It’s another sunny January day, and another very cold one. It’s 0 degrees, and that’s F, not C.
My phone is full of spam calls today, must be something in the air, and my focus isn’t exactly focused.
Could be the retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Breyer.
The battles just keep coming.
So I guess what we have to do, like the penguins huddling against the Antarctic winds and snow, is take turns on the outside and find our opportunities to get a little break in the center warmth. We can’t always handle the howling gales by ourselves.
This doesn’t work for everything of course, especially our current personal challenges, and we all seem to have them right now. But still, we should find our opportunities to huddle with our fellow penguins where we can.
First things first. Since it’s Tuesday, here is my Mom Update, if you’re interested. If not, that’s also fine, there’s no obligation.
Today I’ve decided to go for some serious self-care. Well, maybe “decided” isn’t entirely accurate, it started accidentally with an extra-long workout, even before today’s yoga. And then that morphed into a leisurely shower.
A good breakfast.
And so on, until here I am with you, feeling about as good as I’m going to feel these days.
So it works.
And that’s my challenge to you today: do one thing, just one, that is purely self-care. And if you want to do more of them, do them, really do them. Make the time yours.
You deserve it.
And with that, I’m off to do something else nice for myself. Because why not? Have a great Tuesday.
Here we are, back at Friday, and today was Day 20 of the yoga challenge. I’m still really enjoying it, I’d like to keep daily yoga or nearly-daily yoga as a habit.
So I’ll be figuring out how I want to do that. There are a few subscription options I’m going to weigh. I might go back to Gaia, or I might try Adriene’s Find What Feels Good.
We’ll see at the end of January.
Besides that, there isn’t much to report. I finished my crochet basket, and I’m very happy with it, though not sure yet exactly how I’ll use it. Probably yarn.
The days are adrift lately, most of the time taken by trying to get updates about my mom or arrange video visits, with the rest of it trying to not think about updates about my mom or arranging video visits.
And that’s it for me for the week. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.
It looked like snow earlier, with bright sun glazing the clouds, but the sunshine seems to have won. There’s a benefit to getting to the blog late, I guess.
And it is late, I had a grocery delivery today, my first since at least the summer. While the virus is still burning hot and we wait to be able to visit my mom in person, caution, caution, caution is the way for me.
Dangerous times mixed with stupidity are not my favorite.
Anyway, the groceries are put away, my update is done, and now I have some annoying tasks to knock out, one at a time, before we video visit with my mom.
And that’s it for me on this Tuesday (now) afternoon. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
We’ve gotten a dusting of snow, only enough to turn patches white with browny-green grass around the edges. The sky is threatening though, it looks like more snow to come.
Today I feel like I have a chain of tasks, the next thing only to be done after the previous one, a tightrope that can only be walked in a particular direction.
No side diversions today.
So that’s fun.
Besides that, it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the US, and a good time to think about how much people tried to undo over the previous several years. How much hatred they fanned; how much division they continue to try to sow.
Already diverting but have you noticed if you use the homonym, “sew” it actually fixes the problem? So instead of sowing division you sew division?
English is weird.
Anyway, today is a good day to ask ourselves whether we are doing our best to ensure equality, dignity, fairness and justice for all. If we aren’t, how can we do better and serve the legacy of the Rev. Dr. King?
And with that, I’m off to put one task in front of the other. Have a great Monday.