I am gripped by extreme anxiety today. I don’t know what has triggered it but I have found myself having to stop and breathe most of the morning, and it’s a bit frustrating. Something is out of whack and I need to figure out what that is so I can get myself back into a more healthy state of mind.
I had intended on going out and driving this morning, head up into King County and give it a try, see what its like, but I think I’m going to take some time to plant more seeds in the mini greenhouses I have set up before heading out. Gardening always gives The Committee time to sort things out into some semblance of order. At the very least, gardening always leaves me feeling a little less crazy when I’m done. Now, if I can only keep The Committee from bringing up all of the things of past that cause me either shame, guilt, and/or complete dissatisfaction with myself. Yeah, its one of those days. The forecast today is for rain but the sun is shining right now. I guess the Universe is working with me to get past the brain gremlins.
I received a post card in the mail yesterday from Doxon Toyota, letting me know that the plates for the Prius have arrived. I’ll head up that way after I play in the dirt for a bit. I know that doesn’t really sound like a big deal but it is to me, in some ways. Seeing as this is the first brand new car I have ever had, all of the new car events are somewhat exciting.
I’ve had the Prius for about a month, now, and I have to admit I’m really liking it. The take off from a stop is a bit lacking, but once you’ve got it going, its a really fun car to drive. And the gas mileage and cost to fill the tank…LOVE!
I’ve, apparently, gotten spoiled by its gas mileage, already. The Prius’s display screen shows how many miles you have driven at the end of a drive, when you shut the car off, and what your average miles per gallon were for the trip. I found myself seeing a mpg reading in the mid 30’s for a relatively short drive, and my first thought was “Something is wrong with the car.” Yes, I hear the ridiculousness in that. I guess it’s a long-term mind-set I have had with all of the much older, higher mileage vehicles I have always driven. I’m working on it.
Well, I’d better get going if I’m going to enjoy any of this sun before the rain comes in. Have a great one, Everyone!!!