#1: Adios election ads!!
Very excited to have the always so informational and influential election ads go buh-bye now.
I voted in-person absentee last Thursday, but Ivan never made it over there, so he’ll go today.
#2: Feeling a little wonky today in general. Some work stuff/ stress that I can’t really talk about here but has my head kind of out of sorts. Blah.
#3: Ethan and I woke up at 4:40 a.m. to see the lunar eclipse. He heard about it on the news and REALLY wanted to see it, so he set an alarm. We went out on the front lawn, and yep, we saw it! It was neat. A very strange shadowy red color. I took a picture. My iphone is good, but it’s still not a telescope. Maybe that will be the iphone 15.
I think he went back to bed. I tucked him back in and then came downstairs to my office. Not sure if he fell back to sleep or not. Hopefully!
#4: November goal update: I’m sitting at 7/7 days for my “get outside for 20 minutes every day”. It is surprisingly refreshing to just focus on one single thing. I’m always so tempted to want to do more, but I can really see how simplifying increases odds of success.
And, despite it not technically being part of the goal, so far all 7 days have included an outdoor walk as my outside time. Bonus.
I’m trying to sort of really tune in to the fact that I am OUTSIDE, too, instead of just zoning out with my podcast. Like, I try to take a couple deep breaths, smell the air, pay attention to the feeling of the breeze on my face, etc. It’s been nice.
I took these pics at 4:52 p.m. last night- NO filter! Aren’t they just beautiful!?
#5: I’m using my fall bookmark. I’m almost done reading Tranquility by Tuesday (now that my humongous Tribe of Mentors is done, I can continue reading other things!). I never seem to have oodles of time to read, but even just a little bit each day feels good to me. Like I’m still a “reader”, at least.
I’ve been making a point to use my purchased-in-Vermont fall bookmark. A small pleasure, but a small thing that brightens my day.
#6: Christmas music is BACK. Yep. Two local radio stations made “the switch” a few days ago now, and my boys were very cutely excited about it. They actually both like to leave a radio on quietly overnight while they sleep- not sure why, but they both do it. And they LOVE LOVE LOVE when the Christmas music is on. They both find it so relaxing. Last year on the 26th or whenever it went away they both complained and felt sad. We’ve had it on the car, too. I may be the odd person who really doesn’t get sick of it. At least, I’m good for a full 2 months. Maybe eventually I would. But right now, I’m welcoming it! Just makes me happy. 🎅🎄
Quote of the Day:
If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in??
I am grateful for a good report from Ethan’s Ortho yesterday. Looks like he can be done turning that yucky expander key, though he’ll need to keep the expander in place for a couple more months. Hopefully by mid-January though that thing can come out– although at that point he’ll get to start adding rubber bands and probably head gear. yay….