this time around is so stressful, it almost makes me want to rethink vacations! Almost.
Exercise is going well. I’ve kept to my plans. The challenge is next week while on PTO – but I can do it.
Food must be going well – clothes are fitting slightly better. I’ll take it. And now – back to work
Work has a Get Fit challenge going on for the next six weeks. I joined – my goal for this week is 60 minutes of movement for the entire week. Um, I did 30 this morning! I’ll be tracking my progress on the Intentional Movement Page
Thinking about how I can make incremental changes to my life to bump up the wellness factor.
Learning the linen stitch in knitting. It’s actually easy in a way, but the tightness of the stitches makes it slow going.
Watching the rain fall. For once we’ve had too much.
Drinking a cup of coffee
Missing the feeling of security. DH has some nibbles, but nothing concrete. Time is running out.
Knitting a wash cloth – finishing up “The Gift”
Wearing stay at home ‘character’ clothes. DH swears I’m going to be like Weezer on Steel Magnolias.
Noticing I am feeling more confident at work. It’s beginning to gel.
Reading nothing at the moment – just downloaded some Flannery O’Connor short stories
Feeling hopeful about myself and my husband. This has been a very difficult time for us and while I don’t know that we’ve handled things as well as we could have, we certainly haven’t handled them as badly either.
Work Life got in the way of keeping up here. Nothing out of the ordinary - just busy and not burning with desire to write.
I just realized I’ve gone six weeks without indulging in the food culture that is my office. I think this is a first since I’ve started working there. And it feels good to not be so bloated and icky.
And I’m adding some intentional movement to my day – formal exercise in the morning (working my way to 3-5x per week, and taking the stairs to the 5th level (it’s two steep flights after getting winded by briskly walking up a hill to the stairs) at the parking garage at work. Once I’m able to get to the 5th floor without feeling like I’ve had the wind knocked out of me and my legs screaming “why did you stop using us? This wouldn’t burn so if you had kept using us”, I plan to approach the garage using a different route – one that adds another flight of stairs.
The Big Gift is almost finished and I’m procrastinating. I know why – I’m scared it’s going to be ugly and I’ll have wasted a year and a good bit of money on yarn.
Still craving spring vegetables. Hubby has not come through on the dishes I told him I wanted.
That’s it. Time to go to work.
… the air has a green yellow cast
… sounds of lawn mowers provide an afternoon’s concert
… DH and I made our annual trek for barbecue.
Oh we eat barbecue as often as my husband can find it and likes it But the BEST barbecue involves a road trip. To please DH, we just need to drive an hour or so south. We have to get below Atlanta and into the beautiful rural areas in middle GA.
But to please me, it takes a road trip to SC – if we were to go to my barbecue place of choice, it would be 4 hours one way! Needless to say, we don’t get my kind of barbecue very often.
But now, with a belly full of southern haute cuisine (I’m being really facetious here), my thoughts are turning to other spring time delights – English Peas, Asparagus, baby lettuces, strawberries. And I have to admit – thinking of these foods makes me smile much more than thinking of barbecue does!
I’ve just sent this recipe to my husband hoping he’ll make it – or something like it – very soon:
Creamy Peas and Ham
How I Finally Gave Up Dieting – Green Mountain at Fox Run.
Just found this great post on Green Mountain’s blog. I know that I’m making progress in giving up the diet mentality. Posts like this help push me a little bit further down the road.
Coming soon – my wonder new recipe find. And no – it’s NOT “diet” friendly. It is, however, satisfying and full of some good stuff – and I’m really digging it.
A view of marriage equality from Christian writer and humorist.
via Marriage Equality: I Can’t Be Switzerland Anymore.
Just posting a link to this incredible post by Robin O’Bryant. I tend to stay away from controversy in my blog posts – but Robin asks us to think about this issue in a very real way and I appreciate that.