Dear Diary and Friends,

Yesterday my morning started with 45 minute guided Louise Hay meditation. Then I got up, made my bed, put on coconut/lavender oil and woke up Angel Baby. We got dressed and went into the kitchen. I made a banana, mulberry, spinach smoothie and saved it for later. I dropped Savana off at school, then came back home. I blended up a watermelon which ended up being 128oz. I packed up 64oz. on the bicycle and rode to church with Angel.

At church, I helped Pam set up for an event she was hosting later that day. I drank my blended watermelon while I was there. Angel played in the nursery, ate 2 mangos and helped set up. When finished I rode to the thrift store. Angel loves the thrift store! She played with the toys while I shopped. I found some great skirts and shirts. After that we rode home drank my other 64oz. of watermelon juice. I was so full!! Lol. After a few minutes the full feeling passed. Angel ate an avocado. We went outside and hung clothes on the line, then I mixed up 3 bags of concrete and put it into molds to make stepping stones for the yard. Angel and I drew and put handprints in the stepping stones. Then I watered the trees and gardens.

Next I spent about 2 hours weeding the big garden.  Angel played in her pool and helped me weed. I took a break from weeding and drank my banana mulberry smoothie. Then I started putting up panels on the ceiling of the tiny house. It was crazy hot and took a lot of strength. I finished putting up the first panel when I heard Savana and her boyfriend Tyler talking. They must have just arrived home. I went and asked Tyler if he could help me put up the 2nd panel, which he did. I was really grateful for his help since my arms were so tired I could barely lift them. We got the 2nd panel up and I was glad to have that done. I took some time to rest and meditate before continuing with the days activities.

I went in the kitchen and packed up ingredients to make a big salad and put them in the bicycle baskets. Then I rode to church again. At church I put the salad together and people started arriving for our faith sharing dinner. I had made 2 big bowls of salad, one for me and one to share. I was super hungry. I was surprised though that I could only eat 1/2 of my big bowl of salad. Angel ate strawberries and tahini lemon dressing. After supper we all sat around and shared stories of our faith journeys. It was fun but I was tired. When we finished, I rode home, took a long hot/cold shower with Angel and went to bed. I read Angel a story and a half before I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I feel asleep around 8:30pm. I love early bedtimes.

Thank you for watermelon.

Thank you for strength and endurance.

Thank you for sunshine.

Thank you for dirt.

Thank you for community.

Thank you for love.

I appreciate y’all reading my blog and being a part of my life.

With gratitude,

Victoria