The weather changed and I wake up cold now. I have cold hands and feet. We haven't turned on the heater yet. I wasn't prepared. This is an old house - so the heater has to be cleaned out before it goes on for the first time - after being turned off for two seasons - all the windows and doors have to be opened to let out the musty smell.
Sadly, this weekend, California - poor dear California and it's people - got hit with fires - all over. The wind shifted - and the smell even got to us. You didn't want to be outside. It was hard to breathe. The sky looked awful. It's so sad. My friends and family were affected - some evacuated - and others had to leave - because they were close enough - it was getting scary - and they couldn't breathe in their house - because it was filled with smoke.
So.....after all of that - it wasn't a good time this weekend to turn on the heater and air out the house. Let smoke out - and let smoke in? No.
Woke up this morning - and yes it, it was cold - but the skies were a little clearer. Healing is happening. There is much healing to go. But it was nice to see the skies a little cleaner.
I did get out and I was able to do my walk/run. I didn't over do it. The skies are not perfectly clean and clear. But it was nice.
I got back home and then headed out for some grocery shopping. I did a little video on the way. I posted it on Instagram.
Also, on Friday - I did do a podcast and here it is:
I have been trying to practice mindfulness. It's not easy. Right now, meditation is difficult. So starting with just being mindful - is a huge task. I keep thinking - I'll relax - it will all flow - I'll Zen out. Nope - my mind chatters - I catch it fantasizing - thinking ahead - rambling weird thoughts and coming up with weird images. I want my Zen! But then...when I hear - this is the true - real stuff. This is the work. It's to face your chitter chatter brain. Observe. Let go. Observe. Let go. And on and on again.
All right....so I hope you are all safe and sound and taking good care of yourselves.
I thank you for your support and kindness.