As I have mentioned lately, I lack structure, I am disjointed, I NEED TO FOCUS!! I hate this and I keep trying to work my way through it.
I am so out of it that I didn’t take a single photo of food yesterday, I didn’t even eat breakfast!
I was actually well on track yesterday regarding food. Even without breakfast I felt in control. Lunch was a salad with romaine and tomatoes with House America Garlic & Pepper Tofu Steak. This was my first time trying this tofu and it was terrific. I can’t find many flavored tofus in my area, unless I drive 15 miles to Trader Joe’s. 😦 But I really enjoyed it! I just looked up their website for the link and I’m going to need to explore that some more. I may have options I didn’t know about!
Dinner was a salad again with romaine, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and 2 Morningstar Farms Tomato & Basil Pizza burgers which is one of my favorites. I was very good after dinner and my only snack was 3 clementines. We may have some success on Saturday morning!
Ok, back to structure and focus. After my discussion with Ele and Kristen on Wednesday night, I had decided that getting back to my ongoing intention of meditating would be a good idea.
Ele had recently gotten this book…
The book comes with a CD so that you can hear the mantra as well as see the written word. We had also discussed making mala beads. Ele had made her own and I decided I wanted to try to do it, too. I had preordered the book from Barnes and Noble and decided to stop at A.C. Moore before I picked up the book to see what they might have available in the way of appropriate beady material.
I should have taken photos of my materials before I did my construction, but I’m just excited that I actually accomplished this…
My very own handmade mala beads!! I’m very excited about this. I haven’t done anything crafty in a long time. The fact that I actually sat down and did it amazes me! 🙂 I’m not sure if you can see from the photos (again, I need to focus and THINK about the photos and what I want them to convey…) there are 2 little dragonflies attached to the end of the strings. I love dragonflies, I’ve always felt connected to them for some reason and I thought they would be appropriate to finish off my mala beads.
Ralph came in while I was stringing the beads. He asked what I was doing and I explained. Before he asked me “why” I told him I was “feeling a little anxious” and did my best Beetlejuice imitation….
He got hysterical and told me he was glad I was doing something to make myself feel better. He left the room laughing! I can always win him over with humor!! 🙂
Now I have to get started…Om, Om on the Range…that will work when we get to New Mexico!! 😉