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Sold some books

December 15th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Oh gee, what a sensitive laptop I have. Sold some but not all of my brother's books for $33 in store credit. We are a family of readers so this should be useful.

Serious question: what does "being good to oneself" mean? Yoga stretches, vegetable juices, massages, aromatherapy baths? What activities corral the mind when the mind is everywhere yet nowhere at the same time?



update: Just saw that the pantry is down to 2 cans each of tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato sauce. :-P And this weekend we did not do much grocery shopping as I did not plan for meals or did not find sufficiently low prices for staples or did not feel like driving to the market for farm produce after a "zippy" (20% shorter time, excluding border stops) trip to White Rock and back for gift exchanges. So I must figure out a cheap, healthy meal plan for the next two weeks.

5 Responses to “Sold some books ”

  1. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    For me:
    1) Taking a long bath with bubbles during high homework chaos time
    2) Taking four turns of Scrabble on FB when I am feeling stressed out with volunteer work
    3) Mowing the lawn in the summer
    4) Walking the dog around the subdivision
    5) Going to the Y for a run
    6) Being crafty and not worrying about the perceived quality of end product
    7) Working a jigsaw puzzle
    8) For me: indulging in something I don't usually (like a trip to Starbucks)
    9) Listening to fun music loud and having a solo or group dance party
    10) Doing away with the idea of *should*
    11) Learning to say NO to things I don't want to do
    12) Being a friend to my kids at times
    13) Reading the Bible, or learning about something Scripturally based
    14) Revisiting the Classics
    15) Being defiant and going into the office with jet black hair, concert T-shirt, and all holes filled. This was liberating to me, especially the second time to show I wasn't going to change based on some comments
    16) Being true to the shared vision for my family and being immune to stupid comments about adoption

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I always ponder transcendental meditation when my mind gets in this state though I've never gotten around to doing it before I snap out of it. I have a few friends who swear by TM.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Being good to oneself is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. To me it means forgetting everyone else's expectations and doing what meets your needs before anyone else. For example, I grew up knowing that it was essential that every dinner has various colours of vegetables plus a protein. So carrots and potatoes and beef/fish/pork/chicken. I realize that it's ok to have something to fill the stomach every once in a while. And that I will never meet the expectations for cleanliness or organization or income amount according to my family and my husbands family. But my kids know they are loved. And that was my goal for being good to oneself.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @wowitsawonderfullife I like your way of thinking. Your challenges are my challenges.

  5. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I'm glad we connected.

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