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Heading into my 10pm meditation. My long walk today was soothing; it was lovely talking with Bob and pondering things. Now to close my eyes.
… I had a lovely meditation session listening to Johann Sebastian Bach – it’s his birthday today! He was born March 31, 1685.
Heading into 10pm meditation. Having lots of fun with PhotoShop and musician photos :). A short break will help my creativity! #meditate
I need to share my Kindle Fire notes on a book with someone and Kindle isn’t showing my notes in their online system. It does have my other books’ notes. I can get to the notes in raw format by dragging the notes file from the Kindle manually, but that data format is really hard to work with. I tried syncing my Kindle, I tried using a different browser to access the kindle.amazon.com site, and nothing’s working. Any ideas?
Heading into the 10pm meditation – I’ve been listening to songs from my boyfriend’s band. Lovely stuff. Good to soothe the soul.
Bob brought us home rotisserie chicken and I’m having some with brussels sprouts. Yummy! Definitely see if your stores can make these. They’re cost effective to buy one chicken and then eat it in various ways for a few days. What are you having tonight?
Forgiveness project – wrote a long private essay about my ex to help release those emotions. I was 18-and-a-month when I married. Too young. The past is in the past, and I need to release any tangle of emotions from that so I can more fully participate in my projects of the now.
Do Not Complain Reboot 34 Day 5 –
The event that tripped me up on that last round was, once again, the mess in the house. It was a relatively minor thing but I think because this is such an ongoing problem it builds and builds and then I just snap. This emphasizes for me that handling the underlying issue is key. The fact that I have stress building over time isn’t good for me or for my projects I’m working on.
I need to take a two pronged approach.
One, of course, I need to work on the mess. And I am making that effort. Every day I organize just one area. I work diligently down my to-do list. There is progress being made.
Two, though, is I have to be at peace with the current state. Living stressed until a magical day when the house is completely clean seems to be unhealthy. I need to find a place of peace in my mind where I say “yes the house is messy, and it is getting better. It’s better than it used to be. And that is all right.”
I’ve pondered why the mess bothers me so. We can’t have people over right now, and that bothers me. I’d like to have friends visit for wine or whatever and we can’t. Also, we tend to have to waste time hunting for things. I am already incredibly behind on many projects. Time spent on hunting for things is time I could have been catching up on my email backlog. So those things are like the drips of water torture. I need to change my mindset on that. This is all within my own mind.
I need to just have friends over anyway and be content that it’s messy when I do.
When I look for things, I need to look at it as an opportunity to clean. It’s not “wasted time”. It’s time I am now investing in making things better. That way each hunting expedition is actually a good thing, to help the house get cleaner.
Tested what yoga I could do if I didn’t have a mat handy. Always good to explore the options. Yoga each day is good for the spine!