Today was cold, cloudy, everyone around me seemed out of sorts. Some days I wish I had started this blog anonymously. I’m always hedging, censoring myself to protect others, then wondering whether any of my loved ones think that seriously about what I say and write. Last night, I had an argument with a family member, then stopped myself because I didn’t feel up to a big fight even though I have lots to say. Falling into sleep was slow and fitful.
This evening when I got home I brewed myself a perfect cup of pear and ginger tea. The fragrance filled my bedroom. I opened my book, while listening to the sound of my towel and bathing suit tumbling in the dryer. No matter what I’m going to go swimming tomorrow, rain or shine, cold or not. I need it, it makes me happy, and I’m just going to stick to my resolution of taking care of my health. . I’m also going to find a wonderful hair salon to get a great haircut. I’m sick of $14 haircuts. I can’t afford it, Lord knows, but I really need it. These are my first steps in learning to care about myself as much as I do others. I think it might just work out.