|homemade berry scones. these were delicious, and i'd love to make a couple of batches to freeze for breakfasts. from the Babycakes cookbook.|
|amazing pineapple-banana smoothie with raw cashews and some other yummy stuff|
|casting on for the same hat in a much softer yarn. still reading snippets from this wonderful book daily.|
i am confident that, going forward, i will be able to maintain what i've been not-so-voluntarily practing over the past couple of weeks. going out yesterday just to refill our water bottles, drop off recycling, and go for a swim at the Y felt like a huge treat. it was more than enough to make me feel like i had a great day, but i had three more walks to add to that. each day, i feel a little less resistance. i'm sure there will be setbacks, but i will deal with them as they arise.
i wanted to share something from that book with you today. by the way, the rest of my day looks to be spent mainly knitting, along with hopefully a swim at the beach. i never did go the other day. it's been weirdly cloudy here lately, a bit too off for swimming for my liking.
anyway, here it is ::
do the best you can, whatever arises
be at peace with yourself
find a job you enjoy
live in simple conditions; housing, food, clothing; get rid of clutter
contact nature every day; feel the earth under your feet
take physical exercise through hard work; through gardening or walking
don't worry; live one day at a time
share something every day with someone else; if you live alone, write someone; give something away; help someone else somehow
take time to wonder at life and the world; see some humor in life where you can
observe the one life in all things
be kind to the creatures
this week for me:: grocery shopping. going through extra stuff to declutter and prep to move to the new house (we can start moving stuff in tomorrow). going to a blueberry festival. wedding shower thrown by my future MIL in New Jersey at my favorite Indian restaurant. And, in between, moving slowly and with intent. one intention :: begin a short daily home yoga practice to work out some longstanding kinks in my body. i resist this. it's time to let go and do it for my health.
wishing you a peaceful week ahead. try spreading out those "to do" lists over the course of a week, or even two. it's just amazing what does NOT need to be done all in one day. very freeing, too.