Salads, Reading and Knitting
These days have been predictable and comforting. In a few weeks my husband's job will be more flexible and that means we can go out and about and do 'things'. Since late last August, we've been juggling a crazy stressful schedule.
Can you believe we are nearly half way through May? Where does the time go? The past two weeks, I've focused on improving my health. I've been walking daily unless it's raining and after a physical therapy consult, I've been doing assigned exercises for my back. I hope in time I'll be able to return to yoga, but for now, these exercises make me feel proactive and healthy.
I'm eating a salad a day every single day. Phew. That is quite a goal! I have to confess, it was bumpy start. The devil foods were calling my name over and over. However, feeling healthy after eating a salad wins out in the end. I feel kind of crappy if I eat garbage food. Doesn't everyone? And yet we go back to eating garbage again and again.
On a whim, I dropped into the local library and picked up a poetry collection by Mary Oliver. The library has an area where unwanted magazines are left for free for others. I picked up some issues of the New Yorker! Sweet. Over the weekend, I plan to sit and read them over a cup of tea.
So far The Handmaid's Tale is an enjoyable book, I'm not overly upset by the subject matter. I'm almost half way through, so let's hope nothing crazy happens. If it does, I'll switch to reading this only in the daytime and not right before I go to bed.
My baby sitting job is going well, the Little Miss is liking me more and well, how can I not like a one year old? She is the sweetest little girl. I frequently remember long ago memories of being a young mom and wonder how did I do it without any family help? We lived far away from any support system so it was all up to me.
While watching her yesterday, I heard a song played on the Disney channel one too many times and it's now stuck in my head. Those are the pitfalls of little ones. Silly jingles! When my kids were little it was Barney the dinosaur songs that permeated my brain...
My mission today while shopping is to find a pair of sandals that are sturdy yet stylish. Wish me luck because when I go out with a specific item to purchase, I end up with zilch. I'm trying to go with an open mind and a wide budget. I'm picky about shoes and the RA and narrow feet are a challenge..
The sweater's first sleeve is half way done, I love top down sleeves, each decrease goes faster and faster. Won't be long before I'm wearing it! I'll be sad when the last stitch is cast off, long term projects make me happy and content. It's like visiting with a friend you know well and you pick up where you left off.