I turned 53 a few days ago. My family and best friends gave me some really thoughtful gifts: books that they know deserve a place on my shelves, a new colorful reusable water/tea/coffee bottle, and consumable teas. It was just perfect.
I have no major changes or goals for the coming year. I’m in a good place and healthy this year.
16 August 1986 @ 6:36 CDT, we promised. We were so young, but there has never been a doubt that he is the only one.
In bag’s main compartment in a small Eagle Creek specter packing cube: pjs, cardigan, UV shirt, t-shirt, bra, under”roos”, socks,
In bag’s back pocket: Welsh notebook, journal
In bag’s front pockets: water bottle (with filter), Iberian cube (Kind bars, red light flashlight, charging cable, peanut butter packets, Rx), Ultraviolet cube (face serum, sunscreen, deodorant crystal, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, shampoo bar sliver).
In purse: sunglasses, wallet, foldable grocery bag, sun hat, fountain pen, tide stick, go-everywhere pouch (nail clippers, pocket knife, bandaids, Pepto, emery board) and phone.
I read this book because it came so highly recommended. I found it interesting, but not super needed for me. I don’t have much trouble putting practices/habits into place. I like to make boxes to check off/fill in as a reminder of habits I am working to nail down.
Hilarious! I’m so glad I finally read it. I also have the audiobook and it is fun to listen to while knitting.
Oh my! I learned so much science reading/listening to this book. I also learned how much science I simply assume all people understand. It was eye opening to learn about people who do not have that fundamental knowledge.
This is so much more than the story of HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks, it is a story about presumption that occurred (and still occurs) in the medical and scientific communities. I’d like to hope these things don’t happen anymore, but I am uncertain.
February Habits and Goals:
- 28 days of yoga I managed 27 days. One day I had a terrible migraine that required medication and made moving a problem.
- 24 days of walking 24 days!
- 8 days of strength training 10 days, included Pilates, Kettle Bells, and FWFL prep week workouts
- continuing Welsh practice (bring section 2 levels up to 5, SSiW #6 and #7, and listening practice #1 each day. Yes! All these done. I even moved into Section 3 on 4 levels, and started Challenge #8
- 24 days of writing — something, anything, for my class, for this blog, just on paper, whatever, but 6 days a week. Yes!!
- 2 retreat days (after my Spiritual Companion Group, I’ll walk, and get lunch and then sit and read or think, but not work, until Hannah picks me up. Get ’em! This was surprisingly difficult. I felt like I “should” study, or write, or do more Welsh, or . . .. , but the 2nd day was much easier than the first try.
- read 2 fiction books and 2 non-fiction books Circe, Cherringham, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Atomic Habits (+ audio books at night that I don’t really listen to so much as listen to until I fall asleep)
I really enjoyed this book. I listened to a couple of chapters each afternoon as I sat to knit. It made for some lovely cozy afternoons in a cold January and early February. I’d like to read/listen to some more of her work later in the year.