Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ups and Downs

It's a bit bumpy, this life thing, isn't it? 

It's been a good news, bad news, happy news, sad news sort of a month so far, and most of the stories are not mine to tell, so we'll just leave it at this - I have a lot of dear and lovely people held in my heart right now, you know who you are, and you know why you have a special place, I'm thinking of you. 

Everything else is rolling along as usual, except for the snow this morning, which was a little unexpected.  We've had more days of snow this winter than the combined snow-day-total of the other 3 Washington winters we've experienced - and today was just one more.  Drove to school in falling snow, drove home in falling snow - sometime mid-morning snow gave way to blue sky and sunshine and this afternoon was really quite pleasant.  Bri is outside splitting kindling though, just in case...  you never can tell around here! 

I had planned to come here daily and tell you about my self-improvement challenges - I guess I failed at the first challenge, which was to share the challenges with you!  Oops!  maybe we'll try that one again...  yesterday was an 'eat well' day, and we had chinese veggie soup for supper, which was fabulous even if I do say so myself.  In fact it was so good that everyone took leftovers for lunch today (thus foiling my evil plan to have made 2 dinners at one time, but never mind that now) and it's pretty much gone now!  All those excellent veggies were very healthy, and tonight's chicken with peppers, onions, herbs and tomato sauce wasn't too shabby either. 

Today's challenge is the exercise challenge and that will be taken care of tomorrow morning when I go to the fitness club.  Yep, go ahead, read it again, I know, you're shocked, I have taken up exercise!  I have not yet worn my 'I'd rather be knitting' t-shirt to the club but it's tempting some days.  I go 3 days a week, and do cardio and strength training and it's all computerised and online and gadgety so it keeps me entertained and I barely notice how boring the whole thing is.  I have learned that my body is currently operating at the rate of a 36 year old, excellent news indeed for my 43-next-week self, and that I have only a very tiny amount of fat wrapped around my organs, also excellent news - inspiration to not eat the crispy skin off the chicken! 

Tomorrow's challenge will be to tidy up a miniature disaster somewhere in the house, and there are plenty to choose from!  Who knows, I may even remember to come back and tell you about it...

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