Monday, October 22, 2012

Workin Hard Baby

Merry Meet My Friend,

How are you? I am glad to see you…it has been so busy, thank you for making time to stop by…ye, as you know, this is my favorite time of year…the pumpkins sparkle in the moonlight and the Indian corn is so colorful
Massage has been amazing…as the fingers glide along the muscle- it is almost like feeling each muscle spindle gives up its stress and allows open range of motion to just happen…as the client turns to jello and pain leaves the body- it is a sign that every good therapist knows…that sound is one of the reasons I do this job…my new business cards have come in and I am cultivating new clients

American Boudica Publishing has been a busy place…Taylor has been working on the music for the ringtone….Chris is working on prose, book 3 and art…I have been working on book 3…Taylor and I are about to produce our first TV show…

School is quite intense since I have started my masters program…I have been trying to implement all these new things I am learning…I thought Walter would have a stroke when I started doing our budget using double line accounting…I just finished ‘Corporate Finance’ and have now started ‘Business Management’….

In the Circle we are very excited…so many new babies- it has been so awesome…Samhain is almost here…I will be having a bon fire- call if you wish to join me…this is a bright holiday- red, orange, yellow and white…okay, I think it is the most awesome of all holidays:)

The Paddle has become so encompassing…getting ready for the Sunshine Paddle has me working my tail off…the Sun Ray paddle on April the 13th in Pasco- which has now become part of the Sunshine Paddle, is starting to come together…I had to walk through much legal crapp, but I am happy…for those who are not aware- I am the producer of these paddles, if you choose to paddle with me- do so at your own risk- the Pasco Shelter has nothing to do with this other than to accept donations…it was time to return Yum Yum…I was sad to say good-bye to her-she will be missed…I am looking for a 14foot sit on top to replace her…I have seen 2 notch and Fred this week, really I am so blessed…I have really been enjoying being back on the water

Fall Clean up and cut back has started all around the gardens…dad has been washing the house- with a broom and bucket…I have been trying to get out a little everyday and ready the beds for fresh compost…the yard has been full of dragon flies…some late blooming honey suckle has had the yard smelling like perfume...Dad's roses are beautiful

Medical Alert-

Many people forget in the fall and winter to change their air/heat system filter…forgetting can leave pathogens in the air allowing you to get ill…also keep an eye on all pets- fleas and ticks do not go away in winter…

Mothers’ Trick-

During fall many children get croupy…2 tablespoons of salt in the warm bathwater an hour before bed will aid in keeping the sinus cavity drained…most children be ready to fall out…

So, I know you head is swimming with so much news…the Orange Crush is different, I saw it on sale and wanted to brighten my day:)


Your Girly Pirate,

Dorraine Cooper-Rooney, LMT, BS

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Planet Krylon is a Beautiful Shade of Purple

Merry Meet My Friend,

You seem surprised to find me with a smile…admittedly it has been a rough few months…though many good things were happening, many very distressing things also had me in their clutches…things are now full circle and I can feel the water

Massage has been so slow, each has gotten to an almost spiritual level…most sessions are lasting between 60-90 minutes and some up to 120…the supple feel of muscle, the concrete of the knot- the blood flow as the knot releases…I love my job…it is so freakin cool
School has been going well…I passed Accounting 1 & 2 and am now taking Corporate Finance…thankfully I have had a wonderful teacher…Today has been special, as I got my actual Degree (with the cool holder) in my hands…tears keep flowing…lots of hard work, shit to put up with and debt- but, I have a Bachelor Degree of Science:)…I feel so very thankful

Chris has been at the helm of the good ship Boudica…lol…even with all that is happening, he has been keeping book 3 moving…we hope to be done in November…I have been setting up with a new printer…we will soon be getting ready for our first American Art Show…I will keep you posted

The Circle of Boudica has been busy with new moms…I am so happy to be grandma…I turned 47- Really just so freakin cool…Samhain will be here soon…it is time to gather wood, yes I will be having a bon fire…this is my favorite holiday- I am like a kid…I will be cooking…it is a time to be thankful for the blessings- I have much to be thankful for…it is a time to remember our friends and family who are no longer with us…I always wash June’s headstone (my mother in-law)…it was when Walter and I first got married that I noticed she was alone…now the area is full- in a strange way I am happy she has others around her now…

With losing so much training time, I must put The Sunshine Paddle off Until April of 2014…with that being said, I will be planning an exciting paddle from Hudson Beach to Anclote River Park…it is approx a 15 mile paddle that will be set up for people of all skill levels…This will be called The Sun Ray Paddle…this is a wonderful paddle that shows not only various shorelines, but also flows with the current…I will keep everyone posted through the website:)
As you know, I have been going through some issues that have kept me off the water for the last 12 weeks…sugar crashing, edema, heart issues from the edema, etc…because it happened in front of the doctors, I have had all kinds of tests done and I keep passing them with flying colors…this is kind of upsetting, as I have no solid answers as to the cause…it sucks to be pricked (not in a good way) and squashed and know no more than before…I have listened to the many doctors for too long and now I choose to be back on the water…I am sure by now, whatever it was, has passed…

Dad has the Autumn garden in full bloom…he has rose bushes that look like red velvet balls…I have started cleaning up the yard…I was surprised to see the return of a cactus that I thought had died about 3 years ago…I am looking for some new plants or help with yard work and am willing to barter for them…

Take the time to stop and say thank you…give your friends and family love…you never know when they will not be here to hug…if I haven’t told you lately, it is me who is blessed with you
 The medical value of a cup cake…for most of us, it is a real reminder of special times and events in life…it is a way to have something that already has portion control built in…any way you cut it a win/win…take 1 daily to relieve depression and brighten your day (maybe even get frosting on your nose)…

May the sun be on your face with the wind at you back…

Blessed be,

D. Cooper-Rooney, LMT, BS