22 DecChristmas Break!

It’s official — I’m on break as of ~2:30pm this afternoon!

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful I have a job that isn’t retail this time of year.
    • I’m grateful I have enough vacation time to take the rest of the year off
    • I’m grateful that (I think) our Christmas shopping is done.
  • One positive experience:
    • Getting started on dinner at a reasonable time. :)
  • Exercise: 
    • Oof.  Going to try to so some yoga tonight… Definitely going to the Y tomorrow.
  • Meditation: 
    • 3×3 minute & two more coming up.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Letting the girls sleep in until nearly noon.

20 DecAnd Again

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for my kids, even/because they are persistent and clear about what they want even/especially when I say no.
    • I’m grateful for P who made chili for dinner tonight.
    • I’m grateful that Xmas break is coming up in two days.
  • One positive experience:
    • Nice walk during swim team with P & M1.
  • Exercise: 
    • Walking, a little PT in the ayem.  Need to get back on that.
  • Meditation: 
    • 3×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Not so random but I’m (trying to) helping M1 clean her room.

15 DecSlipped Away!

Time is sneaky like that sometimes.

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for my coven sisters.
    • I’m grateful for P who made turkey lasagna for dinner tonight.
    • I’m grateful that Xmas break is coming up soon.
  • One positive experience:
    • Nice walk & lunch with B today. (And yesterday I had a nice mtg with a different B!)
  • Exercise: 
    • TWO walks!
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 2×3 minute.  Need to get back on this.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Made a point of giving our local Thai place some business today.  They’re family run & such sweet people. <3

12 DecFriday/Saturday Grats

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful that it was a good meet today, even if M2 didn’t qualify for regionals yet.
    • I’m grateful this is a self imposed exercise and that if I miss a day it’s no big deal!
    • I’m grateful there are people like Amanda Palmer in the world.
  • One positive experience:
    • Getting stuff sorted out with the other CAYA folk for tomorrow — we work well as a team.  It’s nice.
  • Exercise: 
    • Ugh. NO.  For REASONS.  AGAIN.
  • Meditation: 
    • 2×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I timed at the meet and let P keep his freshly finished tattoo away from the chlorine splashes.   :)

11 DecThursday Darkmoon Grats

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful that my kids are hilarious and awesome.
    • I’m grateful for Phix’s Curiosity Camp, it’s been really entertaining and sanity saving.
    • I’m grateful to be having lunch today and tomorrow with friends.
  • One positive experience:
    • Really nice catching up with a friend for lunch today.  <3 <3 <3
  • Exercise: 
    • Ugh. NO.  For REASONS.  AGAIN. I will do my PT like the nice man suggested…
  • Meditation: 
    • 2×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I totally had one and it’s slipped my mind entirely.  Huh.

09 DecWednesday-Schmendsday

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for big band music — it’s hard to be dour when you’re listening to big band
    • I’m grateful for my husband whose birthday it was today.
    • I’m grateful that I like dark rainy days, because hooboy has it been that in spades lately!
  • One positive experience:
    • The look on P’s face realizing his birthday gift was a Han Solo in Carbonite fridge.  :D
  • Exercise: 
    • Got a nice walk in between raindrops!
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 2×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I let someone who was parked into a long line of traffic even though while they were getting themselves set up, I could have filled in the space and they’d have still (maybe) had some room behind me to squeeze in.

08 DecTuesday Blues & Gratitudes

Ugh. I ate too much almond today. I don’t usually eat many of them, incidental slivers are no big deal, but I had a protein bar that was chock full of them first thing in the morning and it was bad like whoa.  Such nausea, so misery, all the sad.  I was at work about 45 minutes before I bailed and came home.  It’s true I don’t always enjoy the company party scene for a long period of time, but I do like going for a little bit, until I can’t deal with the bar noise and difficulty hearing people anymore and this meant I didn’t get to go.  I was dressed up nice and everything! BOO!

HOWEVER: I am still grateful for things.

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful that I have a comfy bed to lie down in when I feel like crap.
    • I’m grateful that I have a workplace where I don’t get ridiculous resistance to self care (and besides, who wants someone lying on the floor of their office feeling like they’re going to puke? Ugh!).
    • I’m grateful for my husband making me toast when I started getting hungry finally as the almond was wearing off.
  • One positive experience:
    • Any day I don’t actually puke is a great day.  I was close but I didn’t. Given how raw my throat feels anyway, I think I’m super glad of that.
  • Exercise: 
    • Ugh. NO.  For REASONS.  I guess I should go put M1 to bed and come out and do my PT like the nice man suggested…
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 1×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I let a lady cross the road (though I had right of way) because there was a bunch of traffic behind me and she was out in the crazy rain.  Get on your way home, lady!  We’re warm and dry in our cars — we can wait for you to cross the road!
    • I also made sure P got to the mechanic to pick up his car before they closed, even though my Dad volunteered to take him on his way home after math with the girls.

07 DecMondays, Man…

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for my PT.
    • I’m grateful for my daughters’ orthodontist.
    • I’m grateful for my therapist.
  • One positive experience:
    • Rolling out of bed, I made it to my PT appt w/i 15 minutes.
  • Exercise: 
    • Ugh. NO.  And it’s supposed to rain 2-5 inches in the next couple days.  I need to do my exercises though & it would be good to do some gyrokinesis too & stretch everything out.
  • Meditation: 
    • 2×3 minute.  Need to get back to this too…
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I got lunch scheduled with a friend!  :D

06 DecTrees! And stuff…

Small changes ripple out:
3 Gratitudes :

  • I’m grateful for trees that cooperate on the second day.
  • I’m grateful for my lovely friends.
  • I’m grateful that my Dad can help the girls with their math.

One positive experience:

  • Watching Parks & Recreation with the girls. Ok. It’s pretty hilarious.

Exercise: 

  • Not so much, unless you count decorating a tree. Maybe yoga before bed? But then again… But I should.

Meditation: 

  • 5 minute, 3×3 minute.

Random Acts of Kindness: 

  • I introduced myself to another mom at swim team…

05 DecSaturday Gratitudes

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for eggnog.
    • I’m grateful for my kids (they’re hilarious).
    • I’m grateful for safe deliveries (I’m a great-auntie again!).
  • One positive experience:
    • I spent good time with my girls today.
  • Exercise: 
    • Not so much, unless you count wandering around stores looking for a big enough tree stand for our ridiculous tree.
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 2×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I let Madeleine in on the secret of where the umbrellas are for customers where we bought our tree this year.