Movies and Popcorn

The Logical Heart Knows Best

I’m drinking a delicious festive tea by Celestial Seasonings called Candy Cane Lane, it’s so yummy! I wish I’d have gotten two boxes. Maybe there will be some left next time I’m at that store. I also scored some of my favorite Jasmine tea too. I’ve turned into a tea fiend.

It was such a treat to venture out. We looked at the board games, but nothing grabbed us, so I just got a deck of cards. I’m curious about the game We’re Not Really Strangers. I’m gonna order it online. It seems substantive. Otherwise, the games we saw made me feel tired when visualizing us playing them, lol. There was a Godzilla one that was appealing, only because I liked the game pieces and would end up pretending with them, having monster battles outside of the actual game.

I finished listening to two more books and did over double the amount of PT exercises. Then it was time for grocery shopping! We went to two places. I felt like a dog whose favorite thing is to go for a ride in the car. I grinned at all the strings of Christmas decorations adorning the houses and trees lighting the darkness. My favorite part of the drive is when we reach the top of the hill and we can see the vast spread of city lights sparkling in the distance. It never gets old, I always think the same thing, we live here now, we’re really here, it’s so beautiful, I’m so thankful and relieved. I feel safe here, the safest I’ve ever felt in my life.

When we get home, I grab as many bags as fast as I can, it’s a game to see who can carry the most groceries up. Then I put the groceries away as Drue finds a parking space for the car. It’s satisfying to line all the food in the cupboard just so. Look at the bounty, we have yummy food to eat, look at it in neat rows and categories, how fortunate we are. We found a good microwave popcorn called Skinny Pop. It doesn’t have that artificial taste and is light, not too salty.

We’ve been watching movies each night this past week, a bunch of quirky ones. We recently subscribed to Hulu and found a lot to watch. I get to go on adventures vicariously through watching the movies, it’s helpful in coping with this cabin fever. Listening to fiction books also helps, I get to create the adventure in my imagination as I envision the characters and settings described in the books.

Another Christmas present arrived for me today, but we’re saving our gifts to open together via Skype on Christmas day. We must wait, so I put it under the tree. When I was little, some gifts from relatives would arrive in the mail before Christmas and we’d put them under the tree. We used to squeeze them and shake them, trying to figure out what they were. It was sweet torture, but when we finally opened them it was typically clothing. We’d say oh, clothes and toss them aside because all we cared about was fun toys!

Feeling grateful and ready to go watch a movie and have some popcorn. I’ll call it a blog post done.

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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