Thursday, September 14, 2006
I haven't done much today. It's absolutely beautiful out and I don't know how much longer I can put off mowing the grass. It's so hard to drag myself out there because it takes hours and hours to mow it all, but it really needs it. Tim went riding on the Parkway. He really had a nice time. It's so good to see him relax. We are getting along really well this week and oh goodness did I need that. I was about ready to hit the highway.
I read a good bit of my book this morning. It's really great. Very eye-opening. It's basically like reading the psychology books in college. I used to collect text books on sociology and psychology when I was a student. I just loved that stuff, although the classes were stifling.
There's lots of talk about the types of things that can throw you off balance...your upbringing, your past, guilt, food...some are causes and symptoms all at the same time. Our psyche really works hard to protect us. I have already seen some constructive ways that I can become more balanced about my every day needs. I need to eat better food. I make sure to feed my family and then I don't eat sometimes or I eat chips instead of the meal. That's not a way to promote balance and it sets up all sorts of bad habits and consequences and cycles. Reading about what causes people to be off balance can also help when dealing with others that you love. Rather than just thinking "grrr why does he have to be so grumpy???" (ok, a little self-revealing there, but...lol), instead I can think about what may have triggered his grumpiness and if it's something I can help with then I might be able to meet a need for him that will make him less grumpy...or me less grumpy. Yeah, sometimes it's me. Surprise, huh? Um, did I mention I'm a tad menopausal? (Hey, if you're a guy reading this, don't get mad at me. You've never commented so how would I know you're reading it? I'm assuming I'm among women here. K? K.)
I'm weird today. Sorry. I think I'm giddy from the sunshine, the time alone and Tim also ran some errands for me today which was great for me!
ACMoore is having a scrapbook celebration Sunday with demos, make-n-takes, snacks and a 50% coupon for one item. I'm so there. I don't scrapbook, per se, but the info is definitely relevant to collage and altered art and the coupon is great.
Can you tell I don't want to mow? I keep sitting here emptying my mind and making you read it. I really don't have anything else, though...so I'll talk to ya later.