Happy Friday, lovelies! I’m here today to share a few things that I’ve been obsessing over and that have brought a little bit of cozy into my life this week.
I have become obsessed with Phenology Wheels and charts. Phenology is the study of the natural world. Phenology wheels and charts are beautiful (seriously – go look at this link!) depictions of the world around us. Because 2020 has only just begun, I realized that I could start one of these NOW and capture so much about the changing seasons (and so can you! It’s not too late!).
Cue the screeching breaks! I quickly remembered that I’m a horrible artist. I can barely draw identifiable stick figures and I certainly can’t watercolor. BUT I can make a chart like a pro. So instead of going full out artist on this, I decided to just have a little fun in my hobonichi weeks and draw out a chart that I can fill in each morning.
I’ve prefilled the moon phase and sunrise/sunset times. Each morning I look at the previous day’s actual high/low temperature and fill those in, along with the day’s weather and a few words about it. Once the bare bones were established, it takes less than a minute each morning and can easily be incorporated into my morning routine. How fun!
(And now I know that today is the Full Moon and it’s called the Wolf Moon. I’ll be listening for coyotes tonight.)
I’ve started the year with Adriene again. It seems like I start one of her 30 day series every new year and then again in the summer, but never finish any of them! But I finished Day 4 last night and hope to continue for the full 30 days. I keep journaling about all of the positives – how I never feel like doing it but it feels so good to have done it, that my joints feel like they’re surrounded by clouds after a good yoga session, that my body feels quicker and springier already – all of it is true but I’ve never been able to be consistent with a practice. Let’s hope that 2020 is the year that changes!
Adriene’s yoga videos on YouTube are free and full of accommodations for our bodies’ current abilities. I love her work!
That’s it from me this week! I’m looking forward to a bit of a January thaw this weekend. I believe that yesterday’s frigid weather has been forecasted to stay through today, but tomorrow will be warmer! Have a great weekend!