Mar

2

Cold Toes

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A few nights ago- I my toes were freezing- Ok- it seems like lately my feet are cold more often than not, but on this paticular evening I was desperate to get them warm, so I ran some bath water that may have been a little too hot. Then I did what one generally does when they run bath water- I got in the tub. My poor toes went into shock I think, because they started hurting AND they turned purple. Eventually they stopped hurting and the color returned, but since then- my feet have been a little numb. Of course, it probably doesn’t help that they’ll get cold and then I’ll put them on a hot water bottle to warm- but it was something I noticed after the bath incident.

I think it’s a normal type reaction, but I’m keeping an eye on it- and if it lasts longer than a week, it looks like a trip to the doctor will be in my future.

Feb

21

In the Meantime..

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A lot has happened in the last week- and I’ve learned quite a few very valuable lessons. I know that sounds cryptic- and I don’t mean it to, but I’m unable to do a lot of ‘talking- typing’ or any of the like at the moment. Blog writing for me today is actually an exercise in seeing how I feel just by doing what many would deem as a simple task. So far so good, but it’s a slow-going process.

In the meantime- I’m grateful for the sunshine and the green sprouts I’ve seen on some of my perennials- which is a sure sign (in spite of the forecast of weekend snow) that Spring is just around the corner.

Feb

15

Plugging In to Health

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A few days ago I got on the scale for the first time in three months. I’ll be honest here- I had walked past that scale time and time again thinking that I would get on it ‘one of these days’ when I felt less stress- less bloated- less jet lagged… blah blah- you get the idea.

Well finally- I decided to just do it. I KNOW that I haven’t been working out the way I should, nor has my eating been where it should be- but I finally told myself that stepping on the scales wasn’t going to change any of that- it was just going to put it in my face.

It was mid afternoon- I’d drank several cups of coffee and glasses of water- plus I’d had lunch about a half hour before. I told myself that if I saw numbers I wasn’t happy with that I could loosely know that they would go down if I weighed like always- one morning.

So I did it- and I was surprised to see that I’d lost a kilo! 2.2 pounds GONE! How that happened- I have no idea, but I’ll take it- and if you add in all of the aforementioned factors- maybe its even more.

I did a little happy dance- BUT, I also knew that even though the scale said one thing- the way I really feel says something entirely different. I didn’t ‘feel’ lighter- and in fact felt downright blah… so that’s a sure sign that it’s time for me to fully plug back into my health and wellness. I’ve been working on the wellness for quite some time- but now it’s time to stop snacking completely after dinner- time to make more use of my brand new kettlebell, and time to dust off the ellitical AND get those new running shoes out and put them to use.

After all- I love who I am and I’m worth it.

Feb

13

Delivery Made

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My weekend delivery turned out to be a day filled with a lot of joy and excitement. Not only did I have a wonderful time meeting the guy who placed the order for his girlfriend and learning about him and his culture- but I also had the opportunity to meet up with a dear friend who happened to be spending the weekend in the same are. It was all coincidental, but it was a great day in the making and combine that with a few snowball fights and having my favorite guy with me- the day couldn’t have been better.

I’m grateful- so very grateful for all the blessings in my life and the people who make my life even sweeter!

Feb

6

One Step at a Time

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We’ve been home from our trip for exactly two weeks today and I’m finally (I think) getting back in the groove of things.  Well- mostly I think I’m starting to get enough rest- and feel like I’m alive again even though my energy levels are still far from what they should be.

Business is picking up again- and this weekend I’ll be making a delivery which is no where near my general business area- but the person said he would spare no expenses to make sure his girlfriend knows how special she is to him.   Talk about romance at its finest- and I’m looking forward to meeting him.

I’m hoping by weeks end I’ll be back in somewhat of a regular routine-  and able to function again on a more normal (whatever normal is) basis.   Time will tell on that one.    My plan is to get back on track with a regular exercise routine next week-   I’ve been working on taking care of making sure I get enough rest- and working on getting back on a healthy eating track, but now it’s time for some exercise.   My body needs it and will thank me.

