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Day #244 of my adventures in Spark Land self date ideas

Friday, October 14, 2016

Day #244 here in Spark Villa!

I am on a wonderful journey into a to wonderful world of self care. I am learning a lot. I learned that self care is drinking water, personal hygiene, exercise, rest, reward, and re-energizing. I learned I am doing everything but reward and re-energizing myself. I need to work on that. I learned that it would be helpful to have a 'care for princess space' which I don't have yet. I learn that I need to fill myself up when I get low like a gas tank! I begun to look for suggestion. Caylee Grey.Art and productivity suggested: Self-Date. She gave the following suggestions:
emoticon go out for breakfast
emoticon go out for coffe
emoticon make a fancy dinner for one
emoticon have a long bubble bath
emoticon make popcorn and watch a movie at home
emoticon play a computer game in bed
emoticon paint my nails
emoticon create things
emoticon wear something pretty, do my make up for no specific reason
emoticon take a walk in the park
emoticon read a book

What I also found interesting is #23 of my 50 ways to practice self care which I found on pinterest is: get up early, make breakfast and enjoy your morning tea in peace and quiet. No TV, no radio, no phone, no lap top. I guess when I get up this morning I am going to enjoy a self-date of a wonderful breakfast alone. A perfect self date to fill up my tank before this weekend. Also #22 of the pin 30 things to start doing for yourself says: start noticing the beauty of small moments. It will be the quiet before the weekend storm.

I am on a challenge here on sparks and on pinterest:

A) Fit Food-I am working on busting my excuses for not eating fruits and veggies-oh no!
B) Decluttering my home in a year. Today's mission: Declutter china cabinet and side boards-I have neither.

69 days left until son's winter break. Yesterday I got 6 Christmas gifts. Only 8-10 more left! Last night my son texted and asked if he could bring another friend home. Yikes-my place is tiny. That is him, his girlfriend, and another friend! For 18 years except for the neighbor in K-2 grade, he never invited anyone home. I am so not use to this. Last week I had 2 women here from my church who loved everything my mom hated about my place. Something snapped Wednesday and for the 1st time in a long time I felt different. I forgot what it was like to be around females who write in fun color ink, etc. My mom had masculine taste so I was the only one with feminine tastes. My only sister-in-law even is masculine in her taste so is son's gf. I think her tastes are more masculine then my son's. But something inside me is awakening!

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    The breakfast suggestion is great. I eat while I watch TV most of the time but occasionally not. I'm not very good at sitting without some kind of background noise lol.
    1675 days ago
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    I am not sure what you are referring to exactly about the "fun color ink." But, the last couple of years
    I can hardly stand it to write in blue or black ink. That is all we had, unless it was red to correct
    school papers with when we homeschooled. A couple years ago I somehow ended up with a set of
    colored pens, now I have at least 5 sets of them. Writing is so much more fun with them, even
    grocery lists. I do all the grandkids birthday cards in all differently colored words. They love it.
    Its one of those "small" things we can enjoy. Life itself is so colorful.
    Love and prayers, thanks so much for sharing!
    1675 days ago
    I'm up between 3:30 and 3:45 to get ready for work. My time is breakfast...every morning. That's why I get up so early...to fix a healthy breakfast of egg whites and have the time to read, enjoy my coffee, and just have quiet "me" time before I start the craziness of the day. It's so beautiful to see your growth on a daily basis through your blog. Have a great weekend.
    1675 days ago
    good having people from ur church around
    we like visitors
    1675 days ago
    I can safely say that I do get up @ 4 am (yeah, I know . . . the buttcrack of dawn!) but once I get DH off to work, I have about 1 hr. for myself. Usually walk. That is heavenly!
    1676 days ago
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    Enjoyed this blog! Great ideas too! Plenty to do if you spend a lot of time alone like me. Blessings!!!
    1676 days ago
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