meditation this morning at the hospital. It was difficult to find but now I know right where to go. The folks there were so friendly. I’ll be going back, hopefully every week.
Had wanted to go to the meditation last night, but got caught up with something at work (and so stayed there until 6:30)
After a 4 month gap, I practiced piano tonight. Much of my practice was relearning the chords. I practiced Vienna for 40 minutes.
doing this on my own. Planning to go to classes, at least for a bit.
GC memorial – Monday 5:30-6:30pm (no charge)
Renewal yoga/meditation (Zaanti) – Wed 7pm ($15/class, drop in)
UU meditation sangha – Thursday 6pm (donation opt)
BMC – Friday 12-12:30 (no charge)
I missed tonight’s class. Wednesday I have a night meeting. Maybe I can make it to Thursday or Friday’s class.
a few years ago about knitting tiny objects. One of the things was a tiny Christmas tree. I’d like to tree to knit it. I went through my knitting supplies. Unfortunately, the smallest knitting needle I have a size 6…..and I need a size 1, so I’ll to buy a pair of needles. We have a giant box of yarn but I should see if any will work with the needles/project.
a colleague if she knew about any places offering meditation classes around here. She responded with a number of places… hoping to make it to one place next week.
like to re-ignite a few hobbies. Like knitting or playing piano.
Along with hobbies, some mental and physical health-related things… meditation… walking
I realized how stressed I’ve been at my new job. Long story short, I had a talk with my boss and he was understanding and showed support. I was so much happier after our talk… like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Anyways, this is just to say that stress is not very becoming. I need to remember to take time out for myself and to take care of my health.
New job and moving has taken up most of my time lately. Particularly the job. I’ve lost my work-life balance and have spent a lot of the last few months being stressed. I want to focus on my mental and physical health. Bring back the walking! Bring back the hobbies! Bring back the meditation! Many more boxes to unpack but let’s also take this opportunity to GET RID of unnecessary belongings. (make our home a ‘place of peace’)
1) Our new home!!! We are all moved in! And everything went smoothly enough!
2) A nice walk downtown after we settled in. Perfect fall weather. 10 minute walk to town.
3) Mulled apple cider.
Shoes and boots. Plenty of clothes. Books. And more
I generally get in around 4000 steps a day. (not quite near my goal).
Today was 10,468 because we moved today. We also walked to town. I think we’ll walk to town again tomorrow – there’s a big festival!
Today was the big day.
I was gone most of the week so C did some packing. I got home from work around 8-8:30 last night and we packed boxes and got some things sorted out. However I’m used to going to bed by 10, so I wasn’t much help past 11. C stayed up way late. We started the morning early….and now here we are! Most everything is moved. I unpacked 3 or 4 boxes tonight but now I’m just relaxing. This goal is done!
unexpected thing after thing. I had several car problems, all sorts of interesting issues dealing with work, uncomfortable living situations. Tonight I got to my future apartment (the landlord said I could spend the night) and find out it doesn’t have heat. It also doesn’t have any chairs but I should have known that. And no cell service. I am rolled up in my sleeping bag on the floor. I’ll be chilly all night probably but that’s fine. Usually I deal with things by being prepared. Sometimes by remembering what I did (or what others have done) in similar situations. Now I’m learning to accept that sometimes things are uncomfortable – I take a deep breath and move on. And sometimes I just need to ask for help.
1) Feeling useful in a meeting with a new (new to me) client
2) The huge smile on my cousin’s grandmother’s face when she saw I brought her fresh tomatoes from the garden. She ate one right away.
3) Hot soup and warm toasted bread for lunch
things to the Goodwill pile.
Tonight I am sleeping at our future apartment (on the floor). When I got here I brought in the camping supplies that had been in my car since 4th of July…. At least we won’t have to move them.
C called the electric company and the gas company to get accounts for us. Electricity is on but gas (heat) won’t be on until Friday.
I am pleased to announce that after seven years I have finally been to every single town and city in the state!
Today we trekked out to the towns north of Boston. We saw Winthrop – quaint seacoast town and we walked around Deer Island a bit. Very pretty. Beaches.
Then we took a roundabout route northward to Melrose. We stopped at the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a quick hike then continued on into town. By the time we got to Stoneham, properties weren’t as dense and there was a lot more open space.
1) C and I had a good day together yesterday.
2) The day mostly to myself. This is rare because usually there are lots of people around.
3) Feeling like I got some good work done today.
I have not been doing good with keeping this log up-to-date.
Let me find me notes from the past few weeks…..
72 small tomatoes
4 large tomatoes
56 small tomatoes
6 large tomatoes
A few days ago
4 large tomatoes
Bringing the total tomato tally up to: 761
Most all of our lettuce has gone to seed. I pulled up most of it and picked what looked salvagable. We had it in a salad yesterday along with some small tomatoes.
C made a pot of sauce with ~10 large tomatoes.
Tomorrow we’ll make some sandwiches with some of the large tomatoes.
Some tomatoes are still growing. Our kale is still hardy. Everything else is done for.
I guess I haven’t posted in a while. Last weekend we did some major work. Picking out all the bad tomatoes and pulling weeds and plants that had gone by.
3 boxes full of books. Old car vac. Some clothes. Planting pots.
Framingham to go to the Social Security office. We had to take a number and wait for a bit… but it all worked out.
At first the lady must have thought we just wanted new cards. I don’t think she noticed our name change certificate until I brought it up. Anyways, we got the receipt for the new SSN cards. We’ll get the actual cards in a week or so, delivered to our new (future?) address.
Next step is the RMV! (and then everywhere and everyone else)
but it is getting easier.
I go to bed around 10 and wake up before 7. I was waking up earlier but I was always tired. Would end up being tired throughout the day or taking a nap in my car.