Saturday, November 30, 2013
Time flies when you aren't paying attention to the calendar. As I updated my status, it is hard to believe I've been MIA from SP for 30+ days. My life has been busy with both sadness but also a great deal of happiness. These life events included the loss of a family member and a neighbor both from cancer; four homes sold on my street and families moved - one a very good friend and another my next-door neighbors; the roof in my 12 yo home leaked; and so it goes.
But I am fortunate that here have been many moments of joy as well. Most importantly - my niece's wedding where my home was "Bride Central" for a shower, the dressing of the bridal party for the big event, and a small day-after brunch. In keeping with tradition, I also hosted our family Thanksgiving. We were a bit smaller in number this year but the food was good and plentiful as were the laughter and leftovers. Last, but not least, my Riley passed his therapy dog certification test. I am looking forward to what comes next - more training and practice then sharing his joyful little self with others.
In the midst of all the preparations etc. my Sparking has also been MIA including any semblance of most healthy habits. Riley and I have kept up our 2X daily walks - some longer than others and, unfortunately, more weather-dependent. I have kept veggies and fruit on the menu but... carbs have taken over my daily diet. I guess the good thing is that I am aware of these slips. There will be more challenges through Christmas and winter weather but I've dusted off my exercise DVDs and I know that box with my "healthier lifestyle" books got stashed away somewhere while de-cluttering...
MIA will become IA!