Monday, April 20, 2009

Rainy Days, Modays, and 100 Days

It might be rainy and it might be Monday, but I'm not down.

How could I be with this little guy in the house?


OK, I admit, I've been obsessed with getting this little sheep for awhile now.

I've had 75 for a couple of years, and 75 has been great.

But, though he's always smiling, he has always somehow seemed a little lonely.

Then I learned about his son, 1/2. When the Blisschick got braces, it just made me want 1/2 to come and live here all the more. The fact that 1/2 also had braces, I reasoned, would give the Blisschick someone to commiserate with over not being able to eat Tootsie Rolls.

75 and 1/2 enjoying Tootsie Roll-less times outside in the sunshine on Saturday.

Though I wanted 1/2 and was a tiny bit obsessed with him, the whole thing just never went any further than that.

Miss Zoe welcoming 1/2 with a half bath/ half once over.

Then Health Coach stopped by this weekend to check on my progress and hang out a bit. He'd been telling me for a couple of days that he had a gift for me: he had found me 1/2!!

I have to say, I have not been very good about my Health Coach plans. I have a hard time sometimes making new routines. I'll get there, I know, but I have to make more of a commitment.

I have the same excuses as everyone else: I'm busy. I'd rather be doing a lot of other things. I've been at work all day, and when I come home, all I want to do, frankly, is slip into something more comfortable, get some kisses and snuggles from a Certain Rabbit I've been missing all day, and spend the evening with Blisschick and the Mammals in the Lilypad.

And, that's wonderful. But... it still doesn't mean that I don't have to be healthier. Or, that I don't have to try harder to be more disciplined, to follow through on my commitments.

OHHHHH!!!! But it's HARD!!! (Lots of whining)

Which leads me to the Blisschick, and the 100 days part of my title.

1/2 whispering tell of sweet Tootsie Rolls
and popcorn to the Blisschick!

The Blisschick's enCouraging Bliss post last week was about making a commitment to a 100 day challenge. I've been considering this and have been trying to decide how I wanted to participate.

A commitment to exercise is way up there as something I need to work on right now. But according to the Blisschick, there is something I need even more. Something I've needed for a long time.

A commitment to a Spiritual Practice. To Meditation. To Sitting Quietly. To doing Something to renew my Mind and Spirit.

It's something I envy in the Blisschick. She has such a dedication to Spiritual Matters. I love that about her. It's something I want for myself in a bigger and deeper way.

My 100 Day Challenge, then?

10 minutes of Quiet Sitting.

Every Day.

And, Miss Zoe is in charge of the timer, so there's no getting out of this one. Unless I can get 1/2 to distract her...


Kavindra said...

Ha! I'm sitting 10 minutes too!

Now. Will you please make more of those wonderful shrinky-dink animal pendants? Mine fell off the jump ring and ran away from home. Put more in the Etsy shop soon, OK?

Emma said...

You can do it! Part of my 100 days plan is also sitting - sitting quietly (maybe reading) each morning before I do computer stuff or other stuff.

Congrats on 1/2! =)