Sunday, October 13, 2013

I've been ...

I've been doing things the same, but just a bit differently lately.
I've been enjoying this beautiful autumn in Toronto: cool, chilly mornings and warm, fragrant afternoons.
I've been going outside for recess, even when I don't have to.
I've been kicking up leaves when no one is looking and even when someone is.

Instead of folding my arms, leaning my head against the cool glass and restlessly napping, I've been opening the window on the streetcar on my way to work at 6:30 in the morning, and breathing in the fresh, fall air.

I've been getting up before the sun, even on Saturday, and spending time waking up with the city.
I've been ordering eggs instead of salad, and enjoying mid-week chocolate and early morning coffee.
I've been putting millet in my granola, mint in my green tea and spinach in my smoothies.

I've been learning how to enjoy today, and trying not to apologize for tomorrow.
I've been reading ...

This blog in particular.

I've made this soup, this granola, and this bread and jam.

I've been wanting to make this shake and this salad and this stew.

I've been thinking less about smiling, and actually doing it more often.