I’m a little grumpy.
I’m a lot grumpy.
My eyes are itchy.
I’ve got a tiny heat rash all on my head.
My knees hurt. Old basketball injury.
My feet are sore.
And nobody listens to me.
I shouted about the whole shebang on Saturday.
Nobody really heard what I was shouting about.
They heard the yelling, it was kinda impossible to ignore.
But THE HEART OF IT, I fear was lost. . .in all the ruckus.
WHICH IS WHY . . . . .
one should not shout.
BECAUSE. . . .
the message is lost in all the ruckus.
My mother always tells me this very thing.
And so now, I’m sitting here thinking. . . .
I don’t want to yell.
I don’t want to be grumpy.
I want to appreciate all the wonderful things in my life, every single moment.
What would I choose differently, to ease my grumpiness woes?
I would not choose one less child.
I would not marry another or want to live in any other toad hole but my toad hole.
So I really shouldn’t complain.
I know the truth. It has been here all along.
Happiness lives in me.
At every moment,
My peace can be found.
Others won’t bring it to me.
Others don’t dictate whether I’m at peace or at war.
Only I do that.
I think I must return to meditating daily.
I seem to have lost my center.
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I wrote all of that down, because its true.
But a big part of me wants to SHOUT, ” Its not true! Don’t listen! Its all their fault, THEY make me grumpy. THEY ARE ALL making me tired! Tired I SAY.”
See there I go.
And silly girl, I should tell myself. They don’t make you tired. You make you tired. Stop making life out to be so much work!
Throw confetti eggs.
Plant stuff in your garden.
AND. . .
maybe. . .
just maybe. . .
change the way you eat.
I’m seriously thinking about going GLUTEN-FREE, just for a bit to see if it helps me re-center myself. Maybe lose a little weight, and maybe calm the mess down. Currently, on my bedside table is The Complete Gluten Free Whole Grains Cookbook. I’ve got to say the recipes are pretty tempting and makes going Gluten-Free seem rather wonderful.
I’ve yet to make all the recipes in the book, but I have made the muffins and the a Leafy Green Minestrone and they were both out. of. sight. delicious.
So this is where I’m at today.
Contemplating restricting my diet.
Working in my garden.
And not mopping or vacuuming my house.
I’m looking for my center.
And I’m pretty sure I won’t find it in house work.
IN THE COMMENTS BELOW:
Tell me where your CENTER is. . . (maybe mine is there too)
And if you’ve ever gone or wanted to go GLUTEN-FREE.
And then, You’ll be entered in the GLUTEN FREE WHOLE GRAINS COOKBOOK (by Judith Finlayson) Giveaway!
Isn’t it Pretty.
One entry per person, please. Or I’ll charge for the Gluten. And then it won’t be free, and it’ll totally screw up a generation of Gluten-Free eaters. And nobody wants that.
The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook GIVEAWAY has been extended to April 12th, 2013 at midnight CST. Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Entrants limited to US and Canada. Winners will be chosen randomly using http://www.random.org/
And the winner is. . .
And now. .. .the recipe. . . .
Cranberry Orange Muffins
• Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)