Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in your at last… Everything is waiting for you.
~ David Whyte
Today’s April Love 2020 prompt is: A good thing. There are so many good things going on outside right now that it was tough to pick one until I spotted the first asparagus spears. They are the best of the best for me right now. I’ve been having some irrational food anxiety lately, mostly due to seeing too many stories about empty grocery store shelves, but there is also the issue of us over-60 folks being out and about in public. I’m running a little late getting my post up today because M and I went out to a local farm market, to the grocery store, and then to a favorite local restaurant to pick up food. We should be good for 3-4 weeks, if we keep stretching out the food the way we have been.
I am happy to report that most of what we went to the store to buy was well stocked. Lots of fruit and veggies available. We got a few bags of chips, some pretzels, and a jar of Nutella. Being in isolation without junk food was too much. We also managed to get some cheese although there wasn’t a lot to choose from. It’s a good thing we didn’t want frozen pizza, TV dinners, or other prepared and frozen foods. Most of that was gone. I didn’t bother to check the toilet paper aisle. We have some for now, and I don’t want to deprive someone who might really need it.
This trip should ease some of my food anxiety for now. I referred to it up above as irrational because, honestly, we were not going to starve. We still had plenty of rice and beans, canned tomatoes, and some veggies from last year’s harvest that I froze. Now that the food anxiety is taken care of, all we have to worry about is whether or not we picked up anything else while we were out and about. This resets our isolation clock back to day 1. *sigh*
It’s day 4 of the self-care challenge. How are you doing today?
I walked for about an hour outside. It was a rather slow walk because I was busy filling up with all the spring beauty. I think that’s just as good for the body-mind as any other exercise. Sometimes we need to stop and take in what nature is offering us. I did my full yoga and meditation practices, too. These things are keeping me mostly sane during an insane period of time.
Here’s a little something for your enjoyment: Everything is Alive.
Thank you for dropping by today. Let’s meet out at the Point for sunset this evening. It’s a beautiful day. Sunny, high around 56°F. Sunset is scheduled for 7:21 PM. I’ll be there early, meandering around on the beach.
Be safe, be well. ♥♥♥
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 1,301) Fresh asparagus from the garden! 1,302) Pleasant, mild weather and blue-sky days. 1,303) A successful shopping trip. 1,304) Fresh seafood from our favorite restaurant for dinner tonight. 1,305) Funny podcasts. Seriously (or not), check out Everything is Alive. It’s interesting, in a funny way.