I spent a lovely weekend off the grid. No phones, wifi, TV — just me, the Hunter and the Kracken out in the woods in a rustic cabin with a beautiful lake view. It was very quiet and I loved it.
What was really funny was the Hunter didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. He couldn’t hunt his beloved turkeys because it is a no-hunting area. His friend who owns the house didn’t quite understand that. He got four ticks which freaked him out completely. The Kracken and I each got one. I plucked mine out like a champion without blinking an eye. The Hunter has been itchy and twitchy ever since he found the first one. I have been quietly smiling about my manly man being all itchy & twitchy.
We stopped on the way back at a quaint historic town. I was thrilled because they had a festival going on. The Hunter wasn’t because it was a “no dogs allowed” event, so the Kracken was person non grata. I have to say that the Hunter is a really good sport. I walked through it for about half an hour to 45 minutes without him while he patiently walked the Kracken around outside the perimeter.
I fell completely off my intermittent fasting and low carb/high fat diet. Bring on the sugar, alcohol and carbs!! I drank rum, had cookies and buns for my hamburger & hotdogs. Diet be damned! I got on the scale today and blanched at the 2 steps backwards it showed me.
Getting ready to go off the grid was a bit nerve-racking as I scrambled to get some time- sensitive things completed. Coming back was fine today as I slowly emerged from my adventure. I did work later than usual today and I have plenty to do, but it seems manageable.
However, now I am looking at my bank account and once again, I am flirting with disaster. I’m in that cash flow crunch that will bring me down to the wire again. Man, I’m so over the stress of all this. The good news/bad news financially is that I don’t have to pay taxes for Maggie & Co because I didn’t make much anyway. That kinda of sucks. The upside of my cash flow situation is that by June I should be quite fat & happy if all goes well. That will give me some breathing room which I so desperately crave.
Tomorrow I have a call with my business coach. We had very big, hairy, audacious goals for Maggie & Co. I am close to some, accomplished a few and am far from others. That’s OK too. I feel zen with that. I do know one thing that I haven’t accomplished and it will bite me in the tuckus come May/June — business development. The bane of my existence. I haven’t been steady with it. I need to have a system of small consistent steps for that. Hmmm, something to think about while I read my book, Atomic Habits by James Clear.