This afternoon finds me pre-writing. We’re going to see my parents in a bit, and I never know how long we’ll be staying. Not late, that’s for sure. But still, always nice to get a few things done ahead of deadlines. (Self-imposed, or otherwise.)
Since my mom has been so sick, my dad has been in charge of nourishment. When I was growing up, if we had a day (or night) that went this way, our usual meals were grilled cheese sammiches and soup from a can. (Is it any wonder that one of my all time comfort foods are grilled cheese sammiches? Yeah, if I coulda been a spoiled Daddy’s Girl, I woulda.)
Our gift, to them both, on this pseudo-holiday is some grocery shopping. She called with a list yesterday, and we’ll be picking up a To Go dinner as a bonus present. It’s not much, but it’s exactly what they both need right now.
Then, we’ll eat and laugh. Hopefully I can remember to take a picture or two. Having fun, and enjoying the company around you, has to be this life’s most basic goal. Not surprisingly, that was the precise message I heard earlier, even before I was vertical.
Enrichment; if you are not having fun
(you’re not?), then go get some.
On our card altar, back within the regular rotation, we have a lovely validation of that same advice. Much like yesterday. (That’s pretty damn cool!)
Ask for guidance.
The Divine will meet your every need.”
What do we need? We need Joy. Ask for it, and it will appear. Also, don’t forget to appreciate what we DO have, turning our back on what we DON’T (so as to always nourish the positive). And then say Thank You.
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
Last Night’s Kitchen Adventure:
was the delayed baking of these Tahini Cookies.
The delay was simply because I didn’t get around to it. They’re super easy to make, and are a nice change from the more traditional choices.
I MET THEM! The new folks across the street are so freaking adorable. You’ll be hearing more about them soon, and lots. (They may, or may not, find my blog. [I did hand them a business card, one from each of us.] If so, Welcome Chris and Marie!)