For those sick of reading my blathering about my eating plan, my frustrations on trying to shift my pounds off my body, and other tedious things people on
diets healthy living plans talk about, my
apologies. I feel like by putting down my thoughts, success, and challenges, I
am keeping it ever present in my mind, and holding myself accountable. I know
folks will give me encouragement on my flat weight loss or as two weeks ago,
weight gain weeks, and share in my modest success when even just a few ounces slip
form the scale. Life though is full of
other things, so I’ll list a few other things that on this Affirmation Tuesday,
are keeping my life full.
- Summer Flowers make me smile. I love going on my walks and strolling by the houses that have flowers along the curb, or bordering the walking path. I finally bought myself a simple $8 bunch of flowers for a hanging basket for my shepherds hook. Purple is a smiley color.
- I love having DD2 home now, with a break from school, and time for being just a non-stressed teen. I think she developed some better organization skills toward the end of the school year, but will need to harness them all again come fall as the junior year is typically the most challenging. She is ending with a pretty decent 3.86 GPA for the semester, considering she had 8 hours’ worth of classes (a 0 hour + 7 regular school day hours), no study hall, and five honors classes. She is a good student, but has to work at it, and work she did. It is hard to think that in just two years we will be packing her up for college.
- I’ve had a few get togethers with my siblings in the last two weeks. My sisters 50th, a great nephews graduation, and an impromptu card night since my brother is in town, have been a lot of fun. I’m fortunate that I genuinely like my family and good that we stayed in each other’s lives even after my parents died. I also have to confess, the liquor flows freely on my side as well with some, but different from DH’s family, my siblings get funny, not mean under the influence.
- My friend’s daughter with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is responding well to treatment. So well, so far, that she took her softball team onto a championship! My friend A continues to gain strength, but it is a long battle. I wish I had good things to report on my niece’s husband, but will keep praying and hoping for healing for him.
- And finally, I had the opportunity to say a final goodbye to M on Saturday. It was a difficult time, but there was so much love in the rooms, and I got to have a private moment with her mom who shared in her limited English how much I meant to her daughter.
I should need no reminders but I took the experience as my call to live each day to the fullest. Life gets ordinary, work and chores need to be done, petty things will come up between individuals, but more so, there is joy and beauty in the ordinary, and I will embrace it.