After work ended, the girls and I went to a Pho restaurant. The girls love Pho. I like it too, but there is literally nothing there that I can eat on the ketogenic diet without not eating part of the meal. The girls got their favorite chicken Pho, and I had the combination vermicelli bowl that included various meats and a spring roll. Of course, it was all delicious. And the environment was relaxing despite how packed Pho Duy was on a blustery Tuesday evening!
It will probably take me days to get back into ketosis. I better start burning some carbs with exercise to hasten the process!
Before we ate out, we shopped at Walmart and Natural Grocers. Our neighbors’ dog passed away, so we bought them a card, some dog treats & toys for the remaining dogs, and some comforting hot cocoa. We have great neighbors, and we value them as we have had some not-so-great neighbors over the years.
I woke up at 3 AM this morning and studied for my senior fitness course. Waking up early in the morning is becoming an enjoyable habit. I love waking up while everyone else is still sleeping. The stillness. The absolute peace. And I love studying early as it helps me wake up gradually.
When I finish the senior fitness course, I plan to start studying Latin. I chose Latin because I already know a lot of Latin words, and I think it will help me learn other languages more easily.
Work was a bit of a challenge for me today. I started off doing well, and then I felt exhausted. I only had 5 hours of sleep, and with narcolepsy, it is a challenge to be alert when I am tired. I enjoy my work and co-workers. Really, it was mostly a sleep issue. My youngest daughter kept me awake later than usual last night as she was needing a little more care and attention after her emergency dental appointment.
Moments of Bliss
I had moments at work where I felt happy to be productive in a meaningful way. And today, at Pho Duy, I looked around the restaurant and enjoyed the sights and sounds of everyone there, including the girls.
Earlier in the day, I shared my thoughts about my ever-evolving worldview regarding spirituality, and how it is becoming more optimistic and hopeful – for not just myself – but for humanity, in general.
Though I have a mood disorder, I am grateful for moments of bliss. They make life worth living, and I hope that everyone can experience moments of bliss in their daily lives.