So many changes in the last couple of months. Big changes still occurring. Transition time. I’ll probably make an official announcement about one of those changes in the next couple of weeks. I hate transition time. You’d think I’d be used to it by now considering I have moved almost every year, sometimes multiple times a year, in the last 8 years. Anyway, I won’t give too many hints, but needless to say, I’ve been a bit stressed and anxious.
Sometimes even when I’m okay with things in my mind, my body still reacts and that can be quite frustrating. Physical responses to stress and anxiety occur in spite of reaching peace in my mind about things turning out okay. How does that work?
But there were a few good pleasures during the week, and here they are:
1. Music. This is a repeat from last week – Music discoveries and music-listening in general, is a pleasure lately. Here’s some of the best music I heard this week:
2. My neck and back got better. I injured my neck more than a week ago which caused me back problems and prevented me from working out. So, progress and improvement this week was a pleasure. So that’s good, if we don’t count stress-related tension/pain.
3. Coffee cocktails and ice cream sundaes. This week when I went to the grocery store they were having an anniversary event and they were serving free ice cream sundaes plus other samples of food. The local coffee shop was there with a stand serving what they called a coffee cocktail and which exploded my taste buds, in a really good way. Who knew tonic, lemon bitters, and blackberry syrup would go so magically well with cold brew coffee. I’m telling you, the best cold caffeinated drink ever.
4. This video (below) made me smile. Travel cross country and dancing with strangers. Even though I’m too shy to ever be able to do something like this, it’s uplifting, fun, and makes me think things like “this is what life is about.”
5. Homemade cookies. I ran out of brownies, so I made these chocolate chip cookies and because I followed a recipe by memory, they came out looking like something other than cookies but tasted amazing nonetheless and that’s all that matters right?
I hope you have a great upcoming week!
See what others were happy about:
This week’s small pleasures: episode 19 – Thistles and Kiwis
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