Saturday, May 21, 2011
I rode another 9.5 miles today on my bicycle. Sure it drizzled a little bit, but we rode past that rain cloud into the sunshine.
I look around and I can't help but grin from ear to ear. Birds are chriping, squirrels are doing their spazy-tail-jerking dances running around to find things to get into. Frogs are bellowing, and beautiful bees are finding their flowers. Don't forget to look at the clouds and find shapes, or pillows, or beautiful scenery that would look great as a painting. Enjoy the smell of a nearby barbeque and remember a fun memory you have had when you were enjoying a bbq or picinic, or maybe just a home cooked meal. There is so much around us that can make us smile. Don't let the day get away. We are all so busy - work, school, kids, exercise, friends, fun, food, sleep - don't forget to stop and breathe and find the beauty around us.
Cycling has reminded me of this inner peace of nature and beauty and just enjoying life. I hope everyone can feel the same peace and content feelings and grin!
Friday, May 20, 2011
I'm not sure if that's spelled correctly, but that's how I FEEL at the moment!
I love watching our female deers venture in and out of the yard. Today one was just lying there eating the grass. She only left when we took the bikes out of the truck. It was so peaceful just standing there watching her.
I LOVE cycling! We rode 10 miles today. Started out on a paved trail, then to packed, then to side roads, then to curvy hilly dirt roads, back to the paved trail, then I decided to keep going! I LOVED it so much I didn't want to stop. If only it would stop raining in Michigan... lol.. I'm going to ride in the rain too.
I just love life. I didn't clean my house this week. It's a total disaster. I don't care, I know that I will clean it this weekend. It's fun teaching my daughter to drive and reflecting on what it was like to learn myself, and then teach my sisters. I love my job and how busy I am, how challenging it can be. I love teaching my new backup and having her ask the right questions, and encouraging her, letting her know she's doing great. I love watching the baby rats rearrange their 3 story cage. I love my husband and how he's my best friend, how we can laugh and talk until three in the morning, and still get the bills paid, hard decisions made, and enjoy being ourselves together. I love Spark people for Sparking our lives so we are eating healthier, making exercise *gasp* FUN, and being aware of ourselves.
For the first time in my life, I feel things are just right, perfect, fun, balanced, bright. I also feel like my future is open to so many great possibilities. I just want to jump from rooftop to rooftop singing "chim-chimney" then float down with my umbrella, singing Supercalafragilisticexpaladocious, then dance in a musical in the streets. lol. I know, I'm a nutcase, but I'm a happy nutcase. :)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The first newborn on our property this year! I am hoping this is a sign spring is here! Last year we had twins born in the field next door, and the previous year we had one born in the woods. This one is a few feet from our fire pit, about 10 feet from our house & driveway. I'm sure momma will move her before I get home. I just wanted to share my morning smile with you. Hopefully I will have more time to get on here later and comment on everyone's blogs & pages. I've been crazy busy trying to fit everything into a day/week!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Oh My Goodness! My daughter is in Driver's Ed. She's doing excellent, however the two teachers (a married couple) are really upsetting her, and I don't blame her. They are so unreliable and Crazy! The husband has yelled over the phone at her in front of the kids. The wife is always late to everything. And to top it off yesterday the Jeep ran out of gas with my daughter driving it!!! Right in a turn lane in front of a gas station on an incline. I went to pick her up and helped the guy push it into the gas station (which I didn't realize was so much physical exertion!). Anyway, I'm pissed and I'm not sure how to handle it. She needs her permit, and I already paid the entire $275 for the three week course. the past two days she was supposed to drive 2 hours each day total, and she might have driven 2.5 almost 3 total. He drove her to their house and had her wait in the car while he fixed their TV so his wife would give him gas money, which he then forgot cuz they got in a fight! WTF! They need to display a bit more professionalism. Now my daughter doesn't want to drive with them at all. I don't blame her either. UGH.
Aside from that, the pounds are still dropping, and I do like the new size clothes. I really don't feel any smaller though. I still feel physically huge. Hopefully as I continue to get to a more normal weight that emotional/logical change will happen too.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I'm sitting here at work at my desk and I'm just Craving Sweets! I already had my morning oatmeal and banana, plus 16 ounces of water. I have an orange and apple too, but I wanted to save those for later. I have access to a ton of candy, although I haven't gotten into them. I'm not saying "yet" because I haven't added them to my food plan for the day because I NEED to get this sugar craving (addiction) under control again. I think I'm going to have to do a fast again this weekend to reset my taste buds, and be good again. It's amazing how the body reacts to sugar. Just one unhealthy cookie, or processed candy, etc. sets off a chain reaction from the brain telling me to "EAT MORE CANDY/SUGAR/COOKIES" I can't believe how strong it is.
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