I feel as though my mind is a stripped-of-fluffy-seeds naked-headed dandelion today, all of the puffs have been blown off, in every possible direction. Not so much like Scrambled Brain, though. This time it’s more externally induced.
We received a very depressing update on our Beloved family friend Karen A this afternoon. She is back in the hospital with new tumours. I’m crushed. The doctors are attacking fully, so we are also EXTREMELY hopeful. Anyone who has read her blog knows how she fights back and doesn’t let that fucking cancer get a toe-hold. It’s just disconcerting to hear that she’s currently down with this again.
And my stupid hot itchy face rash is back. Worse than ever. I felt it coming on last night. Like a hot flash, only it left THIS behind in its wake. I’ve taken antihistamines, I’ve swabbed in magical blue stuff, I’ve bathed my face in ice water. Nothing left to do but wait it out.
Here’s a cheery sight though. I continue to be greatly enamored of my tiny lettuce crops. Seriously, who knew this would be so fun?
I took this shot right before I left for my ride. In my raingear. There was thunder and lightning earlier, so we thought maybe the pool would be closed. But no, class went on as usual. We even had some new people. (And it was so crowded that I got out to instruct from the deck. I forgot to be self-conscious of my ridiculous bathing-suit-clad self elf though, which was a nice change of pace.)
Our message from the Universe in card form today is an inspiring little one. (Even if it does make me want to call it Oracle Light.)
Express your creativity.
Delight in the mystery of your inner muse.”
In theory, you’d think that this illustration would be one I’d love. Turns out, I don’t. My mood? Not sure. So I’m simply leaving this with you.
And this. Because he is uplifting no matter how we feel. It is nearly impossible to stay sad when you hang around with Max.
In health and diet related news, Dan helped me figure out where those hidden calories in my meals were. And we have a new approach to the daily intake count. (He is using his upgraded phone to research and keep track too.) More details as we go along. (Raisins in my salad were originally a great idea, sort of. They will now be relegated to just cereal instead though.)
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson