hints of fall already in the air around these parts. cool mornings, warm days with a breeze, cool evenings. tons of walks, whenever i have the energy. school is absolutely wiping me ... especially today. i initially felt twinges of guilt about not thinking of all this extra stuff to cram into the day, baking projects that are potential with the age range i help teach. etc. ... then last night it hit me, damn it i've just got to get used to the routine! as do they ... forgetting it usually takes more than a month to "settle in." i try to have patience. it's difficult, but i muddle through.
i'm single again. i'm more than okay with it, though i have no hard feelings toward he who just wasn't (again) the right one. i'm reading like a madwoman lately. i can't complain, though my knitting is taking a huge hit and knitting club at school starts right around the corner ....
monday: my first lights-free night. how pleasant to come home, finish reading Twilight, go out for a very long walk, and come back for a hot bath by candlelight? followed by a warm cozy bed and reading a yoga meditations book by candlelight? i could get used to those mondays.
the bus thing hasn't happened yet ... it will require waking up at 5 a.m. one day a week. i can barely stumble out at 6:30 at this point ... hey give me credit, last year it was 7:30 (and shall be again next year, if i can help it! lol).
the friday popcorn thing ... not sure i can sustain it. my appetite requires something more. still, i like the idea of "no fuel friday..."
i recently did the grocery shopping for 2 weeks, on a complete whim, while at the first of the shops i visit. i stocked up on what extra i could at the farmer's market, too. this means just a quick, cheap trip to the farmer's market this weekend.
i'm thinking about holing up with some rented videos i want to watch. and that pesky knitting ... a big project i've been trying to finish forever. yeah, the knitting's at a stalemate right now while i feel the winds of earthly change (happens every fall, i hear you, sweetfernhomemade!) swirling. i stand, trying to be as still as possible until it's safer to move more freely about.
just some random thoughts on an exhausted wednesday night. soon, this will become more usual and i'll be able to pursue some mid-week interests (live bluegrass music and practicing my own sad guitar skills) with more gusto. for now, i'll concentrate on mostly keeping to the menu plan and getting enough sleep to make it through the school day awake and level-headed. good news: a three-day weekend coming up. more time to practice all of it.
peace to you,