"Love My Way, It's a New Road"


I spent a lovely weekend off the grid.  No phones, wifi, TV — just me, the Hunter and the Kracken out in the woods in a rustic cabin with a beautiful lake view.  It was very quiet and I loved it.

What was really funny was the Hunter didn’t enjoy it as much as I did.  He couldn’t hunt his beloved turkeys because it is a no-hunting area.  His friend who owns the house didn’t quite understand that.  He got four ticks which freaked him out completely.  The Kracken and I each got one.  I plucked mine out like a champion without blinking an eye.  The Hunter has been itchy and twitchy ever since he found the first one.  I have been quietly smiling about my manly man being all itchy & twitchy.

We stopped on the way back at a quaint historic town.  I was thrilled because they had a festival going on.  The Hunter wasn’t because it was a “no dogs allowed” event, so the Kracken was person non grata.  I have to say that the Hunter is a really good sport.  I walked through it for about half an hour to 45 minutes without him while he patiently walked the Kracken around outside the perimeter.

I fell completely off my intermittent fasting and low carb/high fat diet.  Bring on the sugar, alcohol and carbs!!  I drank rum, had cookies and buns for my hamburger & hotdogs.  Diet be damned!  I got on the scale today and blanched at the 2 steps backwards it showed me.

Getting ready to go off the grid was a bit nerve-racking as I scrambled to get some time- sensitive things completed.  Coming back was fine today as I slowly emerged from my adventure. I did work later than usual today and I have plenty to do, but it seems manageable.

However, now I am looking at my bank account and once again, I am flirting with disaster.  I’m in that cash flow crunch that will bring me down to the wire again.  Man, I’m so over the stress of all this.  The good news/bad news financially is that I don’t have to pay taxes for Maggie & Co because I didn’t make much anyway.  That kinda of sucks.  The upside of my cash flow situation is that by June I should be quite fat & happy if all goes well. That will give me some breathing room which I so desperately crave.

Tomorrow I have a call with my business coach.  We had very big, hairy, audacious goals for Maggie & Co.  I am close to some, accomplished a few and am far from others.  That’s OK too.  I feel zen with that.  I do know one thing that I haven’t accomplished and it will bite me in the tuckus come May/June — business development.  The bane of my existence.  I haven’t been steady with it.  I need to have a system of small consistent steps for that.  Hmmm, something to think about while I read my book, Atomic Habits by James Clear.

Comments on: "Breathe…" (2)

  1. I’m glad you had a relaxing weekend.
    May I suggest you keep an eye on those tick bite sites, just to check there is no annular rash appearing around it. If there is, you need to see a doctor and take antibiotics.
    Taken early, Lyme disease is easy to cure. If you wait, it’s hard to diagnose and harder to cure.

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