If we’re having coffee today I would try to get my thoughts straight. I’m a non-linear thinker, and at the moment there are lots of thoughts racing around in my head. Mostly ideas about future projects (homesteading, gardening, photography, web design, and road trips…all exciting things.) I’m actually in a pretty good place. I’m not stressed out about anything. Zen have settled into our lives. This might sound contradicting, but I feel it’s the closest to my truth there is right now, many things going on, and zen at the same time. Some might say balance. Maybe it’s spring time, and all the promises it brings?
What kind of coffee can I offer you today? Or maybe you fancy some green tea? I have a Kombucha tea that I absolutely love! I’ve been drinking it both hot and cold this week. The coffee is a strong, black, dark roast French press. What will it be my friend?
I hesitate to say How was you week? Like if it was already over. I think I’ll choose to ask you How is your week? For many people the best part of the week is still to come. I love weekends more than ever now, because that is (usually) the time when I can give my daughter undivided attention. The highlight of my week.
Last night, while I was checking on my plants in the backyard, my daughter and I had a really good conversation about what’s going on in her life. It’s like she is more relaxed when she knows that she has a couple days to just be a kid, not having to get up early, and focus all day.
This weekend I’m actually going to work some. I’m far from thrilled about working in the weekends, but I do it sometimes. The good thing is that I work from home, and I can have my daughter with me. Before I get on my 19 hour work shift this afternoon, I do have a wonderful morning to look forward too, and a lunch with a super cool lady. Lois and I, met for the first time when we took some online writing and photography classes together, a good six (+) years ago. Since then we’ve met several times in real life, when I lived in California. She’s in Vegas now, and I’m thrilled that she’s making time to see me.
How is your coffee? Any signs of spring in your part of the world? Some of the flowers are already over bloomed here, others are yet to come. Many of the trees are dressed in beautiful new green leaves. The tomato seeds I planted earlier are starting to pop up, still tiny tiny, but there to remind me of the miracle to come.
New leaves on a pomegranate tree in our backyard, no flowers yet.
My daughter have been riding her new bike almost every day this week, and we’re definitely going to ride some more this weekend. What’s your favorite type of exercise in the spring? Is it different from other times of the year? This post is part of my friend Terri’s, Sunday Still; Spring theme.
Exploring in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area last weekend.
I’m super blessed with an overall really good health, but I do have a stigmatism problem with my eyes. On top of that I’m very light sensitive as well. When I’m out and about I wear contacts, (and sunglasses.) When I’m working, or just chilling at home, I usually wear regular, old fashioned glasses. My eyes gets very dry when I wear contacts for six hours, or more. I’ve tried different types of eye drops, but it’s just not very comfortable after 6 hours. I have a slight dilemma with that at the moment. Two days ago my glasses broke, badly. I can’t fix it. Since my demands for lenses is a little out of the ordinary it takes time to get new ones. I went to pick out new ones yesterday, but it is going to take two weeks to get my new glasses. Meanwhile I’ll have to do a combination of doing without glasses, and wear contacts longer hours. I’m not wearing contacts now. It’s not even 6 am, and I know I will need my contacts to be able to drive later today. I’m extremely happy that this is only going to be for two weeks. The good thing about this is, that I really needed new glasses. The ones I had wasn’t on my newest prescription. As a single mom I sometimes don’t prioritize my own needs, when it comes to big expenses that possibly can wait. I saw my Optometrist several times this fall, to see if I could find good contacts that were comfortable for me. My prescription was changed a couple times, but I never bought new glasses. Maybe this was the Universe forcing me to spend that extra money? LOL. I got two pairs, buy one get one for free. I liked both a lot, and I’m looking forward to getting them. I usually buy practical ones that matches a lot of different things. This time I picked two pairs that I really liked instead! I’m going to feel good about wearing them. In fact I’ve never felt as good about any glasses, that I did when I tried these ones on. I’ve never spent as much money either. (It’s out of the ordinary for me. I’m not a spender. In fact I strongly dislike going to shopping malls etc. I don’t like to surround myself with too much stuff.) I figure that since I wear glasses every day, and I certainly don’t buy glasses very often, I should get ones that I feel great about.
As you can see there’s so many different thoughts racing around in my head right now, but I’ve also been taking the time to read for at least one hour every day (usually a lot more.) I need that to stay grounded. I have been good about meditating every morning, and I’ve started to write a physical journal, about things I’m grateful for, and moments I want to remember. Eventually I will share some of the thoughts here. I feel that reading, photography, meditation, exercise, writing, and gardening, along with time in nature still keeps me sane…just like always, but I need it even more now, living in a city with 2 million people. BTW, talking about the city, did you catch my post about Cityscapes earlier this week? Would you like a refill on your coffee before we part ways?
Have a fabulous weekend my friend!