My Very Best
This past week I've been grateful for the sunny days when the rainy days overwhelm me. I find myself walking into the gym wondering why I'm a little grumpy. Oh, there's no sun, that is why. I'm usually not affected by sunless skies or at least I wasn't aware of my reaction. This year because of record rainfall, I'm noticing.
This endless rain does water all the new bushes and plants my husband has planted. He is finished cutting down the bushes around the house and now I'm in the habit of stopping at Lowe's to check their clearance section (half off the lowest price runs intermittently...). Nearly all of our plantings are from the clearance section. Overwatered outside plants can be loved back to life, as long as they are not indoor plants that I'm taking care of - indoor plants meet their doom from my diligent watering love.
I've visited the gym four times this week stretching the strength of my body. I'm exhausted but in a good kind of way. My routine bloodwork (every 3 months) was slightly wonky this week either due to the meds I'm on or just my autoimmune disease. I meet my new RA doctor at the end of July. So far I love her diligence and her prompt communicating through the electronic medical chart.
I'm feeling good overall so I'm not too worried.
My afternoons are filled with a watercolor painting session and then onto knitting. I love the afternoons, I feel grateful and content while puttering about my creative pursuits. I've scaled down social media and increased my attentiveness to personal tasks. I return again and again to blogging and love our community. The bonds I've forged through meeting all of you through your blogs fills my bucket. If you comment and your blog is attached to your profile name I will do my very best to visit you.
I do my very best to be patient with myself and what I choose to focus on. So far, I'm swimming in gratitude and focusing on the positive. You and I both know that when life is 'easy' the gratitude is easy. It's when there is a curve ball thrown into the day that challenges my attitude.
Having my afternoons relaxing and calm has helped me immensely. The older I get the more down time I need. I wonder why?
In knitting news, I've reached the next section of the cowl and I'm contemplating casting on a lace shawl for some serious complicated knitting. I'll let you know what I settle on when I know.