Tonight I kinda got fed-up with someone remarking I was a spoiled Gringa. I play the feminine role well, I realize, but if my first instinct is to call a nearby man to carry off a dead rat into the field; my second is to do it myself. And sometimes, after getting up at 5:30 for the nth day in a row, to water and weed the 150 trees, to do the same with three vegetable gardens, to give the workers instructions; then do my yoga, my meditations and walk Tiko twice a day; then ride my bike into town and teach Tai Chi; there are some good reasons I may not want to thatch a broken part of the Gazebo this night. And it would be nice to share jobs with someone – decide who’s going into town to get the breakfasts for the airbnb guests – who’s going to clean the sheets and set up the beds; who will cook for them and help them out when they need guidance. And I could go around this place and tell you of the vines I’ve guided up their wires, the new planter to carry the sprinkler hose around…and stuff like that, the repairs, etc…. But I’m just venting and a little weary. And I’m 56 years old, not 26.
I will go shower and meditate now, but don’t be surprised if I fall asleep.
Ooooh, reading all that back this next morning, wow, I was tired! It’s probably good for me to emotionally vent once in awhile, but today I feel so blessed. it’s amazing how a change in perception changes everything! And sleep! I choose everything I do, and am So blessed again, to have my health, and all this energy, a body without pain, enough money to do things, and all these blessings. Gosh. And I love the things I do. I do them, and I love them. I am the luckiest gal in the world. I feel that strongly, so forgive my ventings, please!
- 2 ripe frozen bananas
- ¼ c. tahini
- ¼ c. cocao/carob powder
- pinch salt
- sesame seeds, for topping
- Place bananas, tahini, cacao/carob and salt into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve with sesame seeds sprinkled on top!
Word of the Day – vegetariano – vegetarian
Tip of the Day – Keep a journal, diary or blog such as this to vent your feelings once-in-awhile. Reminds yourself you’re human!
Click “subscribe” to get these recipes in your email. it’s free!