Magic Monday

Monday is another beautiful day outside here at the Home Office in Gretna, Nebraska. It’s perfect weather. It pained me when I was still employed at Mutual of Omaha and had to work on gorgeous days like this one. It pained me! When I was first married, I loved being home with the kids, we spent a lot of time outside every day. We all enjoyed it. I wish we were closer to our one and three year old grandkids. It would be fun to play with them like we used to play with their Mama!

Part of my examining my bad or lazy habits struck me over the weekend. I need to take better care of me. After all, your body is your Temple, right? I don’t do too bad, just could take a little more time for myself. Instead of writing this morning, I left to get a mani/pedi. I was the first customer, so it was nice and quiet. I thanked God this morning for my feet and hands. They have walked many a mile in my life, with a sick baby, pushing a stroller, walking several blocks to work to save money on downtown parking, and pacing the floor while Dad was dying, while the Babe had any of his surgeries, and taking Mom to get her COVID shots. My hands have held babies, their hands, made cookies, crocheted tens of afghans, sewn clothing and quilts, and worked many needlework projects. I’m grateful for all these hands can do. I pray I can keep doing them for years to come.

So the mani/pedi was a way to thank my hands and feet for a lifelong service to all the stuff I like to do. Just showing some gratitude for jobs well done. I got the car washed and filled the gas tank, and picked up my grocery order. I love doing that. It’s so much easier for me. The only bad thing is the Babe was gone so I carried everything in myself. That’s always a back breaker. It took over an hour to prep the raw veggies, make salad, and wash all the apples. You know, I thought I was ordering one bunch of bananas? I got one single banana. LOL. I’ll have to check my order. It’s just funny to only get one. “What was I thinking?”

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So, on this beautiful Monday in Spring, here’s to all of us who try to be more conscious. Here’s to all of us who order only one banana. Here’s to all of us who do too much in a day then are glad for an afternoon nap. It makes life interesting and messy and beautiful. And makes me very happy. I hope you are, too. Thank you for reading. I appreciate it a lot. Let’s all have a beautiful evening and look forward to seeing each other tomorrow. Be Safe out there. Be Kind. You will never regret being kind!

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