These flowers are all over my town. They must thrive here - I have none in my garden - don't really need to because they are in everyone else's garden.
After two weeks off - I am back to work at my day job this week. I was a tad bit worried because I left Friday afternoon with several things not quite resolved. I made a conscious decision to not look at my work email. Someone else was in charge. I let them be in charge. I needed the break. It was worth it. I came back and while there were things that could have gone better - everyone survived. Did I lose a sale? Yes. Is it the end of the world? No. So that was a good experiment. Do as much as you can, but then you have to just let go and trust someone else to look after your "stuff".
Now I am back and in almost full swing to finish out August strongly.
I have made a commitment to myself to join the 5am club. I need to exercise regularly. I have not been very consistent and I have not made adjustments to my eating habits and I have gained weight. This is the first time in many, many years that I feel uncomfortable in my body. So, getting up early. Exercising. Mindful eating ... these are all things that are happening now as I count down towards my 50th birthday.
We are watching Luther