- Name: sandegaye
- Location: Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States
I am a spiritual being having a physical experience. I love delving into the inner world & learning all I can about why I'm here & where I'm going. My mother, now transitioned to another plane, was a Cherokee shaman. She taught me the meaning of 'Namaste'.. meaning 'I recognize the God in you', and 'Nokomis'.. meaning 'Walk in Beauty', a Navajo term, that tells us to walk in balance with all of earth. My father, also transitioned, was a fun-loving Irishman who taught me the joy of risktaking, traveling, & living life to its fullest. I have hopefully taken the best of their offerings in forming the 'me' I am today. I am the mother of six, grandmother of five, stepmother of 2 more & step-gram for 6 more. My cup is full & running over..;o) My goal is to live 'juicy'!
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Thursday, February 24, 2005
Change is in the Air
The State Surveyors are busy where I work, making m-a-j-o-r changes along the way. And that is a good thing.
Imagine if we had this same type of 'team' who came into our lives once a year.. you never knew when.. & they would take notes, names & no prisoners. While the very thought might strike some fear, in the end, it just might be the housekeeping we need to be rid of the cobwebs of complacency. They might see my paperwork lacking (I really do need to be writing more). They may question me relentlessly on why I'm not doing more to 'live my passion'. They might even shake up the whole process by creating this moratorium on my everyday life.. no more just living paycheck to paycheck.. you must live life as a final performance onstage; rehearsal time is over.
And that would be a good thing.
We're thinking about some major changes here.. even considering a physical move to another state. Talking about our working lives changing to better suit our passions. And all of this is a Good Thing.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Since I've started working the night shift, things seemed to have 'shifted' for the better. I don't wake up with the 'clutch' in my stomach, or go to bed wondering what all I've missed. I find myself very task-oriented these days, & working these hours have afforded me the time to complete the tasks. Again, I am blessed.
Dan & I have had more quality time since the switch-over, & that has been great. We're working on the plans for the backyard make-over, & it's going to be grand. You're all invited to the unveiling & Lawn Party when it's finished! We'll have a dining gazebo on the south side, which steps down to the cooking area (grill & smoker)on one side. On the other, it will step across to the hot tub. He even plans on putting a little shower out there. Across the deck will be a couple of anirondike chairs, for contemplating the sunset. Then to the north of that area will be the 10X18 oval koi pond w/ built in bench seating for contemplating the fishies. At the far north end of it will be the rock fountain.. nothing says peace like a burbling waterfall. The deck will wrap around the entire back of the house. We'll have everything stained an aging shade of gray, to match the house. Lots of offset lighting, etc..
Inside the lanai on the south end will be our tiki bar, complete w/ bamboo & palm frond accents. On the south end, will be a hammock w/ bamboo shading behind it. So inviting for reading the latest trashy beach novel..
So do plan to come see us when it's done. We're looking at the end of summer for completion. Your Bahama Mama's will be waiting..
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Just say no.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Today he ran my business errands for me.. which is so typical of the little things he does each day.
Every morning I wake up to his smile & kiss. He fixes my diet coke.. & makes sure I'm set for the day, before he begins his own.
Each evening he arrives home as excited about seeing me as he was on our 1st date.
There are no words to describe how much he means to me.
I am blessed beyond measure.
"This is the true test of love.. that no one has ever loved, as we love..'
Sunday, February 06, 2005
I'm starting up a new monthly column on the Spirit Works website..
Called 'Dream Weaver' by Cherokee Sage Woman (sound familiar?)
I will attempt to interpret dreams sent in by our readership (which is amazingly large!)
I think this can be an interesting & fun segment. Which is what I long for in life.
'Spirit! Make it interesting & fun.. or else keep me on the bench, coach.'
So if you have some intriguing night-drama, send it in!
Also, a recommendation for an exciting new (to me!) website, www.radicalsages.com
WOW! Totally 'alive' w/ things that move us as One. Check it out.
And Dan has been working on our 'fun' site: www.gourmetcampers.com
Still under construction, but check out what's there so far.
A special thanks to the Cherokee Princess who keeps the website (& my spirits) in high gear. She's a jewel!
To BringBackBrenda who reminds me daily of my debt/gift to society; and will not let the world grow lax on weighty & significant issues. She rocks!
To Juliepoolie who reminds us that it is the blessed 'present' that creates the forever after. She graces us!
To the Fictioneer who calls my mind to roads not taken. He leads!
On this Super Sunday of thanks..
You know who you are!
Thursday, February 03, 2005
the Weird Awards
This movie was based on a stage play & the conversations are just about as stilted & 'staged'. But holy moly, who thought this thing up in the first place?? It's like 'Deliverance' gone amuck. Some dark comedy should be left in the dark, I guess.
Ok.. I think I'll be alright after I smudge off the bad vibes from this one.