This morning I drifted outside while my three babes were still sleeping. I had left my notebook outside last night on the covered patio - I suspected I'd want to be outside this morning, you see.
I've been thinking more about my upcoming birthday. My friend Evie lays claim to a week for her celebration, most times.
Birthdays around here (for Eric and I) just go by quietly, without fanfare or much notice. While that's always perfectly alright, lately I've been called to... do something.
I think it started with Michelle's post about May being her birthday month. Yes, I think I've been considering it since way back then. What a delicous idea - to nurture one's self for an entire month! While I do take care to do things for myself and claim for myself moments or even days as I need them, it seems appropriate to consciously plan to do so for the entire month.
October is my favorite month of the year - there is all that romantic gathering and harvesting, soup making, decorating throughout the house with gorgeous leaves, pumpkins, and gourds; burning yummy pumpkin scented candles, kicking up leaves while taking afternoon walks - in general, wrapping ones self in all the decadence the season offers.
I said yesterday that I wanted to do something, but that I wasn't sure what. I know what I would like to experience - daily deliciousness.That for me includes things like a morning meditation while it's quiet and still. Coffee on the patio.