Green time over screen time is my goal this summer. The TV has been
ordered off and I'm trying to schedule more time in the mountains.
Today we had cousins from two sides and a friend of Ben's, Matt, who
has gone with us twice now and says he's hooked on hiking.
I didn't know if I'd be up to it because I was working in the garden
seven hours again and feel like someone took to me with a baseball bat
in the night. Yoga twice a week after the kids go to bed has been such
a welcome thing, but apparently not enough to prevent the aches of
But it went just fine and now I'm home and can finally really get into
the checklist I abandoned earlier in the week. I just need to remember
that the overly ambitious Monday checklist I write each Sunday is
actually for the whole week. Checklist living is kind of a drag anyway.
The Buddha said, "Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the
future. The past no longer is, the future has not yet come. Looking
deeply at life as it is in the very here and now, the practitioner
dwells in stability and freedom."
It's easier to think that way out in the green, isn't it?