Everyone…friends…family…the grief counselor…keeps telling me that I need to make sure I’m taking care of myself and practicing good self-care. This weekend I decided to try to make that a goal.

Yesterday I decided to dump out a jigsaw puzzle. I love doing puzzles. They remind me of my Grandma and give my brain something to do besides spin in circles. And I can watch the US Open while puzzling…bonus!

Yesterday evening I spent with a friend of ours which was fantastic. We took the dogs for a walk and she helped me finish flipping over the 2000 puzzle pieces…so many pieces! I love spending time with her because she is so chill and just goes along with whatever is happening. If I would have said “we’re running to Target to go grocery shopping”…she would have said “cool”.

This morning I spent a lot of time drinking coffee and writing. Then I took the dogs for a walk and ran on my treadmill. I wish I could run outside more, but I feel like I need to be careful of my knee these days. Plus when I run on my treadmill I can read at the same time…bonus!

This evening I took the dogs for a walk with my neighbor friend. It was such a nice evening for walking and talking. Lots of people were out having fires with friends.

I just walked in the door from my walk when I got a phone call from a very good friend of mine who I have not talked to enough in the past years. Thankfully, we have one of those friendships where we can just start talking and pick up right where we left off! I had a great conversation with her and hope that we can talk more frequently. She has two young boys that take up a lot of her time…I remember those years!

I’m not sure what tomorrow looks like yet…but today I think I did ok.

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