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Busy Times, Good Times.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last week I flew to Florida to spend a couple of days with a very dear friend who is recuperating from a serious illness. We had a great time together.

This past weekend we had company come to spend the night with us and view all the beautiful colors here in New England.

Tomorrow I am flying to the west coast to spend Halloween with my two grandkids there. The costume is packed and ready to go! I'm only staying for a couple of days - and will be back here on Saturday.

This afternoon, my husband and I will join our local 2-year-old grandson and his mom in the Halloween parade near their home.

Next month a friend and I will spend a few days away together hiking in the woods in New England.

Meanwhile, I am planning classes through to the end of the semester for my course. I like to mix it up and do different exercises with the classes each time i teach it.

I've been busy....busy, that is, for a retired 68-year-old.

And I will continue to be busy for a few more weeks.

I feel great. I have been eating well - sticking to my program for the most part - and walking regularly. My energy level is high.

I am enjoying how I look these days - and I am unwilling to do anything that will ruin that.

I have allowed myself a dessert or two - and I did nibble on some Halloween candy. But the scale is right where it was a week ago. I have not lost any weight and I have not put on any weight.

In a week or two, I will buckle down again and spend some time focusing on moving the scale down another pound or so. I do have another 10 or 15 pounds to shed before I reach my goal.

We all know that in the course of our lives, each of us goes through good times and through bad times -- it's the natural way of a lifetime.
We make it through the bad times as best we can - often with the help and support of others around us -- especially those who love us.
And it is up to us to enjoy and appreciate those good times whenever we can.

These days I say "Thank you" every day for this life of mine right now.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYYVAUGHN 11/1/2013 2:12PM

    You are busy and active. You will reach your goal.

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MOM2ACAT 10/31/2013 1:01PM

    You are busy, but it sounds like you are having a great time!

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KALIGIRL 10/30/2013 9:40AM

    Here's to gratitude for all our blessings

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/30/2013 7:33AM

    I'm really happy for you that you are going through one of the "good times" of your life. You are right that everyone's life has it's ups and downs and it's really important and nice to be able to recognize and acknowledge the good times!

Yes, you are busy for a retired 68 year old! That's great!!

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IMPROVINGME 10/29/2013 11:26PM

    So glad to read about all your special times with good friends and family. I also need to pause and say "Thank you" more often for the life I now have.

I like this quote by Robert Brault: "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

Have fun with your grandchildren this week!

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WATERMELLEN 10/29/2013 8:28PM

    So glad you are enjoying the good times: and noticing them. I absolutely agree with you, it's important to "pay attention" because heaven knows . . . some of the other enters into most of our lives from time to time!

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BOOKAPHILE 10/29/2013 7:32PM

    How nice to spend time with family and friends regularly! Enjoy your time with them!

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CATLADY52 10/29/2013 4:01PM

    You sound as if you are happier than usual. Enjoy all you can because you only get one ticket to ride the train of life! emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/29/2013 3:08PM

    You really are very busy. The Halloween plans sounds fun. I love Halloween. Sounds like you are doing well.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/29/2013 1:16PM

    What a lovely time is spread out before you over the next month or so. It does the heart good to read about it.

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