Saturday, September 7, 2013


It's been a couple weeks since my last blog.

So, I know there are some things we need to catch up on.

The first thing that I want to tell you is that I didn't wait til I had more designs before putting the

Sparklelicious Headbands 

on my 

I went ahead and listed all the headbands we have at the moment for sale and created a new section in the shop called 

Deciding what to say about each item and getting all the dimensions is usually the hardest part about selling on etsy, in my opinion. 
So, now that I have broken the ice... 
and have mastered the art of cut & paste 
it will be much easier to add new colors and designs to Mem's headbands. 

I know this will make Mary happy since all the proceeds go toward her softball fund... 
after-all it was her brain child. 

While my neighbors & friends were getting ready for school to start 
Mary, Bill and I headed down to Salvo to WELCOME my soul sister and family 
into town. 
Since we still had two days left of her 7th grade year. 
I decided we would use these last two physical days as a "field trip"
to study 

And what better place to do some field research than... 

The Old Lifeguard Station 

aka... "The Boilers" 

And let me tell you it took us all day to collect all that data! 

Then it was back home to get a good nite's rest. 

After our morning routines we headed out to the barn to check on Phoenix's leg. 
Mary took full advantage of the nice weather and gave him a bath. 

But this goof-ball likes to drink and play with the water more than take a shower. 

Mary also used this opportunity to give him a good sheath cleaning.

Luckily for her he is usually VERY cooperative. 
I am super proud of her for doing this. 

I know some grown folks who can't/don't do this part of horse grooming and health care...
myself included. 

These boys can get PRETTY nasty! 

When life gives you 

You find the nearest 

Kiddy Pool
Unfortunately for Robin and her family the first couple days they were here, the water was pretty ruff.

But I don't think that it stopped anyone from having fun and enjoying a day at the beach.
We love tide pools!

But the winds shifted and the good times rolled in!

Man do I remember these days.

However, I also remember when this fella's mom was the same age running around on the beach naked and eating sand to.


We are getting old, Ya Ya!

Most of my close peeps know that I have been struggling with some pretty heavy stuff.

I have share on my blog some of these things but some of the BIG stuff , I have kept pretty close to my belt.

So I am HAPPY to say...

There has been some serious healing mojo going on the last couple weeks.

Beach Therapy!
Along with some ...

Crow's Nest Contemplation

Followed by some long needed conversations.

Obviously not all my troubles are gone 
or all my problems solved.
But I have to say that the boil has ruptured...

the pain is receding...

and now it is time for some more healing.

Thanks to my two sisters...
(one by origin and the other by choice)
I am finding my way back.

I'm laughing more...

I'm listening to more music...

I'm going to bed earlier...

getting up earlier...

and I am finding my voice again!

I also made 5 new wash rags and 4 new swiffer pads...

Then put them to good use!

I even have a NEW project...

Sanity on a Scain

On another good note...

Phoenix's original leg wound is almost completely healed and we are going to start working him again this week. 

If all goes well, I think we might be able to turn him back out by the end of the week.

New Sport Boots 

This isn't bubble wrap, but...
he can wear these out in the pasture.

Hopefully they will help keep Phoenix out of trouble for a little while.

I sure sure hope so!

My Little Indigo
A doodle by Mary Elizabeth

"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of the four questions.

When did you stop DANCING?

When did you stop SINGING? 

When did you stop being ENCHANTED BY STORIES

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of SILENCE? 

Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. 

Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves."


Susan said...

Goodness you leave me so inspired after I read these blogs, like I should get up and start cleaning, painting, getting in a good groove! Keep on writing!

Debbie Talley Marchitelli said...

Thank you Susan! I need to hear that, because writing helps me to stay inspired as well. Knowing that it helps YOU... helps ME!