Thursday, August 25, 2011
I hope all my Spark friends enjoyed their yesterday. I started my morning with a nice short hike right here in the heights accompanied by my daughter and Baily Boo Boo. Here is where in would insert a picture of Boo, so imagine her now!
My daughter is so sweet to hike with me followed by some strength training. I don't want to lecture you but ...... If you have an "older" mom who is still able to workout on any level do yourself a favor and get her to move with you. Ultimately, you are the beneficiary by a long shot. Firstly, you are most likely adding years to her life with you and the family. And... HELLO... her elder years will go way easier if she has exercised especially strength training. Now you must see how that will be to your advantage. I really appreciate her companionship and your moms will also. We went to visit my mom who is so very sad since she lost her sister. I can usually cheer her up with Baily tales, but not at all these days.
Next we ran some errands including the dark dungeon, the mall. Might as well put a collar and leash on me, kidding. We actually did have some fun though. We parked at Sears, hey I like Sears. I asked her if she ever shops there and she gave me a look, and a big fat no! I must be old because I like their things. I bought my extremely cozy sweats that got me through the winter last year, very comfortable and fit like a glove. What, is it me?
The next stop was for one of her BFF's who is turning 21. She got a crown, sash & then we looked at the cards. I needed a birthday card for my brother -in-law, but darn if every card I opened was X rated. Really? I just don't get out enough because I just go to the Neighborhood joint for my cards and those cards are normal. I enjoy funny, but these cards were shocking me into blurting things out loud each time I opened one. I was glad to leave that place and their way too loud music.
Our next stop, Victoria's Secret, bra shopping for my daughter. I loved the way the sales lady just took over and helped my daughter find the right items. The music was lovely, they gave us a free tote and I enjoyed that part.
Shopping went downhill fast after that. I was tormented by a series of little loud music clothing shops, YIKES! I was tired, hungry, miserable and ready to leave. My daughter needed a new top... remember those days? I started out with "it is getting late" moving to "you need to hurry" ending with " I am dying and I have to get out of here". My knee went out on me and I assured her I was about to pass out.
It dawned on me, my girls used to do that at the mall when they were little. Countless times I would drive 20 minutes to the mall to shop for 3 girls only to have our trip end before we were done because someone was certain they would die if we did not leave immediately. Ironically, I have become the pain in the rear drama queen of the mall now. I think this is what we call "Payback". My daughter was a sport and we left immediately even though she was not done, she is sweet that way. Imagine a picture of her here.
I rushed home for a nap then off to Music in the Park, the summer finale! I do have pictures and a very nice video of everyone dancing so imagine that now. The band rocked it all night!
What a great show, turnout and fun time for our neighborhood. A big thanks to the La Habra Heights Improvement Association for a spectacular Music in the Park summer 2011.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I miss blogging with videos and my pictures. Without a computer I will have to entertain you with my words alone. I miss sharing my thoughts with you. I miss commenting on your blogs. I have been enjoying most of them. I actually cried reading your happy blogs, but I did not have a happy thought to share with you.
I am a community sparker so I like to welcome the new folks now & then. I have this whole thing that I change up. My goal is to encourage them to get healthier by sharing my thoughts about Spark. I am a big fan of the Nutrition Tracker ( I call it food tracker).
So I am unable to track my food tracker because as you know I have no computer. What I take from the tracker is knowledge. I entered a delicious yummy almond bar from Costco that I would get now and then. Once I learned it was 900 Calories from tracking my food, I was able to make better choices consistent with my goals.
I really miss the benefits of the data I get from tracking my food. I miss seeing my pie charts. I miss the thrill of getting a perfect report. I think I am slipping on my eating because I miss the positive reinforcement from tracking my food.
I MISSED TOMORROWS
I have consistently insisted I am blessed with a great Family. I love my family so much, just like most of you. I love my friends and I feel so blessed to have so many amazing friends. I must be a fabulous Mother because my girls are so wonderful. Sometimes when I spend time with my daughters I take inventory of their growth and progress. I am pleased and proud of them and look forward to sharing their lives.
I know I have every reason to feel happy and blessed. But lately I have not been happy at all. I have had tough, huge losses. I have lost people I love very much and I miss them more than words can say.
I kept this to myself thinking there was no point in sharing it. Frankly, I don't like bringing anyone down. I am more of a "hey, did you go for a walk?" sort of person. I want to lift you up and shower you with all that is good.
TOMORROW IS NEVER PROMISED
I want us all to live our lives to the fullest every day. Don't hold off on hugging, visiting or calling someone. Take every opportunity you can because tomorrow is never promised.
And yes I am talking about your health. If you are putting off losing those pounds to get yourself where you want to be, I beg you to do it now. Play with your fitness tracker, change it up. Look up some new recipes to try and comment on. Read some of the wonderfully written articles and e-mails about healthy living. Motivate yourself to work on you, now. Be who you want to be because tomorrow is never promised.
I have always known tomorrow is never promised, with so many recent losses It felt like someone took my tomorrow away.
I am beginning to see I still have my tomorrows, just not with the people I have lost. I never toss people I care about away. Sadly, some people I love don't want me in their life. Sometimes marriages end with a broken heart. Friends of a lifetime walk away and we can't stop them. Children grow up and don't always stay in touch. Loved ones pass away and we miss them. I miss my tomorrows with them.
I still have loved ones who want me in their life so I celebrate that.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Still no computer, i hope it is in good hands maybe they can find my pictures that have been missing for a year. I can't spark much & I miss my Spark Family.
For your pleasure, a little Joke I got from a very good FB friend.
A dying granny tells her granddaughter, "I want to leave you my farm, that includes the villa, the tractor and other equipment, the farmhouse and $22,398,750.78 in cash." The granddaughter, about to be rich, says, "oh my granny, you are so generous. I didn't even know you had a farm. Where is it?" With her last breath, her granny whispered, "Facebook"
Monday, August 01, 2011
Boy if I had a buck for every time one of us had computer issues I would make it on the top 10 richest women list. I do have a few blogs I want to write, like the dog days of summer and a few others, but our computer is on the blink. Not sure when it will be up & running. So i am just sharing this fairly unimportant fact because i don't want anyone to worry.
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