I obviously haven’t been posting, but I am still daily journaling using an actual notebook. The reason for this is that I had a handful of busy days that didn’t particularly afford me any long stretches of computer time and wanted to keep my daily task on target. While I’ve had less busy days since my ‘puter derailment at the beginning of the month I haven’t (and honestly don’t really want to either) gotten back into the habit.
I think what I will do is continue the notebook journal writing like I am doing now and I’ll do a once or twice a week post of my daily personal questions. This way I don’t fall completely out of the groove of posting, but I don’t spend a ton of time on my computer either.
With the weather getting much nicer and warmer here, staying indoors will be something I do less and less as well.
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Day 137 ~ March 25th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: mudlark ~ a person who scavenges in riverside mud at low tide for anything of value.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “The cautious seldom err.” — Confucius
This afternoon was the last swimming lesson session via Swimability at Johnson Bentley across the bridge. My son enjoyed himself immensely for the most part. I say that because there was the occasional time the process was tougher for him than normal. It happens, but overall it was a huge success and he had a lot of fun!
I already went and registered for the next round of lessons starting in September this year. So a bit of a wait, but because I registered so early we should easily get the place and time we want which is great.
Day 136 ~ March 24th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: skippable ~ able to be skipped, omitted, or passed over without loss; unimportant.
I went to a good friend’s baby shower this afternoon/early evening and it was lovely! I’ve only seen her once (very briefly) before she had the little one so it was awesome to see her. And of course the new baby too! Rowan is her name and she is the tiniest thing because she was born I think six weeks early. Only six pounds so my arms would never get tired of holding her haha
I was so scared of dropping her simply because she was so light! It’s been an extremely long time since I held a baby so it was strange and made me glad I won’t have anymore of my own in the future.
In any case it was a nice visit and it was a great baby shower as well 🙂
Day 135 ~ March 23rd, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: orrery ~ a clockwork model of the solar system, of the sun, earth, and moon.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “Nature…makes nothing in vain.” — Aristotle
A bit of hiccup-y morning with the kiddo because I don’t think he slept all that well last night. Thankfully it evened out by the afternoon though. Going through an entire day like this morning would have been a real challenge.
I zipped out to the track this morning for a real quick run and just killed it pace-wise. I wanted to go longer, but tomorrow is leg day and didn’t want to destroy my legs beforehand. I’m planning on keeping my longer runs for either Monday or Tuesday evenings. Hopefully it works for the former so my legs get a day of rest before the next leg day.
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Day 134 ~ March 22nd, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: stoup ~ a container for drinking beers, etc.; a flagon.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “The eye may see from the hand, but not for the mind.” — Henry David Thoreau
Monday’s and Thursday’s seem to be the worst days of the week for me to get any kind of decent sleep. Not sure exactly why this is, but that’s what I’ve noticed over the last two weeks or so.
My son had his regular therapy session this afternoon and I went upstairs to fold laundry and nearly fell asleep when I took a moment to recline. Just so tired all the time and don’t have a solution for it for the time being.
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Day 133 ~ March 21st, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: deradicalize ~ to free from radical ideas.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “Stop talking and thinking and there is nothing you will not be able to know.” — Sengcan
A normal day for the most part I guess. I ran a few errands in the late morning/early afternoon and got a few things done around the house.
I’m still quite tired between Bolt (the puppy) and my son. One is up early and the other is often awake later than I would like. There is no getting to bed early for me most nights or sleeping in, in the mornings with the both of them mucking with my sleep schedule! I’m hoping Bolt will start to sleep longer in the mornings because come about 8 at night he is so bagged and just wants to sleep.
Day 132 ~ March 20th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: bibliopole ~ a dealer in books.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches or apricots– it is not yet painting Spring.” — Dogen Zenji
There is probably some intellectual piece of wisdom in today’s quote, but I feel like it gets sidelined by the repetitiveness of painting all the things… Definitely not anywhere near one of my favourites from this calendar so far.
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