Sundog –noun 1. parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.

Busy Bees

It feels like a bit of forever since I last wrote here. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me during this slow time. There have been so many comforting and encouraging thoughts sent our way, thank you.

I am very happy to be able to say that allergy season has mostly ended for the year! We are planning a small celebration for sometime this weekend to mark its passing.

This year the allergy month was easier than it has been for the last few years. Though there is no way to know all the factors that contributed to it being less intensive, I am very thankful for the lack of sleepless nights and pain that until now had been my curse.

Now the morning air fills with the sweet aroma of huckleberry flowers in bloom, the sound of bees making up for the lost winter months of gathering, and a warmth has entered the woods as the sunshine is briefly allowed in prior to the maple trees leafing out. This is certainly one of my favorite times of year and it always comes with a happy energy filling my soul with the awakening of a new year full of hope.

A small patch of Trillium near our tent where a young deer sleeps most nights.

A small patch of Trillium near our tent where a young deer sleeps most nights.

I find myself a little torn each sunny day as I want only to go play in my garden yet there is so much needing to be done in camp that has been waiting several months. We have had a very tiring road since last summer’s crash which left us with the lowest our health has been so far. A lot gets left to the side to be done at a later date when life turns to mere survival.

Survival is where we have been for many months now. Through the paleo diet and the tweaking of our supplements by our talented doctor, I think we are beginning to pull out of survival mode and starting to find life again.

My body feels frail after this long road but I can tell that with the extra nutrition of the paleo diet I am slowly regaining muscle strength. It feels good to pick up an object and not feel weakness but strength. Still though, I must be ever mindful of not overdoing life in my enthusiasm to catch up the months passed and still leave enough to rejoice in the spring weather.

I will talk more about our progress in a paleo lifestyle very soon. We are at the end of three months this week and the beginning of a lifetime.

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2 responses

  1. Snez

    Easier allergy season, increasing strength and the blossoming of spring…much to be hopeful and thankful for 🙂

    A celebration is a great idea! I’ll do a bit of partying here for you 🙂

    Playtime in the woods is not far away… I envision mudpies, hide-and-seek, making flower wreaths, hugging trees… now that seems like a lot of fun. 😀 Yeah and gardening of course:-)

    Rejoicing with you over those small, medium-sized and large victories.

    with sunny hugs 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

  2. Hi Snez! 🙂

    Yay, we’ll get a party going on around the world this weekend! 😀

    Lol, I haven’t made mudpies in years but maybe I’ll see about getting a few of them baked up. You caught me on the tree hugging though, I’ve been doing that for years and it really is so much easier when they are dry. 🙂

    Hope your day is going smooth! Lisa

    March 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

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