Thursday Thoughts - yoga, rewards, a party
Thursday, January 23, 2020
I'm very happy to say that I got those reports done yesterday - mailed them out and dusted my hands. They weren't that hard to do and there are many ways they will be easier to do next year - when it won't be my responsibility to actually DO them - merely to see they are done. Turns out - this is the job of the Vice-President. I am sure I read that in the handbook - I just forgot. There will be a better process in place next year - and more training up front.
I'm not always a come-to-completion kind of girl, but one area where I AM is when I am required to do a chore set by someone else. If it's not my personal passionate goal - where completion actually means something I love is over and done with - I like to tick it off a list. Also if it's not my personal passionate goal - I am likely to procrastinate it because I don't want to do it - not because I want to pet it and caress it and coddle it. Thus - when I complete a task I've agreed to do, but don't love, I'm probably gong to feel like rewarding myself. It was SOOOO tempting to reward myself with SUGAR yesterday when I went to the post office to mail off those reports. There are only 2 commercial buildings at the PO crossroads and one of them is a convenience store - that sells CHEETOS and Little Debbie Snack Cakes and Diet Pepsi - and yes - I did stop in there. I am proud to say that I wandered the aisles and did NOT purchase either of the first 2 (DH had asked for a soda). And it was as I was deciding that Cheetos didn't need to come home with me that I realized there is something I did want and even need and had found on sale on-line - so when I got home I ordered a replacement for my ubiquitous red fleece vest - the one that's been washed so many times it's gotten pilled and even a little stiff. It's definitely not the pleasure to put on that it was.
So, not only am I pleased with myself for finishing the reports but I am pleased with myself for rewarding myself with something appropriate. A definite two-fer!
I've been indulging in yoga these days. The only place I can work out following a dvd is in the den - my future bedroom - with its French Doors that lead out to the new patio and brick walkway to the studio. Such a pretty view outside the door. But all last year there were workmen trudging back and forth outside that glass partition and ... I just never wanted to be exposed that way. It got easier and easier to put off the workouts and eventually I just stopped doing them. Flaccid muscles was the result - in particular the little ones around my ankles and hips and back. My balance is not what it should be. I don't notice it unless I try to stand on one foot - but then I can tell. And I don't like it. I've been doing assorted yoga routines since Christmas and yesterday I did a Flow routine with Rodney Yee. Oh My. I can feel every area that was needing a workout today - the muscles at the top of my buttocks, the ones around my ankles - the little ones that usually just ride along with the big guys on a hike or walk. Better yet - I did this routine just before lunch and I don't believe a green salad and turkey sandwich ever tasted as good. I was so mellow. So relaxed. I ate slowly. Each bite got attention. I sat up as straight as an arrow and it felt relaxing! I've now decided that for the foreseeable future - yoga will be done just before either lunch or dinner. Wow.
We've been having some mighty cold days this week. Sun - but cold and wind. My DiL had planned an outdoor birthday party for DaP but Tuesday in never got out of the 30's so she postponed it till today - when we are promised little to no wind and temps closer to 50. Truth is - I don't think much of toddler birthday parties. They are too young to really grasp the courtesies of gift giving and receiving. And in the case of DaP - with a birthday a scant 4 weeks after Christmas - I think it's gift overload. Play dates with cupcakes - yes - but I wonder if DaP - who only opened one of her gifts from her parents - is actually going to enjoy having to open an assortment of gifts.
Well - we shall see, because I am going to be the entertainment today - a puppet show story time. It's so nice to have a librarian in the family, no? And as for how I would do things - well - of course I think I am always right and my way is better - but I know I'm full of beans. There are LOTS of good ways to do things and if one way doesn't work one can always do something different next year. And any time spent with DaP is time well spent.
Thursday morning thoughts as I sip my morning coffee. May you all have wonderful rewards and gifts and may your way always be the best way.