Sunday 

The Carr Fire was 145,015 acres,  and 41% contained according to the last numbers from yesterday. I’m still wearing a mask outside, but besides that, I do not feel immediately threatened anymore. The fire have been moving towards the west side for about a week. There’s no longer any fire close to me. My bags are still packed, and I am ready to go if the wind changes.

How is your weekend so far? I went to school all day yesterday, and updated my Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certificate (AED education included.) It was a few years ago since I did it last time, and I like to have something that important fresh in my mind. When seconds matters to save a life, you can’t afford to hesitate. In the state of California there’s no law requiring a teacher to have CPR and First Aid Education! I think that is insane!! I could not imagine not having it. It was a great class, with wonderful teachers. I’d say that it was better than the last time I took it, at a different location. 

There are a lot of things you don’t control in the world.  But one thing you always do:  you can change your perspective to how you can solve problems and add value for others.  Because then your prosperity is assured. (I don’t know who said this, but I read it at some point, and saved it in my “inspiration file”, and found it this morning.)

My daughter have recently expressed a desire to spend more time with her dad, and start school there. It has not been an option for her until now (she’s always lived with me.) I am raising a strong daughter, and I want to support her in any way I can. In reality it’s going to mean some major changes for me. Since her dad lives 11 hours away, close to Las Vegas. It’s a lot going on right now. I’ve been meditating over a solution to this for the past weeks. Without much success, until last night, when I realized that I’m going to have to relocate closer, to be able to have a close relationship with her. It’s the only option. I love my life, but I am pretty open minded, and I can be happy anywhere (as long as I get to spend a lot of time outdoors!) I can see myself being very happy working with children again, or in the countryside helping someone with their animals/ horses. I’m going to see what doors the universe is going to open for me. I don’t know exactly what the next few weeks are going to have in store for me, I do know that in the end something good is going to come out of it. I know my priorities. I have many things that I love, and are very happy spending my time doing. I got that going for me 😉 

I am going to have to find new homes for my two horses. It’s not realistic to bring them. Even though I would of loved to. I am definitely bringing my best friend Gretchen. 

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A short post to let my friends, and family now that I’m doing good. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Love,

Ms Zen

25 Comments on “Sunday 

  1. Wow, that’s a big decision and big move. Moving is always a pain in the neck but sometimes there is no alternative. Bummer for you to lose your horses!

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    • Yes. I don’t particularly like moving. I have lots of projects that are starting to get profitable here in this area, but I could never forgive myself if I missed out on my daughter’s life. It will not be fun to say goodbye to the horses. I honestly don’t see any other way.

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  2. Oh dear, another move, more changes – but bless you for realizing what is most important to you. I hope you are able to find outstanding homes for Ghost and Fancy. Things always work out for the best in the end.

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    • Yeah. I’m not thrilled about moving, but in the end it’s the only option. It is going to be great when everything is settled into some kind of new routine. New trails to explore! New experiences to have. Thank you for your always kind support.

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  3. I didn’t read this thoroughly at the beginning, Maria! I’m sure you are making the decision that is right for you and your family. I hope there is a way to bring your horses though, but would understand if it doesn’t happen. Hang in there, perhaps don’t make any major decisions until the Carr fire is in containment, but again, you know what is best in the long run! Prayers for you!!

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    • Thank you Terri! “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change ”.. sort of a little scary when it happens, but always good in the end. I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

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  4. A major move! Best wishes for the related planning! Continuing to follow the happenings in your part of the state.

    Lovely photo of Gretchen! Lightened my day! Thank you!

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    • Thank you Lizl! I’m so happy you enjoyed the photo of Gretchen. She is a bright light on my sky 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. It’s been kind of busy here…I’m planning on catching up on all my favorite blogs in the beginning of the new week.

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  5. Awe, these life decisions are so very difficult and I know you are going to do what’s best for you and your family. Prayers for a great outcome, wish you could take your horses but completely understand the burden that involves. Sounds like you are safe from fires, and pray they end soon.

    Take care and it sounds like you are staying strong! Life is always full of twists and turns and we always seem to manage our way! ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Thank you! Life is never boring that’s for sure! I wished that I could of brought my horses, but I don’t see any way to do that. I am going to make sure they get the best possible new homes.

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  6. Having just made a major change (though not that big) I can say that it certainly can bring a lot of positive outcome! Too bad you can’t take at least one horse along, though. Glad you are safe, and keep up your balanced outlook!

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    • THANK YOU! Yes, the positive outcome is around the corner 🙂 I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

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  7. I would recommend some place like Pioche, or maybe in Arizona- Kingman or Chloride. These areas have a mountain ambiance, and aren’t any hotter than Redding.

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    • Right with you there 😉 I actually own some land outside Kingman, that I am planning on building my homestead on one day. It’s the perfect temperature.

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  8. So glad to hear you are safe from the fires. Hoping it stays that way for you! What a major change you are welcoming into your life! Wishing you the best as you tackle all the logistics ahead.

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    • Thank you 🙂 The fire is still moving away form us. It’s been a good, productive way, and I feel good about the changes coming my way. I hope you had an awesome day today!

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