The feast is over and clean-up is on my radar. My body was communicating a little too effectively yesterday, apparently attempting to draw my attention to a much need detox. I find myself once again starting to read Clean by Alejandro Junger. I never finished it last time I had it checked out of the library but fortunately, now that the book is a few years old, it’s no longer impossible to get. Beyond that, I have bought Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Overlooked Keys to a Healthy Thyroid. My body wants to heal, but I must be willing to listen.
Of course, it is not just my body that wants to be streamlined and healthy. I am all too aware of the need to purge the house of excess. It was an appliance Christmas which means I replaced our old crock pot (we could never eat all of the contents of the old one: it was too big), microwave, and coffee maker thus I have donations begging to find a home at a local charity. I also purchased The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing to help with the household purge. Jay gave me an Amazon gift card for Christmas and so rather than wait three months to be able to borrow the book once again from the library; I just gave in and bought it.
Since converting to e-books, I have the pleasure of being able to own thousands of books without the space requirement. I am such a convert! I was discussing this with my son last night and although he has yet to make the transition himself, he totally understood. There was, after all, that time he travelled to France with his father and the old man would only allow him to take three books for the entire summer rather than the dozen the kid had packed. As a person who has packed a suitcase just for books on more than one vacation, I was in deep sympathy.
Whoever thought of such a thing as digital books is genius.
Anyway, this just one short week (4 days) of work ahead of me and with the promise of freedom just around the corner, I am anxious to get myself organized and primed for the New Year. This last month and a half has certainly been a blessing money-wise and I want to continue the trend of regular income without being tethered to an office 40 hours a week. The potential for new business looms large. I cannot wait to start filling my pipeline with clients I have time to actually help.
Meanwhile, New Mexico is facing a cold week ahead, with temperatures predicted to only barely peek above freezing during the day. Fortunately by Wednesday we’ll have our usual nonstop sun. Albuquerque does make winter pretty tolerable.
For the moment, I am grateful for a couple of days slow enough to be both productive and lazy. I never even got dressed yesterday and I must say, I enjoyed every moment of that. Now the house is calling for order and purging. Of course, all those new books are calling, too. What a pleasure to take a couple of days where I should have time for both.
I am so appreciating the holidays. Hope yours are just as lovely.
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.