Today’s Intention: understand that when I judge others, I judge myself, for we are all one.
I woke up at 8am. I had woken in the night for a couple of hours but felt well rested. I did some stretching and deep breathing. Then I went in the bathroom, had a good bm and took a bath with Angel. When we got out Angel ate some sugar kiss melon and I had a glass of fresh oj. I fed Oliver and let him outside. Ariel (my friends 15 year old daughter who is staying with me until tomorrow) woke up, I cut up a sugar kiss melon for her and set it on the table along with some kale chips, some cherries and a glass of oj. Then I walked home with Angel on my shoulders, which she loves.
On home I put Angel in the truck and we drove to the kc hall where I heard they would be giving away fresh produce. We stood in a long line and received a number, then we waited 2 hours to get the produce. I experienced a lot during those 2 hours. Many thoughts went through my head and I found it difficult to be in the moment, mostly because I was hungry. I had thoughts about whether it was worth standing in line for 2 hours. When I examined that thought, it didn’t even make sense. Worth what? What is wrong with standing and waiting? Why do I need a desired outcome in order to stand and wait? If I was truly aligned with doing what I wanted to be doing at that moment then the outcome would be irreverent. When living in each moment, there is no outcome, there is simply the moment.
I also found my thoughts going into judgements about the people around me. I caught that one really quick and instead practiced seeing the beauty in everyone I saw and sending them love and well being thoughts. I also did some handstands and stretching to pass the time and get myself back in alignment physically and I practiced mental and spiritual alignment. Finally it was our turn. I was gifted a watermelon, a huge bag of apples, 3 heads of lettuce and a bunch of red onions.
I took my gifts home and cracked open the watermelon right away. It was a great one! I shared it with Angel and my roommates and felt extremely grateful. Then I took my daughter Savana’s car and drove back to where I was housesitting to get Ariel.
Ariel seemed to have had a great time while I had been gone. She had eaten all of her food and was in a great mood. She didn’t even seem to notice that I had been gone almost 3 hours. We got in the car with Oliver and drove back to my house.
At my house Ariel jumped on the rebounder while I bagged up a celery salt and dried tomato order that was finished. Then Ariel helped me make Onion flax Crackers and I put them in the dehydrator to take to the fruitluck on Saturday. I walked downtown to the post office to mail out the online order and get Savana’s car from her since she had taken it to the library and would be there a while. Angel stayed at the house with Hyatt, Meghan, Calla, Oliver and Ariel.
When I arrived back home, we all loaded up and drove to the swimming hole. We spent 2 hours relaxing, eating melon, drinking a smoothie and playing in the water. It was really nice and I tend to feel refreshed and revived every time I spend time there. It’s magical.
On the drive home from swimming, Angel briefly fell asleep but woke up again as soon as I brought her inside. I had dropped off Oliver at his house and fed him before going home. At home, I made a big salad with lemon tahini dressing that I enjoyed 2 big bowls of with Ariel and Angel. Then she snacked on a bunch of dried figs for dessert. Meghan and Hyatt had gone to the store with Calla and took the car. So I cleaned the house and put away clean laundry while Ariel, Nick and the Airbnb guest Ronnie all stood around in the kitchen talking about this and that.
When Hyatt, Meghan and Calla came back from the store, Ariel, Angel and I drove to Oliver’s. Ariel got settled in her room and I went straight to bed with Angel. I thought for sure Angel would nurse to sleep, but she didn’t. She has been climbing all over me while I’ve been writing my blog.
It has been a fantastic day and I am grateful.
I appreciate water.
I appreciate stretching.
I appreciate free produce.
I appreciate on line orders.
I appreciate people.
I appreciate singing.
Thank you for being a part of my life.
I appreciate you!