If you are an “X-Phile” like me, now, you see, “I want to Lie.” After this week’s showing of Season 11, Episode 1 of The X-Files. No, I don’t want to Lie, I WANT TO BELIEVE. It’s something I even carry on my person every day, as you can see from the above pictures.
Yesterday’s post was pretty much in the toilet from the get-go. But, no matter how one tries to stay positive, we all fall down. A very, very close friend of mine’s father passed away a few years back. In her eulogy, I remember these words she spoke about him…”GET UP.” No matter how hard you fall, or where you fall, or however long it takes you…”GET UP.”
Today I chose to Get Up and Get Going. I listened to Julie Reisler’s meditation on Insight Timer. Then I moved into the Year of Mindfulness from Sounds True and did a Daily Meditation with Jack Kornfield. All, of course, while I had my delicious vegan latte next to me in my Yoda mug. A present from two girlfriends years ago. I treasure it everyday. After that, I communicated with a few friends about how sucky chronic illnesses are. Just us three alone have enough pain for this world. And to think, that is only 3…2 from Schuylkill County, PA, and 1 from Berks County, PA. I’ve discovered that most of my friends that I allow to come into my personal space and hug me have chronic illnesses. Alot of us are barely working, or not working at all. I wish there were some huge office with accomodations for our individual disabilities, that would allow us to make a living, and contribute to society in a positive manner.
I ventured out into the 9 degree weather about 2pm here. I made a few too many purchases at CVS, Weis, and mostly Michael’s….that evil store that draws all of humanity in. Then I stopped at the pizza and sub shop down the street. I got a plain pizza for my husband, and a vegan pizza sub for me with mushrooms and pepperocini. It was delicious. We chilled out and watched a few more episodes of Rick and Morty while eating. It’s been a freezing week. Our toilet intake pipe to the tank has frozen 3 times since Wednesday. There is no insulation in our bathroom, we found out a while back. That pipe is the closest to the outside, and hard to get to, so I’m not sure how he plans on keeping it from happening every day. I am certainly no plumber. I am a biologically-trained medical (veterinary….and human) personel. I’m not much for this new-fangled technology I’m currently typing on. I can operate lab equipment and monitoring equipment, but I don’t really do plumbing. But I did get this lovely Buddha succulent statue and this vegan candy bar, so Life is Good again.
Take Care, Be As Well As Possible, and Until Next Time…