This week has been a roller coaster ride. Life has been up and good with some quick downs which come have come out of left field. It began to take its toll on my mood. As a result I needed a little tender loving care to feel better. For me a good pamper doesn’t involve money, just time. I filled the slow cooker with fresh onions, potatoes, carrots and dried peas with some lovely Bragg’s seasoning and left that to simmer. Then headed to the bathroom to do something with my hair. I’ve let it grow in for almost a year now and find that long straight look no longer looks good. I pulled out my scissors and began to add layers and help soften and frame my face, then went to work on my eyebrows. I moved a few things around in the vanity area to give it a fresh look while cleaning up. I sat down with a library book and a lovely cup of herbal maple tea.
Next day the little one arrived asking me to cut her hair (with parents blessing) and decided to try the split pea soup as well. Did you notice she’s eating with plastic? I was horrified when I spotted her with that spoon! I have saved all the plastic spoons that I see to use in a craft with her this fall. She found them. ;-(
The tea was suggested to me by a local woman I enjoy talking too at the farmer’s market. Getting home I read the ingredients and saw it had licorice in it, not something I like, but I tried the tea anyway. The smell is divine and the tea has a delicious flavor. This may become one of my favorites. By the time my soup was ready I was again feeling like myself again. Life is crazy, but taking a little time to enjoy simple pleasures and to do something nice for yourself does help to restore inner calm.
Now on to this week’s challenge at Reduce footprints.
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