Monday, March 29, 2010
Maybe every day has a theme? I've decided that Mondays are a great day to keep a promise to yourself. For me, that promise is a brief lower-body strength work out. Somehow the whole week goes better when I keep that promise on Monday!
Even if I have a hard time later in the week, it's easier to keep keeping promises if I start out with keeping ONE on Monday.
Somebody commented on a previous blog to name "Treadmill Tuesday". Now all we need to do is figure out what the rest of the themes are! One day at a time though... I kept my promise to me, today!
What promise to yourself did you keep today?
Saturday, March 27, 2010
OK, admit it, you have a pair of jeans hidden in a drawer or a closet somewhere that you dream of getting back into. Am I right?
Well, a funny thing happened to my skinny jeans, the ones I HOPED I might fit again if my efforts were successful. They became so loose I am no longer comfy wearing them. Today I bought a new pair of skinny jeans, with a 30 inch waist. Me! I can't believe it. But then again, I can. Feels gooooood!
Go, K State!
Well, looks like all my sentimental faves are being knocked out by the men from Butler! Gotta give 'em credit, they are playing like champions.
Friday, March 26, 2010
It dawns on me as I write that it's almost exactly a week since my last son-hug. The week has gone quickly as I've been busy. And, as has been my habit for several years now, the red is on... "til they all come home". The yellow ribbon pin took a break while he was home on leave, but it's back on again, too.
Music of my youth is on the boom box in the background. It makes me more active to have stirring music on. I sometimes listen to classical, but I have to admit that tunes that were popular when you were an adolescent tend to bring a spring to the step and a swing to the hips as you go about your morning routine. I might even (don't tell anyone) do a few dance steps between fixing lunch and prepping breakfast. Today: The Beatles. My age may show, but I care not!
Sad that Syracuse lost their ball game last night, but consoled by K-State's win. Sometimes I think it makes for a better "big dance" experience for me when the teams that I "should" root for, based on geography or connection are out of the running and I can just enjoy seeing incredible athletes doing things I can only dream about my body being capable of! Dreams of flight, speed, flexibility, and grace.
Have a great Friday friends!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I haven't darkened a blog entry since Sunday. Been busy with other things higher on the priority list, or expressed my thoughts in comments on others.
Let's see, things I found out this week: someone is organizing a memorial 5K and half marathon at Fort Hood on the anniversary of the shootings there, next November 5th. Since my son was so directly impacted by that day, and since I had met a few of the victims, I have decided that I really want to participate in this run. My training will target the 5K, not the half marathon. Know thy limits, when reaching for the stars!
I have never traveled such a distance to participate in an athletic event. Furthest I went was from the Binghamton, NY area to Canton, PA for a 5K, back in 1991? 1992? And I know my times won't be what they were back then... but the important thing is to do it.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Another stolen blog from somewhere or another. You know the drill, copy, paste, put up your own answers on your own blog or just relax and enjoy someone elseís exposing of their ticks and foibles.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Australia. I have a hankering to see the moon and the stars "upside down". And I wouldn't have to learn another language to do it.
If you could have your dream job, it would be...what?
Already got it. I work full cycle computer applications development and maintenance. From requirements analysis through construction, deployment, and customer support. I'm using my talents and helping people... what more could a body want?
What would you like them to say about you after you're gone?
I'm debating among several, "She did it her way", "She was a character", "She had a full life", and the ever popular, "I'll miss her".
What are 3 things you'd like to do before you die?
You know, if I died today, I think I'd be content about most of the really important things. So, if I HAVE to pick three more things to do: Visit Australia. Take a hiking trip. Attend the Kentucky Derby.
What movie star would you love to look like?
Pfft (imagine me laughing so hard I sputter out my coffee). I don't want to look like any movie star. I just want to look like me and be happy with that!
What is your biggest strength?
Following logic (I'm a heck of a debugger).
What is your biggest weakness?
Over-committing, over-optimism in estimating how much time something will take.
What is your favorite color?
What obstacle would you like to overcome?
Insecurity, anxiety, fear and their brethren: Right now I can reason around or power through them... I know that in balance they can be useful... but gee, wouldn't it be nice once in a while not to feel like you are about to slip and fall?
Do you drive fast or slow...or right at the speed limit?
Mostly speed limit, to slow.
Are you a rule keeper or a rule breaker?
What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?
Hmmm, not bad.
When is the last time you cried?
Friday morning on the way back from dropping daughter in law at home.
When is the last time you laughed?
Sometime this morning... I think it was at the dog, but I am easily amused.
Are you weak or strong?
Are you serious or carefree?
Serious. I make a great "straight man" to a comic.
What is the one thing you can't live without?
Air. Ask a literal question... see, straight man to the top banana!
What movie do you never get tired of seeing?
What book have you read more than 3 times?
More than 3 times... I don't think any. But I did make it to three times with JRR Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring. That's the first book of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, for those who aren't fans. I read it once in high school, and abandoned the project mid-book two. I read it again in college on a challenge from a professor, and again got stuck in the same place. Both times I completed book one. I finally succeeded in finishing the trilogy in 1998, when I read it with my then-13 year old son. So, that makes three.
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be?
Do you like yourself?
For the most part, Yes.
Do you sing when you're by yourself?
If you were to give a speech, what topic would you choose?
"It's OK to be human"
Do you think people like you?
For the most part, yes. But there will always be some who don't.
What sport do you wish you could participate in?
I have a closet dream of doing a triathlon. But I'm too slow for the really long ones.
Do you spend more time looking back or looking ahead?
I liked Deb's answer, so I'll keep it: Looking back. But itís close.
Finish this sentence: Someday, I'd like to ....?
Have a completely clean and organized house. This would last... about two hours.
What is your favorite thing to daydream about?
Grandchildren (I don't have any, may never have any, and have no control over the decision, so it's definitely a "daydream").
Do you spend more time being happy or sad?
Happy. It's my natural state.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Introvert, but I can masquerade as an extrovert. I find that introverts can more easily "fake it" than can extroverts.
What is your pet peeve?
What makes you smile?
Peace and quiet.
If you could be any animal..what would you be?
A horse... strong, fit, fast.
What charity do you support the most?
I have two that are at the top: Special Olympics and the USO.
What is your favorite time of day?
What is your favorite number?
7. I picked it when I was 7 years old and thought that was the perfect age. I still think it's the perfect age.
What is your favorite day of the week?
Monday. What can I say?
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