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Friday accountability: counting my blessings

Friday, June 18, 2010

First of all, it is Friday, the weekend, and I am home.
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I got the newsletter article done at work.
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I put into action a long awaited project at work that the funding was finally approved for.
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I did not get all the summer reading stuff done that I wanted, but a goodly amount that I can finish Monday before the kickoff at 2 p.m. (Boy, am I an optimist!)
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I went out in my lovely little yard. My darling hubby had mowed the lawn yesterday. It was getting dark, the waterfall was gurgling, and about half a dozen of my little goldfish were around the top of the pond and I caught glimpses of their shimmer. I got out the watering bucket and lugged several trips to the plants around the pond and in the pots in front of the house. It was so peaceful, and I truly felt an overwhelming flooding of feeling happy, content. Although pushing myself to do the gardening that I did physically hurt in some ways, my husband in turn pushed a little to do his part as well and together we are making it look really inviting. I want to get some kind of solar lighting and a fire pit, and a table, hopefully before Independence Day.
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Next week, after summer reading kicks off, I am taking about a week's vacation time and I have my heart set on visiting the ocean and enjoying the sand and surf.
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I am being careful not to overtrain, as I had been suffering from the effects of that very thing. I am working towards balance, which is not always easy. It seems to be paying off, although I had a bad night last night with back pain. I know I am so much more flexible, mobile, and stronger than I was a year ago.
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I am working at staying positive, having fun, enjoying my family.
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I can't wait for July 6 to see the year's total of how much weight I have said goodbye to.
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