****Originally started May 7, 2012****
It's time to assess those New Year's goals. I'm doing so well on most of them, and then I get stuck on the cards and sending them. The thing is, that's something I want to do for ME, something I enjoy and want to do and yet don't make the time for it. Why?
I'm still moving and shakin' and getting into shape. I'm more fit than I've been in years. Truly. I love all the energy I have and feel amazing! :o) I've been eating better as well and that certainly helps. Only...I've slipped up on the eating front these past two weeks. Time to get back on track.
I LOVE getting out to CW to walk/jog with friends. I love the way I feel, and I have to say, I'm slowly becoming happier with the way I look. I'm not happy yet, but getting there. It's definitely a slow-going process.
In other news, I "met" a new friend today. Have you ever just connected with someone even though you've only just met them? Technically, I haven't really met this woman, I've simply chatted with her (for almost TWO hours!) on the phone. But, there was this real and true connection and I really liked her. I think she felt the same and seemed just as reluctant to get off the phone as I. :o) Her daughters are in Lil's class and Lil has become very close with one of them. It would seem she and Bitty are two peas in a pod and this wonderful woman said she thinks Lil is utterly delightful. Yay! :o) We're going to try and get together some time next week so Lil can give the girls their birthday presents since we won't be able to attend their party this weekend.
And, today was WONDERFUL because I didn't have to report for jury duty--HOORAY!!!! I'm jumping for joy over that one as tomorrow is to be my last day. Whew!
I got distracted from my posting yesterday. I wound up with a crazy huge headache and just wanted to go to bed. So, I did. ;o)
Today has been wonderful. Ellie and I did our CW walk (no running today--I'll do it tomorrow with C) and then I came home to work on my arms and legs and abs. That's my T/Th routine, and even if I'm not seeing "results", I'm feeling good and so much better about me that it doesn't really matter.
The weather has cooled off to the upper 70's/lower 80's again and I couldn't be happier. The windows and doors are still flung wide open (expect the back door--between the girls and the cats, the screen has popped out at the bottom and I've now found George outside sunning himself twice!). We had a near thing last Friday--it was so very hot and humid, but I convinced B to give it another day and he did and we made it. Whew!
There's something wonderful about sitting in the kitchen with the windows open, listening to the wind in the trees and the birds singing. I've come to recognize many of the different birds' songs and calls and can tell who's visiting based on the sound.
Last night we had two male and one female eastern bluebird out back. Because they don't appear that often, I'm always enchanted when I see them. :o)
To those of you who commented on my photo, you are all so kind. Thank you! There was a time I didn't mind having my picture taken but in the past ten years or so I make an effort to avoid being in front of the camera. When you don't feel good about yourself and your appearance, I suppose that makes sense. I'm well aware of how I look and I'm not pleased with it (which is why I've been working hard to make some changes in my life). It's nice to know my efforts are starting to show a bit. :o)
And, while I'm thinking about being healthy and making better choices food-wise, etc., there was a very interesting piece over at The Daily Beast about America's obesity epidemic. Brien came home talking about it last night and wouldn't you know it, Lissie sent me the link this morning. If nothing else, the piece was thought provoking.
And, now, I'm going to leave you with this. You know I'm a huge fan of fun flash mobs, right? Well, how about this one in the Copenhagen Metro?
Wouldn't you love to start the day like that? :o)
1. No, not fun, but I sat and paid the bills today. Isn't it nice that we have the money we need to pay our bills? Definitely a sparkly.
2. Ellie is such a dream to put down for naps and bedtime. She wasn't always this way, so the fact I can just lay her in her crib and she'll play for about 5-15 minutes and then sleep is wonderful. She's been like this since she weaned and I couldn't be happier. She is such a good sleeper now, too. Whew.
3. Ellie and I took roads less traveled (by us, at any rate) on our walk this morning. It added an additional half mile to our walk, which was lovely. When you're walking through the beauty of CW, you really don't care how long the walk is. ;o)
4. Sketti for dinner. We've not had it in a long while and it's a meal the entire family loves.
5. I HOPE to get in the offudio this evening. Keep your fingers crossed. ;o)