Ten.One Hundred & Sixty-Nine

1. Today is one of those full days that I am only mildly excited about. 

2. But at least the sun is out today and it is warmish.

3. My wedding ring flies off my finger in a room full of dribbling 4-to-6 year olds. I am on my hands and knees in front of all the other adults. "It will be shiny!" I say. One of the teenage assistants finds it and I stick it in the bag of cashews my daughter isn't eating. I should really get this resized.

4. I am eating a sandwich. And this is not a big deal for most people, but for weird reasons, it is for me.

5. I'm craving coffee but I don't want to drink coffee so I make a "coffee-like drink" instead: a big mug of bold tea made from chicory, star anise, and allspice, with frothy coconut milk, and a few sprinkles of cinnamon. It's no caramel macchiato but it's satisfying enough. 

6. Culivated Ease.

7. Comfort is the killer of the creative spirit.

8. I want to nap but instead browse for more inspiration instead. 

9. Prayers of gratitude as I walk into my home.

10. I burn a candle for hope, fill the bathtub with warm water, sprinkle in epsom salt, and pour in lavender oil.