Since I don’t have a working computer in my home at the moment, every morning after getting ready for work I drive up to my mom & dad’s house to write in my blog. My parents are usually sitting on the front porch reading the daily newspaper in the cool air. My mom always offers me a smoothie, and this week I’ve been taking her up on it. It’s made from fresh blueberries, mango, bananas, fat-free greek yogurt, flax-seed, ice and fat-free milk. And it’s delicious. Sometimes she even adds grounded up walnuts with just enough texture for a bite every now and then. Yum.
I can actually see my carriage house from their living room window where I write. When I’m thinking about what I want to say, I always look out the window and look at the sky. My parents usually (but not always…) disappear at this point b/c they know I can’t concentrate with noise or people in the background. 🙂 I love this peaceful routine.
Even though things are pretty busy at work and with extracurricular activities, I’m finding that I have more and more “me” time. I guess it’s because I finally have a place to call my own. I love sitting in my bedroom at night listening to Pandora while reading a book or doing some sort of quiet activity. I really love my new home.
I’ve even started to take on solitary runs. For over a year I ran at least several times a week with my running buddies, who I dearly miss. But it’s been good for me to have that alone time. Like most people, I go through exercise phases where I feed off the energy of a group then other times I just enjoy the company of myself. I do the same thing with music, sometimes I must have it while working out and sometimes I can’t stand it. Right now I am enjoying as little noise as possible.
Just FYI, in case you haven’t noticed, this week is going to be a little different from most on my blog. I’ve got a total of 5 B’ham Restaurant Reviews to do and I’m also going to be talking a whole lot about the Sidewalk Film Festival since that’s all I’m living & breathing. Next week all systems will return to normal!