Thursday, January 28, 2010
As some of you know, I lost my white persian Snowball this past July; then hubby and I lost our labrador Bubba after Thanksgiving & our Australian shepherd, Bella, is succumbing to old age and will probably be laid to rest this year. During this time some one dropped three cats in the neighborhood, one of which was pregnant. Our neighbor adopted the pregnant cat and was looking for homes for the kittens. I told her I'd take 2 of them, but when I went over to get them only 3 were left and I felt guilty about taking 2 playmates away and leaving one kitten alone- so I logically decided to take the 3 remaining kittens.
Below is photo of the crew. From left to right: Tigger, Bootsie & Squeaky. Tigger is the boy and he is super energetic -like bouncing of the walls. Bootsie has 4-white boots or paws. Squeaky was the runt and has a 'squeaky' cry when she wants food or attention.
Anyway we are totally enjoying them and thought I'd share w/my Spark Buds.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I stayed up late Saturday night watching movies & generally goofing off on the computer; then got up late (8am) Sunday morning and left for my volunteer work at the Old City Cemetery Native Plant Demo-Garden with out eating breakfast. Worked out there from 10am until 2pm, then headed over to widow-friends to check in on her & maybe take her out for late lunch. So glad I connected w/her, but she had already eaten, so left her place @ 3:30 to head back home & had a MickyD attack! I actually went through the drive through, ordered super-sized big-n-tasty meal and totally enjoyed eating it in my truck as I drove home, listening to K-love radio.
But oooooooooooooo this morning, I felt like a piggly-wiggly when I started to track the MickyD attack and everything else I ate for dinner that evening! It's like my Fat-Sister just took over because she was hungry and she wanted to eat!! wasn't sure she was going to be fed in the morning, so of course she had to super-size it at Micky D's and evening dinner.
I totally blew so many triggers: not going to bed by midnight; not packing a lunch snack for my volunteer garden work on Sunday; and worst -not eating breakfast and then pushing myself to get too much done and trying to eat on the run.
This little incident just reminds me of how far I have to go mentally & emotionally to achieve the health goals I want.
I'm disgusted I had to report this, but as Charlotte say's "Tomorrow is another day" and so far its going pretty good.
Ciao for now!
Friday, January 08, 2010
Well, well, well, 2010 is here and my company is gone, the house is getting back to normal (though the home office is still a mess -BUT I'm working on it!).
Got up this morning to dedicate a few hours to catching up w/my SparkPeeps and revamp my game plan for 2010. [I apologize for not checking in much over the holidays, but things just got a bit crazy and we went up to cabin for a week and we have no internet or cell phone service up there. But I've enjoyed every minute of their visit.]
A friend sent me an email filled w/all sorts of cute animal pics. I love the one w/a little squirrel dressed in a GI joe combat uniform and decided to make him my mascot for 2010! So now I have my own personal boot camp drill sergeant on my home page- who just happens to be a squirrel (where do folks come up w/these photo concepts?)
Combat squirrel, says enough update blogging because I've got to get to the gym this morning.
Ciao for now.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Dang these blues have been really tuff to shake! Maybe its mixed w/PMSing??? I'm not sure, but I just keep wanting to shake this funky-bummer mood I'm in.
So had glass of buttermilk w/my vitamins (yep I like buttermilk at wierd times) and this was one of them. It's like a funky, clotty, wierd drink that leaves strange white paths on the inside of your glass, which I like to look at and keep hoping one day I might see a buttermilk madonna on the side of the glass. Hmmm. no such luck this morning.
Next I poured a cup of coffee added a dollop of Baileys, & logged on to one of my daily bible reading sites (www.rc.net/wcc/readings/dec9.htm) and read the following scripture:
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
Its weird how depression makes me feel "heavy laden", but it does. And for some reason reading this line lightened todays burden. In fact it lightened me up enough to move on to a prayer of thankfulness for this scripture; AND:
to get my butt logged back on to SparkPeeps & track what I ate for the last two days, and and set some goals for today which include getting my bootie back in the gym for at least 30 minutes before 11pm tonight!
HA! How's that for 'Scripturing' & Sparking away the blues?
Mim is tired of moping about!
Monday, December 07, 2009
Bubba passed away this past Thursday, at home w/all the familly around him. We took him up to our cabin in El Dorado County and buried him in our tiny apple grove on Friday.
We're still a bit in mourning, and are trying to prepare ourselves for the death of our other dog Bella. She lost her buddy, and doesn't seem to be too happy about the three kittens that have joined the family.
I'm sorry to say that I've just not been in mood to track food or exercise or do much of any sparking this past week. I did however, manage to make it out to the Native Plant Demo-garden this morning (8am and worked there until about 1pm) -DANG was it cold!! At 10am 2 additional volunteers came out, and we continued w/dead heading & pruning native shrubs (Carpentaria Californica, salvia clevelandii, artemesia) and cutting back deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens). But 5 hours of gardening did me good.
Thanks for all your thoughtful & kind words this past week. I really apreciated them
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