Hello my friends, now I hope you all had a great day.........mine was so busy but productive and I feel great getting so many things accomplished. It was a beautiful day here, sunny and hot, my kind of day.
I was up early (for me) just to get ready for the day. I had to prepare for my course this afternoon.
First I went to Curves, not so early today, I arrived at 11:45 (now that's more like it) and like it I did. I did the machines twice today and as yesterday the stretching machine was my favorite. When I finished I made a quick trip to the washroom to change my clothes and touch up my make up before my class.
The class was wonderful, it was so good to see everyone and they were all so happy. I think the weather had a lot to do with their moods. All of them had completed their assignments from last week and no one complained. I could feel they were really enjoying each other's company as they compared their past week with each other. Today we concentrated on meditation. We dimmed the lights and put on a CD. The voice on the CD was soothing and before we knew it we were all deep breathing and it was so relaxing. Even my favorite patient enjoyed it. We had wrapped one for each of them to take home and they were really pleased with the gift. Now we only have one week left of the course with this group and we could tell they were almost sorry that we were preparing to end the past five weeks next week. After class my favorite patient and I went across the street to the Tea House for a cup of coffee. It was so nice out that we took our coffee outside to drink and sat on the bench to chat. You know he is a real trooper and has a wonderful sense of humor. We spoke about his wife today and he regrets that he hasn't been able to help her understand what is happening to him. He wants her to talk to him, share his death as she shared his life but she refuses to. This makes me sad, as I know it would bring him so much contentment and acceptance if she would become a part of what is happening. We would all help her as well if only she would allow it. I know I have done my best so have to be content with it but oh I wish there were some way I could reach this woman. Oh well he has my phone number to give her if she ever wants to talk or needs anything. He is also going to keep in touch to let me know how he is doing. Such a wonderful courageous man, I'm not sure I could be as strong as he is. Anyway next week we are all taking pot luck and will play a few health informing games. I know they will enjoy it.
After coffee I went for groceries. First Tuesday of each month is 10% off for seniors and being the cheapskate that I am I always get my big grocery order at this time. Then it was off to the Home Hardware to get the cages for my tomato plants. From there I filled the car with gas, went to the drugstore, the dry cleaners and post office. By then it was nearly 4:30 and I still had many things left on my list to do so I headed home to at least attempt to finish the list.
I put the groceries away, put a load of laundry in the machine, emptied the dishwasher before I headed outside to work on my flowers. I gave them all a good watering and fed them with Miracle Grow, and as I looked at them I thought I may need a miracle for them to grow. I'm not sure I've used enough top soil, only time will tell I guess.
It was time to start supper so I lit the BBQ and had my first T-Bone steak of the season. I made a tossed salad, garlic bread and of course my glass of white wine and it was the best supper ever!
After supper I cleaned the kitchen, folded and put away the laundry and ironed a few tops, and am happy to say I had crossed off everything on my list of things to do.
All the while the hockey game was on so of course I had to keep my eye on that as I puttered around tidying the house.
In today's mail the book most of you have spoken of, "Gifts from the Sea" arrived. A small book with such powerful words. I sat down to glance at it and of course I didn't get up until I finished it. What insight Anne Morrow Lindberg had for the times she lived in. It is a beautiful little book, and I am going to add it to my list of favorites. It's a book I am also going to recommend to every woman, especially middle aged married woman. So many lessons to learn from such a tiny book, thank you for recommending it my friends.
I was sore from exercising and dirty from gardening so I had a lovely lavender bubble bath tonight, lit some candles and listened to my meditative CD. I stayed in the bath until my fingers and toes were wrinkled like prunes. I felt so calm and relaxed when I finally got out of the tub I was ready for bed. It was almost 10 o'clock anyway so I picked up my laptop and laid down planning on reading my favorite blogs and comments.........As I waited for it to start up I fell asleep, this took all of about 15 seconds. I awoke at 11:30 and am now wide awake. Diana says naps are good for us and the picture she showed of the lady after her nap was beautiful, trust me, I sure didn't look like her.
So now I am drinking chocolate milk and listening to the radio. It's okay as the only plans I have for tomorrow is to go to Curves, so I can sleep in, and just lazily make my way over when I wake up.
I am off to read my favorite blogs and comments, I wish you all a Wonderful Wednesday............Good Night my friends and God Bless
Until tomorrow.........:-) Hugs