Sunday, August 27th to Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
I’m SO happy I had that extra day off this week. I NEEDED it. Sometimes just that ONE extra day makes ALL the difference.
Of course during my days off I mostly felt exhausted….but today, the LAST day, I finally feel like I have some energy!!!
So what happened on my days off…
****Kimm FINALLY got her Lawson tattoo!!!!!! Sunday, after I slept for a short little nap, we headed into Northampton, to Night Owl Tattoo, to get it done. It took a little over FOUR hours!!!! The end product is AMAZING. When we both saw the initial drawing that the artist had done, I think we were both a little shocked, because I don’t think it matched what EITHER of us were thinking….but we trusted the artist’s vision and it turned out SO SO WONDERFUL. It really is a true liking of Lawson 🙂 Now Kimm can have her favorite goat with her forever!!!! It was posted on the Goats of Anarchy Instagram page when we left the place and by the time we got home there were already over 3,000 “likes” — by now I think there are over “12,000” likes. Kimm’s arm is famous 🙂
~~pizza out after the tattoo because we were exhausted…it was nice to just sit and eat and not worry about cooking something
~~we’ve wrapped that tattoo multiple times in saran wrap!! That is the new thing now…instead of putting lotion on it right away, wrapping it in saran wrap is supposed to prevent it from scabbing up. We shall see….Kimm is going to be SO GLAD tomorrow morning when she doesn’t have to have it wrapped anymore!
~~I finally had a chance to catch up with my parents…this month FLEW by and so it was just so nice to hear their voices on the phone 🙂
~~I made chocolate chip zucchini bread…using Grandma Van’s recipe…I always feel SO close to my parents when I do this….just because we always used to have it at home 🙂 It was SO GOOD!!!!
~~we were able to sit on the porch on Monday night…so nice with it being so much cooler outside. In fact, I was REALLY cold (surprise, surprise!!) But I LOVED listening to all the night sounds out there…
~~lots of reading!!
~~loving my breakfasts!!! (especially the waffles and the coffee!!)
~~we got a good portion of our August finance meeting done…we’ll just have to finish up on Saturday…I still can’t believe HOW FAST THIS MONTH has gone!!
~~we are getting grinders out tonight before I head back to work!
Meditations from the Mat…
~~there is no “perfect” time to practice…you have to figure out WHEN is the best time for you to fit your practice in
~~”Sometimes more is more.” — Baron Baptiste
~~when you have the time and energy…try to do TWO practices a day
~~use the morning one to wake up slowly and prepare your mind and body for the day…use the evening one to go long and deep
~~”I think it’s important not to overlook the joy of the journey due to an excess of goal orientation.” — Lama Surya Das
~~each day on the mat is a small miracle
~~spend some quiet time each day pondering the past or the future…get a sense of your internal state…
~~remember our emotional lives are held captive to the endless soap operas produced by our vivid imaginations….the practices of yoga are aimed at ending this bondage to an imagined reality
~~spend time being connected to something you love…something in the REAL….however you feel about that, you can TRUST that those feelings are based on reality…anchored in the real we can evolve and grow
Things making me happy today:
Sun, 8/27: being done with my stretch of days on, seeing Kimm SO happy with her new Lawson tattoo!!!, pizza and fries while watching our show
Mon, 8/28: talking with my parents, making chocolate chip zucchini bread (with zucchini from our OWN garden!), porch time, the sounds of the night
Tues, 8/29: a holiday day from work = 3 days off!!, reading the Harry Potter series again, LAZY days, homemade pizza, butter crunch ice cream in a waffle cone
Wed, 8/30: finally feeling less tired on my days off!, waffles, coffee, watching Harry Potter movie (#1), finance meeting done, grinders out!