Saturday, July 04, 2009
I am enjoying a laidback Saturday and thinking of all the blessings in my life. I had a rocky, emotional week thinking about moving, real estate offers and the uncertainty of living in 2009.
My stomach has churned and curdled enough for the time being.
I have a great big God who looks after my needs but not my wants and I had better figure out which is which! Is moving a need or a want right now? (Unhappy landlord right now.)
This is a beautiful country and province inwhich to live albeit expensive. Island living costs more for food, fuel, materials and housing.
I have a kind, patient, generous, attentive, spiritual man who shares the hours of my life and our current accommodation.
My health is good and I'm aware I can improve my blood pressure and fitness level with this excellent program. I am thankful that I finally 'got it'-- I must live my life with good decisions.
Financially I have options and I am not carrying any debt at this moment. For this I am thankful.
The States may be celebrating their Fourth of July, but I am enjoying my life blessings today!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Darn those calories. I don't like 'em.
I was delighted by an invitation for breakfast out (downtown) and what was I to say to a sweet, dear man who just wanted a morning outing?? OK it included doing some errands too.
When I arrived home, I registered my intake like a good honest Sparkler and it didn't seem too bad.
During the lunch hour, I had my tea, open-faced 'sandwich' in 3 flavours and enjoyed a virtual teaparty experience. Added those calories too. And it didn't seem too bad.
Dinner was a wee bit 'o pasta, Alfredo sauce, drumstick & green beans. I kept the portions less than my usual... went to my nutrition page and WHAMMO
Those calories muliplied when I wasn't looking. I have mean, bad, misbehaving calories in my calculator.
What I learned today is that I really have to back off my other two meals if breakfast is a restaurant treat. I eat more 'out' than if I dine in at home. I was 'treating' myself all Sunday, so I missed my mark.
I hope you have better behaved units of energy at your house than I did.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I am tickled pink by the unexpected invitation to a VTP! I feel like a VIP :)
Being on the very edge of the Wet Coast... local joke... West Coast, I plan to tune in about 3 hours before 'afternoon' to see who shows up for tea. I understand the delightful obligation of keeping up my end of the conversation.
My plan is to ensure that I have some cucumber & cream cheese sandwiches, baby carrots, and rice crackers with red pepper jelly in my larder. No clotted cream for this tea-gal!
I know that I shouldn't focus on food all the time, but if I use my smarts, I can enjoy an event without straying from healthy choices. Hence the planning...
Now, what should I wear.... ?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Each day is a choice
For your heart and your feet.
Take a walk on Angry Ave.
OR park on Happy Street.
You can bog down & mire in
"No fair!-- I don't deserve..."
Or shift to a fresh view
That calms your raw nerve.
Don't waste another hour
With the war in your head.
Do yourself a favour
Shut it down; smile instead.
He's not a-wasting
His time missing you.
So why let your energy
Escape up the flue?
And he's closed 'that chapter'
Moved on and found peace.
See, you've got fresh options--
Unclench and release!
Decide to make changes
Pack grief far away.
You've been given a gift, gal
And it's name is "Today"!
-- Karen (Gospel Clown)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Last night I took the neighbour's dog out for a 10 minute walk and he was sooo obedient and such a good buddy that I let him in the living room later in the evening for more of a visit.
Ozzie the Dobe, as friendly as he is, smells like a skunk crossed with a month of laundry. (Sorry Oz- I didn't even mention your gas.) He lays on a towel on top of our carpet, so we don't have to steam clean the rug.
When it came time for me last night to do my push ups, leg pendulums, crunches and aerobics, my faithful canine friend kept tying to cuddle and got in the way. (You don't want to cuddle with a stinky Doberman!) I tried telling him to lay on the towel, to back up, and I even showed him where he needed stay.
To no avail-- he just wagged his tail.
Is this the most pathetic excuse for neglecting a workout?? Come on out there-- give me your best (or worse) excuse!!
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