Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Most of you have heard the story so just a brief update: Sarah Rose was born on February 27 at 12:31 pm following a fairly short induced labor. I stayed at daughter's house from Tuesday night till Saturday. Then drove back and forth every day for the next week. Trying to take care of 2 houses was not easy. So my house and husband got a bit slighted. My time out there has tapered since then. Sarah is a good baby and, like many thirds, just seems to go with the flow! Much more mellow (right now) than big sister and brother.
By the time my week at their house was over my back was a mess! Came home and used heat, cold, stretches, whatever I could think of. It was excruciating!! That has finally calmed down, too.
The month has been awful for my exercising and tracking of food! I have not gained pounds but an inch around waist and thighs.
Of course, we all know what happens to my emotional state when I am not exercising! Depression, sad, tears, etc. So, this is the week I'm getting back on track. I have started tracking food again. I walked yesterday but I'm so sick of the icy, cold wind I stayed inside today. Did some yoga and ST. I will start feeling better in a couple of days, I hope!
My neighbor passed away Easter night at home following years of breast cancer that then metastasized to bones. We were not close but had lived by each other for 27 years. We were friendly when our kids were young. I'm feeling sad about her death. I feel sad for her husband. I have watched the scenario play out over the last week or so. The kids are there; coming in and out. Walking together; talking. The husband comes out, stands in the yard staring at the house. It got too painful to watch this family that I've known for so long. Then Easter. My hubby and I both felt like the end was so close just by actions, visits, faces. I am so sad for this family.
I am reminded that it's a very thin line between life and death. I need to appreciate more--myself, my husband, my kids, my grandkids!!! I love the life I live! I need to express it more to those around me. I need to take better care of myself. Why is it so easy to forget this?