I woke up thinking of the scent of lemons. I have no idea why, but I woke up and lemons were on my mind. So I made my bath with lemons & lavender. It was a wonderful smell to wake up to.
My Angel Card this morning was Life Purpose.
"Don't worry about how to make good money in a meaningful career. Don't concern yourself with quitting or starting jobs or professions. Instead, follow the path of your natural desires, talents and passion with the full intention of bringing joy to yourself and others."
It caught my eye this morning that bringing joy to "yourself" was listed before others. I know that it is true that when I am happy I have so much more to make other's happy with. Selfish is a word I stumble on daily. Today has been a very all about me kind of day. I can be selfish when my kids aren't home.
I love getting out of bed and sitting and having my first cup of coffee up out of bed. I love sitting in my kitchen or in my living room snuggled under a blanket and surveying this space that is my home. I feel very blessed to have this home.
I love starting my day with gratitude for the stability these four walls provide me and to the yard and wide tree lined streets that my children love. This is their city home!
Today I woke up and they aren't here. They are up with their dad in their mountain home. So I sat in the kitchen,drinking my coffee and smiled knowing their rooms are waiting for them to return. I hold space for them in our home.
The screen for covering the cast iron skillet was finally purchased and I am hoping this cuts down on the grease splatters all over the kitchen. My house smelled of bacon & lemon & lavender after breakfast.
Then I had my second acupuncture treatment for stress, insomnia, neck & shoulder tension, and all of the other crap I have that this helps. I love community room treatment. I snuggle into a big recliner, cover myself up with a blanket and sink. They put the needle things in my neck, shoulders, forehead, jaw area, ears, arms, hands, legs, and feet and then I can lay there for an hour or so and relax. They have music playing and it is just peaceful. I fell asleep last time. This time I didn't sleep but I did my meditation for the day to the rhythmic snoring of a conked out lady lying two recliners over.
Springs Community Acupuncture
If you have been interested in acupuncture but found that the price was cost prohibitive, then please check to see if you have a community acupuncture in your area. This one has a sliding scale that you choose from for what you can afford. This fits my budget way better than the $70 a treatment I tried at a downtown acupuncturist.
I have run my errands and done some quick drive by's of properties I manage to see if they have mowed their grass or if they still have 3 foot tall weeds covering the front yard. This part of my job is easy & fun. Grab a sweet tea and the property list by zip codes and off I go windows down, music crankin'!
I stopped by ARC and found some great tank tops for my daughter and have been sitting here in the silence of my house listening to the birds chirp. I love their chirping in the afternoon. It drives me bat shit when they start chirping at 5:30 am.
I am thinking that my summer pool membership with the YMCA allows me to use their facilities and sitting in a hot tub for a bit tonight sounds like the perfect end to my day following my bliss.