 

Feb

6

Help Where It’s Needed

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Since Facebook is ‘the’ place to be- I’ve often cited that it’s the place that you can find out everything you ever wanted (and didn’t want) to know about any and everything. It’s also a valuable source of information and a resource to be able to help people when they are struggling with something like when I saw that a friend was in search of a San Diego Employment Lawyer for a work situation that she’d encountered and was unsure how to proceed. Because of the huge impact of social media- people were able to step in and offer her advice on who to contact and how to get her situation resolved quickly.

It’s one of my favorite places- and the perfect way for me to keep in touch with all my favorite people. Like everything else- it has it’s downfalls, but on the whole- Facebook is one of my favorite virtual places.

Jan

30

Gratitude- January 30

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One more day and we will be knocking on the door of February.  Am I the only one who is having a hard time believing that January is almost over?  Time is definitely flying by thus far in 2013.

Today I’m having a very relaxing day-  one with little contact with the outside world and time to reflect on so many things happening around me.  I’m feeling grateful- for so many things- my cup runneth over.

Is my life perfect?  Far from it-   but it is good and I am grateful.

Bits of Gratitude for January 30, 2013.

  1. Feeling the warmth of sunshine on my shoulders.
  2. Chocolate-Pecan roast coffee from Dee’s Pecans, courtesy of my sweet brother.
  3. The locksmith who got her promptly after being called this morning to get the broken key out of our front door lock.
  4. Marcel- for recognizing that I really needed a day of rest, and offering to get the groceries for me.
  5. Mrs. Kromwijk and the beautiful ‘welcome home’ tulips she gave me.

Jan

30

Gardening from the Inside Out

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I’ve been thinking of my body and relationships like a garden lately.     I need to nurture and ‘water’ my body with the right foods and vitamins to make sure that it flourishes and stays healthy.     The same with my relationships-  I am invested in my friendships and want to nurture the relationships, water them and continue to see them flourish into beautiful gardens.  I see each friendship and each potential friendship as a beautiful flower-   and I know if I do my part in nurturing that flower- it will grow.    Granted- it’s always a two-sided thing, relationships- but I am responsible for me.

Today the sun is shining and the warmth on my shoulders feels good-   It’s giving my body the Vitamin D that it needs, something that so many of us get too little of- especially in the colder- cloudier winter months.     I’m resting and feeding my soul-   It’s a good thing- and my inner garden is beginning to bloom and it’s a great feeling.

Jan

28

Now that the hustle and bustle of getting everything done after being gone for two months- Marcel has started back to work and I’m taking a little time to just think about myself and relax.

After lots of indulgence during our holiday- it’s also time to get back into a healthy eating pattern and regular exercise regime. I’m taking one thing at a time- but the getting back into the healthier eating started yesterday.. It’s going to be a process, but I’ll get there. I’m determined for this to be a year of stepping out of allowing any type of fear to control my life- so I can live an unlimited life. That’s going to open doors in every aspect of my life- and I’m excited about it.

In the meantime- I’m still focusing on the positive around me- and even though I’m on a little break from a lot of technical aspects of life- I’m trying to keep up with blogging and start spending more time within my own thoughts and putting them out there.

So today’s bits of gratitude are as follows:

  1. The joy that playing ball with JJ brings me.
  2. Marcel going to the grocery store for me today since I was struggling with a migraine.
  3. Having nothing pressing-which is allowing me to concentrate on my own rest and getting back into the swing of things.
  4. Real friendships.
  5. Warmer temps after a week of below freezing weather.

Jan

25

Home Again

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I’m in the processes of getting over a little jeg lag- and back into the routine of things after a two month vacation, but we are home and settling back in after a fantastic trip with the family and friends. We made so many wonderful memories that I will carry with me for a lifetime and Marcel found himself really getting the itch to move. It’s still something we are considering, but right now- we are fulling living exactly where we are and not spending our time wishing our life away for something else. It doesn’t mean we aren’t or can’t make plans, but it isn’t going to hinder where we are now and fulling living here.

Right now- I have a little pup who is in serious need of a bath, but now that we’re back home and I’m getting settled I’ll be spending more time writing again. One of my goals this year is more structure in my blogging, so good things are coming!