Read, Write, Rest, or Cook

I’ve had a busy last few days… I’ve extroverted way too much… you introverts out there know what I mean…so I am grateful for a quiet day… one where I don’t need to leave home… a day to recharge my batteries… so that I can extrovert again… when need be… which will probably be tomorrow…

While we have a day at home… Bertha… has recommended that I do the… Three R’s… I learned from Mrs. Wallace… my favorite Kindergarten teacher… now… they are probably a little different that the ones you are acquainted with as no math is involved… these go like this… read… write… rest…

So… I’ve done some of all three today… and… I added one of my own… cook… which doesn’t fit into the alliteration…but there is something about preparing good food… and then eating it… of course… that is grounding… especially when that food included… homemade mac and cheese… with a pork chop and some greens… a meal that made doing the dishes worthwhile… and… no… Bertha… did not help with the dishes… but she made good smacking noises as she cleaned her plate…

Basically… Bertha… says you don’t have to… read… write… rest… or… cook… it can be any activity which helps you to recuperate and reground… just be sure you make time for it… somewhere in your busy schedule…

Jane

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Happy Is As Happy Does…

Recently…I was puttering around in the kitchen…cooking something…and I realized…how happy I am in the kitchen…how much I love cooking…especially when I have someone besides me to enjoy the fruits of my labor…

I had the same experience last night…as I got supper ready…and prepared some things for the rest of the week…I was happy

But…it’s not always the case…just the other day…I was…grumpy as get out…while doing the exact same things…

Huh…what’s up with that…

Bertha…was quick to point out the difference…I was really tired on the grumpy day…and…although I love cooking…it wasn’t what I needed to do in that moment…what I needed in that moment…was…rest…I just hadn’t structured my day so that I had time to do that…

She also points out…that…it’s not even so much that the cooking makes me happy…it’s more that when I’m feeling good…and…I’m already happy…I really enjoy the cooking…

Hmmm…hadn’t thought about it from that direction…so…let me get this straight…if I want to enjoy cooking…be happy in the kitchen…all I have to do is be happy when I start…

By…Jove…she said I’ve got it…and…she says…it’s the same for everything…

Jane