Lesley Youngblood

Granola girl, Earth Mama, Crazy Cat Lady, Dragon Whisperer

Tales of Chaotic Good

Day Thirty Four on the Path: Productive, But not

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 9, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Today seems to be mostly consumed by prepping for the hubby’s shoot tomorrow and then by date night. I feel time just slipping away from me, no time to really be creative, or work on clients, or even just sit and brainstorm or play with the cats. Days like this have an odd paradox of feeling incredibly productive, but only in one limited direction. I guess that’s ok, but it frustrates me nonetheless.

Meditation - You know, it occurs to me that I have been woefully neglecting my Disempowering Beliefs list for tapping. I think I’ve done maybe six out of the 38. Oh, Les, for shame. Think I’ll work on that today. I tap on two that are similar enough that I feel like it’s working the same basic muscles. Okay, I feel a little better now. I also hit the vision board and the 8 minute meditation attached to the Daily Om workout to round out my meditation for the day.


Exercise – The Phenomenal Abdominals is essentially cardio again today. I have to modify the burpees, but everything else goes according to plan. By the time I make it to the floor for the meditation afterwards, Sybilla is checking in to make sure I’m okay. Looking forward to an exercise recuperation day tomorrow.



Healthy Meal – Okay, so I did better with shakes today, but I also made a favorite snack. It’s a recipe my old nutritionist gave me with medjool dates and cashews with a pinch of salt. That’s it! It can’t get any easier than that, right? They go in a food processor, get all chopped and churned, then you form them into little balls (go ahead, you can giggle at that) and stick them in the freezer to set. When they come out, they are a fantastic snack when you need a sweet pick-me-up!


Creative – Falling short here, today, I’m afraid. The hubby and I cleaned out the garage today – sorting and re-sorting things to get make space for him to shoot tomorrow using the natural light from the open garage door. It also lets us get things orderly and organized, which makes my little OCD heart sing. But it takes a big chunk of the day, so I have to forego the more creative activities.


1- A clean garage!! Holy smokes – it’s clean and swept, and organized. That feels nice.

2- I am grateful for another fun, if chill, date night with the hubs. We were both so tired after tackling that garage that we went to dinner, then just came home and crashed out, binging a little “The Expanse” before bed.


3- I am incredibly thankful that my mother in law didn’t burn down the house while the hubby and I were out for dinner. She gave it a good college try – cooking rice in a pan without water is just not a good recipe. The entire house reeked of ozone and burnt when we walked in. Guess we have to be sure she has her dinner all set before we leave from now on.

4- I am thankful for the pillow my mom made over Christmas. While she was here, we both tried Loopity-Loop yarn. Our efforts were amateur for sure, but she made the cutest little pillow that I keep here in my office and look at or squeeze from time to time when I need a little extra love from home.

5- I am thankful for every single person who reads this blog. It’s always pleasantly surprising to find I’m not flying solo out here.

I'm going to go collapse now. Asta!


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Reply lyoungblood1500
2:34 AM on February 10, 2020 
Thank you for sharing this with me. It's remarkably cathartic to write this blog and know there's love coming back from my readers. :-)
Reply Lisa
2:23 AM on February 10, 2020 
Thank you for sharing!