Smiles for June 6

  1. Adding crunches, push-ups, and a plank to my squats.  And I feel good.  No, really.  I’m beginning to see why people do this sort of thing.  I’ve apparently become some one who enjoys exercising.  I did NOT see this coming.
  2. Meditating on beauty.
  3. Renaming:  from “Clutter Be Gone” to “Creating An Orderly Life.”  It’s a mind-shift thing.
  4. Actively considering what it would take to re-arrange my room so that I could open the curtains.  Wow.  Seriously.  You don’t even know what kind of crazy talk that is.
  5. Realizing, and being okay with the fact that I will never be exactly sure what happened here in my head. I am not sure if it was clinical depression or complicated grief.  Between February 2008 and July 2010, I lost every role identity (wife, lover, granddaughter x 4, church worker, money-maker, daughter to a father, etc) I had, with the exceptions of “mother” and “daughter to my mother,” and I am being very specific with that last, because the specificity needs to be made.  You’ve read about all that stuff before.  I’m not going to re-hash it.  I just want to mark today as a mile-stone in all of that-that.
  6. Pausing in front of the full-length mirror on the way to the shower.
  7. Using coconut oil in my hair for the first time.  It doesn’t stink.  But I won’t be needing to rinse it out.

That’s it for today.  I need to go help my mom pack up her house now.