Just dropping in to share a lovely start to the day-- I do feel so much better (could it be due to the TWO entire heads<--heads! not cloves! of garlic that I consumed between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon?) and was able to enjoy a more normal morning.
We got up early-- had coffee and strolled through the wet grass. I knocked out a pile of paperwork that has to get delivered to Peg this afternoon. Took a shower (<--! I know! No recollection of when that last occurred which is kind of due to swimming so much in the summer time, but seriously-- even the French would disown me). Pulled on some shorts and a tank top and headed out for our long walkabout that takes us through the Julie Andrews field (seriously, one of these days I will bring a camera and you will totally get it as there's this huge mown circle of green at the top of a knoll that stretches out for miles of meadows and off in the distance are blue mountains-- and nobody could hit that spot without twirling around and belting out The Hills Are Alive . . well, except me, of course. I've never done it-- but somebody should) down the woodsy pine-needle path out into the dirt road to end at the waterfalls.
I have a practice now of taking off my shoes and putting my feet into the rushing water and allowing it wash away all energies of judgement* and criticism as well as destructive and negative thoughts.
I know! Who knew it was that simple?
We walked back up-- the dogs are now bushed and crashed on the floor. I had my first real appetite in over 8 days and made oatmeal with blueberries, gorgeous peaches, roasted almonds and sprinkle of coconut.
Hmm, I seem to be using that word an awful lot these days . . but it's true. I am so lucky, so fully cognizant of how lucky I am and so deeply grateful for all the beauty surrounding me. And, so relieved to be feeling like myself again. Lesson learned. Seriously, I REALLY learned it this time: no loading on projects.
Now-- off to the post office, UPS, Soliden, RDC to see Thea (squeeeee!!!) and back tonight to settle in for a lovely weekend of reading, resting, and cleaning house. (I know, that last one doesn't seem to fit, but it's my weekend gig).
Wishing you a weekend filled with as many of your favorite things as you can squeeze into it!
*Gonna hang on to discernment, obvs-- just cleaning out the judgement.