Five Simple Things (April 9)


We had a great Easter this year. We got Skylar a lot of the things he wanted, including a Ping golf hat he's been looking at for a few months now. He has been wearing it almost every day since Easter. Oddly enough, this is the first Easter I can remember where it didn't rain at least once in the day. It was mild temperatures and sunny. That isn't normal for this area. I have never liked Easter, but with the rain every year it made it worse. But, this year it was actually nice. We used to do Easter baseball games, but we stopped doing those a few years ago because of the field being plotted for construction. Hopefully, when we get some land we can have some fun with the baseball again. Here are five things this week.

1. This Salt.

Did you realize that most salt we use contains trace amounts of plastics? Sea salt has more plastics in it than we know. But, Only Salt contains zero plastics and it tastes great. The crystals are larger than regular salt, and therefore you end up using less. We love their pinch bowls for easy filling and use. You can check them out here and get a 7 ounce bag here.

2. This Juice.

I juiced about 14 lemons this week in order to have fresh lemon juice for our smoothies. We've been trying to drink smoothies in the morning for breakfast to get more fruits and vegetables in. The vegetables have come in the form of spinach right now, but we hope to incorporate more over time. 

3. This Date.

Last Saturday was a fun date. I always love it when dates create interesting number combos. Saturday it was 4-3-21.

4. This Marblescope.

I bought this marblescope for a Christmas present this past December, but decided to keep it for myself. I have zero regrets. It is relaxing to look through and actually calms my mind at the end of the day. I want to take pictures through it at the coast and see how they turn out. Something to look forward on our next surfing trip. You can get one like this here.

5. This Cat.

Grace is one of the neighborhood feral cats and she's otherwise skittish, but every once in awhile she'll come over and let us pet her. She's a sweet cat and she's the oldest of the other five ferals that live on our street. 

Positive affirmations this week: "Naming a struggle you're facing right now and how are you able to begin to overcome it?"

Getting past childhood trauma. I am able to overcome it slowly with therapy, meditation, and reminders of self worth. It's a slow process, but every day I see some small amount of change. Some days I get set back, but it's only one day and I know that one bad day doesn't undo all of my hard work. One day I will look back on all this and be proud of how far I've come and how hard I worked to get past it. I won't ever fully be over it, but at least I won't let it define me anymore. If you are struggling with something similar, I wish you all the best and I hope one day you can look back on how far you've come, as well. We can do this!

Have a nice weekend.

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