|Wildflowers, background photo|
In a week and a day, it will be the first day of Summer.
Time to swish away the cobwebs of routine to see the vista of sunny days, light hearts and maskless faces. This feels like the World's Summer!
A can of no bean chili, a chunk of cheese, and blue corn taco shells...heat, crumble, grate, and melt served on a plate is the usual way I prepare easy nachos. Not today. Instead, crumbled taco shells go right into the pan with the chili, then in a bowl topped with grated cheese to melt in the microwave for 35 seconds.
A change up from a routine can feel refreshing.
Walking this summer...my exercise focus will be on aerobic, forget the word for muscle building, tensing up the muscle, hold and release. I know there is a word for it....(update 6/16, Isometrics). Anything thing doesn't put pressure or repetative motion on my knees is the caution I have to work with. Thus far, I have seen muscle improvement in the month I began. A stretching routine I know well from martial arts (decades ago). Needless to say, I will not be doing repetative kicks or jumping jacks. At some point, however, I may be able to do more.
Goals can build confidence, especially after a difficult episode of ill health.
Blogging on a page with lots of information, I have removed the majority of links, and changed the layout for columns to be at the bottom of the page. The idea is to go for a summery look that's refreshing as well as thoughtful. The lesson here is that...No boo hoo about failed plans. On to the new ways to deal with issues. I blog less. I think about blogging less. During the chronic knee pain saga, I pretty much lost the enthusiasm to do anything. Falling behind surrounds me in piles of stuff, and a bit of dust. At a time when the pandemic is lifting, I was under pain and discomfort. I felt in a way, defeated.
Out for the first time since masks off, (my mask on) standing there watching people with faces walking by, chatting, laughing, smiling was surreal. If a space ship landed at my feet, a small one of course, it would have felt normal. It took me a few minutes, (more than it should have), to realize that the majority of folks are not wearing masks.
Thus, blog and attitude changes instead of sulking and woe is me pity parties.
How I feel today...We are wildflowers in the meadow of life laughing when the breezes tickles us, smiling when the raindrops wash sorrow from our stems, beaming with courage from every ray of sunshine, and, standing tall against negativity.
Instead of woe...there is positive attitude flow.
PS That doesn't go for (using Firefox), Blogger/Blogspot comment glitch where your comment goes to an Oops! That's an error page. It doesn't appear to happen in Chrome.