Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Greg came over for "Dinner and a Movie" last night. We had tacos and watched the first 2 of the Spy Kids trilogy. Really cute. I did a little gardening - trimming and watering between the movies.
It is a beautiful morning! Bright sunshine and about 55 degrees right now - but looks like it will get into the 90s today. A couple of months ago I was walking outside - now am using DVDs - but there is something about the outdoors that is so much better - the fresh air, nature (we have a path along the river) and meeting other people along the way. My excuse is that it takes more TIME and I don't have that much in the morning - exercising, having my morning Devotions, eating breakfast. I need to rethink my mornings - perhaps get up a little earlier altho I now get up about 6.
I have not set my goals for July - did not do very well in June. I will look at those - see where I failed, where I succeeded and be more consistent in July. Somehow I feel that this is going to be a good month. Perhaps just blogging every day will help me to focus!!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I had such a relaxing and refreshing weekend. Just stayed home and enjoyed the days. Did some knitting, baked a coconut pie for my son, and watched all 3 of "The Lord of the Rings". I had not realized how spent I was. So a couple of "down" days was just what I needed.
So, now am ready to go back to work. Love my "job" in the Church office. Don't feel like I am really "working". But, I guess I put more into it than I had realized.
Had a long talk with another son yesterday. He is a very troubled young man - was glad that he shared his heart with me. Reading the blogs on this site is a real encouragement to me. People here share their goals, setbacks, and accomplishments!! And, I was able to share more of my heart with Greg. Somehow, it has always been hard to share my deepest feelings with my children. And, tho he and I have such different beliefs, he did listen and accept what I had to share. He has not in the past - he has mostly just left - usually very upset.
But, on a lighter note - I am looking forward to work today. We will be having a lunch meeting - planning Round-Up Sunday. The Sunday of Round-Up Week some of the church gather in a park for worship, fellowship and a bbq. Last year the attendance was about 200 - and a "good time was had by all"!!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Boy, did I fall off the Wagon. I have skinned both knees and have a black eye. But, as long as God gives me breath, it is not tooooo late to get back on track.
Have been thinking about what happened - since I was doing good. Was tracking me eating and exercising. Was losing a few inches - and a couple of pounds. And, was feeling so much better physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
First, my daughter finished her nursing program and I did feel a real letdown. I had not realized how much I "carried" while she was in the nursing program. Now, she is finished - and planning to take her state boards soon.
Second, I have been "so tired" recently. Am I really tired or is it something else?? I retired from a 30 year job which I really did like. Planned to just be able to sew, knit, spend time with my grandchildren and "take life easy"!! But, am working 30 hours a week in the church office. I do love my job there and feel like God provided it for me. But, sometimes I think I am resenting working again.
I started the 30 day quick challenge - or whatever it is called. Really simple daily things to do - but I have not even done that this month. I did my collage - but have not printed it out. The simple items I have listed on my Spark Page to do Daily i have not been doing.
So, it is time to pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. That sounds like a song. But, I can't sing so won't go there. My Mom sang in a monotone - and I can't even do that. But, I have said just watch out in Heaven - because I am going to sing with the best: Rich Mullins and Third Day!!!!
So today I turn over a new leaf - and am on my way!!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Kathi has finished her nurses training and has graduated from college. Here she is with Jordon, her Navy son. He is a diver stationed in San Diego. Just loves what he does and plans a Navy career.
He came up to celebrate with his Mother.
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