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Its Friday! We made it!
(November is National Absurdity Day! There’s no limit to the wackiness of this holiday so have fun! Speaking of absurd…did you see that Krispy Kreme has two dozen donuts for $13 today only. Link in the news section.)
It looks like our map of favorite Thanksgiving sides by state didn’t get linked yesterday. So sorry about that! Let’s try again: Favorite Thanksgiving Side by State Map
Wednesday was a “in a funk” kind of day for me. I had my usual schedule of homeschool and work, but I also had a test at the eye doctor and the kids joined me. It isn’t unusual for me to feel pulled in several different directions at once, but for whatever reason, I just didn’t feel like managing the chaos. Knowing I had to employ some of my Level 2 and 3 coping skills to get through the day, I decided I needed to mix things up yesterday. I went alone to take some books back to the library, drop some packages at the post office, and then I had lunch by myself in our cute little downtown area. Just getting out of the house felt great and taking some time alone gave me a better perspective and more cheerful attitude.
We owned a salt water fish tank for many years, and one of the things we learned was how to trick the fish into thinking they’d moved areas of the ocean. You just move your rocks and other structures around, and they think they’re somewhere new. We had to employ this technique with clownfish several times. If we added fish, one died, or if there was a shift in power between them, we’d move the rocks to help them reacclimate. Fun fact: Did you know that all clownfish are born male, and the dominate (usually largest) of a group becomes the female? I guess we’re like those clownfish in a way. When we’re stuck in a rut, a simple change of routine can help jump start us back to a new attitude.
So, if you’re feeling down or stuck in some way, I encourage you to get out of the house (or stay in if that’s what is different for you), go for a drive, take a walk in nature, or cook a new meal. Take some time to do something out of the ordinary, preferably something you enjoy, and give your brain and body a reset.
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