Today, I woke up and needed something delicious. It was cold and cloudy and rainy and my workout wasn’t until 10 in the morning, so I had time. I decided I would fix myself a breakfast treat. It was super early (still dark) and I’ve been working like a dog, well not an actual dog – all the dogs I know work hardly at all – but like a figurative dog and I haven’t been feeling that great emotionally.
Plus, bonus points! I found the scone pan and the scone mixes and a bowl and the pastry blender!
I’d also bought butter the day before for brownies I want to make on the weekend, so I had everything I needed.
Sometimes, things just fall into place (other times they just fall).
Then, I worked at another new-found routine now that I have the big desk back. Emily has re-discovered her comb that’s in the jar of pens and her morning ritual is to get combed while she struts back and forth over my desk, daintily missing the keyboard and mouse, but occasionally dipping her tail into my tea cup!
Wow look at the fur I comb out of her every damn day!
This is why she is so super-soft all the time.
I’ve realized for awhile that I haven’t had time to do self-care. You know, those things you do to take care of yourself? Everyone’s got them and they’re different for everyone, but life demands can get in the way and when you have something that really disrupts your life – a move, a death, a loss, a change, an illness – it can be really hard to resettle into happy simply because you forget the self-care.
Emily is getting her self care and it’s time I did too.
More on this coming soon …