Saturday, July 6, 2013

Little White Ninja Dandelion Puff

This is a little electric cart like I drive at my work.
(But mine is orange)

A story

As I was driving  from one building to the next and a might stressed I must admit. My easy day was turning into one complication to another. I could feel my face getting tight and my muscles were getting tense and I just was just not a happy camper. This is when i a had a visitor. 
A dandelion puff.
 All white and puffy it flew in the window and  proceeded to fly around the cab of my little cart. I smiled. The puff swirled in front of my face and I tried to catch it to make a wish. The puff eluded my grasp and I giggled. I continued my drive to the other side of the campus and the little dandelion puff swirled around my head, swooped down to my feet and back up to the passenger's side of the cart, whisks it's way above my head, swirled in front of my nose causing my eyes to cross. I tried again to catch the little puff yet again but it fluttered to the right leaving me to catch air once again. 
I reached my destination and I could not see my little visitor anymore. I opened my door and stepped out and as I was about to close the door the little puff caught a ride on a breeze and flew out of my little vehicle. I watched the little white puff sail up to the sky. I grinned from ear to ear. I pondered the affect the small little dandelion puff affected my mood. Something so small and silly able to  disintegrate the stress and pressure of my day. Maybe the complications of the day was really nothing to be that upset able because it only took a short drive with a stealthy little ninja dandelion puff who time after time escaped my capture. 

later that night......

I received a call from work around 9:30 pm. There was a flood in one of the buildings. Being I was on call, it was my responsibility to go in after hours and clean it up. I get dressed and head on in. Get on the campus and get in my little cart and load up the wet vac. I reach the the building where the flood is at 10pm. I park my little cart under a street light. Just as I was about to unload my wet vac something caught my eye descending from the streetlight above; a little white dandelion puff floated down and floated right past my face and up again into the dark night sky. 
I hummed and smiled as I sucked up gallons and gallons of water til the wee hours of the night. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ninja Adventure @ Ricketts Glen

So my lil ninja and I went on an adventure.
I lost the lil ninja I brought on the trail.
Hence her absence in the pics
Pics are not great. Phone pics.
Place was amazing 22 waterfalls
You should go and if you find a lil ninja on the trail please give her a good home. 

 New friend I met on the trail. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yeah, that will work.

Jab, cross, hook, cross, duck, hook, power front 1, round 2, round 1, knee 2.

Recently I have had a few small ones and one major one. More on the horizon.

So far this year has had some ups and some serious downs. Hanging on and surviving like a good ninja wannabe. I must admit life is giving me a bit of a fight these last few months but I take the shots and counter. I wait and keep vigil for the opening. To turn the tables to make this fight mine. Not just to react to what is thrown at me but to take more control and set the pace.

Be patient
Be smart
Make the fight your own

Life is beautiful, be part of it. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Ninja Resolution

I want to be like Bilbo Baggins, When I am walking out the door and my kids ask, "Where ya going, mom?" I will quote Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit movie, "I am going on an adventure."

I am a big believer in New Year's resolution. I am not talking, I am going to lose ten pounds or exercise more or eat healthier. Not bad resolutions but not what I have in mind. I review the past year and think forward to what I want the new year to be. I mean serious look. I am all about goals. Set my goals for my martial arts training. Set career goals and financial goals.
Once the goals are set then I turn to resolutions.
I only have one resolution that I renew every year. 
Do not judge myself by others accomplishments. 
This year's resolution themes are friends and fun.

Work on old friendships and cultivate new friends.

Have fun. Really enjoy life and go on many adventures!

Be adventurous