Grateful for my 2 kids, 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and their wives and step-families, granddog, friends, and Brother David
I’ll keep this page open today as I work on the ‘major revisions’ for my paper and try not to stress out. I also like Study Music of some sort on youtube to calm my mind when doing stressful writing. Making the figures for the papers is ‘play’ but the writing is often dreadfully stressful.
Halloween dinners! Dressed as a witch, two years I’ve met a woman or 2 going in to the condo’s Halloween dinner, and all 3 of them have become friends, especially one who was busy with caring for grandchildren, moved away, but came back to walk around our ‘lake’ where we ran into each other and are now dear friends who meet regularly for coffee.
Ah yes – I’ve been moving my awareness to the brain [in a thought-less way] and away from the gut, and that seems to be helping.
Thank you Maeve 🤗😊😘
Annie was a talented woman, finishing her PhD remotely in Goleta where her partner had gotten a job working on remote-controlled model airplanes – somewhat like drones. It was the first time they’d lived together; they’d had separate homes in Indiana. They both had Hispanic names with ‘z’ in them, and Annie said they were ‘keeping the ‘Z’s’ together 😊
Annie’s lid [no, not That kind!]
Thank you, Holly – I cooked dinner and brought it to my granddaughters last night – brown rice and flax seed in the rice cooker, ‘thaw and eat’ edamame, and my granddaughter’s spam recipe with the spam cut into tiny pieces and browned with olive oil, brown sugar, and a bit of molasses. It was fun and not much effort [obviously]. I plan to continue doing this weekly, when their parents go out; I enjoyed it more than the take-out food I’d been bringing, whic...
Thank you, Holly – I cooked dinner and brought it to my granddaughters last night – brown rice and flax seed in the rice cooker, ‘thaw and eat’ edamame, and my granddaughter’s spam recipe with the spam cut into tiny pieces and browned with olive oil, brown sugar, and a bit of molasses. It was fun and not much effort [obviously]. I plan to continue doing this weekly, when their parents go out; I enjoyed it more than the take-out food I’d been bringing, which they were eating less and less of. Warm wishes –
‘Increase the noise by trying to get above those thoughts,’ Sandra – a wonderful image. It resonates with some journaling I was reading this morn, written during a long ago retreat with Adyashanti.
Thank you, Sandra! Indeed I could never remember which was the happier perspective – half full or half empty. I guess, as a scientist, they seemed pretty comparable to me, but it does make sense to have ‘full’ in the mind and not ’empty.’ Warm wishes to you, as always 🤗
Holly, I think my blue-light-filtering glasses are an important part of my sleep – they’re yellowish and I wear them in the evening to prevent sleep problems due to ordinary light. After I got the custom mouthpiece, I only sometimes went to sleep easily – until I got the yellowish glasses online. Warm wishes to you!
What a bummer, Drew! Would you rather sleep more or less than 8 hours? I’m amazed and delighted to be sleeping finally with a custom mouthpiece.
Oh, Sandra, what lovely memories of your parents! Those of you with such lovely memories suffer a greater loss when your parents die 😘
I had a tenant who made marmalade from the oranges on my tree – she had a cute label on the flat part of the 2-piece lid, and it’s hiding somewhere in my stuff. Thanks for bringing up that happy memory!
Wow, Holly, what a memory! I’m impressed by your mother’s spam ‘turkey.’ I had Thanksgiving at my son’s in 2020 because his dad didn’t travel during the pandemic and by this fall I had totally forgotten being there – with the turkey disassembled, it would have seemed like an ordinary Sunday dinner to me. There is something special about the roasted bird [for those of us who are not currently vegetarian].
Thank you, Sandra – when I ate the leftovers yesterday, without edamame, they tasted too spammy for my taste. It is fun to have moved beyond takeout food for our weekly suppers!
Thank you, Ose – so far so good with the revisions, which are due in a week, giving me only a limited amount of time to worry 🤗😊🙃😘🧿🐕
Thank you, sunnypatti – The trees are such a wonderful foreground for the sunrise.
bedankt! 🌷 🤗🥰
Thanks, Javier, for the great story! We all have so many hidden sides.
Thank you, Carol – what a story!
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