What a good way to start my new year.   A few blessings old and new–to some it may look sad I’m alone, but another storm stirring and some hours of solitude and gratitude, and a bit of reminiscing. Hummingbirds at the same time will be trickier!

Hummingbirds at the same time will be trickier!

Thrive Solutions is my big plan for the day, that’s after hours in the garden, which even at this most inauspicious gardening months of the year in our area, in my opinion, is still producing beyond my expectations.

Before:  Soon to become my birthday dinner!  I'll post the resulting feast for one next time :)
Before: Soon to become my birthday dinner! I’ll post the resulting feast for one next time :)

Passion vine--a gorgeous edible perrenial

Passion vine--a gorgeous edible perennial that grows wild here in East Texas

Malabar spinach--still a fav edible perennial, mostly cause it's gorgeous and rugged, going all summer long!

Malabar spinach--still a fav edible perennial, mostly cause it's gorgeous and rugged, going all summer long!

Solutions!

That’s where I’m focused today, of course.

State of Mind:  A powerful documentary about influence, control, coercion–the basics of mind control–how you play into it and how to wake up from it.

Thrive:  Evolutionary, organizing, staying realistic inside possibility, I’m on a live solutions call right now as I write this.  What’s being discussed?

10 steps for effective solutions:  get informed about the issues, date/information, articulate success, leveraged action, ok, you get the general picture.  You know where you can find more.   Here’s what I’ll add:  I’m going to start a group!  And I swear, that’s not just mimosas talking.

That’s my birthday commitment.  Hold me to it, stand with me, call me crazy, or maybe just join me . . .

Thanks y’all for the good wishes you’ve been sending today and any day.  Thanks to the internet, solitude will never be lonely again :)

Big Love & Hugs

Then:  somewhere in Thailand 2000

Then: hiking somewhere in southern Thailand 2000, where will the path go?!

Now: Snappy middle-aged settler of the East Texas Pineywoods

Now: Snappy middle-aged settler of the East Texas Pineywoods, whoda-thunk?!