1. Procrastinate. You may be laughing. I know I am not alone in this. I almost delayed my post until tomorrow, but I thought that was low-hanging fruit.
2. Think about fiber. Notice I did not say "knit". Or "spin". I don't get to do that every single day. But even when I don't, I still think about it.
3. Read. It can be as simple as a magazine, or the internet. When I am good, it is a book. I am currently reading Guy Gavriel Kay's "Under Heaven". It is rilly good. I have a ridiculous backlog of Bon Appetits, Food&Wines, Wine Spectators, NewEnglandJournalof Medicines, etc. See #1.
4. Check the front door for packages. Even if nothing is expected, you never know. We both obsessively check. It is a B A D habit.
5. Communicate in some fashion to my husband that he is loved and appreciated.
6. Think about exercise. Back to #1. Daniel Gilbert did a study using an iPhone app that addresses how people feel when they think about things other than what they are doing NOW. Food for thought. Oh! Never mind. That one was my fault, I distracted you.
7. Drink tea. Every single day. I was really happy when antioxidants were found in tea, and thought to be good for me. I would drink it, regardless.
8. Appreciate my current life and health. It's been a decent amount of psychic work, but it pays good dividends. I appreciate each day more. I learned to do this as I have seen death, disability, and disaster every day in the operating rooms. One would be stupid to not get this message after all that.
9. Eat a granola bar. Luna. Flavors vary, although I am currently fond of Nuts over Chocolate. Those people who say that breakfast is the most important meal clearly do not wake up early in the morning, and clearly are not nightowls. I'm lucky I can find my way to work in the morning. So my breakfast is a granola bar. I don't have to wake up early to fix it. I can eat it in the car without endangering myself or others. I like spending $0.99 for breakfast. It has vitamins in it. And I like the crunch/chocolate/nutty essences.
10. Check email. Another unfortunate addiction. The iPhone has only made this worse. Better?
And back to #8? Not the best picture, but a sample of what we did last Saturday in Vermont.
Thanks to the British School of Falconry, who reopened the day before our visit. The Battenkill River put their facility under four feet of water during Tropical Storm Irene. The hawks and eagles were rescued, and stashed in the falconers' houses until the water receded.