Love to Learn
Today is the official start of my summer break! Oh my goodness, I've been romanticizing about this day since mid February and through the end of the terrible twos and the beginning of a temper tantrum. Wahoo! It's all downhill from here on out.
How are you? Thank you for your well wishes with my RA mini flare. I'm doing pretty good overall and keep hoping that the day will come when I am not thinking about a body part. I missed the gym for a one and half weeks and discovered two things:
1. I need someone to tell me what to do (personal trainer) because left on my own I do nothing
2. Going to a climate controlled gym is wonderful and much better than the humidity or heat of summer which annoys my joints
My son left today and I cleaned some of the house and it feels like it's almost back to the way it was prior to his arrival. Holly will be thrilled he has left because she tolerates his presence. I've announced that I am NOT cooking for many days after cooking for a whole week.
While my knitting has been slow during this mini-flare, I've been enjoying my knitting time and the projects that are on my needles. I've scaled back to only 2-3 hours of knitting a day and know that this is good for me in the long run.
Today the heat and humidity arrived! Just a month ago I was wearing a jacket and wondering when the warm weather would arrive. Spring has gently led us to summer beginnings. The sun feels like summer and the birds, well they are constantly singing away.
To celebrate my summer break, I splurged on some new paints. The best part of the splurge was the researching and pondering and the endless you tube reviews I watched. I do love to learn - both my parents and my grandfather were great proponents of learning. My grandfather would say 'whatever you want to learn is in a book'. I bet you he would love the internet!
My mother and grandfather would puzzle out the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles (in ink of all things). My grandfather had many books for home maintenance and taught himself plumbing, electricity etc.
My dad subscribed too many magazines about popular mechanics and woodworking. I also remember organic gardening magazines as well. He was doing organic gardening before it was cool.
Besides learning knowledge, I love learning about myself. I know I need balance in my days and I know I need to manage my stress levels. My body is at its best when I go to the gym, eat right and sleep on a regular schedule. Family is important and spending time with them makes me happy.
Above all I know I benefit on being grateful for the boring dull days and blissful contentment during them. Truly happiness to me is the same old same old.
What do you like to learn?