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Got through Thanksgiving...

both physically and emotionally abstinent.

My focus was on staying calm and compassionate toward my sister-in-law, my husband and the world at large, including the people who can eat stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie etc. (Of course I don't think anyone SHOULD be doing that, but if you want to destroy your mind and body, that ain't my business.) I brought my own veggies and fruit for a snack and then came home for my paleo dinner.

Last Wednesday, I got through some hellacious airport bureaucratic bs yesterday with a minimum of bitching, whining or freaking out. I mostly stayed in my yoga/meditation happy place and tried to believe that everyone involved was doing the best they could. They even let me slide when it turned out my state ID had expired which could have derailed the whole process.

Yesterday I went to the DMV to deal with the expired ID situation. More line-standing and potential for rage against the machine, but I worked my program as much as I could and remembered that I least I would be leaving the DMV someday, unlike the employees, who therefore needed my compassion, and possibly pity. And they did get me through there in about two hours, and I will soon have my new ID. (And it was my own lack of mindfulness of when my ID was going to expire that put me there in the first place.)

Did I mention that my husband bought a harp?

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sharp2799
Nov. 27th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
A harp? (For some reason I'm envisioning one of those large standing harps that Harpo Marx played. LOL)

Congrats on navigating through stressful situations.
karaokegal
Nov. 27th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)
Smaller than that, but not insubstantial. Absolutely bigger than a breadbox.

cuddyclothes
Nov. 28th, 2015 07:47 pm (UTC)
A harp? How cool!

Of course I don't think anyone SHOULD be doing that, but if you want to destroy your mind and body, that ain't my business.

I hope you didn't let on that you felt that way! :) One of my sisters has...er...strong opinions about food and doesn't hesitate to share them. Silence is golden.
karaokegal
Nov. 28th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I declined all offered items by stating that I don't eat sugar etc. and let the others take it from there. They all seemed to agree that they shouldn't be eating it, especially those already diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, but no one else chose to refrain.

It's painful to watch, but since one of my major character defects is self righteousness, I have to be a silent beacon as it were.
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