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 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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Day 131 ~ March 19th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: hangry ~ irritable as a result of hunger.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart.” — Ryokan
I actually got to sleep in a little longer than normal this morning! It did feel nice, but I’ve gotten used to being up and going much earlier so I was running behind almost constantly this morning. I guess I can’t have the best of both those worlds it seems!
Day 129 ~ March 17th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: eggcorn ~ a word or phrase that is a seemingly logical alteration of another word or phrase that sounds similar.
This morning is the earliest morning yet with Bolt awake at about 3:30am…. By the evening I know I’ll definitely be feeling it and I likely be cranky. I can guarantee it’ll take me no time at all to fall asleep tonight when I finally get to bed.
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Day 104 ~ February 19th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: bilboes ~ an iron bar with sliding shackles, used to fasten prisoners’ ankles.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “The root of suffering is attachment.” — Buddha
So much sunshine, but it is bloody cold!!!!
I love the sun more than the horrible, overcast gray skies so I will absolutely take this over that “bleh”-ness any day even if I get a touch shiver-y.
I do some exercises to warm myself up if I get too cold like push-ups, jumping jacks, pull-ups, etc.
Or running if I have the time to fit one in because I don’t like to go for shorter than 20 minutes which is usually just over the 4km mark for me. I can hardly wait until I can get running back outside again because this in circles is getting rather boring even though it’s convenient. At least I am not stuck on a treadmill as that is definitely worse than running in circles in my opinion.
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Day 99 ~ February 14th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: philophobia ~ a fear of love, falling in love.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “Gamble everything for love,, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.” — Rumi
The super cleaning and organizing continued into most of today. I got the floors vacuumed and washed, my son’s room cleaned up and re-arranged again, the laundry done, the dishes done, swapped out the old kitchen table for a small desk, got the rest of the paper notes on my desk cleaned off and got some more stuff done for the action/pronoun cards I’m making for my son.
Day 98 ~ February 13th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: varlet ~ an unprincipled rogue.
Today’s Calendar Quote: “The man who has forgotten self may be said to have entered Heaven” — Zhuangzi
A productive day for the most part. I got the laundry done, everything out of my closet so I can organize it tomorrow, plan to change out the old kitchen table for a desk, got a coffee table for the living room, got rid of a few things, and got a bunch of things sorted out for my son’s schooling.
Once I get in a groove it’s so easy to just keep on going! I love when this happens and hopefully tomorrow will be similar in that I get at least as much done 🙂
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