I am done obsessing about the cold and drab weather. I have just come to the conclusion that it isn’t doing any good and that God is going to give me the weather that He sees fit. Thank you, Lord, for the little bit of a sunrise that I saw this morning.
The sunrise didn’t last long, but I was thankful that Roxy, Otis and I were outside when it appeared.
This past Saturday, I met Tammy and Ben, along with Tammy’s seven year-old granddaughter, Cadence, at the Carmike movie theater to see The Croods in 3D. A cute movie and the theater was filled to the brim with parents and kids of all ages.
I had just about recovered from our camping adventure from last week when one of those movie-going theater rug-rats decided to sneeze on me and infect me with their germs. I came down on Sunday with a cold. I didn’t feel bad enough that I couldn’t do some chores, but when I was done, I was exhausted and feeling crummy. Maybe even a bit crabby. But just a bit.
On Monday, I wasn’t feeling much for better, so I allowed myself to do something I rarely allow myself to do – I drugged myself up with the way-past-the-expiration-date Nyquil capsules that I found in the medicine cabinet, wrapped myself up in my blanket and settled on the couch for a day of movie watching and a nap or two. Or three.
The good news is that my day of rest set me on the path of wellness. The bad news is that Randy caught the sickness from me and Monday evening, he started to feel crummy.
I admit that I have no patience at all with sick people. This from the girl, who all her life, and even now, wanted to be a nurse.
If you know me, you also know that I love my sweets. This month, I have decided to torture myself, my family and anyone who comes near me with an April Sugar Fast. This isn’t the first time that I have attempted eliminating sugar from my brain, my heart and my body. I figure that going completely sugar free for a while is the best way to teach myself that sugar is not a food group. I have went out on a limb and posted my plans on a forum at SparkPeople.
I was interested to see what kind of accountability I could drum up.
I am two days into this fast and so far, so good. This isn’t about losing weight – although, if my enemy, The Scale, showed declining numbers, I wouldn’t be sad. In the long run, this isn’t really about eliminating all sweet goodness from my diet. This is about challenging myself for thirty days (thank goodness April doesn’t have thirty-one days) and after than, teaching myself that a bite or two is okay, I don’t have to inhale an entire package of sugary pleasure.
Our family is off today to run some much needed errands. To the butcher, as the freezer is empty. To the RV lot to pick up paperwork and a part that they should have had to us a week ago. To the dog’s vet to drop off paperwork so that Dr White knows what was done to Otis at MIZZOU. If Randy is up to it, we may tackle the Accessor’s office to register our truck and trailer.
After we get home, I intend to grab my Kindle and my 3DS and alternately read ‘Chatanooga’ and play Luigi’s Mansion ~ Dark Moon.
It is going to be a good day!