What’s Goin’ On…

March 16th, 2011 by Jane

Doesn’t it seem like the world has gone crazy? Earthquakes, tsunamis, meltdowns and lay-offs have taken a toll on many; not to mention the toll that Charlie Sheen is wreaking on the collective good humor of his fans.

I’m thankful that our dear neighbors, who have been living in Tokyo while working on a research project, are finally safe in Bangkok. I can’t imagine how they got through the last week and I cannot wait until I get to hug them and their beautiful boys.

In a time of such upheaval, it seems silly to waste time worrying about mundane things, but that is the way of life, yes? The mind finds little bits to worry into bigger irritations and problems than they actually are. It is difficult to set those small burdens down until we are facing large ones.

Our chaotic, messy, vibrant house has become a peaceful refuge from the insanity of the outside world and I’m grateful for it. But, in between mental hand-wringing for the world, I’ve managed to squeeze in some pedestrian thoughts and activities. Here’s a sample:

1) Inflammation-Free
I’m reading several books on inflammation-free eating and I’m working on folding more of that into our daily diet. The good news is that it is not that far off from the way we eat and cook anyway.

2) Farm Box
I recently signed up for weekly delivery from this lovely company. Delicious, locally-grown food on my doorstep every Friday afternoon feels like Christmas. Thanks to my friend, Lindy for the suggestion and to this blogger for the inspiration. So far, we’ve gotten kale, bok choy, mustard greens, collard greens, mushrooms, tomatoes (hydroponically grown), strawberries (we get ‘em early here in Texas!), Texas oranges and grapefruit, a basil plant, cilantro, baby carrots, baby beets, bibb lettuce, spinach and cabbage. A cornucopia in a green plastic bin!

3) Yoga
A few weeks ago, I attended a conference led by one of my favorite yoga writers, Judith Lasater. I was apprehensive to meet her because I have read her books and followed her teachings for more than a decade. I’m happy to report that I learned a lot and she completely lived up to my high expectations. Plus, she was very funny! The upside is that the conference counts toward my next 300 hour requirements, as I’ve decided to go for my 500 hour teaching certification.

4) Organizing
I’ve spent a chunk of time reorganizing the kids’ rooms and working through piles of stuff. I’m pleased with the results, but there is more to do. I feel compelled to do this right now and I think the busywork is the result of my brain trying to work out a knot in a project I’m working on, which leads me to…

5) Writing
I”m working on a book and I’ve hit a few snags. I plan to chronicle some of the process here in the near future. That is part of the reason for infrequent posts here at 7Of, as my creative juices are funneled into my book. I continue to slog through the book-writing process and I hope to hit my stride again soon. As always, I’ll keep you posted!

That’s about it. What’s going on with you?

2 Responses to “What’s Goin’ On…”

  1. Ellie Skross Says:

    Thanks, Jane, for your opening. As usual you have put into words what many of us are feeling about current events. Congrats on writing a book. Huge undertaking! Can’t wait to read it.

  2. Seven Of » Blog Archive » Judith-isms Says:

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