The Mindful Woman’s Daybook- Sunday Edition
What I’m Hearing~
The soft sounds of a snoring dog at my feet, punctuated by deep sighs and the occasional scratch of her ear. It’s the dog days of summer, indeed.
The blessed central air conditioner switching on and blowing cool bliss.
The gears shifting on the steam punk-esque clock on the mantel.
My neighbor’s sheep letting everyone know it’s dinner time. How I love that sound. It’s so earthy.
What I’m Seeing~
Some laundry piled up on the recliner.
The whirl of the ceiling fan making a blur and casting a shadow on the pitched ceiling.
A tin of 70% dark chocolate wedges sitting a few feet too far away from me.
What I’m Smelling and Tasting~
There is a very faint aroma of salsa in the kitchen left from a hungry teenager on their way out the door.
The salt from a blue corn tortilla chip dipped into hastily made guacamole right after church. Inspired by the salsa, no doubt.
What I’m Feeling (not emotions but a felt sense and body sensations)~
Itchy. I’ve been itchy all day. Mostly my face but also my legs and arms. It feels like allergies and I think it is brought on by hormones. A bizarre occurrence that comes on once a month.
My reading glasses perched on the tip of my nose very granny like. These are my back up glasses as I can’t for the life of me find my regular pair.
The air on my legs because I’m wearing shorts.
The soft cotton of my favorite t-shirt (grayish green with Mindfulness written in calligraphy by a Buddhist monk at Deer Park Monastery).
What I’m Experiencing (Emotions aka feelings)~
Humility & Gratitude (warmth in the heart area)
Some sense of urgency with a touch of anxiety (mostly felt as a twinge in the gut/solar plexus)
What I’m Thinking~
People are doing the best they can and that includes me
I’m finally blogging again and that makes me so very happy
Mary Poppins has inspired me to be more orderly (we saw the play last night and that was my take away)
Sending good thoughts and prayers to my friend as she prepares to take her boards this week as a naturopathic doctor.
There's just so much to DO (remember that sense of urgency in my gut? This is where that feeling is coming from. Thoughts create feelings.)
Plans for the Week~
Deep cleaning the house (thank you, Mary Poppins)
CEO date with myself at my favorite deli
Girls field trip to WinCo to check out the goods. Hoping for lunch, too!
Swim lesson and lots of practice. That rhythmic breathing is tough!
More. So much more.