Sunday, October 30, 2011
It's been a lovely day. Started out good, got in a nice walk before church. Had a blanced breakfast, had a great Sunday church service, didn't overeat at lunch. The weather couldn't be any better. I'm going to set up my budget plan on the spark finances site this afternoon. Excited about tomorrow! Going to the local homeless shelter in the moring to get my volunteering times established, something I've been wanting to do for a really long time. Also, of course, my long awaited fall festival in Sacramento. It's been a very nice weekend, a very nice summer, and a very nice year. I love it when a whole a year goes good!!! Hope your weekends are going well.
Some lovlies I saw in my apartment complex today
I always love it when I catch a busy insect collecting nectar, reminds me of the bounty of nature.
Just finished my first virtual 5K, and my time was 3 minutes faster than my last time............maybe I've officially kicked this little funk!!!! I'm pretty pumped right now!! I'm especially excited because about 5, 10, and 15 minutes into the walk/run I was going to give up and turn around......so glad I didn't. Think I might just finish reading the Spark tonight, think I'm ready for a good jump start to this next week.
Have fun people!!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Went to a fun halloween/b-day party for my co-workers twin girls. Haven't been to a kids birthday part in awhile. I didn't eat any pizza but I did have a cupcake. Don't know if that is exactly a win, but it isn't a total loss. Had a fun time, love watching the kids have fun!!!! Still looking forward to the festival on Monday.......I've been wanting to go to this particular festival for 6 years! Really can't wait! Read a bit of the SP cookbook today, it is really awesom, so glad I picked it up. Still don't feel quite on track yet. But I want to be, so that is a good feeling. Think I might fall back onto my fast break goals to get me back in gear. Think if I focus on all the things I was focused on when I started, I can gain back the momentum and success I had then. (Not that I feel I've completely fallen off the wagon yet, I just don't want to!!)
A few shots from the day:
My lovely boss and wonderful co-worker!! Love these girls!
Birthday girls...............so sweet!!!
It's fun to be able to step back in social gatherings with a camera and catch the sweet moments, I love it!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Haven't exercisted since Sunday (yesterday I did walk ALOT but it wasn't planned exercise), haven't logged my food in two day, haven't lost any weight since the 17th, yeah, kind of frustrated must admit. I feel like I am in limbo, hanging right in the middle. I know I'm not gaining/binging, but I'm not going in the direction I want to either. I am not being all I can be, and that is frustrating. I really was on track until Sunday. So today is Thursday, all is not lost yet!!! But I am really wiped out from yesterday. I went to the Sacramento Waldorf School to pick up my tickets for the Halloween festival and my car wouldn't start. Had to get towed back home, that was $140.00, now my car is at the mechanics, goodness knows what it is or what the bill will be. But, I did get to spend a lovely day at the college (where I went to school) and some time with a dear friend I rarely see. (I always try and look on the bright side!!) I guess life does take hold sometimes and we just have to hold it by the reins and not let go!!! I have to admit I'm glad the car thing happened after I got the tickets and not before, because I really want to go to that!!!!
OK, just wanted to get that little adventure/mini break off my chest. Feels good to purge my little dissapointments, that way I don't carry their weight around on my shoulders all day.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Just a little present that this morning offered me, thought I'd shar it with you.
Yesterday was spent in a quite different way than I'd planned, but it was good. I did not do my virtual 5K, leaving it for Thursday or Friday now. I did not get any "standard" exercise in yesterday, but I was running like a wild woman from morning till night, so I don't feel terribly bad about it. Picked up my Spark cookbook, plan on taking the time today to absorb that and get inspired for this weeks meals. Picked up my tickets for the Halloween festival at the Sacramento Waldorf School on Monday. I am very excited. My mother, sister, niece and I will be going. I will be in my angel costume, looking very lovely I'm sure ;)! I am excited for many reasons. I have not dressed up for Halloween in quite awhile, also I have wanted to go to this festival since I moved here 6 years ago. Plus being able to take my niece is just spectacular, events like this aren't nearly as fabulous without children. So, that is the excitement in my life for now. That and the fact that it looks like my husband and I have nailed down some pretty concrete plans for moving to Southern Oregon. I will be remaining here for work during the week, and going there Saturday-Monday. It is only a 4.5 hour drive, not the worst, but I will have to do it, atleast at first until I find another job. I may be able to hitch a ride with my husband down and back occasionally, it all depends on where he is driving for the week. I don't relish the idea of moving, but it is an action based on YEARS of debate between us. My husband is from Georgia, and he has never acclimated to the faster pace of California. I don't really hear his complaints sometimes because I am from here, but it is finally time for us to listen to his hearts call and try another state. It is hard for me to picture this move, after reading my last blog about how all of my family finally lives in the same county and how wonderful that is! But, if it is meant to be, it will all work out for the best, if it is not, then I've told my husband he just has to make do with California! It's funny, I love California, the geography, the people, the coasts, the art, agriculture, history, really everything about it. But I am sympathetic to the wishes of my husband who wants to live in "Mayberry"! I do try to explain to him that Mayberry was made up for TV...........but he seems to think it exists in Southern Oregon, maybe he's right. But you know, I think the only place it really exists is in our hearts. I feel that we make our surroundings what we want them to be. I definitely am not a "the grass is always greener on the other side" kind of thinker. I am very much a "bloom where you are planted" kind of thinker. I've had good times everywhere I have lived, and made friends at each place, so I guess the old addage "you take yourself with you", is really true. We'll just see how well my husband blooms when he is living in Mayberry. Only time will tell!
Hope your week is bright, thanks for reading this ramble! I sometimes just need to type it all out. Feels like a purification process.
Cheers to us!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
This morning is wonderful. I have finished my six mile ride, not necessarily in record time, but I enjoyed it, and burned a fair amount of calories. I am looking forward to my virtual 5K on Monday, and really hope to break my standing record, I am pretty confidant I will be able to. I am no longer mourning the summer weather, but instead am embracing the change. It does come with some lovely color changes, temp changes, excitement over holidays and wistful daydreams about what the new year will hold. I purchased the new Spark cookbook and it is waiting in the office of my apartment building to be picked up. I can't wait to get my hands on that. I must admit, my eating has gotten a bit boring. Not unsatisfying, just routine. I also have to say that yerba mate is DEFINITELY my friend. I did wiki it and am pretty impressed with the list of positive benefits it holds for the regular partaker. I do think it is the best tea/drink I've had in awhile, which is saying alot because I do LOVE my kombucha. It's funny, I still haven't finished reading The Spark and I've had it nealy a month and a half. I don't know what I am waiting for. I know I will finish it, I just seem to be waiting to relish it on a particularly challenging day when I need the inpsiration. I was thinking about all the changes that have been made in such a short amount of time, and just how eventful this summer was, in comparison to the last few summers. I really have been busy in a good way. Visiting, photographing, exercising, there has been A LOT of reconnecting with people from my past (and of course the one disconnect with a person from my past). I've had family move into my county, both my brother and his family and my sister. I have a new co-worker that I adore, who keeps me on my toes with the questions "do you remember when/this?" It is quite wonderful because we have similar tastes in music/movies/literature/art so it is really fun to pick eachothers brains! She is a trip! Of course getting my bike fixed has been one of the ultimate highlights of the last two months. I really can't believe I've had it for so many years without taking advantage of the true bliss that it has to offer. I can never write one of these blogs without thinking of all of you. Having your support and love in my life these last months has been priceless. I couln't have dreamt of a better gift for my soul. I hope you all are loving life, and striving to give yourself richer experiences everyday.
Adios amigos, follow the light fantastic and see where the day leads.
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