Good Monday morning, my friends. In the interest of full disclosure, I did replace my morning coffee with a cup of hot water with lemon and a bit of honey. My anxiety has been visiting these past few days, and I find that a reminder to pay better attention to myself. For me, that means less caffeine, less computer time, more prayer and reflection time, and an extra nap to two. And reminding myself that this, too, will pass.
It seems frivolous to focus on ordinary things as the people of Ukraine are literally fighting for their lives, homes, and country. My heart and prayers are with them, even as I go about my daily life. This includes preparing for Mardi Gras tomorrow, followed by Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
I hope you have a cozy Monday, my friends. I will be around to visit soon!