My First Post of February-New Moon Ritual of February 10, 2013

Sorry I’ve been MIA for so many days. Decided I had nothing to say and needed a break from the blog for a bit. But I did do my second new moon ritual yesterday! I fasted from morning ’til evening (I still have to do my monetary act of charity) and I thought of a new goal. This goal will (hopefully) go on well beyond the full moon; diet and exercise everyday. I lost some weight over the summer doing it, but gained it all back (well, most of it anyways). So I want to make it a more permanent feature of my life so I can lose the weight and keep it off. Wish me luck!

Besides that, nothing much else has been happening. We had a crazy blizzard this weekend, but other than that, pretty quiet in the life department. I’m seeing about traveling to see family in the next month or two and bring CT along for the ride. I might do some more photography this week (maybe tomorrow?). Hope life is going well for everyone!

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

my heartI had heart surgery. Yep. It will be three years ago this April. My heart condition was congenital. My father has congestive heart failure from contracting rheumatic fever while in the Air Force. We all know someone affected by heart disease.

On Friday, February 1st, the American Heart Association is asking everyone to wear red!

February is associated with hearts and flowers as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, but it is also the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Month. They are working hard to spread awareness and raise money for the cause. It is difficult when competing against major corporations like the Komen Foundation.

I created a site where you can contribute any amount to the American Heart Association. Click here to view page. Email me at susielindau@gmail.com and I will add your link to the Go Red for Women Contributors blogroll for the month! 

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Overcoming Challenges in Life

Ever find yourself hitting a major bump in the road of life? That’s kinda me right now. I mean yes, overall I’m happy and feel blessed as I’ve mentioned, but there is a lingering issue in my life that have been bothering me for years that I’ve now decided to confront with God and Goddess as witness. I won’t go into it as it is too private for even my anonymous, open book blog. But, I’ll just say I’ve finally made a goal for myself to commit fully to deal with it and hopefully bring more positivity to my life and less discord. The change I need to make will be hard, but I have confidence in myself to succeed.

Anyone else had that moment when you’ve realized you gotta change course or you’ll hit an iceberg?

Houses Of Worship

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This is St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. I took this picture while on an academic-related trip there in January of last year.

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Now minus my baptism as a newborn and recognition of Christmas and Easter (the birth and resurrection of Jesus), I’m not particularly Christian in any serious way. However, I do have a special place for houses of worship. They have a special energy to them that cannot be ignored. So I was looking forward to entering this Catholic house of worship…where Pope John Paul II once was a guest.

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The whole scene inside took my breath away…

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You enter a house of worship and you feel the power of the Creator emanating from the room.

Down But Not Out

Decided a late evening post would be good for me. Been feeling kinda blah the past 24hrs. Had a nasty headache slam me today, even napped for 3hrs this evening. I had planned on exercising this evening but that didn’t happen. Right now I’m at a restaurant hanging out with CT trying to do some homework. Got some reading done now that the headache has disappeared but now I’m ready to head home and sleep 😛

Tomorrow, CT and I are planning on traveling to the (relatively) big city an hour away for hangout time since we both have the day off from work and school. It should be a good day. Besides being kinda sick today, life is going pretty well. My mental health was a bit blah yesterday, but I got through it ok and felt better about myself today (minus the stupid headache). Life is definitely a one-day-at-a-time affair for me sometimes, but I am otherwise pretty happy.