My BFF's drove me to Mesa yesterday for my pre-op appointment. We left at 8:30 a.m. and got back to Tucson at 9 last night. I was SOOO tired, which meant I didn't sleep well. Go figure.
Anyway we left early so we could go to IKEA! I am not a big fan of most of their stuff, but I did get some things to finish my bathroom project. I got a wall mounted hook for my towels. A cute little shelf to mount above the toilet for some spa salts, a picture and a sweet, although artificial plant. There are no windows in the bathroom, so no sense trying to keep a plant alive.
I felt like I walked 4 or 5 miles. That store is huge! The tracker on the smarter than me phone says it was only a mile. But I did get some exercise!
My weigh in for my challenge was good again this week. I only have 4 more pounds to go to get a Fitbit. If any of you can recommend one that I can wear in the water, please let me know.
Today I am making my Rainbow Soup.
It smells so good as it is simmering in the pot.
The real topic of the day is from 60 and me.
The discussion is about whether or not we should wear jeans after 60. A fashionista from the UK thinks not. I disagree! I laughed when I read the article, because I was one of "those" teenage girls who shrunk her jeans while wearing them in a hot tub of water. Oh my!
I don't wear jeans a lot at the moment. I do have 3 pair that I save "for good", and in my world there are very few places that I go where jeans wouldn't be appropriate. I gave up my clothes horse days, but the idea of buying new clothing when I get to maintenance is very exciting.
My surgery is next Monday, so for the rest of this week I am just trying to stay in the moment. I will recuperate at my BFF's house for a few days afterward. I usually heal pretty fast, and I want to finish my bathroom project so I don't anticipate it will be longer than a few days.
I wanted to share a new website I just found called Brave Girls Club. Entering the website was like being enveloped in a huge warm hug. Very similar to the feeling I get when surrounded by my Sparkly friends. A lot of the articles resonated with me. I had the opportunity to share it with someone I had dinner with last night. Her sister, who is about my age, and lives in Tucson is going through a divorce also. She was surprised that I am calm and not fearful. I told her that when life throws a curve ball, you don't accomplish anything by letting you get yourself overwhelmed. I believe that God always has me in His hands and I trust the process. There is a reason we have to go through what we do, If we hadn't split , I wouldn't be enjoying the process of discovering Tucson! Anyway, she is going to talk to her sister and see if she is interested in getting together. The lady we had dinner with was down here because her hubby is having chemo treatments. He has such a great positive outlook on life, and it shows- he looks good and although he isn't able to kayak at the moment, he can go fishing. Diane made him the cutest chemo pouch that looks like a fishing creel. Complete with a fish coming out of the water.
They are in my prayers but they are in God's hands.
Nov 13: Today I am grateful for the memories of the people who have been in my life, who cared for me and became a part of who I am.
Nov 14: Today I grateful that I was able to get my website installed and functional. At least to the point I can now customize it. Thanks to great technical support.
Nov 15. Today I am grateful for wonderful friends, who took time from there busy schedules to ensure I am not alone or wanting for anything during this medical intervention. I am grateful my 13 yr old granddaughter contacted me last night and is missing me for Thanksgiving. That made me feel loved.
Nov 16. Today I am grateful for the soup simmering on the stove. The smells are tantalizing. I am also grateful for the peace in my home.