Saturday, July 05, 2014
Yes, we have been going like crazy, as so many of you are doing as well. I have been working my program, even though I am, and have been, at a stand still for some time now! UGH! But that is okay, I know that when I go for my annual checkup, mid September, I am almost positive my Thyroid RX will be adjusted to make some of those changes. For now, I will keep working my program, being as consistant as I possibly can be, eating well and exercising, but I like saying "having fun" with the rest of my life!
We went to my favorite Caribbean island, Aruba, and enjoyed every minute of it! We went to "Baby Beach" where you can wade out for yards and still be only waist deep! Planning on being there 20 minutes, and yes, that sun can be brutal and you do not realize it, but staying two plus hours. Every day, or late evening, you could find me swimming in the pool! Taking in a class, or two, Aqua Zumba! Dancing EVERY Day and Evening, from the resort activities, or on the boat, watching the sunset, in the parks, shopping centers, you name it! Music starts and these toes start taping, wiggling, and shaking that booty away!
Well, here we are....ahhhhh, a quiet moment! But only for a minute...they started playing "Be Happy" by Pharrell, and yes, the kids song in Despicible Me! And off we went.....
Saturday, July 05, 2014
I have talked about our littlest grandchild, 2 years old and already a spitfire! I must admit, I was not able to attend this day, but I knew it was going to be BUSY!!! Our DD took our three grandkids to the beach, signing up the two oldest for swim classes! WooHoo! The oldest, 10 years, and 6 year old, middle child, have had swimming lessons in the pool and pretty good swimmers. Swimming in the ocean, open waters can be much different, so I was glad when our daughter signed them up. Safety First is something I firmly agree.
While the two eldest were in the throws of their lesson, our daughter took the 2 yr old and tried to keep her as busy as possible. For the record, swim lessons in the ocean, start at 5 years old, the pool they can start as infants. Hadley, the baby, was all over the beach! Looking for shells, making "Princess Castles," and of course, jumping into the ocean full force! Nothing scares her at all, of course our daughter has her in hand, playing with her in the ocean.
Fast forward, they get home, dinner is served! Within seconds, she was talking like crazy, then out like a light! Okay, that is my kinda day! Have fun, enjoy each and every moment, and REST cause tomorrow.....we can do something else, just as fun!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
As many of you know, my DH is a cancer survivor, going on 11 years! WooHoo! Our DD along with many others, participate, organize, and work their tails off for the "Cancer Relay for Life!"
For a whole year, they collect items, donations, run fund raisers, and so much more. For this, we are so proud of her and her friends, that work so hard doing a marvelous job.
This weekend, we drove the 2+hours to my hometown, joining the many survivors, and courageous people fighting for their lives. I hope I can share some photos, not an easy task for me, of the time we all shared. By the way, I walked, and walked, and walked, the course. Logging nearly 12000 steps, hoping, just hoping, that soon we will win this race....find a cure, end this madness, and never, ever, see another person struggle to "fight for life" I want them to LIVE the LIFE, of HOPE, HEALTH, and HAPPINESS!
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Boy, does it ever seem like a long, long time, since I have written a BLOG! So here are a few of the highlights! First, like many of you, I have been very busy. A few vacations, family visiting, and then there is that ever CLEANING! Months back, I promised myself I would clean out cabinets, closets, drawers, and of course, that never ending "stack of paperwork" hiding somewhere. It's definitely a work in progress, but progress for sure!!!
Our three grandchildren spent most of their school vacation at our home, yeah, "Mimi & Bampie." We had a blast! We spent one day at OSV (Olde Sturbridge Village) a living museum circa 1830, enjoying the lambs, and other baby animals, buildings, farms, narrators and the Stagecoach Ride! The day at the elementary school playground....and NO, no pictures will be posted of "Mimi" going down the slide(s), swinging from the bar, climbing the spiral tower, and what can I say, I tried LOTS of things that I would never have done before.
I have talked before in my other BLOGS of missing you all, and yes I DO! But what better way to make "Lifestyle Changes" but LIVING THEM! I am letting everyone know, how much fun you can have when you "finally allow" yourself to participate in life. For years, I didn't, couldn't and would not even consider playing on the playground, or whatever I thought, I could not do! I have changed, yes I have lost pounds, with still more to go, but I have GAINED confidence, understanding in myself, and that my SPFriends is the best thing I can BLOG about.
Don't let the world pass you by! Enjoy life NOW, try new things, and DO NOT let others, or yourself, stop you from "Swinging on the Swings, going down the slides, swimming in the pool, ocean, or lake, just do whatever puts a smile on your face! Heck, I've been grinning from ear to ear!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Everyday we awake, plan, and start our day! Some of us, go "off to work," others, work from home, many are parents, getting our families off to their days, be it school, college, work, or wherever they need to be. PHEW! That makes us busy, and keeps us going! But do YOU have plans for YOU? What do you "need to do" to keep you going? Once the family is all off and running, you might be running out that door for a job, or family errands, etc., but do YOU have "fun things" that keep you moving?
Well, I mentioned this before, but I joined a "Lifestyle Pass Program" at a Retirement Community, and LOVE IT! Yes, they have a wonderful "saltwater, warm pool" (Aaaaah) open to us 24/7, a Wellness Program which includes a Strength Training Class, Weight & Equipment Class, treadmill, Nautilus Equipment, and additional exercise classes. Chair Yoga, Pilates, and Special Chair Strength Training Classes.
PHEW! I think I covered them all!
Along with this great program, they also include other programs, shows, and meetings which we may attend. Meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, may be purchased separately, all for easy to manage costs. Okay, so I mentioned I LOVE this program, and I DO, but I also have been missing my SPFriends!
I have been able to attend many of the classes, especially the pool, which of course, happens to be my personal favorite. Joined in several of the other classes, all so much fun, with laughs galore, and meeting many of the "residents" which I cannot begin to tell you how great that has been, from the age of 63-98, those residents that I HAVE MET, and SHARED TIME with, but the conversations.....I feel like, "I WANT TO BE LIKE THAT...."
So here I am, again feeling the sadness of not being "here for my SPFs," but also knowing full well, that I cannot be at a computer/laptop (or at least the ones we own! LOL!) and still be working my SPProgram, with exercise, changing my "old habits" into LIFESTYLE CHANGES, all the changes that I have worked so hard to make work for me over these pass nearly three years. But the one thing I can PROMISE YOU, I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE of my SPFriends, and remember, I still have a "bucket list" to meet ALL OF YOU, share HUGS, share STORIES, and SHARE THE LOVE that I truly have for you!
Yup, I miss my friends, but they know, I am thinking of you, wishing we could share some time together, and know, just know....WE WILL GET THERE!
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