I think I have less focus on vacation than normal? I have found myself easily sucked into the couch by the Girl this past week…..more than once.  Last night I was up until almost 1 am because I couldn’t stop watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Three episodes in and I am hooked.  Maybe I needed the extra downtime this week?

Last night we had our Christmas type party/ baby sprinkle for one of the doctors. We were going to have it at a restaurant that nobody liked except crude girl so some people got together and made a compromise behind the scenes. We ended up having it in the breakroom at work and I picked up the food on my way. At least ten people backed out of it and it became more about the sprinkle than the Christmas party. Which is fine…but we never should have combined the two. The food was horrible so that didn’t help. If there was any question about me having a food reaction to frozen cavatelli….it’s gone now. I suspected it last year which is one of the reasons I wanted to learn how to make it from scratch. I woke up this morning with red puffy bags under my eyes, the upper lid was only slightly puffy and a weird dry line above my lips. All of these symptoms I had previously experienced last year.  I am definitely reacting to something they are putting in the pasta. The sad thing is….it wasn’t even worth it. It’s extra sad to have a reaction to less than stellar food.

This is part of the reason that I have been trying to pay attention to how foods make me feel. The logical next step is exploring Ayurveda. I am not giving up meatballs or bacon and a couple other carnivore foods but I don’t eat those every day. I am just exploring with a recipe or two and see how it makes me feel after a couple of days. Sometime this week I will give it a go. I was planning on getting supplies today but I couldn’t bring myself to go back out in the cold windy rain.

There were quite a few craft shows today but the only one I stopped at was the one down the street on my way home. I did buy a present and one for myself…they were only $4.00!

I talked to the girl who made them and she is going to make me Sassanach glasses for my Hogmanay party this year. I am so glad I stopped!!! The price was right for my budget and the girls will love it! I guess it’s a good thing I had an appointment to get my hair cut this morning or I might never have left the house today.

The other day after scoring some killer deals at Ace True Value on bird food, I ran into Lowes to price their suet feeders. I wandered around the plant section and picked up this little guy for $3.00. He was drowning in his soaked soil, no wonder he was turning brown. I trimmed him up and have him in the Boy’s room to dry out where he will be safe from the cat who likes to nibble. I was talking to the plant when I was trimming it and the boy just thought that was the most hysterical thing….I always talk to my plants, don’t you? I hope the little guy makes it.

When I came home from my brief outing today there was a package in the mail. I couldn’t for the life of me remember ordering something from Amazon? I thought I was losing it for sure until I opened it….

Yep…no way did I order this. Turns out my out of town brother decided that I needed it. The Girl had lots of fun with it today. I played a little but I still feel like a giant goober saying “Alexa…” The fact that she will read my books on Kindle is my favorite part! I have another pop up next week and there is a book that I keep meaning to read so this will work perfectly. I can make and listen…my favorite multi task. I am almost done with Crazy Rich Asians for book club next week. I figure by the time I clean up the kitchen tonight I will finish it. Speaking of that book…..

Is incredulous the new overused word in contemporary fiction? This author uses it quite a bit and so did Cassandra Clare in Lady Midnight. It’s just something I noticed. Every time I hear the word in my head I say “there it is again.”

Have you ever heard of  Lauren Singer? She is quite the inspiration! I don’t know if I can ever be as efficient as she is but she does inspire me to do better.

Less waste…use it or lose it….minimalist ideas….these are all things that I have been working on this year.  She has a blog and I will be reading it.

I am hoping to pace myself tomorrow so I don’t get overwhelmed. I have a new yoga class in the am so that’s two hours gone right there….An hour class and thirty minutes drive time each way. There a a couple of craft shows that I want to check out and a backyard birding seminar I want to attend. The birding seminar is high on the list since I am trying to get into a naturalist program with these same people. That was my big adventure Wednesday night. I went from curious to excited in that little time. There are some pretty passionate people in that program and I found it quite contagious…..Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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