After taking my son to school this morning (the one thankful constant still in my life), I headed over to the local lake. I’ve made it part of my “unemployment mission” to lose the last 30 pounds that life has tacked onto my 5′ 3″ frame that I haven’t been able to get rid of. There is a very tranquil 2 mile walking path all the way around that I really enjoy. The temperature was a very comfortable 70 degrees, and as you can see in the picture it was just too nice to be inside. It was great to see so many people out walking and running (I was concerned about the safety factor). There were ladies partnered up laughing with each other, older couples out for a morning walk with their dog, some rather attractive men running shirtless, and a little bit of everything really. Almost every one of them had a ready smile to give as we passed each other walking in opposite directions.
Another mission I have assigned myself is to get the things around the house done that I haven’t been able to get worked on. The first step was to make the list. It’s about half a page long so far, but it ranges from taking bags of donations to Goodwill to putting sealant on the backyard fence. Very diverse items!
Other than that I’ve given myself this day to just relax and be calm. I started reading The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman which was given to me by a friend, and just enjoying some Food Network TV. I must not get in the habit of taking naps…this is a weekend delight that I want to remain just that, a weekend delight only.
The good news is there have been no tears today. Let’s hope this is a trend!