Skylar and I spent some quality time together Monday afternoon.
We did yoga together.
Well, I unrolled my mat, and she decided to practice next to me.
I don’t ask her to do yoga; she just does. And she does what she feels like.
Which is what my practice is. 20 minutes at home and I do what my body is asking for that day.
And both of our bodies were asking for some one-legged downward facing dogs.
She often times mirrors what I am doing.
Monkey see, monkey do. Yogi see, yogi do.
After yoga we took a casual stroll around our new neighborhood. Even though we only moved 1 mile from our old place, it’s a completely new neighborhood and fun to explore.
We window shopped.
I do not “need” any more dishes or glassware. But it’s sure fun to
drool look. I was just thrift store shopping a couple weeks ago and found some cute dishes.
But it sure was a beautiful day for a stroll. Most days in San Diego are beautiful but the sky was exceptionally blue Monday.
After our walk was over…
We came inside and ate fresh pineapple
Fresh watermelon from the biggie sized melon I bought yesterday
And then we ate No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Nothing like a little bonding time over
warm chocolate chip cookies out of the oven no bake coconut & chocolate chip cookie dough bites that I make in 30 seconds in the Vitamix
And it’s good to hear that so many of you are into decluttering and donating. There is nothing more freeing that donating things and getting rid of stuff that just takes up space! Even though I think I do a pretty good job of this, there’s always more that I can pare down and streamline. And nothing makes you want to pare down more than moving, packing and unpacking, and finding a storage place for all the things you own that you realize you don’t even use anymore!
Do you remember having special bonding times with your parents or with your mom? Tell me about your memories of those times.
Some of my fondest memories are of making crafts with my mom, doing art projects with her, and helping her cook and bake.
It was just being with her, spending time with her, and knowing she was making time for me that made me feel happy and loved. It really didn’t matter what we did, just as long as we were together.
After my trip to Mexico City and being gone for 3 days, then our move, and my busy work schedule, there are just times when it’s important to say, this blog post can wait, these photos that need editing can wait, the dishes can wait, the stranger who emails me can wait; my #1 priority is making sure my daughter knows how much I love her and that she is my #1 priority and after our walk when Skylar said, “Mommy, I just love taking walks with you”, I knew that all was right in my world and in Skylar’s world.
Have a great Tuesday. I have a special bonding time planned with a great friend! More details later. Or follow me on Instagram. I’m sure I’ll be IG’ing pics before I get the blog post up.