Its Monday morning and I did some more of the 'reading' I told myself I was going to start doing - it didn't 'jump' out at me so much this morning - but there were distractions like the cat walking across the key board, Momma getting up and needing to get dressed and have breakfast, and my mind just not sticking to reading. My ADD kicking in, or my no coffee yet syndrome - LOL! There was one sentence though that I highlighted - "The effort to shield ourselves from the pain also blocks our awareness of the good stuff." - with that sentence she is trying to get across that when we have had our 'pains' and we shield ourselves so that we won't feel those pains again - that shield doesn't JUST block out the pain, it also blocks out the GOOD feelings as well... the appreciation of a sunset/sunrise - the pleasure of hearing a child's giggle. That type of 'good' stuff. She was talking about the pureness of the good childhood memories - the joys that came from simple things. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I don't have many detailed memories of childhood. I think that might be a self protective measure, but who knows - it just might be the type of brain I have - LOL! I even now have difficulty remembering details. So that is what I glommed onto with my reading this morning :)
Other than that - its the Same Stuff, Different Day - hence the SSDD title... I have weighed basically 163 +/- a pound all week - that is a good thing, and I'm happy with that. It would be kinda fun to loose to 159.9 though - then I will have lost more than I weigh!! We are still waiting on bids for Gary's work. I'm still running the 'store' and business is slow, but steady with the few customers I have (thank you guys!!). I still work with the little one I have worked with for over 11 years (so he's not so little anymore - LOL). So not much has changed... Hopefully this week will bring GOOD changes though - maybe we will hear from some of Gary's bids - praying that will happen SOON!!!