Monday, August 19, 2013

My weekend, helping friends

Hello to you all after a long silence since Thursday!

I had a very good reason for that silence: I was at a very lovely and rustic wilderness retreat in the Adirondacks and there is no cell phone reception or internet. I had a lot of perfectly gorgeous mornings in a small cabin with Chris and Koda, lots of hikes to a lake for Koda to go swimming, and am so at peace with the great time we had. On Friday, Cabinfest began, and 50+ people joined us (in OTHER cabins, hahaha, or camping) and we listened to great music and had lots and lots of silly times together.

I will post pictures and details later (I woke up at noon today because I got very little sleep on Friday and Saturday nights - we stayed up late and Koda wanted to get up early for hikes!!).

So while my spirit and body feel great right now, my heart hurts a little because while we were gone, our friends had a house fire. The upstairs is burned and the rest of the house is water/smoke damaged. Their cat passed away, as well :( These people were SO loving and helpful to me when my life got turned upside down by my dad's death last year, and I want to make sure they can get back on their feet. Us and other friends/family are giving them money/clothes/etc directly, but we've started a "kickstarter" of sorts to make sure that months from now, when everyone else is getting on with their lives, these people still have all the help they need.

Take a look, and help if you can:

Thanks so much, I will catch up on your blogs when I can!!

<3 Namaste


  1. I'm glad you were able to get away and renew your spirit and mind! BY THE WAY...
    I'm sorry i am using your comment area to write you a message BUT I just now realized that you are probably not receiving ANY of my replies to your sweet and very much appreciated comments on my blog. Aparently, there is a thing called "no-reply" commentor which means that if your email is not linked up to your comments then the owner of the blog post can not reply back to your comment via email. I had no clue of this until today! I feel just horrible because I've been blogging and replying to comments for MONTH now without knowing that people weren't receiving a reply from me. I'm sorry, girl!

  2. So sorry about your friends' house!
    Hope you can catch up fully on sleep and glad you had a fun time at Cabinfest :)