Last week, I made a list of things to do that had no prior commitments or appointments tied to them. I've discovered, finally, that I am much more generous with my time and energy if I take care of my own wants and wishes on a regular basis.
Results for Last Week's List. I took my yoga practice slow and easy as I was on the verge of a full blown chest cold. Deep breathing, reclining chest openers and seated postures (my mat, above) did the trick. I don't feel sick at all this week.
I made a loaf of Life Changing Bread and absolutely love it. As soon as it pops out of the toaster, I paint on some ghee, sprinkle at least a teaspoon of cinnamon on it and call it breakfast. I also used my spiralizer twice to make some zucchini noodles but must have been too involved to take a picture. :(
Following the instructional videos in Alisa Burke's Art Journal Delight course, I used different techniques to put down some background color. I'm not used to starting off this bold on a blank page so I have my fingers crossed.
There's an old writing table in the master bedroom that had become a magazine and books-to-read landing area. In an attempt to restore it's original purpose, I got a new lamp and brought a blooming orchid indoors. This is where I want to store all of my Filofax papers and sit for a few minutes at the beginning and end of the day to plan and make notes.
This Week's Wish List. I'll be in Los Angeles this week and while just spending every day with Tall Guy is all I really wish for, I think I'm on to something with this wish list making idea. So I'll continue.
1. Read a book. A real book. A real old book. I took a picture of a 1922 edition of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables and I'm curious to see what it would be like reading an old book, the old way. Ninety per cent of the time, I use a Kindle and for some obscure reason, I want to read this musty old book.
2. Make my own food for my flight to LA. I'd like to make it as pleasant a trip as possible.
3. Start filling in the pages of my new art journal.
4. Keep track of my Daily Practices: yoga, 750 Words and My 365.
5. Create a packing list and keep it on my phone. I always end up making a list on a yellow notepad, scratch items off and then throw the paper away. Why not have a standard list and make it easy for myself? Some bright ideas spend years as a dim flicker.
Here I go...