Not too hot, thankfully, and barely humid (again, thankfully). I need to be reading books to get ready for yoga teacher training this week. I can hardly believe it’s already time for it! This is going to be a busy 2 weeks for me. We start really early in the morning, and it’s a full days events of reading, practice, journaling, assisting, snacking, etc. It will do my body good too. I have been a slacker lately, not stretching or strengthening. I suppose this is just a phase of life, you know, it ebbs and flows. I’ve only lived in Ohio for one full year, I got a new job just 2 months ago, so I’m just now getting into a groove of life. I’ve been feeling a little out of sorts lately, no groove, so that probably explains the lack of motivation (as you can tell by not too many posts from me).
As I’m getting older, I’m also deciding what is/is not important to me. What I want to spend my time on, what activities are important to me, what people are important to me and what just isn’t working in my life anymore. I’m streamlining and minimalizing but sometimes it’s a challenge trying to keep myself motivated. I know I can do it, but sometimes it would be nice to have my own personal cheerleader, know what I mean?
The puppies keep me busy so I don’t sit too much and the garden is growing by leaps and bounds and looks so amazing!
So much to be thankful and grateful for, and I know these slow times will pass.
It’s nice to have a relaxing day where one can sit with their thoughts and just be. Maybe a little meditation also. I don’t like always having to do things, or be somewhere, or just being busy because if not, it makes me look like I’m not a productive member of society. Which isn’t true.
I once had a coworker tell me that I wasn’t busy because my desk was always clean and neat. Which meant to her (since her desk looked like a hoarding situation) that I was lazy and unproductive, because I didn’t have papers everywhere. Which wasn’t true.
But for today, I (we) are lazy. And that’s ok too.
Isn’t this just pitiful? Grandpa just loves these puppies, and they love him, it is so cute.
So today is a movie watching/intermittent napping day. Have you ever watched ‘Arrival’? It’s a fantastic sci-fi film. It’s not a very fast paced movie, and you need to pay attention as there are a lot of fast forwards. A fabulous movie on language, communication, and understanding.
In my younger years I didn’t subscribe to, nor did I pay much attention to, circadian rhythm. Now that I’m older, or more aware or whatever you want to call it, I am highly attuned to the circadian rhythm. Being up north now during the winter has kinda messed me up, because once it turns dark, I want to get in my pajamas and go to bed. I try to follow the sun cycle as much as possible and keep my sleep cycle pretty regular.
DST doesn’t mess me up so much but I’m waiting to see what happens this year. Here in Ohio, it doesn’t get dark in the summer until 930p, which, on the one hand is awesome, on the other is not so much. I mean, holy crap, it’s gonna be light out until 10p?! Really weird. (I don’t know how people in Alaska do it.)
So this is us today. I hope everyone has a great a lazy Sunday as we are.
Well, we planned on going to a fishing show in Columbus today, but we got up early and realized the roads were just ice so we said “to hell with this” and came home. We had some beautiful soft snow earlier this week, then it started misting rain today and made everything turn to ice. The snow in people’s yards was just a white sheet of ice, it was weird. I haven’t experienced something like this in 30 years. Kinda different.
So then of course, the only other logical thing to do, was nap. Puppies make for a very soft and warm blanket. They make you sleepy. Not fair.
Anna just loves to look out the window. She guards the house from her perch.
The weather has warmed – 40F – so the snow is melting, which makes it easier for her to run around outside. The ice makes it challenging, since she’s missing that front leg, so she ends up sitting most of the time and watching the birds and the world go by. She’s so content just doing that. Wouldn’t that be nice if we all could be just content watching the birds and the world go by?
A little bit of work on my Trash2Trends project today. I’m sewing together some masks to make the bodice and it’s coming together quite nicely. This material is so easy to work with and pretty forgiving. I figure just a little bit every day and it’ll get done. I should have this done this week, then I need to finish the skirt. There are so many wrinkles in the skirt material and I’m trying to figure out a good way to remove them. I have a hand held steamer so I’m going to try that. I tried putting the skirt material in the dryer and setting it to ‘touch up’, which did seem to work, but left the material a little used looking. Not a good look.
A high of 36F tomorrow! Almost a heat wave after this past week, and it’s projected to be a high of 54F on Thursday! That’s t-shirt and short weather!
Ahhhh….the house is back to normal. The dishes are washed and put away, the leftovers are all but eaten, the visiting family has left, and the kittens and puppies can roam the house free from too many feet and too much excess noise.