Out of My Element
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Being away from home was great. Temptations and old habits were disrupted.
My son was away on business. I got to visit with my wonderful DIL and play with my grandchildren. My 23 month old granddaughter has only two speeds, OFF and FAST, (Now I know the reason for menopause.) I got down on the floor and crawled around to be on her level. We read books, sang songs, went for walks. I could see her delight in splashing in puddles. (Mom took video of it for dad/)
As for my 10 week old grandson, his gummy grins were a delight to behold. It broke my heart when he frowned. That thirteen pounder really worked out my triceps. After awhile I could feel my arms strengthening.
My routine/lifestyle changed. They do not do coffee, so I was caffeine free and did not notice any withdrawal symptoms. No TV. I must confess I do like a good show and check the weather. But they check the weather on their smartphones before heading out. It was nice to see and experience a different way of doing things.
Being there I did not have nighttime eating issues. Perhaps because it was not my home and kitchen, but I did not feel the need to gnaw. I noticed my hunger when it occurred.
All this was quite refreshing and showed me that there are many changes that I still can make. I'm going to move forward as I do not want to be the old grandma I'd prefer to be the fun grandma.