I like that phrase “sparked joy.” It comes from Marie Kondo. She’s the phenomenal Japanese woman convincing people to de-clutter. And apparently she’s so successful that landfills are starting to overflow, and even shut down, because people are getting rid of their stuff in such a big way. So here are my 3 joy sparkers … Continue reading 3 Things That Sparked Joy This Week
Today I packed for my trip to Oregon. I must say, I am a huge fan of packing cubes. Omg. I love these things. Here is a week's worth of stuff, including beach clothes all ready for the suitcase. When I get to the hotel, my pajamas and robe and all the stuff I need … Continue reading How did I ever pack before Packing Cubes??
"I would NEVER be sitting on the couch reading a book now, if I was home," said G, just now. "I would be out finishing the fence or cleaning the garage or walking Boomer or ..." Why is that? Why don't we let ourselves rest, relax and re-set when we're home? Why do we have … Continue reading “I” is for Idle
No hat. No gloves. No coat. No socks, even. I walked Boomer through campus and everyone's head was up. People are smiling at me again. They ask to pet Boomer. They want to hug her. They want her to lick them. But she doesn't. Unless they smell like food. I grilled chicken breasts on the … Continue reading It Took You Long Enough
1. Today it was sunny and in the 40s (omg, my face didn't hurt when I walked outside!) 2. And G's wheatgrass is up! 3. I did a private Beginner Yoga lesson today with a delightful woman who came in with a new mat (the absolutely worst mat she could have gotten, but oh well, … Continue reading A Few Things That Made Me Happy This Week
Yesterday I bought a new game for us at the kid toy store. It’s called Pathagon, (which I keep calling “Pathogen.”) It is a strategy game in which you try to build a path from one end of the board to the other as your opponent tries to block you. It’s not as complicated as … Continue reading Pathagon
We are what we love. It’s as simple as that. If we do the things we love, we show our real selves to the world. If we show our real selves to the world, that will give us the best shot at living a happy life. So try it. Start making a list of all … Continue reading We are what we love.
NOW I'm happy again. The weather has turned beautiful and all my worries about "Will the flowers ever bloom again?" have been assuaged. People, the flowers are blooming! Got $100 worth of annuals to plant (after Memorial Day). I am sleeping with the window open at night. The dog went wading in the creek. I … Continue reading 10 Things I Am Loving Right Now
The question of the moment is: Should I sit here and continue to eat refined carbohydrates and drink coffee, or go to Wegmans for green juice supplies? OR: Should I stop eating refined carbohydrates and go up and meditate first, and then go to Wegmans for green juice supplies? OR: Should I put on a … Continue reading I Never Know What to Write About
I've been reading Bringing Home the Dharma in the mornings. It's my new ritual, this reading in the morning. I have broken my Ultimate Yogi streak and am now contemplating starting all over again and trying to make it to 108 Days. I have a hard time when my streaks end. There's a lot of … Continue reading Gadgets and Gizmos and Chicken Soup