It’s been a good week, at least once things warmed a bit Monday. I was so busy here I ended up doing a one day fast without planning for it. This is a big thing to me because I have never done a fast. I became very ill from anorexia and have feared falling back into that pattern again. It would be very easy because I don’t have an appetite, ever. My body was so damaged I don’t get hunger signals, even after all these years.
I have to remind myself to eat each day, but Monday I completely forgot. It was after midnight when I realized all I’d had all day was water. Since I still didn’t feel any hunger or light-headed I decided to just wait until morning to eat. Nothing worse for me than trying to sleep after eating late.
What was so surprising is that I had the best night’s sleep I can remember. I woke refreshed, still not hungry or feeling off in any way. I started the morning with 2 large glasses of water, then after an hour had a bowl of lima beans. (I love them). I had so much energy I decided to simply drink water and hot lemon water the rest of the day. Now I know why people fast. Have you ever fasted?
I am so envious right now of Small Footprints. Why? She has spring-like weather!!
When spring arrives we, like everyone, see litter all over. Between the litter and the brown yards it’s a pretty ugly sight.
This week, pick up litter and dispose of it properly. As you go through your day, pay attention to the area and clean as you go. You might see trash as you walk between your car and your office. Perhaps you’ll see plastic bags, etc. in the parking lot of a market. If you enjoy nature walks, browse the side of the trail. Get your kids involved and take litter walks or organize a neighborhood cleanup of a local park. The idea, this week, is to rid the area of litter!
This is one challenge I will have to pass on. I don’t know when the snow will melt but for now we are still buried in snow and ice. Tomorrow will be the first day in more than a month that we could see temperatures above freezing (we had one day that reached freezing but got no higher). It won’t last, only 2 days of a mild break and then right back into below freezing temps.
One thing I have noticed since I began working in the field behind my apartment building is that no one litters here anymore. There is truth to the belief that people won’t mess up their own neighborhood when it is well maintained.
How about you, Is it warm enough to start cleaning up outdoors?