I greeted the morning a bit earlier today as I woke up around 6:15am. I’ve been trying to wake up a bit earlier each morning so the pups and I can enjoy some outside time together before it gets too hot.
Its so refreshing to be out doors before everyone is ridding around and making noises and commotion. While my girls pranced and played around in the grass I watched and listened to the sounds the morning had to offer. I never realized how many birds were in my area. We have no trees in my neighborhood so its rare that I actually see a bird, but this morning I could hear many of them. It was such a peaceful and soothing moment to sit there hearing their song and enjoying the morning with the sun barely lighting the sky.
After a moment of reflection and a few more moments of stretching and breathing exercises, I turned my attention to the 2 cute pups playing tug-o-war over a long strand of grass. I tried over and over again to get a decent photo of them playing but it seems my camera phone only wanted to capture funny faces and blurry backs of heads. (Molly makes the funniest faces while pulling and eating grass!)
I hung out a bit breathing in the morning air and relaxing with my Yoga Journal magazine. Because I don’t have a back fence I sometimes wonder what the neighbors think of me… I’m always outside stretching my arms and shoulders and doing different yoga poses in the grass. That, or hooping it up dancing to a blaring radio belting out the India Arie song Video!
::Some times I shave my legs and sometimes I don’t!
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I wont!
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen!::
Great song, huh?! Love it! It would probably be my theme song, if I had one! hehe!
I would bet that I’m referred to as that crazy backyard hooping, yoga, grass laying, book reading hippy girl in the neighborhood. LOL! I’ll take that title with a smile.
Or maybe they don’t even notice me… Its actually pretty rare that I see anyone else outside at all. Hmmm…
My alarm finally went off around 7:50am letting me know I had 30 minutes to make some breakfast, feed the pups, and get dressed for work. I made my favorite breakfast: organic oats! And spruced them up with organic blueberries, hemp seeds, cinnamon, stevia, chia seeds, and sun butter (made from sunflower seeds, yum!). It is delicious and filling and gives me energy to take on my mornings like a lioness!! ROAR!
WELL, Off to work I go!
MEGA HUGS FOR YOU!! IF YOURE READING THIS, ITS BECAUSE YOU’RE AWESOME! (or you love me just a little bit…)
*This morning I’m grateful for the lovely bird symphony I was fortunate enough to hear, for having such nutritious foods so easily available to me, and for having a couple hours of free time before work to show my puppies and myself some much deserved lovin’ and appreciation.