Sunday, March 16, 2008

Random thoughts

I've been thinking about Anthony's random yet structured days and how it is a really fun way to live. Yes, it's nice to have a schedule, but it makes life more exciting when you change it up a bit.

He says, "Having a 'productive day' to me is having a 'joy-filled day'- otherwise your days are just filled with tasks. Setup up your day to maximize joy ... Its always about being able to stay productive and enjoy life no matter where you are and what you are doing."

So, that's what I'm going to do. I'll follow my usual schedule with a smile on my face, finding the joy in whatever task I need to get done. The other moments will be filled with what makes me happy, whether it be playing with my son, snuggling up with my hubby or setting aside some "me" time.

I like the simple things. I was happy to have an avocado and fruit-based pudding, along with some sliced peaches and strawberries, for lunch yesterday. Although I do eat a lot of "gourmet" stuff (if you can call it that), like raw cookies and cakes, it's nice to go back to the basics once and a while.

I had a relaxing meal, with my new copy of Plenty magazine. It had a feature about eco-friendly vehicles. I'm still dreaming about getting a Prius.

Jacob and I spent the day hiding little cups from his magic trick kit and searching for them. He usually does the hiding, while we both seek them. I wonder why he always finds them first?

Speaking of hiding, can you find the four leaf clover in this group of shamrocks? Jacob and I also played that game yesterday. Don't forget St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow.

But, today we will be jumping ahead to Easter, as my son and I will be attending the egg hunt at church today. I need to hurry up and get ready.

I just might wash my hair with the new shampoo and conditioner I bought at Whole Foods last night. They contain acai and chocolate. No wonder they were calling my name; acai and chocolate make me very happy :-)


Kristen's Raw said...

I'm a Gemini, so I like variation in my life...I'm gourmet one minute and simple the next. Keeps it fun :)


RawBin said...

Got home late last night and fell into bed. Woke this morning to unpack my suitcase, repack it to head out the door to another town and another hotel. I pulled out my laptop from the suitcase and turned it on. There you were telling me to "put a smile on my face, finding the joy in whatever task I need to get done". I packed my suitcase while listening to Vitamin C and now I have the happy happy joy joy song in my head, but I'm in much better spirits having read your blog. Thanks for making my day!
We should plan a trip to this Thursday?

Penni said...

Oh...I am afraid I'd want to drink that yummy shampoo and conditioner! Seriously, I am going to look at our Whole Foods to see if they have family would think that's wonderful!
And it's true about having an unstructured day. That's pretty much how I live, but I always get everything done, somehow. I am much happier just hanging loose and going with the flow!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

shannonmarie said...

Kristen, I like to mix it up, too. It's definitely more fun.

Rawbin, I'm glad my post lifted your spirits. The trip on Thursday sounds tempting, but I have Jacob home from school all week. We are going to spend today and Thursday hanging out together.

Penni, don't drink the shampoo. You might start blowing bubbles :-)