It’s that time again. Time for reflection, celebrating the minute (but still important) accomplishments, and getting ready for the coming week by looking back on what the past week held. Thanks for hosting, Meg!Keeping with last week’s theme, movement was gentle. I did get to take a few lovely walks in the evening. On one of these wanderings, I called my auntie, and we caught up, something I don’t do enough. Still working hard with eating intuitively. Still making mistakes, clearing the slate, and starting afresh. Who would think not caring so much about food would make you care so much about food? Drove into town to visit a consignment shop. I walked away with a new pair of jeans and a tank. Woo! (The pic below looks all cool and breezy in black and white, but believe you me, my Chacos were practically melting on the sidewalks.) Avocados were $0.50 (!!!!) at ALDI, which isn’t the cheapest they’ve ever been, but recently I’ve only found them for like $2.00 a pop…maybe it’s not avocado season. When I saw the sale price, I squealed and loaded up. Hola guacamol-ah. Made use of my library card and felt like such a big girl. I finished reading State of Wonder by Ann Pachett, and I just started Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult. New books from the library included Food Politics, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Salt. It was a good week, a little rough in a few patches, but c’est la vie. We take each day as it comes. One practice that really helped me through the low parts was counting five (or really any number) things that I made me feel exceptionally blessed during the day.
a spectacular sunrise.
seeing my sisters.
getting caught up in a book.
a shower followed by cuddly jammies.
sale-priced avocados. (Mentioned again because I’m doubly grateful for them.)
All good things that I take for granted. They serve as a gentle distraction when my feet are glued to the hamster wheel that’s only making me dizzy. They slow me down, remind me of the important things.
So tell me…
One thing you did last week.
One thing/encounter/experience that made you feel exceptionally blessed.