While I was busy gloating about longer days of sunlight, Kyle’s girlfriend reminded me today is a holiday–“Pi’ day–figures, she would know this–she is a pre-med student 🙂 So along with celebrating an extra hour of sunlight (for most of all us in the US) we can also celebrate the date, 3.14, or “pi” day. Hey, any reason to celebrate is a good reason! Thanks Nicole.
I will be taking CPR in Coral Springs this afternoon. Though my fitness certification forces me to keep my CPR current, I am thankful. I think every adult should take CPR, if not regularly, certainly at least ONCE! Even though the “formula” for breaths and compressions changes every time I re-certify, the basic take away message is always the same…DO SOMETHING! DO COMPRESSIONS…keep the person’s heart pumping for them until help has arrived. To do NOTHING is to almost assure death for someone who has no pulse. I am always reminded that even though I do the course for work, most heart attacks occur much closer to home, so for your loved ones, it’s not a bad idea to know what to do in a cardiac emergency.
What a glorious day yesterday was. After work/working out to one of my favorite new work CDs I had lunch with my wonderful student/friend Christine. If anyone demonstrates that 60 is the new 40, it would be her! Inside and out she glows with vitality. From there I met Mitch and our friends Shelli and Al to head out to the intracostal and listen to some great live music by my friend Rik and his buddy Patrick, or as they call themselves BEACH DOG. Thanks for the entertainment and as Mitch says, the destination. Blue skies, glistening water and some killer yachts to watch while listening to them sing and play their gee-tars. We followed that by a ride to the beach where we watched the sun begin to set after the afternoon crowds had disappeared. Talk about finding peace! There it always is. Thanks, Shelli, for reminding me to appreciate every sunset.
But before I met Christine I popped into Barnes and Noble to start catching up on the books on my “to-read” list. I decided to start with the Be Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. Then, last night, after an enormous (trust me) salad, I began to read. After changing all the clocks, I brought the book in bed and finally made a decision to close it and take a break at 1am (new time). Anyone that knows me, knows I am NOT a night owl, so obviously it got my attention. While I can say that although most of the recipes are clearly too fancy for me, I will be trying some of them on the vegan crowd. It’s really the girth of the info that comes before the recipes that I am interested in. I look forward to spending more time with that book later today and this week.
For now it’s off to read the Sunday paper and enjoy a hearty breakfast. I wish you a happy Pi day filled with extra sunlight, lots of peace and maybe even a little Sunday fitness.