It’s easy to see that it was generally a domestic day. After the bread was in the oven and baking and while the laundry was drying (extreme domesticity!) I went out into the garden – with my camera!
Why pull weeds when there are photos to be taken?
It was hot – very hot. So, of course, Abby chose to lie on the gravel and bake in the sun. I think I need to get her a rotisserie so that she can roast evenly on all sides.
The garden is lush and producing tons of food. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as picking your meal for the garden – all your meals. Yummy!
In the afternoon, I walked the dogs and thought about life. I’ve been doing a lot of that.
- Whatever feelings you are feeling are the exact right feelings to feel – so you should just allow yourself to feel them. Yeah, I know – can you please use a Thesaurus to find alternate words for “feel?” Still, my point is that I spend a lot of time de-legitimizing my emotions. I “should” feel differently. Other people in my position would feel differently. Oh – I’m not full of joy right now – buck up! Cheer up! Change the way you feel! All this does is negate my emotions. It invalidates part of who I am. Acceptance is the answer.
- I am in a state of flux – change – again. Yeah – again. Change being the only constant. Time to embrace the chaos of my internal life.
- Listen closely to what my inner voice is saying. Don’t ignore it. It’s important.
- No one gets out of this alive. Keep learning about yourself – keep growing – keep doing what makes you come alive – no matter the risk.