I suppose this would be considered the first full week of the New Year. Last week, for me, was mostly about sleep & work, trying to recover from the holiday season and getting caught up at the same time. Last weekend was devoted to resting: I went exactly 1 place, spending only 3 hours of my 63 weekend hours outside of my home. 60 hours spent sleeping, reading, working out, watching the 3rd season of West Wing, cuddling with Sophie, Doug, Daisy & Drew. Just how I like it.
Today, I am feeling like a real (in the Velveteen Rabbit sense) person, fairly well rested and in good spirits. So this, first full week of 2013, will be a week of firsts.
First Project: Sophie’s Room
Last August, while Sophie was on vacation with some friends, Doug and I tackled step 1 of Sophie’s bedroom redo. We cleaned out a bit and moved her furniture around. We decided that the heavy work, the painting and organizing, could wait until the winter when we were sure we would be bored. So far, we have not experienced said boredom. However, having promised a new look, we are forging ahead.
On Sunday, we spent about 4 hours cleaning out Sophie’s room. At one point she said, “This feels so good.” Words that went straight to my heart. Oh, the remedy of a tidy space.
This Saturday the real fun begins! Kind family members are gathering to remove furniture and get
this paint on the walls:
Photos from before Doug & I began rearranging last August:
First Food Makeover: Incorporating veggies into my morning smoothie
I’ve recently been inspired by several friends who throw spinach and other veggies into their fruit smoothies. Most mornings, I make a banana smoothie for me, Doug & Sophie, but I love the idea of sneaking some veggies in there. I plan on sticking with the plain greek yogurt and the peanut butter and winging it from there. Here is a photo I’m using for inspiration:
First Health Commitment: 10 Yoga Poses
A very kind friend sent me a list of 10 yoga poses that can help with migraines. I did them for the first time this weekend and realized a few things: I am not as flexible as I thought and If I keep doing these moves I WILL be incredibly flexible. Other benefits: taking time to actually breathe and relax (at the same time!) as I hold each pose for a minute or so; built in meditation time; hopefully a little help in the migraine department.
I am telling myself that life is not about doing more and more and more . . . the crazy hamster wheel of American success stories. My focus is on letting go, breathing and enjoying the people and tasks that I engage with/in daily.