Don't let this feisty Loggerhead Sea Turtle fool you, last year he was a straggler left behind in his nest! Each year we at the @georgiaseaturtlecenter dig up all the sea turtle nests laid on #JekyllIsland five days after most of the baby turtles have hatched and emerged. If there are any stragglers left behind we help them out and release them all into the ocean, all of them that is except for one that we keep as an education animal for one year. That's Carlin's story. Through genetic research, we know that Carlin's mom is Cinco, a busy turtle that laid five nests last year. This morning I helped assist with Carlin's biweekly exam; he's looking good! I'm excited for him to practice his moves in the ocean soon when his year is up.
Mimosa Albizzia. Plucked some of these beautiful flowers while travelling last year to Chincoteague VA. The tree was so beautiful. Fresh blossoms everywhere.
It's used in Herbal Medicine for Grief. "Better known as the beautiful mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin), both the bark and the flowers are used to help one cope with feelings of profound loss and grief. Mostly we think of these emotions associated with the death of a loved one, but albizia has a much wider application such as emotional trauma and stress..." by East West School Planetary Herbology
Creating a Grief Tea has been high on my list for awhile. Grief has always been a presence in my life from early age. In the last several years a few very dear friends & family have passed on. Each creating a sad uncomfortable ache. Each time I think of the Grief Tea but unsure of its intentions.
How do you balance Grief? It seems very inappropriate now in the midst of the devastation of losing my dog Mousse. I dont think Grief can be rushed. As unbearable as it is right now, I feel it would be so disrespectful to her to not feel it. I've not stopped thinking about her. Sometimes it takes my breath away & I can't breathe. Sometimes my heart bursts with pride at remembrance of what a good girl she is. All of this through tears & sometimes sobs.
I tuck her away in my heart so I can try to get through my day. Thoughts of her often slip out & roll down my cheek, I allow them all. She's worth every single one. I'm not sure how Mimosa would help this or if I'd even want it to. #mousse#bestdogever#grief#mimosaalbizia#honeybunny#chocolatelab#hike#doggiepaddle#snuggles#sweetestkisses
Today is rest day from my Tricep dips challenge, but gym time is still on o...
My official rest days from the gym are Saturdays and Sundays... And to think that I once asked a friend what was in her gym Backpack. Now I know better. Here I am carrying like 5kg on my back each time I head for the gym. It's even heavier on the return journey because of my wet swim gear and towel.... I can't believe that I now actually swim the whole length of the pool with ease now #FreeStyle #BackStroke #BreastStroke #DoggiePaddle #TouchingTheBottomOfThe12FtEnd
You Never know what you are capable of doing until you actually try.
Yesterday was my Skipping lesson. Did 250 jumps and had my break today but my new friend/Skip instructor has told me that I am doing 300 jumps tomorrow. She makes me do them on alternative days to allow my legs rest.... #OperationPush continues #TreadMill #SpinBike #RowingMachine #StepBoardsAerobics #Swimming #WaterAerobics #ResultsMustShow