Here are 3 different poems by 2 different poets. (I’ve had lots of empty time.)
(warning: single use of the f* word)
The first two make this momma stand up and say “hear, hear”.
Well, I tried to avoid stepping on my dog who was lying on the stairs and somehow managed to end up in the ER. Broke a bone in my ankle and made a mess of a tendon so I’ll be sitting on the couch with my foot elevated and iced for awhile. Help a klutzy girl out and recommend some movies/shows/Netflix binge watching experiences? So far I’ve enjoyed Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter 1&2, the most recent two episodes of Game of Thrones (Oh, my WORD!!!), and The Sound of Music. The amount of television I have watched is annoying to even myself BUT there really isn’t much I can do. I have the attention span of a gnat.
Also…ice baths. I’ve always just wrapped a plastic bag of ice in a towel before BUT Jess made me a cold water/ice bucket to submerse my hurt foot in. It’s like heaven. Once you get over the piercing-needle cold. It helps with the swelling and I can usually go an extra hour or so without pain medicine. (I don’t like taking pain medicine – it makes me feel funny and sleepy and gives me bad dreams.) I don’t know if that would be doctor recommended – but it’s heavenly.
Okay. Really, that’s all. Recommendations. Please.
Okay so that used to mean something completely different in my college years (which might be why I didn’t get my undergrad until I was 28), but today I’ve made it my goal to drink all 100 oz of my water. Usually, I don’t have any problem with my water consumption, but since I let that evil Diet Dr. Pepper back in my life I’m finding that I’ve been slipping. Might be time to go back to caffeine free.
I also signed up for for a three day juice “cleanse” at the end of the month. I’ve always been skeptical of the whole fast/cleanse thing but I also know that I’ve been making some bad choices lately (like returning to the chemical shit storm that is Diet Dr. Pepper) and a little reset might not be a bad idea. I also like this because it involves no thought on my part. I drink juice. I drink water. That’s it. For three days. You might not want to hang out with me at the end of the month but I’ll let you know how it turns out. At the end of that, I thought I might segue into a modified Whole 30 to keep me from diving headfirst into a cheeseburger. Still debating whether I want to give up sugar, flour, and alcohol during my birthday month.
In other news, I took Molly for a walk this morning (I swear she just heard me thinking her name – she got up and walked over to me while I was typing that sentence…weird) and the red-winged blackbirds and spring peepers are already making a ruckus. I love living in this place with such distinct seasons (even winter). This winter was hard but that just makes spring that much sweeter.
Now to wash a few windows, put away laundry, and start planning the Easter menu/shopping list. Also, I can tell my meds have really kicked in, because just writing that sentence made me think what a beautiful life I live. Mush central.
"The Tiny Now" was created as a reminder to love this moment and live with intention because someday, I want to look back and see a life well lived.
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