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.

05 DecNew Project

M1 and I are thinking of a project called Phix’s Curiosity Camp.  We’ll create little projects around things that we’re curious about and people can join us on our curiosity explorations and it’ll be good times.

I kind of have a lot of things I’m curious about and curiosity/liking to learn things is one of my driving features. Part of why I got my library/info science degree is because librarian = a way for me to be professionally curious (and support other people’s curiosity).  Then I had this thought pop into my mind, Curiosity Camp!  Ok, so what does that mean?  Well, I don’t have to be a deep expert, but I can invite people to explore stuff along with me.  E.g.:

  • I want to explore meditation, I get to engage my curiosity and pull together a Meditation quest about the different ways to meditate and get into it, like Yeshe’s 3 minute practice… What happens if you do ten?  What happens if you add a mantra or a word that you quietly repeat to yourself?
  • I love mushrooms — post a picture of your favorite kind of mushroom, let’s dissect a mushroom and look at the different parts, spore prints!, go for a walk & take pictures of all the mushrooms you see (it’ll have to be during mushroom season)…
  • How do perfumers mix scents? (create a little pack of quarter ounce scents that get blended in each mission, might be a little further down the road as we get our feet under us)
  • Yoga — hey, next time you do some yoga, how does setting an intention for your practice change the practice?  How does breathing support your movement?  … ?
  • And this methodology can be adapted to use scientific method for classrooms too…
  • Etc.

Now that we’ve had the idea, we need to do the follow through thing. :)

04 DecTGIF

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for enthusiasm and excitement.
    • I’m grateful for creativity.
    • I’m grateful for sphinxes.
  • One positive experience:
    • I got nice walks in today with two friends, a note from a third, and a chance encounter with a fourth.
  • Exercise: 
    • Over five miles of walking!  WOO!  My foot is a little angry about it, but it’ll be ok.
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 4×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I did something today, but I can’t remember what it was — it’ll come back to me, I hope!

03 DecThese Titanic Days…

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for having supportive friends.
    • I’m grateful for the bee people in my life, I think I’m finally finding my hive.
    • I’m grateful for my awesome daughters.
  • One positive experience:
    • I got a really sweet email from one of my bee people.  It was just what I needed to hear in the moment.
  • Exercise: 
    • Sigh. I gotta get back to doing yoga… it was pouring outside when I went to take a walk so I didn’t.
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 4×3 minute.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • I made a point of leaving an encouraging note for someone today.

02 DecClever Title Here

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful for my sweet family.
    • I’m grateful for the people that I am choosing to surround myself with.
    • I’m grateful that I had a relatively productive day today — it felt good.
  • One positive experience:
    • A nice walk with P today, just down the hill and home again, but all walks are good walks.  It’s nice too, since we were both working from home all day, each sequestered away in our spaces, to get out and stretch our legs and talk to each other IRL.
  • Exercise: 
    • A walk!  1.35 miles according to fitbit!
  • Meditation: 
    • 5 minute, 2×3 minute, and one coming up in about an hour.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Smiled and said hello to everyone we passed on our walk.

01 DecMonday, Tuesday, Happy Days

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful that we have hilarious cats.
    • I’m grateful that it’s December (and a little worried, but mostly grateful).
    • I’m grateful that I’m recognizing space in my life — next steps: make better use of that space.
  • One positive experience:
    • A nice walk with B today, a little over 3 miles, and catching up.
  • Exercise: 
    • Yeah, long walks!  It’s been demotivatingly cold at night lately which makes it hard to want to yoga.
  • Meditation: 
    • I have been bad with this today!  I’ve missed every single one of them, with the best intentions to revisit and do the next one.  I will do better tomorrow.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Almost all month I’m Santa’s hands, starting tonight.

29 NovQuiet Sunday

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful that P’s parents made it safely back to their home.
    • I’m grateful that we had a quiet and uneventful Sunday.
    • I’m grateful that we ate the remainder of the pie today.
  • One positive experience:
    • C dropping off the girls at swim team so all we needed to do was bring them home.
  • Exercise: 
    • Oof. I better maybe do some yoga later.
  • Meditation: 
    • 3 x 3 minute, another one later.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Filled a bag with clothes I never wear for donation.  Now to get them donated…

28 NovSome Days…

Small changes ripple out:

  • 3 Gratitudes :
    • I’m grateful that we are surrounded by excellent health care.
    • I’m grateful that out of this event that it’s “just” P’s mom’s teeth/small upper lip fracture and not broken neck, broken nose, heart issues, or any of the other things they checked her for.
    • I’m grateful that they’re almost ready to come home
  • One positive experience:
    • I think the health care has been top notch.
  • Exercise: 
    • Walk… and a bit of a run… in Magnusson Park.  It started out nice… Maybe some yoga later.
  • Meditation: 
    • 4 x 3 minute, another one later.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: 
    • Not entirely random, but certainly a lot of emotional labor going into checking in on P at the hospital, picking up flowers/cards, running back to make sure we have appropriate stuff on hand, etc.