Full Tuesday …


Took Sadie to the Vet: She got a new Bandage …

My Beloved Dad helped us + I had lunch with him + had a much needed ‘ State ‘ of my Life Talk, LOVE Him so.


Amongst the other Million things I want to do before I’m 50: let go of more stuff. These are from the marriage years : Off to the Thrift Store they go.

Sadie trying her best to help her Mum, click here.

Up Tomorrow, Inspirational Wednesday!

G xxx


Motivation Monday …

I am Committed this week:


In this Digital Age, I work better when there is paper + pen + pencil at hand.

And Yes, I am working out of 5 blank books at the moment.


My Beloved Bruddah Cuz Lawrence gave me the idea of attaching m o r e to Job Applications than a Resume + Cover Letter, and you know I can always find m o r e.

Me Musing on all the many Hats I’ve worn over the year, click here.

And then I ran an Art Gallery + I was in the Newspaper …

I never liked the photos + treatment of them in the Article, so ignore them please 😉


Then this on my Lock Screen as Motivation.

This is me at my first Art Show in London at The Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

I am getting back to all this one day, mark my words.

Look at all those Angel Numbers …

PS I am SO late to the Harry Potter phenom but today he is 20 Years Old today: Think I need to rewatch all the Films again:


Onto m o r e …

G xxx






Spiritual Saturday …

I claim Fridays to be about things Spiritual, but I was taking care of Sadie after her Surgery:


She’s fine + it’s Benign!


(Sidenote: Sadie + I went to see if this field was a bloom in Woodland, and it looks like they planted Corn instead. A hunt for another field continues …)

Summer Solstice has come and I didn’t realize just how much of a Spiritual time it really is + it couldn’t have come at a better time for me.

I’ve been wavering a bit with my Spirituality.

Not sure if it’s because my plate is full or that I want so many things this last year of my 40’s, but this pretty much speaks to where I’m at:


When I live from my head, things can get cloudy + muddled.

When I let it go +  u p, more often than not: things become more clear.

When things, people, or circumstances get the better of me lately I do three things:

1. Be Creative.

When I am not, I can feel like there is a hole in my Soul, truly. As a part of my Living 49  Project ( I have tried ) to make Art or work on Art everyday + also Visual Journal. It truly is a Spiritual experience for me, I lose myself and it has nothing to do with what I’m thinking about.


Art since December:


2. I Ground Myself.


Aubrey shared this with me. Every Morning before I start my day I go in my backyard and I stand barefoot on the ground + I just feel the Earth below me. Again, it takes me out of my head + connects me to nature. Try it, it really works.

3. I Manifest.


I may have mentioned this before, I know I’ve talked about this on my Vlog.

I have a journal that I’ve written letters mirroring 4 different areas of my Life. When I waiver, I read the letters and just putting it out there into the Universe, I know it will happen.

Happy Summer Solstice!

G xxx




Hot One …

Took Sadie for a Road Trip + I managed some pics but by 1p it was way over 100 Degrees so we headed home to cool in the AC.





I hope you had fun in the hot sun today Sweet Pea.

It might be awhile before you go on another Car Ride …

G xxx

Inspiration Wednesday …

Today I am writing about who Inspires me everyday:

Sadie ‘ Sweet Pea’ Balantac


She came into my life when I had some semi serious health problems. I found her on the Internet …


We got her at the SPCA + they thought she was Three at the time: she definitely looks like a Puppy here, same smile though!


She was super skinny + unloved by her last family + we fell in love with each other straight away.


She was always so unbelievably Happy from the off + still is + has the best smile:


She inspires me to always seek out the light:



She Inspires me to always seek out the snuggle!


She Inspires me to go on Adventures AKA Car Rides: we are going on one Tomorrow before her Surgery on Friday …


She is always my light.


She always Inspires me to Love.


She Inspires me to be Brave.


She Inspires me because we always finds things …


Thank You for your Light + Love Sweet Pea …

You Inspire Me!


You will come through your wee Surgery on Friday with flying colors … Happy + ready for our next Adventure!


Sadie’s Mum G xxx

PS Still putting Sadie pics into a Flickr Set, click and come back for more!





Motivation Monday …

Summer Solstice  is tomorrow night in my part of the world. Just doing a bit of Research I have realized just how Spiritual this time is, so I think I may leave musing about it all until Spiritual Friday. Then I might do a bit of these in the next week or so …

It amazes me that in a week + some change, it’s July. I will let you all in on a little secret: as you get older, time is a subjective thing. It goes fast or slow depending on how you fill it up. And truth be told, since my Bruddah Cuz Frank left a couple of weeks ago, my time has been filled with Feast as well as Famine.

Maybe it’s because my Beloved Sweet Pea has Surgery on Friday or that in the last 6 months I have accomplished a lot, but feel I could be so much farther along, I am pushing myself to stay consistent in all the different compartments in my life. Hence, my Motivation Monday Post.

Even though I am Creative and at base, quite Free Spirited, I need a bit of Structure to get things done.


As I type, I am waiting patiently for my Moleskine Academic Calendar to take me through to the end of 49 into 50 (It says it’s Delivered to me an hour ago, not. I hope it’s not lost) I have a thing for Notebooks and Calendars:


This is just a little bit of 20 Years of Journals + Notebooks + Calendars.


When in doubt I Creative Camp in Bed (and apparently at angles) …


Getting Free Random (cool) Magazines motivates me when I need it the most.


I am late to the Harry Potter game but lo if these haven’t been on loop whilst I work.

Randomness motivates me sometimes …


Hats at a Bar


And Daddy with His Father’s Day Present.

Onto this hot week where I live =P.

G xxx




Summer Colors …

It always amazes me every year how fast Summer gets here.

And oh the colors:


Fave Summer Dish of Ahi Tuna + Avocado + and Spring Onions …


Shared Neighborhood Peppers …


LOVE Summer Graphics …

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Summer brings!

G xxx