Friday, November 22, 2013

Starting a new day.

Unbeknown to me, I had bought a different blend of Douwe Egberts coffee the last time I went to the store. All I knew was that I liked the coffee I was drinking since then very much and I just took the trouble of looking on the package to find out what it actually was. It is called 'balanced and round' and those are the perfect names for it I feel like I finally have the perfect cup of coffee without any of the bitterness that regular blends have. It makes a mild yet satisfying pot of coffee and I feel that I can drink it all day long without getting jittery. And no, I am not a spokeswoman for Douwe Egberts. I just like this coffee very much and I feel that you should try it if you get the opportunity. I think life is finding out all about what your pleasures are and then taking care that you satisfy them. Within reason, of course.
This morning I have Tai Chi and, after missing last week's class, I am very much in the mood for this one. I think Tai Chi bothers my hip less than yoga does, so I am less reluctant to go do the exercises wholeheartedly. I have a bit of a problem doing the exercise where I have to balance on one leg, so I have to hold on to something, otherwise I topple over. Standing on my toes is another tough one, but I am getting better at it every week. I think that is both a physical and mental ability. I grow more sure of myself every time I go there and am less afraid of making a fool of myself. Laughter is the best medicine and the best you can do is laugh at yourself when you don't quite make it.
The Exfactor was kind enough to bring over another book for me to read after I finished the one I borrowed from him before. Most of my books are novels and I am not really in the mood for reading them. He brings me whatever library book he has of the many he thinks I might find interesting and his interests are broad and coincide with mine. When it comes to that, we are a nearly perfect match. The last book I read taught me a lot about early Roman culture and Celtic life and I am now a fountain of information. I am now reading one which has the background stories on the big issues that made the news over the past decades, which is also very enlightening and in turn makes me want to pursue all sorts of other things. Reading arouses my curiosity.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Isn't it terrific to find just the perfect blend for your taste?
I could read and read much to learn!

Maggie May said...

Some times its good when we pick up the wrong thing, as it turns out you like it better. Not always but glad this worked for you this time.

I find standing on one leg while staring at a given thing like a mirror or a picture helps my balance and then I change legs and do the same thing again. See how many seconds you can last before you wobble! It gets better with practice.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

Serendipity: "the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way." An accident which works out very well. You and your coffee. And about learning what you like, and doing it!

I've not gone back to Tai Chi. I just hurt too much when I do it. But I keep busy by shovelling snow and splitting fire wood. Those do not hurt as much as Tai Chi. Strange; very strange.

Each day, each week, we are more settled in our new home. And the grandchildren also come here almost daily. This is good.

Blessings and Bear hugs!