Wildflowers, Weather & Mosaic

Here are some of the treats of may “garden”. I believe this is White Nancy.

White Nancy?

Some sweet baby grass.

Baby Grass

And some volunteers.


The little white one my sis calls a weed.  Since it does not poke me or stick to my clothes I call it a wild flower.

Shades of green.  *:)

Shades Of Green

The high haze is keeping thing nice and damp. Taken around 2:00pm

In the back I’m gong to have a crazy big batch of Naked Ladies in August!

Can you see the border stone?

Mosaic 1.0

A few years ago we got a mold to make stone looking pathway from my Mom.  Instead of making a solid block I broke them up to border my Ladies.  They were just cement.  I wanted to dress them up as I make a path so  I put some broken crockery and stones into this batch.

Stones & Pottery

A few days later I picked up  Step by Step Mosaic by Simona Hill so I’m hoping 2.0 looks a bit better.

But the stones are agates that hubby’s uncle picked up at the beach where his folks use to live.

Uncles Agats

I’m glad I just used the smallest one on my first try.


24 – 28 Led Hoops & Foot Hooping!

Tuesday no hooping.

Wednesday with Andrea and Brianna and a few other kids in the hood.

Thursday with Briana and Andrea. At dusk we remembered our LED hoops so played another 1/2 hour.

Brianna & 2 LEDs

Friday with my one hooping student.

Today/Saturday I am going to a foot hooping work shop, so I hope to be able to do more that just twirl it around my foot soon. It will probably be a case of epic fail, but I think one of the best parts of hooping is when the hoop goes flying and I laugh. Or squeal if it comes near my face.  *:)

16 through 23

More of the same. The only way I got 30 minutes a day in is if I count 2 hours at The Cell Space jam as four days.

Bay Area Hoopers Jam @ The Cell Space S.F.

Slight exaggeration, I hooped a bit on Wednesday, Friday, and at CVY before I headed to the jam. Still it was a large concentration of hooping, not daily hooping.

Today I did get almost current on my banking. It was way over the 30 minute mark. I see that though that worked for hooping last year, this year it’s kinda of a bust. However I did get an important task done by setting a time and dong it

The I on my key board s stckng. *:)

11, 12, 13, 15, of 30

Basic hooping with the girls on Wednesday. Got a new pic of me foot hooping.

Improved leg hooping

And did not do anything else. Not even pretending to look into why I am not doing the 30 minutes of kindness. (written on day 11)

Day 12 Thursday, with Andrea.

13 Friday, with Andrea.

14 Saturday, no hooping, but some serious tree trimming.

15 Sunday, more tree trimming and hooping to This Old House.

So far I have missed 2 days of hooping. And many days of “self Kindness. I must admit that calling tasks by an uplifting name dose not inspire me to do them. Time to bite the bullet and just get stuff done because it need to be done.

Day 10 of 30

Hooping was easy. I met with Andrea and Brianna around 3:30 and hooped till 4:45.

Then I got home, tidied the house, changes clothes, and went out for Fondue with Andrea.

We have been going to Simply Fondue in Livermore once a month for quite awhile now. They have a good price for Cheese and Chocolate on Tuesdays. And since we both love cheese and chocolate it perfect.

As for the 30 minutes kindness… well, I reset my mind to remember that I can start a “big” thing and just do the 30 minutes. Stopping dead when the timer goes off.

Day 9 of 30

Ahhh Monday. Monday is an easy day. Do to over enthusiasm I teach to much. That added with three days of hair and I “work” 6 days a week. Okay I rarely work a whole day, it’s the leaving of the house. So Monday is the one day a week when I don’t have to leave the house. I do, to hoop or hit the grocery store. It’s the not having to, and it ‘s Monday.

As for hooping: I saw Andrea, Brianna and Tylor from across the street. We got a good hour in. Brianna is working on some combos. We are convincing her to hoop in the school talent show. I am working on my foot hooping. It’s getting smooth, if I’m laying on my back!

For kindness it was a mixed bag. I cleaned out the fridge, made some health insurance calls, pulled weeds. I like pulling weed and they were just to top off the 30 minutes, so I went over the time. *:)

Day 7 & 8 of 30

Saturday: 30 minutes of hooping alone in my yard. Last year I would watch TV while hooping alone. This year I am going to not do that unless it’s raining. My 30 minutes were quite. It was a lovely day. I wish it would rain, not to hoop at the telly, but because everything is to dry.

I going to say my 30 of kindness was not posting yesterday. Hubby and I went to the RV show and walked a lot.

Something this size is what we have in mind. Now we just need to keep our eyes peeled for a used one.

Once we got home and had dinner I went right into my game. (Dragon Age 2) I played till bed time. Actually, my avatar I got killed repeatedly until bed time.

Sunday!! After teaching yoga in Castro Valley I went to Adobe Canter Park and hooped with Ellen, the owner of C.V. Yoga. We met a great mom there and she hooped with us while her boys worked on their skateboard skills.

From there I drove into S.F. for the Bay area Hoopers hoop jam.

Many of the uasual supspects.

There was a pot luck brunch and Champagne! Since I was by myself (so my own designated driver) I abstained but for one sip.

While there I picked up Andrea’s and my Xmas gift to each other. LED hoops.

My LED Xmas gift!

The manufacturer TrinityStarr is a local couple and we got a sweet post holiday deal.

Andrea had made the suggestion for this gift in October. I had done some research. I’m glad I did, if I had gone by price alone they would not glow after the battery died. Ours has a rechargeable battery with a wall plug adapter! Also it was great to get them from someone I had met.

Self kindness? It was a day full of nice for me. It looks like the weekends may have less “task” oriented kindnesses.