May 30, 2023
Finally! I feel it, the excitement of summertime! It took a little longer this year, but I’m so happy to finally feel like the speedy merry go round of junk is finally slowing down and I’m about to hop off it.
Since my last post, work has been pretty good. I didn’t mention it when I wrote before, but that teacher who I’m fighting with, we had a big stressful meeting with our shared student’s mom last week. It was highly anticipated and dreaded by all team members- but probably a little worse for us because of the inner contention. I didn’t want think about, mention or write about that meeting. None of us had any idea how it would go (mom is historically hard on us and can be mean), but those who met with her for spring conferences, all had a good conference with her, so I felt better than before our last meeting. Luckily, it went better than any of us expected. I think it was after that meeting that I finally started to feel free.
It’s been unseasonably cold until this past weekend. So on Friday after work, I had my first bike ride of the year! It was great, and my hand was okay! I just went a couple miles, but I love the route around my house. There’s a small stretch that goes through the woods, and even though that part is short, it’s magical.
This past weekend was Memorial weekend, so we had an extra day off. We stayed home but had a great weekend. It was a little bit of everything, opening the pool (but it’s not ready to swim in yet..), worked in the yard, THROUGH my hand pain, until it was painless…. it’s so weird but I’m learning how to read and understand my body. I believe that this all has a purpose– even last summer, maybe especially last summer (working SO hard, avoiding so many different foods, getting SO sick, and sicker and then much sicker when I finally threw in the towel and went off the elimination/Anthony William diet), believe it or not I WOULD do it over again, I would just do it differently.
Right now I’m eating pretty much whatever I want, although Anthony William still has me scared silly of eggs. I’ve had a few here and there, but …
I bless my food before I eat and ask my body to use the good stuff in it to heal and to dispose of the rest of it, especially any toxins. This seems to be working okay. If I can write this summer, ride my bike AND garden then I’ll be content and feeling awesome. Last week was hard when my hand was so bad. Luckily it’s not waking me up at night, and I’m not having to take NSAIDs for it, unlike last week.
I was so motivated after my Friday happy hour bike ride, that I was determined to ride my bike to work today. I have been waiting for this day all year long.
I moved all my work stuff to my backpack and was ready to roll. I honestly didn’t know if I’d chicken out at the last minute. Bike rides are weird. They’re incredibly awesome, I almost always have fun and feel great afterwards, but.. I still tend to dread them. So I wasn’t sure if I’d give up and hop into my car this morning instead.
To my surprise, as it was getting closer to the time to leave, I was getting excited to ride. And I was excited to talk to my sister longer, since my commute would be like 15 minutes instead of 5. Also to my surprise, halfway through, I felt like I was dying. My energy was low and my backpack felt super heavy. I actually had to stop and rest for a few minutes. All I could think about was riding in the 90 degree heat on the way home. For some reason, though, the ride home seemed easier. It was fun and I’ll probably do it all week if it doesn’t rain. How awesome!
Something else fun, is that hubby and I are planning a backpacking trip. We went to REI on Sunday and got fitted for backpacks. We’re going to North Manitou island- which will be pretty deserted. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to go, and plan to have an amazing time. We’ll be going some other places too, we’re hoping this is a new fun hobby for us. Plus it’ll get us both moving again. I haven’t been on the Peloton or Tread in several weeks.
Life is so good and I feel so blessed ❤
Day #1525 (I always forget about days. It seems irrelevant, although it’s so very much relevant. Its truly amazing that one decision can cause a trickle effect that just keeps getting better and better, year after year after year ❤ )