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I am allowed to celebrate the good things

Friday, May 29, 2020

Dad and I (and the pups) ended up walking in the rain this morning. Dad was certain it wasn't going to rain that early, but Mother Nature has her own agenda that doesn't always stick to what the forecasters foretell. I don't mind walking in the rain, but the Cooper-dog is not a fan. he was pretty speedy on the way home. I think he wanted to outrun the raindrops!

Dad and I have been discussing whether or not I should move to his house. A lot has changed since the last time I lived at home with my parents. For one thing mom passed. As much as I loved her there was no way I could live with her again after I moved out. We just clashed too much on simple things. Another change is that there is a suite of rooms that were renovated for my niece when she lived here (she has recently moved to Cleveland with her boyfriend in preparation for attending Law School there in the fall.) Dad could use the company now that she is gone... as could I. With the changes in circumstances and relationships dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic it just makes sense for me to move out of the apartment building into my dad's house. There is way more risk in congregate living like an apartment building, and I (and my dad) am part of the "vulnerable population". so isolating together at his house seems the smarter and less lonely move.

I lost another two pounds this week. That means that I have lost 24 pounds since I have been staying with my dad... which is going on three months now. I read about the COVID 15 and wonder why I am not gaining weight. But I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I will just accept that it is what it is, and celebrate the little steps I am taking. I haven't been doing that enough of late... celebrating each step I am taking to get this weight back off. I have more often been bemoaning the fact that I regained some of the weight I originally lost. I have been less excited by the small movements on the scale this time around. And those are merely matters of attitude and perspective... I can chose to be more enthusiastic, and appreciative after all. There are moments, especially in these tense times, when there seems to be little point in celebrating even just in my own mind. I need to remember that just because the world is a strange and scary thing at times, that I am in a good place, and my life is filled with many blessings... and I am allowed to celebrate the good things, even the small good things. I am worth celebrating!

wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!

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  • _CYNDY55_
    Yes, you are worth celebrating----- emoticon 24 pounds Lost!
    41 days ago
  • SLIMMERKIWI
    I think it would be a great plan for you to shift in with your Dad. It makes economical sense, and you would both be able to support each other. It sounds like the house is big enough for you to each have your own space, which is important.

    Good one on the weight-loss too. Just remember, that Covid-15 is because of mindless eating. It doesn't sound like you have emulated them in that department :-)
    44 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I think it is an awesome plan for both you and your Dad!
    44 days ago
  • ROCKYCPA
    Sounds like a good idea to move in with your father and it is probably a much better environment for you!
    44 days ago
  • WIZARDHOWL
    Sounds like a good idea, moving back in with your dad. As long as you two don't drive each other crazy, I think it could work quite well! Good job on the weight loss. I have successfully dropped about 5 lbs. during COVID, but have plateaued again. Working to get my sodium amounts under control so that I start to drop again. Haven't been successful the last two weeks, so we shall see how June goes...
    44 days ago
  • MNABOY
    I have a friend who argues that if you run in the rain you get wetter than if toy walk. I think he is just lazy.
    44 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    It sounds like it would be a good move for both of you under the circumstances. Hope all works out.

    Hugs!
    45 days ago
  • RREDFORD5
    Absolutely, celebrate! πŸŒˆπŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸŽΆπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ You are most definitely worthy, always!!

    I agree with you, that it generally seems like the thing to do to move in to the house with your dad. I know; you did a lot of work in a short time to get into the apt. you have now, but all in all, healthwise and just generally with nice walking areas and a buddy for Cooper, and functional workouts available year-round, it seems like a good plan. I hope your Friday is great, and your weekend restorative and relaxing! Seems like getting this out as a plan will help with that. emoticon
    45 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    It sounds like a very good idea for all the reasons you mentioned. Go for it!
    45 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    sounds like a good plan to keep both of you company
    45 days ago
  • JRDUPREE
    You seem to be happy at your dad's place and you two work well together (hard work that leads to the weight loss). emoticon
    45 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Sounds like a good plan to me. You'll also be saving on rent money. Living away from the population right now is on the better side than being within the city/town where you are. I'm sure you'll feel more at ease being out there in the country where you Dad is. Also the company aspect is a big plus. I'm sure he will appreciate having the company, but also you helping him.

    Take care today and have the best day you can.
    45 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    I think it is a wonderful idea to move into your dads house. You both get along, the dogs are happy and you both will have company - go for it emoticon
    45 days ago
  • AKA_TROUBLE
    Sounds like a great plan! Also, emoticon emoticon emoticon
    45 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Sounds like a much healthier environment and you get along well with your dad. So, it's a win-win decision.
    45 days ago
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