Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . April 21, 2015

Outside my window . . . we have clear blue skies! It's in the 50s and looking lovely out there.

I am thinking . . . about anxiety. Today will be another tough day in therapy, but I know it won't be as hard as last week, and I have experienced relief.

I am thankful . . . for some new realizations and strength to hold my own ground and beliefs about myself.

In the kitchen . . . what can I say? These crazy schedules make meal planning and execution really tricky! Not sure about tonight yet since no one will be home until after 7:00.

I am creating . . . lots of ideas. I'm feeling more hopeful and that always leads to more creativity.  Optimism is critical to our spiritual health  -- Julia Cameron.

I am going . . . to make time for myself again today. I used to take therapy day off completely for rest and processing. I need to get back to honoring my needs on these days.

I am wondering . . . about other people's need to question my choices. Recently I was having a conversation about vacationing and I felt that the person I was talking with was rather overly opinionated (negatively) about my destination choice. I don't like feeling as if I have to justify my choices.

I am reading . . . several books as I mentioned last week, but I am particularly enjoying Morning Sun on a White Piano by Robin R. Meyers and A Prayer Journal by Flannery
O'Connor. 

I am looking forward to . . . more crafting and more bike riding.

I am hearing . . . just the quiet with everyone gone for the day. Squeaker is napping on the rug as I type.

Around the house . . . baby steps. I'm pulling things back together without shaming and shoulding myself. I'm doing things as I see them and feel like doing them not because "I'm a bad person if I don't".

I am praying . . . for a friend whose mother died yesterday. An adoptive family struggling. Another friend whose husband is recovering from a significant stroke.

One of my favorite things . . . is Netflix. I LOVE being able to treat myself to an episode of a favorite TV show as an afternoon treat. (We won't talk about the potential downside of binge watching!)

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . therapy, grocery, and a massage today! Walking with dh at the the lake tomorrow. Spiritual direction on Thursday, and Friday I'm having a hitch put on the Fiat so I can put a bike rack on it and take my bike wherever I want to go! Thanks, dh!

Here's a picture for thought I am sharing . . .
on my desk


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6 comments:

  1. I don't get why people have to give there opinion on why they don't like your vacation choice....it doesn't affect them so just be quiet about it! And binge watching...who would be guilty of that?!?!? LOL One of my favorite time wasters!

    Have a great week!!

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  2. I've been on Netflix a lot lately! I hope your stress and anxiety subsides and that you are able to work through the struggles you are dealing with :( God bless.

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  3. Confessions of a binge-watcher. ;(

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  4. I am proud of you, proud of any woman who walks through anxiety to healing.

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  5. I love Netflix too! I love your day book entries nice to have guided questions answer.

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  6. Yes I am proud of you as well for facing and walking with grace and strength into your healing!

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