Have you ever done one of those New Age-y exercises where you determine what your Spirit Animal would be?
I’ve never done one…mostly because there’s no doubt in my mind that my Spirit Animal would be a duck.
In fact, I knew I had found my soulmate when my sweetheart told me that his Spirit Animal would also be a duck. Birds of a feather…
I went out for a walk on MLK day and discovered a new route–and along this lovely little creek, there was a huge flock of ducks! (Flock of ducks? School of ducks? Murder of ducks? Conspiracy of…okay I’ll stop.) Needless to say, I was very inspired.
I just couldn’t get a picture of all of them because they flew away as soon as they noticed me looking at them.
Yeah, this Week in Review is gonna be random.
I discovered the ducks because I’ve been trying to go on walks when I can. I still don’t have my anxiety meds–partly because of the bureaucracy of the medical system and partly because of my impatience with the bureaucracy of the medical system–so I’ve been trying to get out for a walk every day and get some sunlight to combat the old S.A.D.I’ve also been doing my 30 Days of Yoga. I’m on Day 21. I started in July. Going strong, guys!
This week it’s been back to the books. CSU classes started Tuesday, and I taught Wednesday and Friday.
My two grad seminars look they’re going to be pretty reading and writing heavy, so that combined with my thesis is going to be keeping me very busy this semester, I expect.
Speaking of my thesis, I’m behind on my official paperwork. Oops. The department administrative assistant is rightfully ticked at me.
It’s cool that two of my professors/members of my thesis committee are anthologized in one of these.
I spent a bit of my Christmas money/gift cards, including getting a little basket from Ten Thousand Villages for hats and mittens to put by the door. Otherwise, they just end up scattered all over the couches and the floor.
Speaking of hats, my warmest hat is the one that also has the fox ears. I wear it all the time, but I also forget that I’m wearing it, and then random people smile at me in public places like at the grocery store and on the bus. I think it’s a good look the aviators, don’t you?
I’ve been experimenting this week with making my tea in a pot rather than just in a mug in the mornings–especially since I got this adorable teapot for Christmas! See, if you make your tea in a mug, then your first cup is really strong (which I like), but then if you want to make a second mug, it’s really weak, unless you want to break out another tea bag, which I try not to do because I’m moderately sensitive to caffeine. If you make it in a teapot, then it steeps more evenly…but then the first cup isn’t as strong, and you have to wait longer for it… *sigh* Anyway, the jury’s out on whether I’m going to continue this method of tea preparation or not.
I didn’t go to the Women’s March in Denver on Friday, but I kinda wish I had. Oh, well. I was there in spirit.
Oh, and I almost forgot! I posted twice to the blog this week: a recipe for some awesome creamy green chili chicken stew, plus some tips for managing IBS before you try the low-FODMAP diet.Have a good week, everyone!
What would your spirit animal be?
Did you participate in the Women’s Marches?