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"The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals." - Timothy Ferriss, "The 4-Hour Workweek."

It's 9:40 p.m. and I'm just now sitting down to write. I hate this. I want to be writing off and on all day. To get down on paper how my day is going and how I feel about it. Not at the end of the day when I am tired and don't really feel like writing.

I didn't sleep well last night. I don't know if it was the tea I had late in the evening or what but I had the hardest time falling asleep. At 12:45 a.m. I finally grabbed my prayer beads and began saying them and before I knew it I was asleep. I don't know if I finished my prayers or not.

I wake up at 6 a.m. I notice it is foggy out now but in days past, the fog has burned off by noontime and will be a beautiful day.

When I do get to meditate, I note that it was a better day for position. I can hear my friend S telling me to be aware of my sit-bones. This I do and for most of my time my aches and pains don't take precedence in my sitting. I am still having trouble with my right foot falling asleep. Usually I change my position until my foot is back in the land of being awake and then I move back into my regular position.

As for my mind, it is monkey mind for those of you who have read Anne Lamott. I believe this was in her book, "Bird by Bird." My mind is everywhere but here in the moment. The thing is each day gets better and better.

After meditation, I worked more on my altar. It has been forever since I have cleaned it off and it has become a receptacle of all the things I don't know what to do with. Since today is the last day of the lunar cycle, I want to prepare for spiritual time for that and to get ready for Summer Solstice tomorrow. I have gotten so far away from my daily spiritual life that I am taking action to do something every day.

Today is food bank day. Since I spent so much time on the computer all I have time to do is wash my face and apply makeup. I will have to take my bath and fix my hair upon my return. I am learning how to be flexible with my daily plan. It sure makes for less headaches!

The talk of the food bank was the fact no one has seen Little M since a week ago today. The summation was that either her car broke down or her husband is ill. Both of which I hope hasn't happened. Two of us have concluded we would go by her house to check on her. I mean Little M is always at food bank so this is weird.

Back home and with the refrigerated items put away, I head over to my neighbor's to check on the cat. When I was there last night Shadow had not eaten any of her food nor used her litter box since I took care of it yesterday morning. Well, Shadow must have had a party because all the blankets from the hallway closet are out on the floor. There is litter everywhere on the floor. Her food bowl is nearly empty. Today, I find her under the comforter on the floor. I bring her out and hold her and give her some scritches. Then she heads back under the comforter. I did sweep up the floor before I left.

For some reason I am wound up tight and feeling fussy. With what we have on the errand's list should not be making me anxious. So I pull out my lighthouse diffuser and use Stress Relief essential oil and take an alprazolam to calm down.

After sitting for awhile, I head to the kitchen to clean up the strawberries and the carrots. Now we have munchies for the day. I also cleaned up the kitchen. After this activity I went and sat down to read more of my book before we have to get ready to go.

Our first stop in SLO-town is to the Noor Clinic to pick up my new glasses. I have changed frames so I am looking forward to these new one. Well surprise on me, the staff person hands me a heart-shaped case which the color is pink-gold. I open it up and there are my glasses. The main part of the frame is clear and the temple bar is a pink-purple. I also received the Progressive Lenses and with Transitions (this is when I am outside, my lenses turn dark) Whew doggies can I see! Everything is so crisp and my reading part is wonderful. I would find myself doing the old actions I would do with my previous glasses but now I don't have to do that because I can see. I was so happy with my choice; I had Michael take a photo which is below.

New Glasses 6 19 2012

I can see I will have to have Michael take a photo of me with the old frames so you can see the difference.

Our next errand is to go to the housing authority to drop off our financial paperwork. I am so glad to let this project go. But now the waiting begins and we wonder if our rent will go up or down. We probably won't know until some time in August prior to the September rent. I also paid next month's rent. What a relief to have all of that done.

Next up is Michael's doctor appointment. All is well with only a change in dosage of one of his medications.

Now we head for home. While in SLO-town we noted how hot it was. This is a nice change from the sunny cool days we have in the burg. It also makes us appreciate where we live.

Our day is done. I have no energy to do much else today. It ends up I fall asleep in my chair for an hour or two. It is amazing how outings can tire me out.

It was a fulfilling day and it felt good to get out and get things done.

mz. em

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