Monday, March 23, 2020

Spring Fling Thing - 3.23 #sol20 Story Challenge

Leigh Ann Eck is hosting a blog party, and I'm in. Or I will be once I conjure three self-care ideas. Fortunately, several are currently top of mind.
  1. Running or bicycling or just walking. (Is that all three? I'm counting those as one!) When engaged in these activities, it never takes long before the only thoughts I have are about the turning of my legs, a rhythm that keeps me moving forward.
  2. Cooking. During my last trip to the supermarket, I refrained from hoarding. I purchased just one can of hominy, for example, though it was 110 ounces -- the size of a can of paint. The self-care part is now parked in the fridge and freezer, where I have four containers of posole leftovers.
  3. Reading. Not the news. Well, I read the news, too, but my leading self-care reading revolves around fiction. At the moment: Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby. Three-quarters done, I'm still not clear where this story might head next. While the title sounds creepily fitting for today's circumstances, the tale still feels to me like a welcome escape from our present.

6 comments:

  1. It’s still a bit too cold for me to ride my bike, but I’m watching for the opportunity, so that’s a good self-care option. I’m going to leave all the hominy for you. You’re welcome. I read Wolves a couple months ago as an audiobook and enjoyed it. Reading has been a struggle of late. I’m working on that today.

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  2. Thank you for joining the party! I agree with all three of your tips! My only problem with cooking is all of the eating I am doing too! I started reading The Librarian from Auschwitz and there are many lines that have struck me during this time - not that the suffering is anything close!! I have Thriiteen Doorways but have not read it yet. Thanks again for joining.

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  3. I applaud your three self-care ideas. Exercise is a definite. Interesting food is a must (although I am at this moment snacking on potato chips). And yes, reading. I am having trouble concentrating on reading; maybe I should switch over to your recommendation. I've been trying to read On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous but it's been a bit of a struggle. Maybe it's not the book's fault.

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  4. Those are all very good self-care ideas! I feel the need to escape my house(ha!) so I like listening to podcasts while I walk. :)

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  5. Had to put in some work for this gift. First. Had to look up posole because I couldn’t imagine 110 ounces Of hominy that wasn’t grits. Also had to look up a book with such a fascinating title. Wolves seem to be a recent trend.

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  6. Exercise, eat well, enjoy something beautiful: what a great recipe for self-care. Wondering how you use all that hominy? Recipes?

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