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Get up, dress up, show up

Monday, March 28, 2016



No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

I am pretty lucky, beccause this was my Mom's mantra, pretty much when I was growing up. Don't complain, suck it up, you are fine, get going, get things done.

And for crying out loud, don't give up.

I am taking my car in to have the snow tires swapped out today. Earliest I have EVER done this, since I moved to Minnesota, almost 20 years ago. We have had a nothing winter. It has been great. There will be people here complaining, but I won't. I DID pay the snowplow guy, and he got a great deal this year, but some years, he had to come almost every day and I still paid him the same. They just got more sleep this year!!

Even with my knee, I get up every day, get ready for the day, and aim to get at least something done. I do this every day, because that was the way my Mom raised us. No LOAFING AROUND. She would NEVER have bought video games. As a matter of fact, I never bought video games for my darling Daughter. I thought they were a waste, and I did not like that a kid would sit inside and do nothing productive for hours. My Mom finds them appalling, and I applaud her.

Today, I also go to one of my yoga classes. The first time I went back, it seems like everyone knew I had been gone, and I got applause. You shouldn't get applause for showing up! It was because I had been gone for a couple of months...I'm glad they remembered me.

Today is a beautiful day here. The lawns are actually greening up a bit, and we may get a snowstorm or two, but the snow doesn't last for more than a couple of hours, and it is good for the lawns, so bring it on.

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

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