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This one was guided but not so much the 'imagine you're on a beach' kind but just a gentle voice talking through how to choose not to let negative things impact you and so on, otherwise I would have shut that right off. My normal meditation consists of just sitting and focusing on my breathing. Thought I would give this thing a go because I have a lot of negativity that needs banished right about now. And sometimes you just need to be told to let it go.
I did the thing with the intent to allow it to help me, and I feel like it did, although I am at the point where I pretty much have no chill and might need more than one session with it. My skepticism was more toward some of the other things in there that offered to help me clean my chakras.
Being stressed out can cause tension in your body so the fact that the stress relief workout is the same as the back and shoulders workout should come as no surprise to anyone unless they just have no idea how the body works. Neck stretches are also wonderful when you are feeling tense.
Sorry I am late to the pubski, y'all!
It's my busiest time of the year, so...
I have been suffering mentally from it. rd95 has called me out for being a cranky bitch so I definitely need to add meditation back into my routine. Downloaded a noise loop app that I used to have on my old phone onto the new one and discovered that it has added a bunch of guided meditations. Some seem pretty new age bullcrappy to me but I did the 'negativity banisher' and felt a little better afterward so that's a start I guess.
So I decided that I need to make exercise a routine thing in my life. I determined that the easiest and cheapest thing would be running. Except that I am super out of shape and don't want to overdo anything, so I figure I would start with run/walk interval training in place on my back patio. That way I am covered from the elements while still being outside and have no excuse not to but still get acclimated to exercising outdoors. Eventually once I build my legs and stamina up a bit I will attempt the real thing. I did get a shin splint the other day and I think it is because my shoes are worn out. I got new ones now so as soon as I am healed up I will be ready to go. In the meantime, I have been doing stretches and working with my weights so I don't miss a day.
So since rd95 had to work I went ahead and made the soda bread without him. I tried to time it to his arrival home from work so there would be fresh warm bread waiting for him. Decided to use up some of last week's rye flour and so here is a very brain-esque rye soda bread:
Of course the instructions always say to let cool completely before you slice but eff that, bread is best enjoyed just below face melting temperature. If that makes me a bad person or some kind of barbarian, pass me a loincloth, baby.
A requested, A Compendium of Things We Didn't Buy While Antiquing Today:
I particularly found one of the player piano rolls interesting as the song is called Barney Google. Gonna have to Google that and see if there is a version online to listen to. The dial typewriter was also kind of just a head scratcher. That seems like a lot of work just to type something. I can probably draft hand faster.
rd95 and I made rye bread. This was our first time making a bread with yeast. I was hungry and gave that sucker no time to cool before chowing it with rosemary and garlic oil and minestrone soup.
Bread smelled amazing while baking but if we make it again we will double the amount of caraway seeds that the recipe called for.