Thursday, June 25, 2009
Just heard the news that Farrah died today. Another icon from my youth is no longer with us and I've realized that I'm beginning to see the start of where I'm going to hear more about deaths of those near to me than births... another day older, another day wiser and another life no longer with us.
Her will to live and her battle was strong, but she's lost her fight, rest in peace Farrah!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Just finished another week at the gym I joined a little while ago and as part of the program I'm in, that means I hit another milestone to be weighed and measured. So I step on the scale and the numbers were moving in the right direction (which is good because I'm simply trying to maintain now). Then she pulls the little machine out that does my fat percentage and plugs in my numbers... after it does it's little test I find I'm down almost another 3 percent from my last set of numbers (about 4 weeks ago). Next comes the measuring tape. Here I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was pleased with the results. Bust, calves and biceps stayed the same, waist, hips, abdomen, thighs all dropped several inches. I was pleased with my results and the staff member at the gym that had measured me congratulated me on my progress. I have to admit, I never thought that in 4 weeks I could see that much progess but it gives me more incentive to hit the gym, even if I've worked a 12 hour day!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
As I write the title of this blog "a rough week" I wince, because in reality, while it's a busy, crazy, hectic, tiring week, it isn't really "rough" when I compare it to the weeks of others. Maybe this is a good thing. I started to write this blog to vent and make myself feel better about how much I have to get done this week at work, teaching and at home. But now after I've written the title, I'm thinking about the parents that have lost a child this week, the solider fighting for our country someplace and all the other people out there who are having weeks full of so much more than mine. Thinking now, instead, I should consider myself blessed that I have a family, I am able to teach, I have a job and that my struggles this week should be considered in comparison to others.
May everyone out there who is having a rough week... know that someone is thinking of them and wishing that it gets better!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Because I live in Michigan, yet I enjoy my summer vegetable garden, I tend to start some of my seeds inside ... you know, those things like corn with the longer growing season. The problem is, this year, we're still getting cold nights and those frosts, so I can't transplant outside yet... and in the meantime, my stuff inside has been growing and growning and growing. So while my tomatoes, okra and onions are doing just fine in their rates of growth, my corn has taken off like a middle school boy in the middle of a growth spurt and has now gotten just about knee high. With the weather looking as it has in the past few days, I see no signs of being able to transplant out doors and have now purchased bigger pots to transplant the corn.... I'm just hoping it warms up before I have to harvest corn indoors!
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