Sadhvi Sez: The Holiday Season is upon Us AND update on the Delaware River Fracking

Carrots, Kale, and Fall Salad

Good news! The vote November 21st on whether to move forward with the fracking on the East Coast, totally affecting the Delaware River Basin, has been postponed. And of course, just recently so has the Keystone one that would come down from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. I can let out a long sigh of relief. I called people, including President Obama’s telephone number, and Joe Biden’s too (after all, he is from Delaware). It was kind of intense. But, it seems that all the hype (Thank You Josh Fox) helped to put off (maybe forever?) what would be a huge mistake.

And while many of you might not even be aware or care about that issue, I am sure that all of you can feel the hyper energy of the Holiday Season – it has begun!

This year, the Christmas food and even decorations are out before the Thanksgiving things in the grocery store. And yes, even Santa is working overtime and came yesterday to visit with the kids at a festival nearby. Poor kids.  They will start to think that Christmas is before Thanksgiving.

I just want to slow down even more. And take walks with my dog alone, eat comfort food, and bake.

I went out yesterday to take a look at my garden to see what was going on since I hadn’t been out in a week or so…just caught up in other things.

I’d planted some carrots this past summer. I could see that the carrot greens were very nice looking; bright green and robust.  I had forgotten about them!  Which is what I really like about growing carrots – they are always a surprise, quietly growing underground all summer, and come fall, they are ready. I pulled a bunch and made a good soup with them, giving our rabbit, Brownie, the robust carrot greens. I think I saw him mouth, “Thank You”.

The Late Afternoon Fall Sky

I won’t be doing any family things for Thanksgiving…just helping out with the Swiss Chestnut Roaster, and cooking meals and keeping the order and balance in our life.

To finish out this week’s post, and in case you have a moment to click and close your eyes for a few minute’s, here’s some music by Shastro that I really like.

Shastro's Tantric Heart

Ho Ho Ho!





About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

4 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: The Holiday Season is upon Us AND update on the Delaware River Fracking

  1. Yes Sal. It does take time and love and care to grow things, but, when there is strong will to have these fresh veggies and to feel the magic and be amazed at how they grow, the way is not arduous. Today is Thanksgiving…and yes, we do live to far away. Life is getting shorter. Maybe next year things will be different and we can all be together!

  2. When we band together we can move mountains!
    Your garden veggies look wonderful – I remember that it takes love and care to grow the things you do and you have a lot of love for everyone and everything. Remember== we have wonderful memories of past Thanksgiving Day – darn we should live closer – tell your hubby to get that mother-in-law suite built behind his garage! Love your site.

  3. Yes Sharon, I really don’t feel like it’s worth the effort to vote, nor that it matters any more.
    Maybe President Obama did have something to do with putting off the decision…he was being held personally responsible in the clip by Josh Fox. The energy and awareness level of what was going to be decided on sure felt like it was heating things up! And it looks like it worked…for now.

  4. Sadhvi – This is a time to give thanks and I, too, am really happy that we’ve “fractured” the friggin’ frackin’ idea for at least a little while. Most of the time lately I feel like it’s not worth the effort to vote in national elections, but I honestly feel that Obama must have weighed in on this one, and thank goodness for that. Have a great week.

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