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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 304 :: trust in vacation

4 Nov


{trust}  

Today I sat by the pool and nothing else. It was glorious and just the medicine I need from the vacation doctor. 

There is power in being lazy. And there is power in vacation. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 301 ::off

1 Nov


{trust}  

I’m off! Off to Florida for a little R&R and a lot of pool time with my sister bestie Amy! I cannot wait to sit by a pool and feel the warm sun and do nothing. I am excited to be off. I am usually pumped up and ready to be on, but I have to say, off for a few days is sounding divine. So here’s to being off.. and trusting the vacation process. 

Happy Friday!! 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

{trust}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 178 :: joy is calling

27 Jun
{answer}

We are watching European Vacation tonight, old school Griswold style.  It has me thinking about great adventures, what makes a great adventure, what adds to it all. I keep coming up with the pursuit of joy. 

What brings you the greatest joy?
May that be your greatest adventure.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{adventure}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 166 :: joy is vacation

14 Jun
{all she ever wanted}

And vacation starts now!! So tonight’s post is short and sweet. Is there anything better than the first day of vacation?  What brings you adventure and joy?


 

Here’s to joy!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 152 :: 4-letter word friday 

23 Jun

PACK.  

It’s time to go-go on vacation!


Vacations all I ever wanted, vacation happy to get away…and why is it that on the night before rest and relaxation begins all chaos breaks loose?

Must be a law of kindness…
Get all the crazy out before the fun begins.
Here’s to vacation.
And being all PACKED!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{happy friday}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 237 :: cruising

1 Sep

Day 237: Speed.

I am still home. On dry land. And vacation still seems as if it were a mirage in the desert. As I recap, I think about what it means to be on a boat and in a house – and how so much of that meaning changes when you add the two together:

House + Boat = Cruising

So here is Lake Powell Day 2:

Today we cruised. In a house. That is also a boat. On a very, very large lake. It sounds like it’s right out of Make-Believe-Land. And it kind of is…Because it’s pure magic to be living in a house that’s also a boat with a slide off the back deck.

But who needs a slide when you can just jump off the side of your house and land in a lake? Certainly not this group of travelers.

I can’t say I am as brave as these plunging backflipping people, but I did pretend to be “the king of the world” at the front of the boat.

Then I plugged my nose and jumped anyway. Feet First.

Speaking of firsts… there were many firsts on Day 2:

  • Our first 5-hour cruise on a houseboat
  • Our first experience pumping out “poop” (yes… emptying real poop containers) at the poop station. It was closed when we first pulled up so we had to leave, which isn’t an easy feet in a huge HOUSE that is a BOAT. Then, just as we were pulling away from the dock the Park Ranger came out and removed the closed sign. Poop Station Open for Business!
  • It was also our first time cooking on a houseboat (That would include bang bang cauliflower, peanut sauce chicken, fish tacos and Asian rice thank you very much!)

We also had our first rare bird sighting. A pink flamingo and white swan.

But the best sights of the day were finding shapes in the massive canyon walls. Angels, faces, animals and art.

Can you see the whale in this photo?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{what do you see?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 237 :: you always remember your first

30 Aug

Day 237: So many firsts.

I am home. On dry land. Tired, sleepy-eyed and remembering vacation as if it were a mirage in the desert. So, now, I recap and recall each day of our trip, one by one. Starting right now.
Lake Powell Day 1:

It was a trip with many first. So many we counted the “firsts” each day of the trip.
On the first day of the trip, we discovered it was the….

  • First time in Colorado (Courtney)
  • First time in Utah (Courtney)
  • First Road Soda (don’t ask)
  • First time on a Sea Doo (Jamie + Courtney)
  • First time to Lake Powell (Most of us!)
  • First time on a House Boat (Most of us!)
  • First time using a Garlic Roller (Jamie and Courtney)
  • First Putting up Bimini Top on a Malibu Boat (Courtney)
  • First time lifting a Sea Doo onto the top of a Houseboat (All)
  • First time doing yoga on a Houseboat (Jamie)
  • First time doing night time sand yoga (Jamie)

And for Courtney….it was the first day of the trip to get pushed into the water. But believe me… not the last.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{so many firsts}
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29 Aug

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 236
back to life

Day 236: One more.

There is one more leg of our journey and then we are home.
Vacation is over.  We are back to reality.

And I want one more.
One more day of vacation.
One more chance to water ski.
One more dip in Lake Powell.
One more large dinner with family.
One more sunny day.

There are so many “one mores” to want and wish for that I’m thinking that might be the sign of a once in a lifetime vacation.

Wanting one more.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{one more}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 235 opening up

21 Aug

Day 235: Vacation Nation.

Vacation has started.

And much like the year we went to the grand canyon, this vacation will also be taking me outside the realm of a reliable internet connection.

And, in many ways, that was one of the best parts of vacation. A week on the earth without connectivity to anything other than friends, family and nature. Oh, there was so much more too – you can read about it here.)

This year we are off to Lake Powell.

© Dndavis | Dreamstime.com – Lake Powell

So I have repeated the process I used a few years ago in the canyon – prepopulated blog posts! This year, they will be yoga tips from friends far and wide. Some are funny, some are science, some are brilliant. Further proof that there is a yogi in each of us.

Enjoy the yoga series…. and I will see you, back live, right here on the blog August 29th. But I will be here in spirit, every day. AND… I will be doing yoga every single day on the Lake too.

My goal is to get photos (oooh red rocks!). But I’m sure I will come home with much more. Because vacation always opens us up to more. And I can’t wait to see what is in store!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie
{it begins}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 84 :: balance

25 Mar

Day 83: A little bit.

Doing yoga every day has me thinking about one very critical, necessary, of high import, often overlooked but very, very, very real thing: balance.

I don’t think about balance while I sit at my desk all day.
I don’t think about balance when I play with the dogs.
Or run after a tennis ball.
Or eat.

But when I follow a yoga instructor standing on one leg, wth the other leg straight out behind her in the air and hands out in front of her head (“Look Ma, no hands!”) I realize just how out of balance I am. And that’s about the time that I fall. Or stumble.

I think that’s the ironic thing about balance. You don’t realize you’re off kilter and about to tumble until both hands and one foot are off the ground. Then. Whamo. Balance knocks you upside the head.

So far into this year of yoga, I am learning to respect balance. The kind that comes from practicing just a little bit every day and the kind that comes from realizing when you have too many hands and feet off the ground.

And with that, in T minus 20 minutes I will officially be on vacation.
So that I can reclaim just a little bit more balance.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{balanced?}
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