Worked another short day today, this time to head back to the Fair for Hunter Hayes.  But this time I got to go as a lady of leisure since the kids provided the transportation.  We met up with some dance friends, line danced a little on the dirt (until they cut our songs short, the rats!  We wanted one of OUR DJ’s!  They’d never cut off our songs!), joked, giggled and just had a fun time!  Hunter Hayes did a good show, considering he wasn’t feeling well, was doing the fifth concert in as many nights, and was losing his voice!  This young man is a true performer who does his best not to let his fans down!  What a wonderful inspiration for the younger generation!

Of course, we had to take the obligatory pics with my iPhone:  And of course, Heather had to make a silly face in one of them!  Just once, I wish she’d be serious! (yeah, right!  She was trained by my dad who didn’t know the meaning of the word!!!)  But at least she let me get a cute one too!  We had such a great time, hanging by the beach, eating stuff we shouldn’t, walking around the fair and enjoying the company of our friends. 

While dancing on uneven dirt isn’t the best of choices, we had to try when they played a couple of songs we could line dance to!  So my knee is making me pay for it tonight.  It was still worth it!!! 

However, I think this concludes my 2013 Fair concert season!  There are a couple more acts I’d like to see, but braving the traffic and the crowds isn’t really worth it. 

I still have our annual Rascal Flatts, Heather’s birthday celebration concert to look forward to in September, but am really looking forward to a little quiet time with gratitude and appreciation. 

I did find, however, that after having my first Ascension Resonance Therapy session yesterday, I was more comfortable in my space and the actions of people around me rolled off a lot easier.  I wasn’t overly disturbed by the people around me, not even the ones who ran into me!  Somehow, it was easier to keep myself detached from their emotional sewage pits and just thrive in my own space. 

Even a co-worker commented that I seemed pretty mellow today.  (I’m sure relief from last week’s craziness didn’t hurt).  I have to believe that part of it was just putting some of the crazy making things in their proper place. 

As I sit here, admiring the mother/daughter picture, I find myself drifting and not really settling, mentally, anywhere.  I just have a kind of “all’s right with the world” feeling right now, and it needs no explanation or justification.  It just is, and that’s perfect!

I know that I have a couple of tasks to complete before I go to sleep, and will probably do a bit more reading to finish the unwinding process, but tonight, my monkey mind is quiet and I am content.  Though I wouldn’t want to just be content all the time, there are times like tonight when content is exactly where I want and need to be.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for moments of pure contentment.
2. I am grateful for expanding my horizons and spending time outside of my usual haunts with people I’ve grown fond of.
3. I am grateful for a break in the insanity of my work world, and look forward to less crazy making times, not because things slow down but because I’m changing myself to a less reactionary person.
4. I am grateful for silly times shared with my daughter and son-in-law.
5. I am grateful for tired feet because it means that I actually got up and moved.

Love and light.