For the Tuesday’s in April, I’ve been blogging five reminders to myself of a life that is blessed, full of possibilities. I’m not sure if I will keep this post theme up after April. But, with the new buds on trees slowly opening up, ready to be in full green splendor by May, this was good month to commit to finding the positives-the affirmations of the good life.
It’s truly spring. Even if the weather folks get ornery and tell us it is possible for snow to hit right up until June, I’m declaring winter over. I’ve never been a winter hater, but something about this past one got under my skin. And, spring means baseball season again!
I have new walking shoes. DD2 got me a new pair for Christmas. I allowed myself to only use them for volleyball, keeping them in pristine shape. Since I have decided to not play in the fall, I am converting them to outdoor use on paved walking paths. These are super lightweight, but with a sturdy bottom. It will be like Christmas all over again.
I’m developing a support system for once again trying to lose weight and get healthy. I found a few others at work that are committed to improving their health, and like me, are struggling with weight. I share this because most of the people I work with are the lean, kombucha drinking, salad, bread free, nut and seed eaters that don’t appreciate a really great hamburger on a warm bakery roll. I don’t know what shape this little group will take, but it feels good to sit in a sea of health, and have a couple friends who know the struggle is real.
We spent Easter how we wanted, with only a small time with extended family. It was enough to visit, appreciate our host and hostess, and still have a full afternoon and evening for our small family. Since I didn’t have the stress of being with the in-laws for a full day, I am in good spirits to spend next Sunday with them for my nieces shower. I most definitely have a better relationship with them in short and infrequent doses. DH and the kids can and will spend more time as they prefer.
And, speaking of limiting doses, I’ve declared political posts, likes, and comments are off limits for the rest of April on any social media platform. Ahh, I feel my mind more relaxed just typing that statement.