Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Digging It


To the beach with Sophie yesterday afternoon.
Further down we found some sand.


Sophie was overjoyed and proceeded  to dig a hole.
While I.......


.......had this view doing some Qi Gong exercises.




35 comments:

  1. A visit to the beach, with sand, blue water and Qi Gong for inner health and relaxation, just " what the doctor ordered", hope all is well at home, Sophie will be overjoyed for you all to be one family again. Hugs, Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. It was good to have a good hike down the dune trail along the beach and the weather was bearable or I was numb!! Either way Soph and I had a good time.

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  2. Looks like Sophie digs the whole experience!

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    1. She would dig 'all the way to China' if she could, Debra!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Good to see you, Ms.Nebraska!

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  4. Hello Jim
    Just catching up with your news! You poor things what a difficult thing to go through. Happy Ron is out of the hospital now and there is no long term damage. Hope things get back to normal soon. Sending you all a big Normandy-Pugly-healing-hug.
    Ivan

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    1. IVAN!! Bonjour monsieur!
      So good to see you.
      Ron will be on a few meds from now on but that is something he/we can live with.
      Thanks for that 'Normandy-Pugly-healing-hug'! It felt really good.

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  5. Samson Says: Now Sophie, isn't digging in the sand the greatest? You should see all the very big holes I've dug all around our place. Only problem is, I have to watch mommy to make sure she doesn't go and trip in one. Have a nice day and we hope your daddy is feeling better with each and every day, Your Samson

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    1. Oh Samson (Inger), you are such a sweetie!!
      You and Sophie would have a BLAST together digging!!
      That he is, feeling better by the day.
      Thanks.

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  6. You probably needed those Qi Gong exercises more than most times, Jim! And that gorgeous view! That can lift anyone's spirits! I hope you and Ron get to spend lots of healing hours together with SD and surf. We did Qi Gong at our school for a while ~ I loved it; but then we all got too busy. :( The names of the exercises were almost as much fun as the exercises themselves! Take care!

    It's awesome to see Sophie enjoying the sand and Mr. Orangie ~ so normal! I'll bet somewhat back to normal feels so gooodddd!

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    1. I did Louise! I had never done Qi Gong in the winter at the beach (usually a summer thing) but it 'called to me' yesterday and I had no choice. I/we find it a an excellent energy balancer and it does do just that.
      Sophie and sand....her favourite medium!

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    1. Isn't it something, Pat? And atop that distant hill is a spectacular view of mostly the ocean.

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  8. Lovely photos, Jim! Looks like a beautiful day. Sophie is sure enjoying herself!

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    1. thanks Martha. It was chilly but hey, you could easily handle it!
      Soph had a ball! Figuratively and literally!!

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  9. Jim, I'm fixating on those blue stones! How lovely. Your view for morning exercises is exquisite. Sophie may have needed a bit of a wash when you got home!

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    1. Hi Barb. Those stones are a gray-blue and are all over this beach in every different shade in between.
      In the summer when we do these exercises (without all the winter gear on) one can really get 'lifted away' while staring out to sea.
      Believe it or not, if Sophie is dry the sand just falls off her by the time we get back to car. Being wet is another story.

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  10. Sophie, my boys have to dig in the boring old muddy backyard. I know they wish they could go to the beach.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Funny thing Janie, Sophie doesn't dig holes in our garden at all......I think she prefers the sand and gets 'it' all taken care of at the beach.

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  11. I think I would have been tempted to build a sand castle! You can you know, just do it!

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    1. Kay, it was -6C that day a tad bit cold to be making sand castles. But you what? I will do just that this summer when it gets warmer and Sophie will help supply the softer, dug-up sand!
      It's has been a while since I've made one.

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    2. I am looking forward to seeing your sandcastle this summer! Don't forget!

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  12. Surprised at seeing all the green -- love the glow of your photos.

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    1. Hi Nancy.Thanks. This time of year when the sun does shine brightly it will melt some snow away in spite of the low temps.

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    1. It is one of our favourites when doing Qi Gong, Sharon. An idea for you maybe?

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  14. Ah - back home at last! Lovely shots. Hope Ron is doing well.v

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    1. Yes indeed Fiona! Ron got home Monday early evening and he is adjusting and doing better by the day.

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  15. Jim- I'm glad you and Sophie had a little time out at the beach- you must continue to do this for you all-- it will keep your strength renewed so that you can focus on our dear Ron. Sending much love to you all.
    Vicki

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    1. Sophie and I have had a lot of time together lately and even before Ron went to hospital....as he wasn't always feeling 'up' to walking with us. A sign maybe that we missed?
      I love walking at the beach or in the park amongst the trees and always feel renewed afterwards.
      Thank you Vicki.

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  16. Just checking up on you, my friend! I hope that you and Ron are doing well today. Maybe even are at the beach right now lifting your spirits! *hugs and energy*

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    1. I know....didn't post today yet (Thursday) Louise. Just didn't have any time yesterday to do so with doctor appointment and picking up Sophie at my brother's.
      Actually today Louise we took Sophie to the groomer's and it was Ron's first real day out. Soph and I went to beach earlier before groomers and Ron stayed in car. But Ron did get out further down the eastern shore at a place called Oyster Pond....it was so beautiful! And yeah, he got out of the car!! And took photos! He's addicted! lol

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    2. Awesome sign, Jim! Ron's determined to get his life back on track. The day after I got out of the hospital last summer, I walked about 100 yards (meter-ish) along Boreas Pass Road taking pictures. I even managed to climb up on a small rock. Terry was following me in the car demanding I get inside it. He was quite upset ~ OK: pissed! But he had no idea how important walking and getting those photos were. I'll bet Ron is feeling somewhat the same way.
      Sophie gets to the groomer way more than I do! What a life! I'm sure that she has felt all the upheaval and that the trip for some pampering was well appreciated by her! Take care!

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  17. Do you think Sophie was thinking 'if I dig really far I will get to Australia!' whilst she was busy having fun in the sand?

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