I wondered how the little bird found its opening through the leaves at such a speed, and then managed to gently align its fragile body on the branch it chose to land upon, all within a fraction of a second. Not to mention the impossible to imagine flying maneuvers required: the banking, the curling, the vertical and horizontal stabilization's, the deceleration and landing. Memory? Calculation? Not in that tiny brain. Instinct? Maybe, but how does instinct know which way the branches of a tree have grown when no two are the same?
That little bird just knew. It had faith, in spite of not being able to see how things would work out, that if (and only if) it stayed the course the details would be taken care of; that an opening would appear and a twig would be found. In fact, had she slowed down enough to carefully and logically inspect the tree first, the prudent thing to do, she would have lost her lift and fallen to the ground.
Kind of like reaching for your dreams. Neither memory, nor calculating, nor instincts are the deciding factors, but faith coupled with action.
~Tallyho, The Universe
Well, this message came this morning. Fitting eh?
I feel like the universe has given me yet another confirmation that I am going in the right direction. That direction being FORWARD! I have to trust in myself, who I am, all I know and be okay with where I am. And where I am is just where I am. The universe, God and Destiny are all in alignment. Deep breath. It will all work out. Not how I imagine.
So I got the trailer Friday and Ive already got 3 camping trips lined up!!!!!!!!!!!! HA! We had a great time in Idyllwild. We drove up, got a lil lost, but got there by 6, set up and were bbq-in by 8 ;-)
(side note) Backing up on the setting up - Melissa will love this one:
So moms and pops are setting up the Airstream and Keir and I are dealing with the Pop Up. She is unloading the truck and Im setting up the pop up. We get it all organized and she is handing me the bedding. I fix my side all up - eazy peazy.
whhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ba-bonk..............down it went.
Well its pitch black and I had feared the trailer rolling down the cliff earlier, so when the trailer tipped, I just pictured bedknobs and broomsticks - if you've ever seen the movie as a kid - the bed goes flying something like this - minus the smiley faces!SOOOOOOOOOOO Im face down inside the trailer, holding on for dear life, not moving a muscle, meanwhile, Keir is hysterically laughing, dad is stunned and crying he is laughing so hard and mom is laughing and saying "Where is my camera!" and Im thinkin...........someone put a rock under the front wheel or Im going off the cliff...........once I move the whole trailer goes ba-bonk the other way, dad says "Come on out, its fine" and I come out of the trailer and first thing Keir says is "That shudda been on YOUTUBE". Well Im just happy to have amuzed everyone. LOL
That was it. All the excitement for the evening. Perfect. Glad to have been of service. ;-)
Saturday dad and I hiked while mom and Keir played board games. The hike was pretty steep but really fun
After we hiked, pops and I came back and we all went into town. Pizza was on the menu but when we got to the pizza place we knew that wasnt what we all had in mind. It was in a funky old parking lot and indoors. Um Nope. Wasnt happnin'. The town is all on one street so we drove around and found Jo'Annes. Outdoor lil place with live music playin. um hum. Perfecto! Then we walked around town, went to the market, stopped in an antique store then back to the campsite for naps. HA! We were pooped! We had some snacks, listened to some music but really did a whole lotta nothing all afternoon til it started getting dark and we grilled out again ;-) Sunday morning we were up early
except Keir - teenagers love to get themselves some sleep!
Once 'sleeping teen' was up - we started packin it up and headed home...........it was the first weekend in our new trailer and it went off without a hitch - well except for me almost flying thru the air off the cliff ;-) Now the trailer is home and next up is getting it ready for some upcoming trips. We decided the trailer theme will be
- The Endless Summer -
So when you see a trailer being pulled down the highway that is painted like this:Throw us the "Hang loose" sign cuz Keir and I will be traveling to some summer destination wishing you were all with us!