By the number twenty-three above, its clear I've been doing this meme for a while. It's morphed into a few things over those weeks, but I think I've figured out a formula that will work for me.dateline Oakville, Ontario, Canada @ 9:37PM on January 23, 2012
weather outside Cold. Windy. -7C
mood inside: Pooped! Wednesdays finish later than usual.
drinking a glass of very cold Sauvignon Blanc
eating nothing, I don't often eat after 7PM - but I'd love a slice of pie :)
cooking a lot out of the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook - delicious!
listening to my kids exchanging stories from their day (Cole got a call today for an audition tomorrow, Chloé hung out with friends after school, Caden enjoyed his swim meet)
watching the last bit of Suburgatory, meh. Like most sit-coms, I enjoyed it more when I first stumbled upon it - flying back from AZ last year :)
reading the last of my unread Sarah Addison Allen books, The Sugar Queen. Frothy and magical, I hope another gets published soon!
wearing jeans, t-shirt and my ratty long black sweater - it will seriously have to fall off my body before I throw it out
planning our summer schedule, some social events and the big book purge
feeling optimistic about the choices we've all been making lately
stopping my habit of second guessing my initial instincts. It is made clear to me over-and-over that I should be more mindful. Okay, universe. I get it :)
wanting a cure for my monkey mind! Honestly, it's all over the place! I just want it to settle, if only for a little while
needing more hours in the day to accomplish everything on my lists
wishing people were more kind to themselves - and others
waiting for the dryer to finish the last load of the day
thinking hiring a life coach just may be a very good idea.
enjoying this week. We've finally gotten into a post-holiday groove. There is very little stress and everyone is focused on their studies and other commitments.
paying attention to me, close attention, more attention than I like but maybe not as much as I need. With the understanding and encouragement of all my kids, I'm taking this school term - the time between the first full week of the year though the Easter weekend to focus more on me and what I want (and what I don't want) in my life. It has been illuminating and I'm only in week two!
encouraging my kids to listen to themselves, too. And trust what they hear and more what they feel.
celebrating a full week of regular sleep! My new bed is absolutely fabulous. And the new sheets? Everyone should get bamboo sheets. Absolutely divine.
cultivating healthy relationships and healthy habits
marveling when my kids' friends come to me as a sounding board. Through break-ups, parent problems even difficulties with courses at school, I am thrilled to be chosen to listen and help when I can.
anticipating only good things ahead.
and tada, a selfie (aka, filling in time while waiting for kids):
Observation: yes, I have to bring 2 pairs of glasses everywhere! One pair in order to drive the truck and the other to read while waiting in the truck. And, no, a knit poncho was not appropriate outerwear for the day - it was windy and -12!