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A satisfying Sunday

Sunday, September 27, 2009



I went to the JDRF Walk for the Cure today. I walked to it, walked it, and walked home. In addition to this morning's dog walk, so about 7 1/2 miles in all, not counting walking around while there, or any to-ing and fro-ing here at home.

I cooked for myself, too... and am sitting here sipping my last warm mug of the day. Feeling calm, good, and satisfied.

I figured since I share my whines when days are tough, I'd share my joy for one that's good.

  
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SMARTIEBEE 9/27/2009 8:01PM

    Barb, Good for you! It looks like wonderful weather for a nice long walk!

Keep Sparkin'!
Shirley


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VSWINGLE 9/27/2009 7:54PM

    Enjoy a feeling of a job well-done!

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Can't think of a cute title... Saturday

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Let's see... on the health front, they ordered another test... CT scan coming up on Monday.

On the son front... went with him to Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament today, his first. He lost both of his bouts, and wasn't quite so disappointed with the first as with the second. The first he was out-powered. And he was bleeding when it ended. The second he was winning when something went wrong and he got essentially suffocated in his own gi. So we spent the hour drive home with a little steam cloud over his head. He was beating himself up so badly... just... like... his... mother does herself!

Lesson to take away... My son did not fight badly. He fought with honor and learned some lessons about preparation. When our efforts don't have the desired result, will we take the lessons they offer?

Learning to catch ourselves before we get too far down the path of self-blame, self-punishment and turn it around to "lesson learned" or "there I go again, and I don't need to go there again!"

Hope you're all having a good weekend.

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SMARTIEBEE 9/26/2009 9:51PM

    Barb, it is just as hard to watch our offspring go through facing hard lessons as it is for us to go through them ourselves! Maybe harder! At least for me it is. I hope he took away some of what you were talking about! A good life lesson for all of us! (But Brazillian Jiu Jitsu??? Is that like an oxymoron??)

I hope your weekend is going well too! Mine is off to a good start. I hope tomorrow's 5K goes as well! (How could it not- it is just a little 3 mile run!)

I hope the CT scan goes well too!


Keep on Sparkin'!
Shirley


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The furnace kicked on for the first time this season...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quick snippets... Saturday I had a great tramp through Pioneers Park. Those Lincolnites who participated in the Buffalo Run? The grass was still tramped down.

Saturday night my son dragged me to a theater event of a boxing match... yeah, the one that was in the news. It reminded me of my age... I came THAT close to falling asleep.

Sunday I lapsed on my program... tired, cold, and probably not getting enough calories for the exercise levels I was putting in... so I overdid in the other direction. I've been "recovering" ever since, back solidly "on program".

Two weeks 'til surgery... and doing fine without the supplements.

  
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CRACKERMOM 9/23/2009 9:38PM

    turned our heat on Tuesday afternoon
it's cold out here in the western part of the state

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Autumn mornings bring out the spring...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Make that they bring out the Spring in my old dog's step. First I thought she was going to freeze me to death by stopping to sniff. I knew I would be moving so only work a t-shirt, no sweatshirt...

Then the autumn air kicked into her doggie brain, and it was like ten years dropped off her doggie age and she was pulling at the leash, eager to keep moving... all the way through the couple of miles.

I love this time of year and how it rejuvenates my princess of a huntin' dog. And me.

  
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SMARTIEBEE 9/19/2009 6:11PM

    isn't it great what these wonderful dogs can do for us! On days when I don't run, sometimes the only thing that gets me going is taking Sammy for a walk!

Shirley


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Been silent, while busy...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I was off the grid over the past weekend, while attending my son's US Army Reserve "Yellow Ribbon phase I" event. I walked, and walked, and walked on Saturday... through a gorgeous park in Topeka Kansas, and later mall-walked there as well. This was followed by a bunch more walking around at a meet and greet.

Sunday was mostly sedentary, but I had to hop on the treadmill when I got home just to shake out the after-effects of the growing reality of his upcoming deployment. I'm trying to focus on getting a full night's sleep all week long, and that means maybe not doing as much blogging and site activity.

I'm still here, still trying to keep to a pattern of healthy self-care.

  


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