A sleepy roll out of bed, then into my gym shoes out on the living room floor for my workout half an hour later… in my jammies, haha. I’ve been enjoying working out wearing whatever. Work clothes at the end of the day. Jammies first thing in the morning. It’s all good to me, I’ve found. At least for now, in the winter. Why create more laundry for myself when I can stay cozy in what I’m already wearing?
15 minutes into the workout, I strip off my pajama top and finish the session in the sports bra I’d put on beneath it. 66F in the house and I’m sweating. Les Mills, my friends. You long-time readers have patiently listened to me rave about LM over the years, but I can’t help but continue to plug these workouts. Since 2014 I’ve only done Les Mills workouts, in the gym and here at home (Les Mills On Demand), and nothing beats them, I swear to you. You want hardcore? LM. It will kick your butts into the next century.
So 55 minutes of Body Combat and then into a hot shower, after which, finally, a steaming hot mug of delicious matcha-mushroom tea lands on the dresser to be savored as I get ready for the day. It’s a highlight!
The next hour involves the delving-into of a project involving papers spread out all over my kitchen. Music makes it less tedious, as does the feeling of satisfaction in finally getting around to it! You know the feeling. I need to create more opportunities to feel that feeling; there’s a multitude of such projects on the TODO list.
I spend time with a couple of wonderful friends in the afternoon, and we exchange wonderful, warm hugs. I’m Covid-weary. We’re vaccinated and boosted and masked, and while I know that these measures aren’t fail-safe, I’m not afraid to embrace my dear ones and to be embraced by them. You can die from Covid, and you can also die from lack of human contact. Tragically, people have ended their lives because of the pandemic and its impact on their personal lives. I will meet friends in a coffee shop and spend a couple of hours as mindful of proximity to the general public as possible and then come home to my cozy little nest and feel grateful for it all. And I do.
At the end of the day I’m ensconced in my office and I take an unintentionally goofy selfie wherein I look like I’m making a sales pitch for an ambulance-chasing tort law firm like The Eagle here in the Land of AZ.
(Apologies to you who ask for selfies. My selfie skills continue to be lacking.)
I DoorDash dinner because all of my kitchen surfaces are still covered in papers while the aforementioned huge project remains in progress, and I don’t want to add cooking and clean-up to the mix. A falafel pita and turmeric rice arrive from the local Mediterranean place. I follow it with a flavorful and sweet organic honeycrisp apple and a handful of mixed nuts and bitter chocolate, and then I drink my nightly tall cup of apple cider vinegar in cold water.
Later in the night, I watch two episodes of Euphoria and talk to Mom on the phone and text with a friend.
The New Moon
The moon is in her waning crescent stage at 4.9%. She’ll rise at 6:23am and set at 4:21pm. I love the moon’s waning phases the best. Her next phase will be the dark one when she rises as the New Moon tomorrow.
Ideal areas of focus under a New Moon:
Whatever energetic/spiritual magickal workings we do under this moon will come to fruition by the time of the full moon in six months. Related events will unfold over the spring and summer, peaking during Leo season, as we’re now in Aquarius season (Leo is the polarity of Aquarius). Between the time of our January New Moon workings and Leo season’s full moon, it’s up to us to work to meet the Universe halfway to get results. After Leo season peaks, it’ll be up to us, again, to work to maintain the results. We create our own realities. The magick is just the respectful working with natural energies to guide us forward with our intentions set and sent out to the Universe for activation. (My go-to energy for all of my workings is elemental: fire energy.)
That said, my intention now is to go to bed. It’s 2:30am! Blessings and many thanks to you all, as always. Be well, friends.