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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 229 :: be joy

18 Aug

{seeing the signs}

I saw the sign today. Be Joy! It was in the middle of downtown Portland, Oregon. And the rest of the day was full of joyous adventure.

In fact, we took a joy ride to the beach. Cannon Beach to be exact and stood in the shadow of Haystack Rock.

I remember traveling here with my dear Mama Sling who loved the Oregon Coast. What a joyous reunion with memories and love and beach and sand.  Some memories are as solid as a rock.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy-full)
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 228 :: joy is new adventures

17 Aug
{new and old}

I’m having a new/old adventure in Portland. I flew coast to coast today and landed in Oregon with a perfect view of Mount Hood and the green state.

It reminds me of something I posted a few weeks ago… joy is saying hello to new adventures, even when the adventures are old ones on a redo. Even when the new adventures are quick 48-hour touchdowns, there is joy.

I love a good adventure and all the joy it brings.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

 

{joy-full)
#lovemore

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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 191 :: coolness is kind

2 Aug

Lightness.

It’s a hot summer. And getting hotter by the day. While it is NOT as hot here in Washington as it was when we lived in Oregon (109 today! in Grants Pass) it still feels like one hot summer.

Which brings me to this — is there anything KINDER than a cool breeze on a hot day?

Here’s to kindness. In all of its many forms.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{cool}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 282 :: stormy weather

15 Oct

Day 282: Soooooo close.

The storm is in its final throws and blows, and hopefully it will just blow over tonight. Mother Nature is full of tricks or treats in October it seems.

We are so close to getting through this storm, and have fared much better than predicted — and better than our old homeland, state of Oregon.

I have learned one thing in this storm…. I have NO idea what to expect from the weather on the West Coast!  I’m learning…. I’m learning… and crossing my fingers that this storm is really going to be done tonight.

Namaste Mother Nature, namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{west coast}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 276 :: a blissful last cup

8 Oct
While packing today I found a coffee coupon in my purse. It was tucked deep inside the crevices of my wallet. A treat from the first week we moved to Grants Pass, when I relied on coffee shop WIFI for my internet while Charter took it’s sweet time getting installed.

Which I find ironic, as I am now at that same coffee shop sucking up WIFI for my final blog post. Internet has been packed up along with the rest of our belongings.

So cheers…to our last night in Oregon.

Ironically, Hit The Road Jack is playing over the coffee shop speakers as I close out my last blog post in the beaver state.

Well, I guess if you say so
I’d have to pack my things and go. (That’s right)
Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.
Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more
What you say?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie
{new adventures?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 171 :: 90’s at night

25 Jun
Just reporting the facts tonight. It’s hot. I’m not complaining…. I’m just telling it like it is….90 degrees at 10PM. 

108 degrees tomorrow. Not complaining, that is. Just reporting the facts. I like to be warm. It brings me bliss… but this is more like blisters!

More tomorrow. 

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {hot or not?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 131 :: birthday part 2

16 May
Vineyards!
Baby Grapes!

Tastings!

And …gardens!

A blissful Saturday for Justin’s birthday weekend.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie

  {bliss on}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 128 :: oh pink!

13 May
Long day. Late night. So I give you this:

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 

Jamie
  {what are you wishing for?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 127 :: the four leaf clover

12 May
I’m having a hard time choosing flower photos to share from our trip to Eugene. Do I share the the bleeding hearts? Or the rhodies? Or the roses? Oh the colors!!! They all bring such bliss.

Who knew I could get so excited about flowers? For most of my life flowers were what followed me around hospitals and surgeries. Or what I didn’t receive on Valentine’s Day.

Until we had a garden I thought flowers came from the store, or a florist, or FTD.com. Now, they are what lights me up from the inside out, what grows in the garden, what blooms with life. So tonight, I decided to start sharing some of my flower photos from our trip. Starting with clover.

We spent some time in the park looking for a four leaf clover. For a moment I questioned if these even exist… is it just a myth?

This is what Wikipedia has to say on the matter:

  • “The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.[1]
I particularly like this line: 
  • “It is debated whether the fourth leaf is caused genetically or environmentally. Its relative rarity (1 in 10,000 clovers[2]) suggests a possible recessive gene appearing at a low frequency. Alternatively, four-leaf clovers could be caused by somatic mutation or a developmental error of environmental causes.”
A somatic mutation? It stood out to me, jumped off the page. What does that mean? So I looked it up…

Somatic mutation:

  • “A change in the genetic structure that is not inherited from a parent, and also not passed to offspring, is called a somatic cell genetic mutation or acquired mutation.[77]
And there it was. Staring right back at me.

The somatic mutation is me. I am a genetic conundrum. I like to say I am now the bionic woman with so many surgeries, removed organs and implants, well, let’s just call them new parts… the transition seems complete. I have mutated.

And now, as I sit here with clean bill of health in hand, I realize that as I was looking over that bed of clover, searching for the lucky leaf, it was with me all along.

I am the four leaf clover. A somatic mutation. And, if I don’t say so myself, one hell of a lucky girl. Instead of counting leaves I am counting my blessings. And all the well wishes and love notes and FLOWERS I have received on this journey from the people who have held my hand and uplifted my soul – friends, family, nurses, doctors, medicine people and angels.

Thank you for your love and support.
May it return to you a million times over.
And may beautiful flowers be with you.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 

Jamie

  {are you counting your blessings}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 126 :: clean bill of bliss

11 May
Whew! What a day. We are finally home after a roundabout trip to Portland and back, this time carrying a clean bill of health home!

I think I will say that again. CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. I was expecting it but it’s so nice to actually have it in hand, tucked inside my pocket (or maybe I should say between my new cleavage!). Regardless where it goes I am holding onto it and the BLISS that it brings me.  

The other blissful moments of today included… bringing my own “Janes” wellness gown (instead of Johnnies)… the day after I interviewed the founder and visionary of GetJanes,com, Sharon Linder (more coming soon on that!).  

You can bring your own gown too! Check it out. They are so soft and comfy and make you feel so cozy even when you’re all naked and vulnerable at the doctor’s office. I think it’s one little step that helps you take control of your medical experience…. and they are so comfy!

They are so comfy …I actually wore my Jane later in the day too! At a spa!

Justin TOTALLY surprised me with a side trip to a spa, an out-of-the-way stop on our way home to celebrate the good news day. We soaked in this outdoor mineral bath at Belknap Resort…. and it was heaven! Outside, next to a river and floral garden… and my favorite kind of warm (hot water!).

It’s enough to make me want to have more blissdays to celebrate my wellness. (And I think you should too!!)

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie

  {happy blissday}
#lovemoredomore
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