Hello March!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Well, here it is, March already.

It started out a little drizzly when I got out of work, but when I got up, it was really a beautiful day.  When I took Izzy outside, there was a mild breeze blowing and it just felt SO good to breath it in.

Kimm did something to her lower back today so she has had quite a rough day.  She says it just came on suddenly, after she got done feeding the birds this morning (she was bending down to put seed on the ground underneath the magnolia tree) and when she stood up it was like her lower back “seized up.”  She has been on a Flexeril/Percocet high all day, without much actual relief from the pain.  My poor baby 😦  I really hope she will feel better after sleeping tonight.

As for myself, it was a busy night at work.  Both myself and the other night supervisor were on, so I think I probably would have gone crazy if I were there by myself.  Makes me not look forward to tonight that much.  Plus the accreditation people are at the hospital which makes everyone just a little bit more on edge.  SIGH.  Can’t wait for my next days off.

I am feeling a bit better today.  I have to say I was feeling quite depressed the last few days.  The hormonal swings at that time of the month are really affecting me the older I get.  Big SIGH.  I try to just roll with them, but sometimes they get the best of me.  But thankfully, today is better.  It is a new month so that always feels like a fresh start as well.

I’m going to do the dishes, take my shower, and then try to take a long nap before work.  I think that will be the best thing for me.

Meditations from the Mat (Day 60)…

~~the yamas are some of the hardest work on this path to spiritual fulfillment

~~they confront us with the challenge of rechanneling our spiritual energies — before yamas, we are prey to the whims of our minds — if our minds tell us we are good,we feel good, if our minds tell us we are bad, we feel bad — we continuously compare ourselves to others — we find ourselves lacking — we search outside of ourselves for the validation we crave — and we have NO CONTROL over this validation, so we never find peace

~~the yamas are the renunciation of a life based on fear…they ARE the CHANGE

~~the niyamas are the practices that sustain a life based on love…they SUSTAIN the CHANGE

~~the niyamas sustain within us the will to adhere to our beliefs

Things making me happy today: the good feeling of knowing that I made another person’s night easier, going to bed, mild breezes, open windows, homemade pizza, napping


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