It’s Tuesday! It’s Random! It’s time for 5 Randoms in my world. Ready? Set? Go ->
1 ) 665 – that’s 665 days without 1 sick day. I was last sick (bronchial infection/the flu) in December of 2015; I started the 10 day Grain Detox on Jan 4 2016 and lost weight, the fluff & puff, and regained my health. Cutting out grains cut the inflammation that feeds illness ~ no more seasonal allergies, colds, flu, sinusitis or bronchitis. It’s not that hard to do and while I was super strict the first 8 months my life shifted with even more travel and I relaxed and leaned into it. I still (largely) follow the guidelines and – to my amazement – am never sick. Amazing! 10 days became a lifestyle.
2 ) Death ~ we had a death in the family last week, Hubbs’ Dad. He had been estranged from the family for many years, and lived far away from all of us, by choice. Still, it’s never easy to lose a parent, regardless the circumstances. Someone asked me what he was like and my answer was, “He was a hard man to know.” And there it is. But – to clarify – when I write here about time spent with my FIL, I’m writing about Hubbs’ Step-Dad, who lives nearby. Fathers come in many forms.
3 ) Seasons ~ it’s October and feels like June, with higher than normal temps, skies like September and heat like summer. Birds and squirrels are as confused as we are!
4 ) Travel ~ I have gobs of travel this month – day trips, overnights, and out-of-towns. Current events make for nervous travelers, watching the crowd, staying alert. You know what keeps me going? Too much vacation has to be used again so I’ve booked a week off at Thanksgiving ~ I’ll be reading, pie-making, relaxing and shutting out the world. It’s good to have goals 🙂
5 ) Tom Petty. RIP. So many great songs, all sing-along-able. This was and is a favorite. “She’s a good girl, loves her Mama, loves Jesus, and America, too.” ~ Sigh
And how was your week?