As I wrote about in my last post, I was lax in my routines for the past several months. So I made a vow to myself to be more mindful …
Do you remember going back to school in September, and your mom or dad (or teacher) would tell you that you had to just buckle down and do what needed to be done (typically homework or piano practice)? I recall being royally ticked when my parents told me to do something, but I did it anyway – stomping my feet the whole way. So I’ve been talking to myself like a parent. Just put the dishes in the dishwasher and clean the kitchen before you go play.
Last night I came home from work, changed clothes and washed the basement floor, then had dinner with my husband and watched some Monday Night Football. I didn’t pack, unpack, water plants outside of an empty house, or exchange frantic emails with our realtor. Monday evening … normal life.
The townhouse closed last week just 35 days after it was listed. As I said in my last long-ago blog post, the inspection and sales process was brutal, made worse by dealing with our HOA.
Today, my employer brought Eckhart Tolle to our office to speak to anyone who cared to listen. Tolle’s ideas are fascinating (to me) but I feel that I don’t know enough to write a post. So I went looking for bloggers who discuss Tolle. I found a post I enjoyed by Rogersnina, and am sharing it below for #reblogWednesday.
Nature – Stillness Speaks
As a precursor to that crazy holiday season, maybe now is a good time to begin to clear my mind and just … be.
We are just starting our first holiday away together in a year, and the first time traveling ‘just us’ in 14 months. There have been little trips away, but all either involved work, or other people. We usually travel with another couple and a single female friend. While we love traveling with them, and we all get along amazingly well, sometimes we don’t want the group thing – we just want to go away and be the two of us. Read more