If you’re new to my blog, welcome! Here is an explanation of the tater tot post.
I once worked with a girl named Rumi who I had no idea shared her name with a famous poet. I just thought her name was lovely. Jalal al-Din Rumi, the poet, has been ringing in my ears for the past several months.
A fellow blogger wrote about him, a friend of mine tagged me in an Instagram post with one of his quotes without realizing how much I liked him, and then I started seeing his quotes everywhere.
Why is the universe directing me to Jalal al-din Rumi? Have you ever heard of him?
To get you started, here is an interesting article:
I’m 51 years old and have yet to get a colonoscopy. Several reasons:
1- I didn’t get one when I turned 50 because of COVID.
2- I have no excuse anymore; I’m just dreading the preparation, therefore I’m postponing it.
3- I don’t have a gastroenterologist. This means I’ll have to go and find one. In addition, I do not have a primary care physician. I rarely get sick, which is a good thing. This brings me to my next question: do you have a primary care physician?
Maybe we should all schedule our overdue colonoscopies on the same day in 2022 so we can commiserate.
Suz mentioned last month a Sesame Street elephant skit that her daughters enjoyed when they were little. It reminded me of this Sesame Street skit that Ella and I discovered when she was little. She and I would burst out laughing at the penguin bride’s voice, and we would sing loudly each time, I’M GETTING MARRIED AT A WEDDINGGGGG.
Am I going to make you watch a seven minute skit? Yes I am. It’s worth it, believe me.
What I’m reading
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (finished)
Your Life as Story by Tristaine Rainer (just finished)
Forest Therapy by Sarah Ivens
Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel
I discovered the above book on my library’s e-book app. It wasn’t on my TBR list, but it’s quickly becoming a favorite. I’m also discovering that I am a Highly Sensitive Person. I’d never heard of it before reading this book.
I’ve always suspected that I was an empath, but some of the characteristics of an empath don’t seem to fit me at all. But this is me.
Here are some links:
What I’m watching
The most devastating moment in this documentary is when Barry Gibb admits, “I’d rather have them all back here and no hits at all.” Oh my goodness.
What I’m listening to
What I’m clicking on
What I’m quoting
Happy last month of 2021.