As I sit down to start typing, I am thinking about last night’s dinner. I want to thank my dear friend, Lesley, once again, for modeling “If you build it, they will come,” with regard to family traditions. Though we totally miss Kyle (and Nicole) at our Thursday night feasts, Mitch and I are so thankful to have the chance to have a weekly event with Derek and his friends. It keeps us close, keeps the “kids” well fed (Mitch is sure they rarely eat salad, except on Thursday night) keeps me up on my new iPhone and iPad apps and so much more. I am grateful for this time in life that allows us to have this weekly tradition. I DID mean what I said about always having room for more, so Carol, or anyone, any time! If I learned one thing growing up in a rather Italian neighborhood, there is ALWAYS room for a few more.
Thanks for sending good cheer to my big red guy. Blaze seems to be Ok. He definitely did something to that bad leg the other night, but thankfully nothing major. He is sitting by my feet waiting for HIS morning walk. I totally understand how important it is to him. At 9 years old, I have found, if he just gets his daily walk in, he is pretty mellow the rest of the day. This is a lesson not only for all animal owners, but for all PEOPLE, too. We NEED daily exercise. As Joseph Pilates said so many years ago, “Physical fitness is the first prerequisite to happiness.” Yesterday, I did a 1.5 mile run around my neighborhood and then later in the day swam about 35 laps. It was a day off from work, but that just makes working out even more fun because on days like that, it’s “all about me.” Feels good to push…Also made me feel better about eating pasta and garlic bread! All about balance…
Speaking of balance, today is a rest day. Mitch and I are taking off from life and heading out to the beach for some sun, salt water and relaxation. Once in a while, “fun Friday, is definitely in order!
Hoping you can find some fun in your Friday. Do you what you must and then do what you want!!! One life…lets live it!