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#419: One of Those Good Days

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Normally, I try to relate something I hope will inspire and encourage readers to aim high and never give up on their effort to lose weight and get in shape, with an occasional detour into a childhood memory or a peek into my life emoticon.

Today was not a particularly memorable day but was a nearly perfect one even though I spent much of it doing what would not be considered fun. But sometimes we need to relax and simply enjoy what our days offer us. To do otherwise is to rob ourselves of peaceful pleasures.

I had the washing machine repaired and then enjoyed a nice conversation with the repairman who has been to the house before for the washer and dryer. We talked politics, the stock market, inventions, the weather and our dreams of our futures.

The weather was the kind that urges you outside emoticon. The dogs emoticon emoticon appreciated having me in the back yard with them as they ran and played and I relaxed, watching their playful antics.

As posted on the friend feed, I got into a cleaning frenzy and hit places such as ceiling fans, tops of door jambs and cabinet tops, windows and window sills and other out of the way places that visitors would not likely see but which makes you feel smug after they're cleaned.

In between was, of course, two loads of laundry, drying and folding and putting away clothes, washing dishes, cleaning counter tops and a myriad of other insignificant chores.

I watched a couple of college football games emoticon while catching up SP blogs and profile pages emoticon while the open windows drew a soft breeze inside to help air out the house emoticon.

Once inside, the dogs fell asleep as did the cats emoticon emoticon emoticon and, except for the low volume of the games, it was delightfully quiet.

Now, off to give the pet babies their nightly treats, read for a while, listen to soft music emoticon and give thanks for being blessed with such a pleasant day.

No, not an exciting day, but one that was completely, totally peaceful and relaxing that helped restore my physical and mental energy.

So, no great words of inspiration today, merely a suggestion that we not overload ourselves with so many activities that we forget to slow down and enjoy what our days offer. Our bodies and our minds will thank us for it.

Wishing you a restful evening. emoticon
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  • JUSTDUCKY1405
    I had somewhat of a day like that today... minus the fresh air and sunshine... lol!

    Loved this...

    "I got into a cleaning frenzy and hit places such as ceiling fans, tops of door jambs and cabinet tops, windows and window sills and other out of the way places that visitors would not likely see but which makes you feel smug after they're cleaned."

    Favorite part being, "makes you feel smug".

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    Good for you!
    3751 days ago
  • THEADMIRAL
    I agree with everyone -- that sounded like an awesome day! Thank you for the reminder to slow down and enjoy every moment - sometimes (like today) I forget to do that because I'm busy being a hostess! emoticon
    3760 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    A necessary thing for sure, to have such a day! I was blessed with a quiet and peaceful day today. So glad you had such a nice day!
    3761 days ago
  • MALEXANDER4
    I see your day as filled with awesome moments. To relax, play, do chores, and still see goodness is a gift. Hope tomorrow brings with it much happiness and a moment for you to enjoy the cleanliness you have worked so hard for. Others may not always see the corners, but we smile knowing they are done if they should snoop....lol.
    3761 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    Sounds like such a great day, Lou. I hope you have many, MANY such days!
    3761 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Glad that you had such a lovely, peaceful & pleasant day. Your blogs always make me smile. Love, Dawn
    3761 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    Glad you had a peaceful day! Hummmm I would of loved to of heard the conversation between you and the repair man . LOL
    Isn't it nice to have some stimulating conversation with someone! Peace Be With You, Joy
    3761 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    It sounds like a wonderful day: many 'oddball' things accomplished; human and animal contact and just revelling in the day. Good for you!
    Nancy
    3761 days ago
  • WALKINGSPARK
    I love to rest and relax!! One of my favorite things to do!! Thank you for the blog!! You are always a inspiration to me!! Enjoy the day!!

    Wendy :) emoticon
    3761 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2010 10:33:45 AM
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    Sounds like a wonderful day. emoticon
    3761 days ago
  • LIBBYFITZ
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  • NANHBH
    Great advice, Lou. Hey, next time you are in a cleaning frenzy, come on up and visit me!
    3762 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    I'm glad you enjoyed such a peaceful and relaxing day. Now then, who said your life has to be full of excitement?? Watching the innocent joy of your animals, enjoying a nice conversation with someone, and reading a book to some soft music sounds pretty nice to me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Here's to a restful night! God Bless!
    3762 days ago
  • SONGOFJOY27
    What a wonderful day, Lou. You're so right. Our bodies and spirits crave that kind of day. Our Designer knew that and put it into the owner's manual!
    I'm glad you were able to slow down and enjoy!
    Carol
    3762 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    What a nice day, Lou! I'm convinced our pets are special gifts from the Lord to help us be peaceful! I'm really glad you had a chance to breathe some fresh air and enjoy the day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3762 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    A totally peaceful day sounds heavenly. Here's to more of those to come.
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    3762 days ago
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