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Interests: knitting, stamping, gardening, my kids, altered art, my faith, collaging, altered books, my davycakes, cultural music, friends and more., hiking, reading, writing, scrapbooking, culture, baking, camping, traveling
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When I started reading this post, I gasped when I saw the picture of the dreads on the ground. You are beautiful either way and your soul is even more gorgeous. Mine are almost at 8 years now and I have thought every now and then what it would be like to be without them, but that thought scares me so I know they're here to stay for a while. They've been a source of healing for me.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on the letting go and the lightness at *e*
Mick sounds like my David and kids. I'll be the one standing far from the edge while they tempt fate. My favorite part of a snow storm is while it's happening. I feel so warm and cozy inside while the snow is coming down.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on snowstormy at *e*
Where did that little girl called Yindi go? She's getting so big!!!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on spurts of creative at *e*
She's a girl after my own heart. I love it!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on teeny weeny bedroom at *e*
My meditation today started with, "Today I give with joy." I wanted to do something that would not only make the recipients bursting with happiness, but myself as well. My daughter and I started off the day with going for a walk up a small local mountain. Actually, we started... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
I started my day with the meditation, "Today I give with peace." I didn't know what my gift would be for the day, but I remained open to the opportunity to present itself when the time came. Before an opportunity even came up, I had already been the recipient of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
Before Day 4 started, I knew what I wanted to give, but I wanted to meditate and pray over it before I gave my gift. In Day 2 and Day 3, I wrote about the envelope of posters and clippings that my grandfather had given back to me. Through the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
In yesterday's post, I talked about the envelope of basketball posters and clippings that my grandparents kept for me for 22 years. My grandfather found them the other day and gave them back to me when I visited him yesterday. This morning, my meditation was, "Today I give to let... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
I woke up with the thought that I wanted to do something intentional as my gift today. My meditation became, "Today I give with intention." I knew what I was going to do as soon as that meditation crossed my heart and mind. It was all about the smiles for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
I just finished reading Cami's book, "29 Gifts - How a Month of Giving can Change Your Life," on Monday afternoon and passed it on to a friend that I felt might find some inspiration in it. I wanted to wait until I had finished the book before I started... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
I'm in the Activities department at The Arbors, which is a senior living facility that specializes in Alzheimers and dementia. I love being with the residents and encouraging their artistic side to come out. This month, I've started doing "Erika's Food Creations" on Saturday afternoons and ther esidents get to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
Not long after David and I took a pregnancy test and found out that we were expecting Zach, I started a few letters to our future little one. I thought it was appropriate to start out the new book, Zach: Uncensored, (<--- click) with some of those letters. It only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
Youre the bomb, baby! -Erika
It's happening! It's REALLY happening! Zach: Uncensored, the book, is due to launch on at the end of May, 2013! This book is 160 pages of our story. The story of Zach. It's an ongoing story...there's never a dull moment in the Martin Household. We never know what's going to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Martin Family Adventure
Aw, this Husky is so beautiful! Love the red coat with the blue eyes. We have three husky mixes that we adopted since we moved into the new house.
Thanks, Monica! Ill definitely pick your brain one of these days. I so appreciate your encouragement. :) -Erika
Erin - Im definitely leaving that open as one of my options. :) -Erika
My appointment at the Bariatrics center on Monday was very different from the last time I went for my psych evaluation. I was surprised when I came home from Florida and got the phone call to set up my appointment to meet with the surgeon so I assumed I must... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure
We have a winner! Here are your random numbers: 3 Timestamp: 2012-08-16 18:46:22 UTC That would mean that the winner is: Melinda said... Lol...sounds exactly like me! Only we were NEVER allowed to read such worldly magazines, heh. Now I read all I can get my hands on, just for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure
You know, Anna, I think you might be on to something there. Eating privately ISNT an option when Im traveling. Also, when Im staying in a hotel or at someones house, I dont have the access to unlimited food like I would when Im at home. Right now, I dont have access to a support group except for my friends, and while they are very supportive, most of them have never dealt with anything like BED so its not quite the same as talking and venting with people that completely understand what Im going through. The bariatrics center has a support group, though. Im going to see about going to that. I have a real issue with food journals. I become very obsessive about them and thats where I hit a wall 2 years ago when I started to lose weight very quickly. We dont play well together.
I got on the scale the night I got home from Florida. I was surprised by what I saw, so I decided to check again the next morning to double check what I was seeing. When I woke up, I got back on the scale and sure enough, I'd lost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure
This man loves his ice cream! Last week, my niece, Hannah, and I went to spend the day with my grandfather before we left for our week-long trip to Florida to pick up my daughter. It's always a pleasure to spend the day with him. We did our usual run... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure
Today is a new day and is so much brighter than last night's circumstances. The thought of picking the kids up tomorrow has my friends and me powering through the day with positive attitudes after a day yesterday in which everything seemed to go wrong. Last night, at 9:30 pm,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure
I just realized that I can publish posts from my phone while I'm on the road! It doesn't look like I have the ability to post pictures or links but at least I can write so people can keep up with our trip. I miss my girl dogs and hope... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure
My girl-child is in the front row, middle one sitting on the chairs. That's her mission trip team right before they headed out on the road to their project in Indiana at the beginning of July. It's hard to believe that I'm leaving again tomorrow to make the trip back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Martin Family Adventure