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Day 43: Loving Myself Healthy, a good day

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Today has been a good day. It's been the best and brightest day that I have had in at least 2 weeks. I am very grateful for that. Despite the fact that I'm still waiting for my doctor to return my call & get me some antidepressants, I was able to find some old ones and started taking them on Wednesday night. I'm not even sure if they are still any good but I felt like "something" was better than "nothing". I don't know if that is what is working for me right now, or the WRITING that I have been doing to try to work through my feelings, or the reading that I am doing to help myself. Maybe it's a combination of all of these things. Maybe its all the prayers that my friends and I have been sending up. Whatever it is, I am grateful and I feel better today.

This morning I got up early & went to teach my pre-school swim lessons. I taught from 8am-11am. It felt good to be back in the pool. I also got a good hot shower and fixed my hair so that made me feel better too. Once I got done at the Y, I headed home & took DH to work. Once back home, I babysat for the grandchildren so that their mom could go to the donut shop where Kaydon's birthday party was being held. We had a great time together goofing and watching SpongeBob. Then came time for the party. Kaydon turned 8 recently & this was his big party. All 5 of the grandchildren who are here in Martinsville were there along with their parents, our Pastor & his wife, and a good friend of mine from water aerobics. We had a grand time. The donut shop serves meals too and they catered the event with sliders, onion rings & french fries. The cake was beautiful... a sheet cake surrounded by & topped with Kaydon's favorite flavors of donuts. I am proud to share that I LOOKED but did NOT touch! Instead I enjoyed some of the onion rings (home made) and indulged in an awesome chili and cheese baked potato. I managed to stay within my criteria for abstinence: No sugar & staying within my caloric range. The party was hit. Kaydon had a GREAT time and everyone else did too. Since being back home, I've been relaxing, playing on the computer, Sparking and doing some OA stuff. Becca just went to pick up DH from work & to the grocery store to get some stuff we need for our church pot luck & Pastor Appreciation day tomorrow. Right now I am watching Jurassic Park and just living.

Tomorrow is going to be a good day. The grandchildren & I are singing a song that I wrote to the Pastor after the children's sermon. It should be fun. I love that they have Pastor appreciation day. We definitely love our Pastor. After church we are having a dedication to the new kitchen (the church recently renovated the old one) and a big pot luck lunch. I always love them. I just have to stand firm on the food plan. Funny how there is always tons of desserts and fattening things at potlucks. I'll just be wise & make good choices and enjoy visiting with my church friends. I don't have to teach any classes tomorrow. That's a good thing.

Now, I'm tired and need to go to bed. I don't want to push myself too much. I need to keep getting as much sleep as I can. I am working on staying focused on the positives and counting my many blessings. An attitude of gratitude is a very good way to stay in the moment and feeling better.

Sweet dreams. Bright blessings to all. Love, Dawn

PS: I read one of the most awesome blogs I have ever read today. Please take the time to go & read this one. You won't be sorry! AWESOME JOB!!
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