A Day Behind
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Somehow I've ended up a day behind the group reading and today will be busy, so I might fall 2 days behind. But it is okay. I'll do the days in order and I will get there. Perhaps I'll get back on track on days that are easy for me, like dealing with alcohol which I rarely, rarely do. I am sitting to eat, eating mindfully, giving myself credit, and reading my advantages card.
Today is St Patrick's at Senior Dance and I've got on my green - a plain green shirt and a navy scarf with bright green shamrocks that my dad bought for me in Ireland years ago. Just right for the dance!
My faithful readers probably want to know what I thought of the horseraces yesterday. It was just as much fun as I had anticipated! The horses were beautiful. I loved to see the difference between their warm ups and the races when they seemed to almost fly near the ground. They seemed a lot faster than they look on TV. No, we didn't win any bets. Hubby and I did not win a penny, although we bet in 5 races, we didn't bet much. It was worth it because we had a lot of fun for sure. The woman we went with bet on the favorite in one race and he came through with about 8 lengths' lead. She won 40 cents on a $2 bet. That was her total winnings. The fellow who had owned horses years ago won an exacto box that paid $38 but he did not quite break even. I suspect that is about par for the course. We set in the shaded grand stand. I walked out in the sun near the horses once just to see them close. Great view. Our weather was cool (okay, it was mid-60's but I get cold easily) and I shivered some of the time despite my jacket and gloves. (We had the warmest February ever with high 80s much of the time, but March has been below seasonal averages.) Glad we went, although I don't have a strong desire to go again.
I'm off to the first dance of the day. I'll have kids after school, some homework help, Gwen's piano lesson, some errands, and a dance this evening. I plan to do good eating. Hope you have a great day, too!