|Decompression session at Laughing Planet at the end of my day|
I had such a good, deep sleep last night. I woke up feeling rested and revived. Perhaps it was my decompression session last night at Laughing Planet. A glass of hard apple cider, chips, salsa and guacamole, were just the friends I needed.
I am feeling remarkably calm, centered and balanced.
The days are getting longer and warmer. I woke up easily this morning. Got my noodle soup going. Packed my mobile salad. Did my hooping session, cleaned up and headed out to catch the bus. I had a dentist appointment.
Perhaps this feeling is the calm after the storm.
I do not enjoy having my teeth cleaned. Those whirling, high pitched instruments they use send me through the ceiling. Like the sound of fingernails on a chalk board.
I thought about stopping at Starbucks first. But decided against it. I would have Starbucks be my reward. No sense going into the dentist agitated on caffeine.
I got there early. I was suddenly very sleepy.
"Good", thought I. "I will just nap during my cleaning".
My dentist and assistant were very kind. They kept asking me if I was ok as I flinched and grimaced during the torturous, whirring, squealing, scraping and then tube stuck in my mouth.
I tried to let my mind wander away from what was happening in my mouth.
To my great amusement, the song, "I Will Survive" was playing on the radio!
I sung along in my head. I almost asked them to turn it up.
My dentist stopped her whirring instruments just then and asked, "Are you ok?" with much concern in her voice.
"I am fine", I smiled. "I am focusing on the words of that song. 'I will survive!'
We all chuckled.
Soon it was over.
I headed happily over to Starbucks and had a nice hot cup of tea. I had my bible, prayer journal and a book with me.
I think it is relief that is making me so happy.
I am relieved that my appointment is over. I am relieved that I made it on time. I am relieved that I do not have to hurry to go anywhere today. I have students later this afternoon, but after tea, prayer and study, I planned on heading to the library.
One of my favorite places in the world.
I wonder if there are libraries in heaven?
That is my idea of heaven. An eternity to float on the clouds and read all the books in the world!
As I walked into the closest library, I again had a very calm peaceful feeling. Usually this particular branch of the Multnomah County Library is packed. A person on each computer terminal. Kids milling about in the kids section. A class going on in the large room.
But it is quiet today. And they have rearranged the tables and computers. A much better use of space.
I can breathe.
I have nothing more to say. I think I am just going to end here and go forth and enjoy my day.
I wish you a lovely day!
Talk to you tomorrow.