Good morning. Though I want to rant and rave and share my incredibly frustrating story of the past week, dealing with AT&Ts total screw ups and then frustration with UPS and finally with actually getting back on once I had my new modem, but in the scheme of things, its all BS. It rattled my “peace” a bit, but thankfully there was fitness to keep me sane. Beautiful thing about working out is YOU NEED NOTHING but will to do it. In a world filled with hard to control situations, working out is something we CAN control. I love that. And yes, Becky, your comment about that was right on the money–If this was the worst of my problems, I really have no problems.
Many lessons were learned by me in my forced week away from my PC. I say my PC, because I was lucky enough to still connect to the world via my iPhone. I fought getting one for a long time, (until my precious grandkitty chewed my phone charger and it just made more sense to get a new phone). I highly recommend the smart phones. It was a salvation to be able to send and receive emails while my home computer was down.
But back to the lessons–I revisited reading the newspaper every morning, and I liked it. I had more time to help Mitch with the animals in the morning and more time for me to get ready for work. I will be working on better morning time management to include all that and blogging as well. Moving forward, I may some days, post my blog later in the day. Who knows, some days I may not even blog at all. I realized life will go on….but I also learned that my blog entries sort out my thoughts and give me focus for the day. Hey, some days I might blog twice! In the constant struggle for balance, I keep working at it.
A few quick words on Losing It. I admit to having been distracted so though I watched the whole show, I was somewhat distracted. I may go back and watch it again. This episode dealt with what certainly appeared to be hoarders (or at least the mom) more than slobs. I am pretty sure hoarding is not something that can be changed in a day or two of cleaning, but maybe I am wrong. It seems to me that all the stars align for whoever is chosen to have Jillian come visit. The co-workers just happen to be runners and the boss runs a 5K every Saturday–how ultra convenient for a woman who has just one week with a trainer. I am thrilled for anyone who is impacted by the wraths of a person like Jillian, who is able to obviously get through to people who need some getting through to! How realistic this is, I am just not sure. Again, I will be watching next week.
At my husband’s company, they coined today their “Random Acts of Kindness” Day. I think that is really pretty cool. I am going to spend my day as if I worked with them. If we all did just ONE SINGLE random act of kindness today, we could all make someone smile and we could then smile, too. I am on it. Gonna feed Blaze and take him outside for a little while before I begin my work day.
Be kind, peaceful and get on your fitness! ALL things you can control in this out of control world. It’s awfully good to “be back.”
Yes, it certainly is great to “be back” for me too! (kind of) Ted and I spent 6 days in THE BIG APPLE. Broadway shows, Regis and Kelly Show, looking at monstrous buildings, taxis, extraordinary food, Circleline cruise, Peekskill….OMG. Now I really know what a “New York minute” is all about. For some strange reason, all my back pain and leg pain evaporated as we journeyed into the wonderful world of Manhattan. It is such an exciting place to visit……..but…….I could never live there!!! I truly appreciate our home and the “slower pace” of Florida. I do need my NY “fix” once a year.
I plan on seeing everyone on Saturday and I can’t wait to “get back” to my exercise routine. It has been a long time. oxoxoxo 🙂
Yay Rita!!! Glad you left your pain behind. Can’t wait to see you!
Hi All – I will stay in touch via Bonni’s blogs because I am forced to take time off from the gym. I took a pretty nasty fall off my bike Saturday morning (on my way to the gym) and fractured a bone in my arm up by my elbow. The sling and fracture caused me to hold my arm in an unnatural position and has resulted in painful contusions to my chest wall and ribs. The ER doctor gave me Vicodin and Anti-inflammoatory meds and told me to do NOTHING for at least several days.
RE: Losing It last night. I liked this episode better than the first, but I just feel like there is so much missing from this show. If Jillian is spending 5 days 24/7 with the family, I wish we could see more details. It all feels so…I don’t know, edited? maybe.
Anyway – glad you are back Bonni – I missed your blog a lot more than I thought I would. I missed the connection with you and with everyone who reads the blog. It’s an interesting phenomenon to feel connected to people you don’t really know via the internet.
Judy Amberson says
Carol get better! Bonni told me about your arm-i didn’t think you hurt yourself that badly-so sorry-we will miss you at the gym-but rest,rest,rest.
Oh, Carol. I am so sorry to hear about your injury. Rest and relax. I know that will be hard for you, but follow the dr.’s orders!! I hope to see you soon. xooxxoxo