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Yesterday I needed a project.  In parenthesis that means I needed something to get me out of my head.  So I got up early, made steel cut oats, poured vanilla almond milk on top (no need for brown sugar that way), sprinkled cinnamon and bananas on top and headed outside to take down the Christmas decorations.  It was 9 degrees so I dragged the portable firepit out front and made a fire as well.   I hadnt planned on an outdoor breakfast fireside, but it was lovely.   I wondered why I had never done it before!   Something about the snow, the pines, the sun and the smell of pinon wood made for a lovely way to start the day.
Decorations came down and a new porch emerged.  As did a new mindset for me.