Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day two on the road to joy

It seems for me it takes a lot more conscious reminders to relax than it does for any of the other healthy lifestyle disciplines ! It seems if I do not stop, breath deeply and remind myself to be calm, I drop naturally into a state of high alert, and I can feel every muscle in my body tensing up in preparation to spring into action. Interestingly enough, two days into this decision to include joy in the journey, the pains i was feeling in my hips and knees have almost totally dissapeared on their own. As a result I was able to walk longer yesterday than I have been.

Yesterday also included a craft project that I was able to take a picture of to share- the painting of our sugar skulls. These are never eaten by us- thank goodness- because they are almost pure sugar. To make them you take a can of white frosting, a bag of confectioners sugar and mix to a play dough consistancy. Then you take a small ball, form an oval and then mold the eye sockets, nasal cavity and so forth. Let dry for a couple of days and then paint. Here are a few of the ones we did

As I said, these are never eaten by us. How do I get away with having such a sugary thing in the house without my son sneaking one ? I have been a bad mom and lied to him. I told him that candy that sets out without a wrapper absorbs the bacteria in the air and becomes poison. It is with that logic that we are also able to make cookie houses , which is the art project planed for today in school.

Not only did I get in our morning Wii fit work out , but I got in more walking, another session with my guitar, did homeschool, did housework and a short afternoon meditation session. I plan on making today yet another one that includes joy in the journey.It does a body good.


Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

You got a lot done Diane! I have told my kids white lies just like you told your son. No harm done there. That way he won't be tempted to eat them and you won't either because then he'd be worried you might get sick!!

Have a great day.


I am all about the lying when it is for a good cause. Because of it, my kids never beg for candy in the grocery checkout lanes because I have told them so many times that it's only for dogs...naturally, it's there for people to buy so they can feed their dogs who are waiting in the cars in the parking lot. LOL Bad mommy!

Anyhoo....thank YOU for sharing this recipe! I think we may make up somethings using this recipe. Probably won't be skulls but we'll think of something.

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