Good morning friends.. First time in a few weeks that I took the 545am #cko class but I had planned on hiking today so I wanted to get an early morning #tullytime session in the books...
Let me tell ya, I was tired.. I did not sleep well at all until I surrendered myself in prayer, which helped but the stats were POOR ... if we didn't hold spots that others could have it may have very been well a morning to roll over and get more sleep, but I pressed on.
Driving there I thought to myself.. I'll just do minimal effort... but Tully - he's fun, he gets the juices pumping there is no "phone it in".. and it was good, it was really good..
Came home, showered ate breakfast and picked up my friend to head out on our walk at Duke Farms.. on the way, I finally dropped off the lighthouse rock I made for my cousin a while ago that I've been meaning to plant in her yard.. they live a few houses apart.. I had no idea..
The weather was supposed to be 70s and sunny and it was anything but.. We drove under gray thick cloud covered skies and thought perhaps we would get rained upon.. we did not.
We spent close to 2 hours walking the paved paths, talking, taking pictures, enjoying the beauty. There was such a feeling of peace there. Tiny bit of disappointment initially.. when we finally found the "arboretum" and by the way I've been practicing how to say it properly.. there were no flowers.. it was named for the unique trees... which truth be told they were ok in that area.. the grandest tree of all was in the meditation garden behind the arboretum.. there was another really cool tree in the beginning by the main entrance that was pretty awesome and held that spot until I saw this one..
You may remember in the past saying how much I love trees, dead trees, twisted trees, majestic trees, they grab me always.. Their strength and perseverance in the face of all conditions.. I even am moved by "dead" trees or the remnants of what was, that piece that remains to show not even death can destroy me.
Came home and thought I'd take a nap since I was running on empty, or so I thought.. I had this energy running through my veins.. perhaps the trees? Made lunch/dinner chicken satay and string beans.. painted a bit, straightened up a bit, watched some tv.. didn't fall asleep until close to midnight..
Not hiking today, decided to stay close to home, I was able to grab a last minute outdoor #kickboxing class this am, then more cooking, and cleaning Ryder is coming tomorrow, can't wait to see that little guy.. going to celebrate hubby's birthday which is Monday.
Have a wonderful day.. and remember, those time when perhaps you are feeling twisted or broken or exposed, that is when your beauty shines forth the most. Stand tall and proud and let the warmth of the sun nourish you!