First of all : Happy Earth Day everyone! Here is to wishing that today is not just a singular event in your life, but the continuation (or the start) of a happier, more Earth conscious life.
This week was a truly productive week. I haven’t felt so accomplished in a long time. Most of my goals were achieved : Gardens were dug up and seeds were even planted! We didn’t get around to the cold frames because honestly, we have no were to put them on account of the extreme mass of snow still every where. But we did locate materials to start our potato cage. We should be planting potatoes at some point this week. I finished my little babes’ Teddies in time for Easter and even got around to sewing a little Easter gift basket to put their treats in. (Thank you Kim for the link and fun project!) Now, although I didn’t actually get to start transcribing my Tao notes, I did find all my papers and have started arranging them chronologically (that alone being a huge undertaking) and finally, I got my sewing corner back up and running. My husband even found the time to put on the new table legs, leaving the drop in the only thing left to do! I even have my pallette shelf all filled with my latest magazines and books I always keep on hand.
Needless to say, I’m a little giddy this morning to start my To-Do list because it is the first time in a LONG time that I get to write all new stuff!
So here we go for this week…
Home - This week is about food. We are out of “stock” Usually, our freezer is full of ready things like spaghetti sauce, chili, stews and soups. We have run out. This time of year leaves me very uninspired food wise. I get to a place where the imported grocery items look horrid to me. I’m planting seeds, dreaming of the fresh veggies I’ll be harvesting soon. We end up doing a lot of scrambled eggs and toast for dinner. LOL! So I’m getting myself in gear and making the following this week :
- Granola bars
- Spaghetti sauce
- 2 new types of puree to freeze for the little man (tofu with beets and baby greens / white bean and roasted red bell peppers)
Heart - This week is ALL about my Vice Versa BOM April block. I haven’t even cut the fabric for it yet. Yikes! So all sewing time (as little as it is these days) will most likely be towards that. Wish me luck!
Mind - Sometimes, exercising the mind means letting it rest for a few days. *grins* I have a guilty pleasure book I’ve been lagging at finishing. I’m on the last installment of the “Matched” trilogy by Ally Condie and I just really want to finish it. So I want to try to carve out a few hours to finish the last remaining 100 or so pages. This might seem like very little to many, but 100 pages in a week after kiddos, house work, gardening, sewing, etc. is a lot to me!
Soul - Since my Tao notes will be an ongoing project, I will try to find a second goal for myself. So this week, I want to start meditating again. I was really good about it once, but not so much any more. Being able to calm and center ones self in all situation is a skill I’ve been trying to develop ever since I started cultivating Tao. We are taught that you should not need a special place or a quiet environment to do so. Yes, it helps in the practice, but is impractical because in real life, moments where we need to catch ourselves and calm ourselves do not usually come with a special spot. They are all around. But, I’ve found that taking the time to find a calm place and reflect on my Buddha Heart feels good. I’m not attached to the special when/where/how, but I do enjoy the silence and peacefulness of it. So I’m setting as my goal to find 10 minutes everyday to practice solitary and silent mindful meditation.
What do you have on your list this week?
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