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Journal on a Very Hot Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Looking at the morning intentional motivation process here, my mind works like two sides of a coin:

Just read an article mentioning our SparkPeople founder traveling to the Himalayan Mountains. … So not fair! The AC is busted here in my hometown on the East Coast of USA and house windows are wide open! 96 degrees and climbing! Local AC guys are overbooked and the ones left are just selling systems -- not fixes. I hear my neighborhood constantly and they are giving me way too much information about their private affairs.

Critters are invading the garden, and the sun is scorching the rest -- had to buy local produce .. Again. I got visiting slugs, aphids, squirrels and cats. Yes, I have drip hose. Not enough.

Walking last night was a swim in waterfall of sweat and humidity. It is so hard to focus and make progress with the heat... Light headed when I don't drink water like a fish.

I am on a hot streak on breaking things, my glasses, a ceiling fan and the toilet seal needing another wax ring. My grandson put a junked car in the yard and there it sits while I mow around it.

My Dad doesn't remember who I am. My sister visited a few days and gave her two cents and left for the year. Patience.

These aforementioned events are just illusions to my bigger truths:

I am delighted with the way things are. I am starting to think, that if I have a technology that I don't understand, maybe I shouldn't be investing in it? Why am I needing to repair it so much? I need to hit the books to work up a better plan.

I am still learning so many clever things about Gardening, How did I blindside this before? I love the challenge, just seeing what works and what doesn't this Summer. This appeals to my geek side (Advice on slugs, they dislike onion companions). If the country was in shutdown like Venezuela, how many people would understand how to figure out a solution?

Trips to the grocery when it is hottest help me to stay cool in the afternoon. I adore taking the grandkids to get sugar-free snowcones when it is really bad. There is a shared sense of social camaraderie that the heat drives us to … pools. waterfountain parks, movie theaters.. I love the spectacle of twenty kids running thru sprinklers.

It is cool that my grandson wants to try his hand at fixing things. I installed his fan and there was definite strength training there… white haired ladies can fix stuff too.

My kitchen is becoming bad ass. I could not find one that is going to be more functional. I like the things I got right. The bones are good, just a story without an ending yet.

The glasses are on order. I now notice things with my other senses and love the different perspective. I notice the perfume of the honeysuckle when I walk in the night and it is heavenly. I taste my food more, My people drive me at night when needed and the company is good.

Thoughts are like breathing, you put out the observations, you suck in the gratitude that you can make a plan to make it better … or even just appreciate the seasonality of it.

Diet is on track following the SparkMenu. Cardio is good. Need to gear up the Strength plan, … hoping Yoga classes on Mondays will ease me into liking that part. Himalayas are not just about Nepal. Personal mountains everywhere and that too is very good.
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    Love your perspective on things! There is always a positive to a negative.
    128 days ago
  • KIMJ01
    Love your blog! so glad there are positive things going on too. Sorry about your Dad and your sister's lack of involvement, but you do have so many good and positive things going on in your life.
    134 days ago
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