Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Went to RAD class last night...self defense class led by local Police department. First week was book learning and last night we got to try things. A girl at work signed us up. Enjoyed it but returned with several good bruises. Felt good I was able to stretch out and get through everything well without strain or out of breath and able to stretch out all the way. My life choices are paying off. Felt good about that.
Only two more days and my family will be all together. Not for long enough but you take what you get. We fly out friday at 6 am. My son and daughter in law and mother in law will be staying the night so we can leave together. My daughter and her boyfriend will be leaving about the same time from Florida and meet up with us in Texas. She will get there around 9:40 and we get in around 9:58. What great timing. We are attending my nephews wedding on Saturday. Looking forward to being with that side of the family also. Wondering how mom will take it all in. Been awhile since she has seen her daughter. I know she would like a closer relationship but my sister in law is too busy and things have been strained between them over the years. Mom has become calmer since moving here and seems more happier and laughs a lot more. My sister in law lives a different kind of life and have gone through major struggles the last few years...loosing their home and bankruptsy etc and tend to have a negative attitude and blame others for choices they have made. So wonder how Mom will do?
Was reflecting this AM how blessed I am. I have started to live life instead of sit on the sidelines and watch life go by. We have accomplished so many hurdles this year. Checked off some of my bucket list items and we are accomplishing some of my goals for this year. It is a season my hubby and I are growing closer and closer although we both have busy careers that demand lots of time and energy. Taking an evening drive has been fun. Even my hubby has perked up and is starting slowly to do other things besides sit in front of the TV at night and vegetate. Slowly things in my life are moving.
Two friends and I meet monthly for Bible Study and we are challenging ourselves to memorize Scripture. We have been friends for a long time but life drifts us in and out of each other's lives. We want to encourage each other, pray for each other, learn more and hold each other accountable....That is another good thing going in my life that I've neglected for awhile.
We get home from Texas Sunday night and my best friend and her mom will already be at the house. They are helping us put together a garage sale that weekend! They are such precious people to me. They have been there for me closing down my dad's farm and helping me pack up things and clean up things (ICK) Her mom always had a hot meal at night for us...Yum Yum! I am truly blessed with special friends in my life. That is another part of my plan...get rid of our clutter and packratitis. After closing down two family's home our garage was overflowing.
I am enjoying making new friends on Sparkpeople from all over that are also on the same journey to improve their health and lifestyle. AWESOME!
So I am excited about the changes in my life and plan to continue them. It is a crazy, busy time in my life right now...but it is fun and exciting.
I am heading in the right direction and I am starting to see changes.