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Day 111: This Apple Fell FAR from the Tree!

 
I found this picure on: http://faithhopeandlove-dawn.blogspot.com/2011/10/autumn-leaves.html
 Last night I made about five days of lunch packets.  Quinoa, edamame, salmon bowls.  I'm quite looking forward to today's dinner on the road!

Yesterday was a very good day.  I had a two hour rehearsal with my friend Judy playing recorder- piano duets.  We talked about performing for a few of the area music clubs coming up in the fall.

Then I had my pre-made meal of kale salad, eggplant, chicken and yogurt.  And iced tea.

Then I accompanied the last Broadway voice class of the summer. we did a little performance for a small audience of their friends and family. As usual, playing music elevated me.

But this morning, I woke up grumpy again. It is quite humid. Rain is in the forecast for this weekend. YES!!!!

I had nice bible study this morning with my neighbors around the corner.  They told me they were feeling kind of cranky lately too.  And their dogs were anxious.

I must be on the same level emotionally as a dog.  I seem to pick up feelings from the air.  Perhaps I have some type of barometric sensitivity.  In addition to gluten. And now I fear dairy. I gave up dairy milk a few years ago. Now I use rice, almond and coconut milk which I love.

But I have not yet been able to release my tie to CHEESE! 

I think I need to. I do not want to be owned by anything. At least nothing of this world. I am a child of God. But He is way above cheese!

So I had some tea and my half grapefruit for breakfast. After my bible study, I had a lunch of spaghetti squash topped with ground turkey marinara and kale salad.  More tea. I think I need a big glass of ice water.

I have a bit of a day off today.  Fall term starts on September 5th. In the meantime, I have a scattering of students and rehearsals. But otherwise will be planning for fall term, doing my own piano practice and hopefully resting up. Because when fall term hits, it hits with a vengence! And I would like to be prepared.

I actually love the fall. I like rain. I like cooler weather. I love the changing colors. I like change in general.

And one thing I would really like to change is my interior grumpy thoughts.  Especially in the morning and early afternoon.

I believe an earlier bedtime is in order. But in the evening is when I feel my best!  Last night I watched a really sweet movie.  I got a message from Redbox that I could rent a dvd free. So I rented "The Longest Ride".  Scott Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's very handsome son!) was the main character.

It was a bit cheesy...(cheese is definitely on my mind!), but I loved it. Alas, I didn't fall asleep until about 1:30. My son had to get up at 5:00 this morning and he had a hard time of it. So I got up and let the dog out, watered the plants, made coffee, packed him a lunch and went to lie back down.

For a moment I considered going to the track. But I knew 3 1/2 hours of sleep was not enough for this woman.  So I dozed until about 9:00 a.m.

Yes, as I type this I can see that the problem lies in my late nights.

And probably too much cheese.

I am going to go for a nice long walk and then come back and stretch. I need to go to the library and look up some music for my students and return my Redbox DVD.  Then I have one student.

I am hoping to get to bed about 10:00 p.m. tonight. Probably should aim for that EVERY night.

Tomorrow morning is breakfast with my mom. And she is an EARLY bird.  I guess this apple fell far from that tree!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

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