I’d really really like to get back to blogging more than 5.3 times per year, but sheesh making that first step forward just seems way bigger than it actually is. So here we are with Some Thoughts.
Thought #1. I am out of dark chocolate. A nibble a day really does keep the grumpies at bay and unfortunately I’ve nibbled until all of my dark chocolate almond clusters are gone. Woe is me.
Thought #2. Is almost 7 years old really big or really little? Amelie is approaching her 7th birthday and she just seems SO BIG. I’m looking for long view here. Seven isn’t really a year from 18 and off on her own. Is it?
Thought #3. Per my New Year’s Resolution, I have finally succeeded in going to bed earlier. It has not turned me into Super Mom, up at 5:30 or 4:30AM. Nope. I’m just sleeping longer. And I like it.
Thought #4. My other New Year’s Resolution — to read whatever Lia is reading — just got harder. Lia puts the books she has finished on my nightstand and I’ve been mostly keeping the stack down to 5 – 10 books at any given time. Turns out she thought that I was only going to read the books that we own — she hasn’t been submitting the library books to the nightstand pile. So the bad news is that I will never ever catch up and the good news is that I get to read the library book she read four or five times through today – The Penderwicks. She gave it a great review and I’m stoked. I love children’s lit.
Thought #5. Per Thought #1, I’m on Day 2 of taking 10 minutes to be calm. Using the Calm.com app. Pretty nifty. Also trying out some of the Saagara pranayama (breathing exercises) apps. More oxygen to us all!