Saturday, January 05, 2013
As I look over blogs written by friends, and as I examine my own feelings -- I start to wonder if I could be in a rut and just not realize it. It seems you could almost guess what I'd be doing at any certain time of the day. Yes, there is time in there for exercise, but still -- shouldn't I be shaking things up once in awhile.
I get up in the morning and weigh myself. That's a good habit!
I make sure the cat and dog are fed. They actually "insist" on this one! I make myself a bagel and coffee. Not bad, but not good either.
I do all my emails and Spark People stuff. Good -- but routine, nevertheless.
Tidy up in the kitchen, make sure both sinks are cleared and stuff put away.
By then it's close to lunch and I fix a bowl of soup or something.
Early afternoon finds me reading, then going to sleep for my nap.
And it's "walk time" when I get up.
You see what I mean? So ROUTINE!! So today I shook it up a little -- I did have the bagel, but instead of coffee I made a smoothie -- so much more protein, and healthier too!
I'll allow myself an hour for computer stuff -- then I'm vacuuming all the carpeting in the house and dust furniture. I noticed the dust yesterday -- just about the time company arrived. lol I will strive to rid the home of some of the clutter that seems to build up a bit each year. Too many "collections" so it's time to "clean up and move out" some of the memories.
I'm going to skip my nap and go for the walk with Amber at an earlier hour, when it's a bit warmer outside. And when I get back I'm going to try out a new exercise video I haven't even looked at yet. Then I'm going to reorganize my refrigerator. It's just too full -- so it needs to be organized and sorted through.
I will take an hour or so to read, but instead of curling up in bed, I will sit in a favorite chair in the living room -- less chance to just slide into that "sleepy state." I read somewhere that many times we are not sad or depressed -- merely "bored." So I'm goig to shake up my schedule and see if it helps me to not be bored. Perhaps groom the dog too, she needs it!
Have you thought about how you can shake up "your" day?
Monday, December 31, 2012
2012 has some fond memories, and a few things I'd like to forget (the election being one of those) -- but blocking out the bad isn't always a good thing. For if you face what you consider bad, perhaps there are ways of overcoming it. For example, when you finally admitted to your self that you were overweight -- you had to face it and take action before you could begin to combat it.
I have had lots of fun lunches with girlfriends during 2012. It's so much fun to get together with 1 or 2 friends, or sometimes a group, and catch up on what's going on in everyone's life!
Mid-July I finally made it into the 130's and except for a small slip during vacation have even managed to stay in that range.
November we went on our yearly vacation with 2 weeks in Mexico, this time a tour of some specific archaeological sites. It was fun and the group we shared our experiences with was so warm and friendly!
One peek at Mexico City when we first arrived.
After vacation we spent Thanksgiving with my daughter & family (no photo) and on the Monday after Thanksgiving we adopted our little Luci, 3 year old female cat.
And just before Christmas my daughter announced her engagement to Dino
She now shakes hands using her "left" hand. lol
And during 2012 I've made many new friends, and strengthened those friendships I already had, and with friends you are never truly alone!
Have a terrific 2013! And if you're not happy with your scale, consider this:
Thursday, December 27, 2012
There are lots of jokes about seniors and how they look and act. I've seen a few of the funny ones myself, so I know many of them are a source of entertainment.
There comes a time when certain items of clothing are better left to the younger women, we had our day, now it's time to take the background and be a "bit" more conservative.
A few of us don't get enough exercise and tend to be "just 10 pounds or so overweight."
You start out slim and trim, you have the world in the palm of your hand. You can eat all you want -- it really is a "see-food diet" (you see food, you eat it)! Never put on an ounce! (My GD)
Before you know it you've hit 50! But even at that you're not considered a "senior."
You're a SENIOR now, Babe! At 74 there is no doubt at all; but you've begun to realize the importance of eating right and exercising every day -- life as a senior isn't so bad after all.
Now that you've got all the time in the world -- take advantage of it. Get out there and hike, the journey isn't over until the fat lady sings -- and if you keep hiking, you'll never be the fat lady.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
While the word Christmas evokes different memories in everyone, I'd like to share a few of the memories that come into 'my' mind when I hear the word.
Christmas Trees all decorated with love and care -- looking at them with their lights on in the evening gives me a feeling of contentment and joy.
Thinking of C H R I S T M A S, the second letter is an H reminding me of the Heavens, in all their glory, created by our Savior. There is nothing so beautiful. Blue with puffy clouds by day, and a glorious sunset in the evening. Then night comes with the shimmering of stars, the moon, and the fun of picking out the constellations. God was an artist as he created all of those.
Still having sunsets on my mind, now I've come to the "R" such as this winding river with the magic of the sunset overhead.
I am a child of God. He loves me. He loves you too; something for you to keep in mind. It's not about the presents you give and get, it's about our Savior:
And as you attend church on Christmas morn, whether it be in a quaint, old-time church this as this one that we found in Tao, New Mexico -- let the Spirit fill you mind and your heart. Today is the birthday of Jesus Christ, our Savior!
Time is of an essence -- use it wisely! There are times of the year when there doesn't seem to be enough hours in each day; while other times it stretches before us endlessly.
Make the most of the happy times spent with friends. Make time for yourself, you are most important to your loved ones, stay healthy and be there for them.
As (sneaky, huh? I combined the last two letters!) And as the New Year is just around the corner, look back on the year that is rapidly coming to an end. Were the decisions you made good or bad, wise or unwise? You have a new chance to make choices as we begin our new year. Make each day count in your memory album -- and whatever memories come to mind for YOU as you read this, I hope they are happy, and may your 2013 be wonderful!
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