Good morning world. It’s Wednesday! Halfway through the week. How are you feeling?
Inside: eggs, carne asada, spanish rice, salsa (Marco’s had cheese, too)
Yesterday started off with breakfast with my boy. Marco and I were talking the night before about making burritos out of our taco dinner. We did. And it was soo good. The boy got two.
After breakfast I did some more work, and then Mom and I headed downtown to walk hills and see the progress on the new apartment. New Windows and the new slider are up! Carpet comes in tomorrow.
Tacos: homemade taco shells, carne asada/homemade beans/spanish rice (all three mixed), onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, and salsa.
When we got home I had some leftover taco’s, worked some more, phone in on my 5th Intuitive Eating Training phone call, and then ran some more home errands. I went to multiple Goodwills looking for this water dispenser. Didn’t find any… but I’m still hopeful! I may just have to resort to Amazon. Anyone use these? Thoughts? I’ve never had one…
After the many, many errands I came home and made a little (I know, it looks HUGE here) turkey sandwich with two slices tomato, turkey, lettuce, + mayo/mustard. This was on a fresh sourdough roll. I was so hungry by the time I got home.
I finished my sandy off with a piece of dark chocolate.
Around 3:00 I had a small bowl of cantaloupe. Refreshing!
Dinner was: homemade pesto sauce with pasta (olive oil, basil, garlic, walnuts, and parmesan cheese), garlic bread, chicken, salad, and roasted veggies. I got a little bit more of each thing after this plate. It was soo good, and I was so hungry, again. I said it again last night. Man, I’m going to miss Dad’s cooking every night.
I found a comfortable place in my heart yesterday night as it got dark and I was getting ready for bed. I’m in full appreciation mode these last two days here. This house is so beautiful, it’s been so wonderful living here. I can’t believe how well we’ve all gotten along. I mean, not that anyone in this home is hard to get along with, but when you place 4 adults in a home together for 8 months, wouldn’t you think there would be some conflict? We’ve eaten meals together, walked together, cleaned together, moved together… We help each other out. When I’m looking at a huge sink full of dishes from dinner and I wonder “should I do those?” my answer is always “yes.” I’ve made an effort to choose “yes” when wondering if I should help. Actually, this year, I’ve made a huge effort to say “yes” more in general to things that mean a lot to people. It’s been so cool to experience all that I’ve gotten to experience because of this. I think all roommates/marriages/friendships could benefit from this. Sure, I’ve left the floor unswept a few days too long, but the awesome thing about that is no one got upset… If someone wanted it done right on their time, they just did it. No one complained. We all helped each other continually. And by the way, if you’re reading this thinking “oh, well theres conflict in my house, so something must be wrong”… noooo way. Conflict isn’t a sign that something is wrong. We’re all human beings. Conflict is so normal. It’s how we deal with it that really makes the difference.
I was listening to a sermon with Marco on the way up to SLO and our Pastor gave the coolest advice. He said, “okay, picture that you’ve just placed all of your conflict into a circle. Now, look at that circle, and imagine a slice taken out of it. That’s your slice. That’s one thing that YOU can own and take responsibility for amidst this conflict.” He was explaining that when you do that, it’s impossible NOT to be nice. When we take ownership for what WE can do in a situation (and stop focusing so much on what the other person should do) the situation automatically shifts. Isn’t that cool?
I didn’t journal this morning… I actually completely forgot (I didn’t set out my stuff last time), so you guys are getting it 😉 This is how I journal by the way… I just start babbling on about anything, really. Whatever is on my mind. It always has something to do with gratitude because I find that’s what centers me the most.
Alright you guys… I’ll save you the rest of my babbles and grab my actual journal and finish up this conversation I’m having with myself 🙂
Oh, and just so I don’t leave you hanging, if you want to listen to that Sermon, go here. You’ve got to download the Podcast onto your phone and then click the one with Mike on Everyday Conflict.
Enjoy your day, all.