JAN 21 2019
12:00 am – Try to photograph the blood moon/lunar eclipse, but I don’t have the right lens here. So I just gaze in awe and try to commit it to memory.
5:30 am – Alarm goes off. I turn it off. Im on holiday because of MLK Day.
7:14 am – Finally get up. Still sick. Go to bathroom to blow my nose. Glad my headscarf stayed on through the night.
7:20 am – Load the dishwasher. Lie on the couch to recover from cold. Realize I forgot to bring my phone charger with me into the living room. Find two more teacups on my nightstand when I go back to my bedroom. Put on my gray and white polka dot fuzzy robe that my mom bought for me. Load them into the already-going dishwasher.
7:22 am – Fill my stainless steel bottle with water to drink today. Need to stay hydrated to help this sore throat.
7:24 am – Lie on couch and start looking for a journaling app. Decide to just start the thing in Notes app.
7:31 am – My stomach starts to gurgle. I’m hungry, but don’t feel like eating anything.
7:34 am – Read Daily Text, Colossians 3:12.
7:37 am – Finish reading the cited text, Micah 7:1-3, which describes corrupt officials abusing their power.
7:42 am – Eat breakfast—mango spears (Walmart—stood in self checkout line for way too long yesterday after vowing never to return to this location because of the ridiculous lines; this time, the self-checkout machines were out of cash…) with Publix vanilla yoghurt in blue Opalhouse glass. Also take daily multivitamin.
7:45 am – Alarm goes off letting me know to start class and take attendance. But I’m off today.
7:50 am – Scrolling through Instagram while I finish the last mango spear. See an ad for ScrapBox and send it to @adornedbynicole.
8:53-10:08 am – FaceTime with family: mom, Laura, Peighton, Nicole. Made mom cry telling her about how she is the best person I know.
11:07 am – Completed two Nike Training workouts—Basic Burner (15 min.) and Motion to Burn (30 min.).
11:15 am – Showered.
11:45 am – I draw back the blinds in the living room to let more light in. My patio looks out onto the backstreet of a neighborhood, an unsightly, broken wooden fence separating us.
11:59 am – Lie back on the couch and marvel at all I was able to accomplish before noon, even with this cold. Now I’m hungry again and a health app just reminded me to drink more water.
I miss journaling. I want to take it up again in a format that I can consistently manage. This seems like as good a start as any. I’ll imbed more links to the random things I mentioned, for reference.
Let me know if this is something you would like to continue to see.