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Hopscotch

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Do you remember the game of hopscotch ? You move forward until you step on a line, then must start over again. Today was a hopscotch day for me.

It didn't start as well as it could have. By my own 'command', Saturday equals errands. I was running late out of the gate and decided to have an ' on the run breakfast'. I grabbed a cup of coffee while my bread toasted, slathered on some jam and don't remembering tasting it as I swallowed.

Leaving late means returning late and hungry ( read ravenous ). I didn't make it to the farmer's market or to the grocery store. I was on an invisible time table of my own making. Checking the fridge, I found some old tortillas. Okay, this is where I stepped on another line, not once but three times with butter and salt.

I learned two important lessons from a morning of frustration. The first is that it is ' I' who pushes ' me'. What was the big rush - it's Saturday and I have no pressing place to be. If I'd started out a little later ( and had a better breakfast ), the world and my life would have continued to spin quite comfortably. The morning could have been spontaneous and delightful.

Second, I make 'the line'. I am the one who decides where the line is. I am uncomfortable with the choice I made today. The fix is to enjoy a dinner of vegetables this evening, make certain that I consume my 8 glasses of water and start over tomorrow. No complaining, no whining and no self blame, it's merely "go back to start".
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  • JIMDAB
    Inspiration strikes Sparkers so often and each little click in you brain makes it easier! (Sometimes it takes a real kick in the rear for me to get that click.)

    3966 days ago
  • FVHORVATH
    We all have made those mistakes and we sometimes make them mulitple times before we figure out to just slow down. Ther are going to be times when we eat on the run but for those times I have cereal bars or Fiber One bars to help.

    I for one rush through Saturday morning chores so that I can have the rest of the day for myself to enjoy so I still am making the breakfast on the run mistakes just a bit healthier doing it.
    3980 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    sometimes we have to do that..It has taken a lot of starts for me to finally get some ideas through this thick skull..hope you do it faster.. LOL hang in there..we just keep making these revelations all the time.. emoticon
    3980 days ago
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