<3 thank you, @LaMaria .A friend of mine works in a psychiatric hospital and they sell patients' artwork to help fund more materials.
Which, as I'm sure you know, is a symbol of masculinity as well.
Even if that wasn't a special moment in and of itself you're making it one by growing into your full self. Which is how prophecies work.
I am glad you mentioned CBT - it got me thinking about how much I don't question negative thoughts, so looking at that every day has sort of shocked me. I am much better than I was, but wow, I still do myself in with pessimism a lot!
That sounds really great. Perfect place to feel able to settle into without rushing into any big change, while you get to dream and plan the next big move!The place is J's friend's house, and she is letting us have a couple of rooms with a separate entrance and little kitchen for way, way less than market value, so we are cleaning it and had our contractor make a doorway between rooms so we didn't have to go through her house to get to our other room.
Yay for keeping an eye on your own needs as well as those of the house! Sounds like things are moving along smoothly at last.I've been doing a little yoga for my back each day. I am also watching my weight more carefully, because I am back to my recent high weight. But so far, so good with not going over that weight.
What yoga do you do? A class, or something from a video, or just on your own? I have been told that yoga would help my flexibility, but... well something about yoga just doesn't sound manly to me, LOL. Said jokingly but there is some truth to it, more a subconscious feeling than a rational thought.I've been doing a little yoga for my back each day.
That sounds great! I have been to Mexico many times, but never got to the Yucatan, it's another of the many places on my bucket list. Do you speak Spanish?I found fabulous old haciendas for cheap in a little city in Mexico I really want to visit on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Same here on the Spanish, but my "getting by" is probably not so good as yours. I do find it a fun challenge to try. And I agree Mexican people are great, probably the main reason I keep going back.I took Spanish in high school and can speak enough very broken Spanish to get by, so if we do think we'll move there, I'd have to get serious and take classes. I really like Mexican people generally.
Sounds like a great excuse to me, will have to keep it in mind! With respect to exercise I am way past trying to be competitive. If I was I'd probably quit, most of the women at the gym I go to can outlift me. I think all of the men can, LOL. Most of them are a lot younger than I.I once read an article about men doing yoga being more at risk of injury
Forgot to answer on my diary. I will be seeing my brothers and their families in Florida, but will not look up relative in Louisiana. I have lots of cousins here and its hard to see just a couple of them and not all, and I have other things planned. So this time will not be looking folks up, need to come back and do that at some point.Are you visiting family in Louisiana and Florida?
Isn't it always like that? However much space you have it will fill up over time. Even if you had enough stuff in your smallest space.I still can not believe the amount of stuff I have, never mind the amount of stuff I inherited from my mom!
I like that way of putting it. Bleak, but well-put.We are gentrifying ourselves out of our own home!
I think it gets worrisome if the stuff is no longer contained to storage spaces. I´ve done home visits with hoarders where the floor was literally covered in a conglomerate of full plastic bags with just a narrow passageway to get from necessary work space to necessary work space. You honestly wouldn´t be able to do all the sorting and packing you´ve been doing if you had real hoarding tendencies.Hi Cate and LaMa, that makes me feel better that everyone fills up all their existing space with stuff, not just me. Being the daughter of a hoarder makes me worry about things like that!