I got a manicure last week and had my toes painted yellow. I have happy feet.
I went dancing one night with friends. We stayed out till 4am.
I go to yoga every day. Today it kicked my butt, but my body’s getting stronger, and I truly am more relaxed and clear-minded each day because of it.
I wake up early, but not too early, every morning with enough time to have a full morning but after the sun has already risen. Good morning sunshine!
My internet has been down in my apartment for over a week. It’s a bit frustrating but simplifies my life. I spend time at coffee shops these days to read and write emails and blogs.
I have brunch and coffee with good friends.
People bless my home with their presence around my table for home-cooked meals.
My goal this summer is to cook every recipe in the Spring and Summer sections of the Mennonite cookbook, Simply in Season. I am only five recipes in, but so far they’ve all been a success. Biggest hit: asparagus quiche in potato crust.
I volunteered for three days at the warehouse that my church bought and is renovating. I hauled wood and weathering strips and picked up piles of nuts and bolts and stacked insulation and tore down a wall and loaded copper wires on a trailer. I was filthy and scratched up and tired, but it felt so good. I also got the best compliment ever: One of the guys told the supervisor that I’m “a beast” and “work with the dudes”.
I’m reading a memoir by a white Zimbabwean.
I’m going to see my old students in summer school on Tuesday. Afterwards I’m meeting a former colleague for foot massages in Chinatown.
I think I’m going to have my hairdresser cut some bangs this week.
I’m cleaning out and reorganizing my apartment.
Sometimes I sit in the peace and quiet of my apartment and watch the bamboo leaves outside my kitchen window blow in the wind and pray or just be still.