I woke up early and drove Kevin home. Then I continued on to the Clearwater Festival. I wasn’t sure exactly what it was or how excited I should have been to get in for free. The tickets cost over $80 per day! It was originally started as a fundraiser by Pete Seeger to clean up the Hudson River. Now it seems to be a large music festival with many stages all over the place. I got in because I was asked to help out at an activist booth of a cause I believe in. I really had no interest in wandering around listening to music or pushing my way through crowds of hippies or people that wanted to be hippies. Our booth was placed near one of the stages so I got to hear some music without having to deal with crowds. We had a fair number of people come into our booth asking questions. I tried to answer them as well as I could and promote our cause, but I was not meant for verbal communication. I am better with behind-the-scenes organization and writing. But I suppose it gave me the opportunity to spend some time outside my comfort zone. After my shift was over, I really didn’t even wander around. I just left and went home.
I was very proud of myself because even though I just wanted to sleep when I got home, I went outside for a walk. I was even more pleased with my timing. I was maybe done with my walk for about 10 minutes when the skies opened up and it started raining. I also took a shower afterwards because I found a tick on my neck as I left the festival. It hadn’t lodged itself in my skin yet, but I figured a shower was the best way to avoid having one cling to me. I did a tick-check, but there are just some places I can’t check by myself. I was really tired and tried unsuccessfully to nap. I finished the fictional book that I was reading. I browsed facebook for a while. Eventually, I got to sleep around 9:00pm. I guess it wasn’t much of a nap because I slept straight through until the morning!
Meditation: I meditated today.
Sleep: I slept 3.5 hours last night.
Exercise: I walked for about 30 minutes.
Diet: I mostly followed my diet. I consumed a lot of things with sugar in it, though and I’m not supposed to have sugar.
De-cluttering and cleaning: I did neither today.
Hygiene: I showered and brushed my teeth today.
Mood and temperament: My mood was calm, despite the fact that I really wasn’t comfortable at the Clearwater Festival selling my cause.