[DAY 106 OF THE DEEP END PROJECT]
I bought a mug today at Target.
It says “One Day at a Time”
This is very uncharacteristic of me.
Those who know me know that I’m not a Target kinda girl. Or Macy’s. Or Walmart. Or Costco.
Any big stores that have aisles and aisles of stuff. 6 kinds of oats. 10 types of toothpaste.
It’s not my scene.
I hate going to Target. This was my second trip in the last 2 years.
But that’s not it. Buying a coffee mug on a whim is also not my thing.
My Coffee Mug shopping is planned to the T.
Crate and Barrel or Anthropologie. I know exactly where it’s kept. I’m in and out in 5 mins.
Not today though.
Today we needed 3 things from Target but we bought maybe 20.
The mug included.
But the mug called to me. It was as if it was a sign from my Goddess.
“One Day At a Time”
I needed that reminder today.
Today has been not a very good day at all (also a children’s book I saw at Target, I was tempted to buy it but was immediately pulled into the Lego aisle by my kids)
About today. What can I tell you about today?
I cut out gluten and sugar from my diet 48 hrs before. And it’s like my body realised it today and went on strike.
I wanted to nap at 11 am.
I wanted to cry at 12 noon.
I did both.
Why? I asked my body and my brain?
They both shrugged and said “It’s just is”
So I napped a bit more and I cried a lot more. Not knowing why I was doing either.
Then I blow dried my hair and drove to Target.
The first thing I saw was that mug.
I wanted to sit in the aisle and hold and cry some more.
But instead I put it in my cart.
I’m yawning as I write this which means I’m ready for another nap. Who knows if the tears are going to come after or before or not at all.
What I do know is that after my nap, I’m going to hand wash the mug, make a rooibos tea and drink it on my deck while reading the book, Animal.
Then, we’ll do just as the mug says. Take it One Day At A Time.