I’m popping in today with a little something positive while I work on some other articles to bring you — soon.
I named her Lilly. I don’t know exactly why — maybe it had a ring to it?
And I don’t usually name my rescues. Maybe because she seemed so “touch-n-go” for a little while?
I think it’s a girl. She had no blue on her tail, so not what I grew up calling a “blue-tail.”
It’s like a new buzz-word. We keep hearing it all over the place. But what are they talking about?
Mindfulness is learning to be aware of the present moment — and not spacing-out. It’s paying attention to the now. . . and the now. . . etcetera. It’s focusing your awareness on what you’re doing right now — at any given moment. It’s how to live your life more fully engaged.
While supportive & somewhat entertaining, they’re not always helpful.
How I Came to be a Home-Office Worker
While working from home is new to many people these days, it has been a way of life for me since 2012. My “co-workers” have kept me company through hours of frustrating work and helped temper the rough times.
And, they’ve interrupted a fair amount too!
Initially, my “work” from home was mostly me researching to learn why I had become so freakin’ sensitive to most perfumes and other synthetic chemicals — eventually landing me on disability.
The regular, allopathic doctors were puzzled…
. . . And More Importantly, Finding Your Way
I took an unplanned, mini-sabbatical, and got a bit lost. But I’m back now.
It’s Not a Trainwreck
Maybe it’s a couple of derailed cars — a slightly derailed path.
Or perhaps more like getting lost, out in the storm.
There’s an Odd Nebulous Upside-down-ness to it All.
I still can’t seem to wrap my mind around all the craziness happening around us — around the world. I know, the stay-at-home orders have been going on for at least two months now, in most of the United States, anyway.
And yet… I’ll be going along, doing things I need to do around the house, and working in my home office. Everything seems Ok but then…
What Day IS This, Anyway?
Anymore, I frequently have to think about it. There are mornings — when I have to look it up!
I was planning to publish a different article this week, but it needs a little more polishing, and time got away from me. I even lost track of what day it was — more than once.
Sometimes the weekdays fly by so fast; it’s easy to lose track. But during this bizarre pandemic time — while we need to stay home and away from each other, everything feels like it got turned sideways.
My Sudden Decision to Get Away
I woke up Friday morning, April 17, feeling a little blah. Some mornings I feel so tired of battling the fatigue — it can seem overwhelming.
As I sat up in bed, my dog, Bow leaned up against me — pushed against me — and she looked into my eyes adoringly. But I swear, she looked a little bummed-out too.
I sighed, “We need some outdoor time, don’t we, Girl?”
Her head tilted as she kept looking at me. I thought about — wondering where I could take her. I considered taking…