This week was wonderfully banal.
On Monday, Rob and I met with Joe & Co for kindergarten orientation. We met her teacher, the para-teacher, saw her classroom, some of the classroom materials, and there were all these wonderful things that were familiar for Bibi because we’ve been investing in random things that I know will be useful to her personal development. Books, obviously. But other things like lace-up cards, math manipulatives, etc. Asked a few questions about school supplies, homework, and Bibi was as happy as happy could be.
When we were home, we had a quick dinner and afterwards I went out to pick some figs. I did not, however, put on any shoes so, when I stepped on a bee, the inevitable happened. I was stung by a bee. This was my first time being stung, ever. There was no telling how I would react. I am happy to say that I am not allergic to bee stings. Yaaaaay! But holy crap, bee stings hurt! I hope it never happens again. And I lost a day of doing much of anything because the bee stung me on the bottom of one of my toes. I had to walk with my foot twisted so my toe wouldn’t touch the floor.
With a balance disorder.
Talk about challenging!
But that pain lasted only one day and tried to catch up with everything which inevitably led to my hurting myself in a whole new way. I really need to be more gentle with myself. My knee was troubling me. Is troubling me. I haven’t been able to do my sun salutations. The biggest thing was that I couldn’t do my plank challenge. After all, my toe can’t contact the ground. How am I going to do a plank?
Enter Rob, with his brilliant suggestion that I do a reverse plank. I couldn’t hold it as long as I have been the regular plank but I did it and so the August challenge holds. Hold is the key word here because I’m holding steady at 1:30 minutes. I can’t do more. Yet. I figure if last month I could go from not being able to land my left foot between my hands during my sun salutations, I am sure that I’ll have a surprising breath-through if I just don’t give up. And I won’t.
This week . . . Oh it’s going to be dull. Rob is heading out of town and I’ll be home alone. Snowdoll and I will go out for our morning walks. I’ll read. I’ll be eating foods I enjoy (tofu, spinach, ginger) and eating leftovers. I may take advantage of the solitude to focus on some meditating and reading. I may do some crafting. It really depends. Today I’ll be making a list of things I hope to accomplish so I can prioritize what is most important.
Or maybe I’ll just sleep in and watch boring television shows. I could do that just as easily.