So, I’m back. Back on US soil I should say, not home yet. I’m in the Chicago airport, awaiting my flight to San Francisco. I’d like to say I spent the flight thinking and writing great things, but I did not – I slept the entire time…… I’ll be back in the US PST timezone in no time.
What a trip. I have so much to share, so much I’ve given thought to… here are the stories/thoughts/ponderings I plan to share about this trip:
Good friends. Can’t live without them.
Ladybugs in the Bathroom. Funny story about friendship and the way good girlfriends sometimes get.
Guardrails. Living with your guard up may be good in certain situations but not for all things…. .
I absolutely loved this vacation. We didn’t do anything touristy if you will, but I lived the life of my friend… and went to London to visit with another friend. There is nothing more important to me than my friends, so seeing them, participating in their daily lives makes me feel close to them when I’m far away…
Today, I went to drop off some items to Goodwill. I love to give back, recycle if you will. I hate to see anything go to waste. So, I’m at the Thrift Store, and I noticed they were having a 50% off sale on everything “used”. My first thought was, “what in the Thrift Store is new?”… But that really doesn’t matter (fyi – nothing that I could find)…
I decided to go in and get some of the “items” on my list (I’m a task/list master… I ALWAYS have a list of something). I needed a few “cat blankets”. I didnt want full blankets, but more something that the cats would like so they would get into their new heated beds (heating needed – the house I live in doesn’t have insulation… its brrrr cold). So, I picked up a few “cat blankets”, which are really two very soft scarves, that I’ve washed and dried in catnip.
Except now the cats are obsessed, going “crazy eyed killa” on me. Their new beds are at the end of mine – so there here they sit, staring up at me, in their new beds. I feel like I’m being stalked. Their states certainly do put a smile on my face. My cute little stalkers.
When I find the camera I’ll take pictures.. you will LOVE it! In the meantime, here is a picture of the adorable furry beasts that stalk me on a daily basis.
So far, so good. I’m doing what I set out to do this year.
Healthwise, I’ve exercised almost every day, which was a habit already, but nice to continue into the new year. I’ve also been very successful at creating a new bedtime routine – tea instead of a cocktail. May seem like an easy thing for most folks, but something I’ve struggled with, and so far have been successful in creating a new habit.
What makes it challenging is the sobriety… it’s easy to fall asleep while ‘buzzed’… calms the mind. When buzzed, I don’t have to think about life, future, etc.. I don’t have to be in my own head, with myself. My New Year’s Resolution requires me to be sober and conscious when I fall asleep. Much more of a challenge than merely ‘not having the final-final’.
So far so good. Tea has done me well. I am tired, exhausted really. Even with Ambien, I’m not sleeping thru the night. But its time.. time to get on the meditation track, figure my ‘stuff’ out, and “get ‘er done”.
On my Beach Body NYR, I joined Weight Watchers with a friend, looking to lose the 10 lbs and get my Beach Body back. Traveling has made it challenging… but really, IMO, its just an excuse. I’m great with eating right, I just drink to much and dont exercise when on the road. I’ll figure this out in time…
Not Buying It.. not a problem. I’m not a big spender in general.
This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. I am a 14 year old young naturalist with a passion for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I have been blogging since May 2013 and you can read my old blog posts at www.appletonwildlifediary.blogspot.co.uk