Today it dawned on me: Summer’s coming to a close–how could that be? So fast? Here’s what’s goin’ on in our world these days:
Since Riley passed his Birch odor recognition test (ORT) I’ve applied for him to test on Anise in Oakland on Labor Day and if he doesn’t get into that, I’ve also applied for that test in Los Alamos, NM in Oct. while we’re there. The very nice nosework people in New Mexico are hooking us up with potential trainers so that Riley might be able to take nose classes while we are gone. They also asked if I wanted to volunteer at the ORT, which I probably won’t, because it’s vacay AND because I know I’ll have a heavy load of schoolwork.
I can’t believe the summer semester is closing next week. My skills at past-life regression have grown tremendously and I do love it. I also love hypnosis in general and feel that my practice next year will be broader than just regression, since I want to work with people who have chronic pain and those who are staring down a potentially terminal disease. It’s all coalescing. Despite my fears about having to “study” at this age, I did well this term. Two more semesters of training to go.
Roch-cha-cha. A week in our hometown of Rochester, NY is coming up and there are festivities on the calendar! Sister of my soul is arriving from NJ, we’ll see the nephews, childhood bestie and all sorts of fun folk. It’ll be a fast week.
Wowie-Maui. Good thing, because shortly thereafter we are off to Maui again! Our adopted family has invited us to their fall family gathering, again, and since we love their company and their family, we’re going. This will be the third time I’ve been to girlfriend’s rocking place on Maui in the past year. Can’t wait! Even got new bathing suits!
School-daze. But, never one to let moss grow underfoot, I take off for Virginia Beach at the end of September–the new semester of my grad certificate in Integrated Imagery is starting and again, I need to be there for four days of class. I can’t wait to reunite with my classmates, the other three Witches of Eastwick, as I privately refer to them. All different, all interesting and we are each just a little bit off. Of course. Which I love. And i am anxious to learn more from our mentor/professor, who is so good I can’t even tell you how good. Just good at this stuff.
Do you know the way to Santa Fe? I’m home from school less than 48 hours and we take off for the fall in SANTA FE! This time we’ll be there about five weeks. So excited I can’t stand it. We’re taking the new vehicle and the dog for the two-day road trip and we’ll have the same house. Last year we both had quite the experience with the steep staircases at the house and the altitude. This year, thanks to my almost daily cardio, I had absolutely no altitude issues in Montana so I expect none in Santa Fe. And that is the most tangible thing about my workout program this past year: my heart muscle as strengthened considerably and is way more efficient. That feels GREAT. We’ve also found a day use gym so we can keep up with cardio.
And that’ll be it for the year. You don’t even want to know about next year because yes, there are already trips on the books: Antigua and France and we’re working on fishing in central Ontario, Canada, too, with a side trip to Toronto and Rochester. Plus I do want to bring Michael to Yellowstone and go fly-fishing with Wes again.
What’s up with you now that summer end is coming fast?