I've had this wee Gateway notebook for a few years. I used it now and then in New Jersey, but it seemed to run so slowly that I became frustrated with it on several levels. I dug it out recently just to see if it really was as bad as I remembered. Lo and behold, for some reason it seems to be behaving significantly better. Who knows? Perhaps it just likes Texas.
I’m composing in Wordpad, will save to a stick as a draft and then finalize the post in Open Live Writer and publish from my laptop. The tricky part is typing on the very small keypad.
Why am I going to all this trouble? I miss blogging and writing in general. I sit at my laptop working a significant number of hours these days. I have less time for my brain to wander, if you will. I miss letting my thoughts "freefall."
To say that my days are full is somewhat of an understatement. That's not a complaint, just a statement of fact.
I've got the basic daily routine of my life down pretty well and am now trying to integrate some other facets once again.
I have started giving Maggie more outdoor time, hooking her up to her lead and sitting out with her for 20-minute periods two to three times daily, weather permitting.
She spends much more time indoors and is exposed to much less stimulation versus that in our life as a security team. I could tell she was pretty much bored just hanging out watching me work. Our "sit outs" seem to be helping, as she now anticipates them and seems more perky in general. Yes, we walk the loop in the park, but it's not the same as just hanging out listening to birds, watching people, etc.
Being more sedentary these days, I need to resume a walking routine. This is not only good for my physical body, but for my state of mind and my Spirit. Nothing like a 2-mile walk (several times around the loop) with groovy tunes in my head to recharge my batteries on several levels. I'm hoping it will also help acclimate me to the Texas climate again.
Well, one can hope, right?
A scavenger hunt of sorts failed to turn up my yoga DVD. It has to be here somewhere; I just haven't found it yet. I did find my Tai Chi DVD, only to remember that the DVD player is disconnected from the TV to allow access for the cable converter box.
We have a Roku streaming stick, and I have found some yoga series on it. In fact, I did a bit Sunday night and found that I need to do a lot more! I think it will work be feasible to do yoga here in the living room.
It's all about integrating and maintaining balance in one's life, and that is what I am striving to achieve at this point. I’ll have to compromise and improvise at times, but I think it will be worth it.
How’s your balancing act going?
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