that is a blissful day.

More tomorrow. 

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {what moved you today?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 180 :: this land is your land

4 Jul
This was sent to me tonight (thanks Jim!) and I am sharing it with all of you. It’s moving really.

And when I think of this year of BLISS I am reminded of all the things that I take for granted. The things that make it possible to enjoy all that which is the best in this life are sometimes so easily forgotten. 

So tonight I share this, a reminder, that this land is your land.

It’s what The Boss calls the greatest song ever written about America. It’s almost quite blissful really.

Thanks Woody Guthrie. This song was made for you and me.

More tomorrow. 

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {happy fourth}
#lovemoredomore
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