Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hot Springs Christmas

I didn't take any pictures yesterday... Eek! There were swimsuits involved! Just imagine a nice, relaxing day at Ojo Caliente, soaking in the hot pools and enjoying the sun. We brought a little picnic, all the dogs, and our friend Karena, so it turned into a nice little party. It wasn't like a "regular" Christmas, and I sort of missed the kids and family, but it was fun. It was good. And today I sort of feel like I "made it through Christmas." I love all the weeks leading up to The Day, but Christmas Day always leaves me feeling a little down. Now we can just coast through the week, doing whatever seems like fun, and maybe a little work too. I have some ideas to try, and a website that looks tired to me. Time for a renovation. I admit to feeling a little bit lost, a little in-between, but that's not a bad thing. It's just a thing. I'll sit tight and wait for further instructions. They always come eventually.




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23 comments:

Merikay said...

Some years back I was "lost" for creative direction. I dabbled with this and that, but eventually came back to my center.

I have gotten several wonderful emails today from customers who received or gave my work as gifts. Several of my babies have names and new families! For me it has never been about the dollars. The happy and encouraging email make my efforts worthwhile!

m.e. said...

it's snowing at my house right now and oh so cold!!!Those hot springs look very welcoming and relaxing .Christmas is, after all ,a state of mind.Good friends and good food sound like a great day to me !!! m.e. :)

Stephanie said...

I find that waiting for further instructions/directions is really hard. It's like I get ants in my pants and miss it or I overthink things and lose it. Finding that peace and listening place inside can be so elusive. I admire your tenacity.

Penny said...

I would have loved to have had some warmth Christmas Day. Alas, it only went up to 22 degrees. I miss my desert!

Lynn said...

I know how you feel about Christmas Day...The fun is all the halabalu before.

Lynn

jmck said...

warm water and relaxation... that sounds good to me...we have just had another week of record breaking snow and ice with -15 C nights. beautiful to look at but we really are not geared up for the cold here in Ireland. Would like to do something different for Christmas. now looking forward to the days getting brighter

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a lovely looking place. I could move in there :-). Hope you had a good soak. Here's to being available to the next message.
Norine

Anonymous said...

So you are thinking about 'new ideas' and making some changes to your website. So far all your ideas have been good ones. Go girl!! Sara in FL

Illaya said...

Hi Kim; What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Day, I am so glad that you used the day to spoil yourselves. Don't feel bad about feeling in between with the solstice and an eclipse happening at once the energies have been so very powerful and harsh. Diamond grid work for 12th dimension has been completed. Hang on to your boot straps changes are gong to be coming quickly now. Love the new look for the website and what a great travel log you did for Taos. It was great to see, I have not been there but Lee has 2 sisters who live there.

Joshua said...

Wow, looks delightful!

debra said...

that looks like a very relaxing christmas!!

Julie K. said...

I like the new look & wish I could've spent Christmas in hot springs!

Good Muse said...

You should make that a new Christmas tradition!

Levonne said...

I don't know what to say. I miss my and my husband's family every major holiday. We all live far apart. Except for the holidays, I like where we are but on holidays, I always want to visit. Phone calls and Skype helped yesterday. And now as you say, I can just coast through this week, and enjoy my freedom because I start a new campground host job a week from tomorrow!
Levonne
from
A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings
& Levonne's Pretty Pics

Anonymous said...

It would be so wonderful to soak the old bones in the hot springs. Suzie

Anonymous said...

I meant my old bones just to be clear...:-) Suzie

Anonymous said...

WOW that looks so inviting! I used to never complain about the cold but this year I can't seem to get warm enough! That hot springs looks mighty fine to me. Stay and share some of that warmth with us in the freezing midwest! Beth in Illinois.

Anonymous said...

WOW I JUST SAT BACK IN MY CHAIR, (POURING RAIN OUTSIDE) AND IMAGINED BEING IN THE SPRINGS...REALLY WONDERFUL THANK YOU KIM.
RUTH AT THE OCEAN (IN OREGON)

PA said...

What a lovely, relaxing way to enjoy Christmas Day. Somehow, I've always most enjoyed those Christmas days when I've gotten everything done and can just sit back and heave a big sigh (and maybe take a little nap)! Polly Anna

Denisse said...

In contrast to your quiet, kid-free Christmas, this year was my first with kids and grandkids (Allen's)and it was chaotic and messy and wonderful. But I also experienced the let-down after all the packages were open, all the food eaten or spilled, and our happy family went to their own homes to enjoy their gifts. I was left with an empty hearth and a quiet house. I smiled at Allen and suggested we go to sleep immediately!

Lynn said...

I know this is my second post on Sunday, but it is Monday evening and I am off to bed....Hope you will count this as my Monday post. I really want a chance at one of your beautiful bracelets... I ordered one for a friend for Christmas and I want to keep it...but I won't.

Lynn

Sue said...

A nice soak in the hot springs sounds lovely.

Carolien said...

Ow I'm so jealous! I'm so cold here in Holland, all this snow and ice... brrr.

Hugs, Carolien