Oh my! I haven't blogged for a while.
First the SP news.
I am going into Week 3. of the BLC 33- Determined Desert Tortoise. Week 1
4#- due to the one night stand with the Costco Almond Scones. Week Two
I guess what they say is true - a slip of the lips, forever on the hips. It is NOT GOING to be forever, but it was a blip in the trend. LESSON LEARNED- Stay out of COSTCO! LOL
I finally got my Fitbit Tracker charged and working. I am averaging 2,000 steps per day which is a significant increase. Calories burned 8% more.
I have fallen down on my Nutrition tracking! I pretty much eat the same foods from week to week, and will continue to do so, and no more unplanned munchies!
The weather is getting warmer and that means longer walks, and pool time!
I missed my WII, and just got one off EBAY at a substantial savings! Granted now I need to noodle how to install it, but if I can put a bed together without written instructions, I am sure I can master this! I love the WII Fit programs. I am sure I can find a program that links the WII fit information with the FITBIT. If you know of the solutions, please leave a comment below.
As I have my morning coffee I set my intentions for the day/week.I am trying to stay balanced in my efforts. I got a little behind reading the SPARK blogs this week, and hope to do better in the upcoming weeks. But if it is a decision to be active or sit on the computer, sorry Sparkies, I love you dearly but can't spend more than an hour a day on SP activities.
House of Creativity
Today I opened up a Meetup for Tucson Writing Group. I was amazed when I checked a few minutes ago and already have 10 people signed up! The focus of this group is providing a forum and some basic Blogging 101 training and how to set up effective web sites inexpensively. I need to develop some hand outs for the first meeting. I am hoping the group consensus is for afternoon meetings, but as the facilitator of this new venture, I am going with majority rules. I learned a long time ago that you can't please all the people all the time.
As this Tucson Writing Group develops, then I am going to start a Creative Writing group that is geared toward the mechanics of story telling.
Bullet Journaling will be another group, and the final group ( I am allowed 4 without incurring another fee) is a SMALL BUSINESS SETUP group. I have had a lot of interest in that one, and will be putting this on my personal website that is still under development.
House of Friendship
As I have focused on putting more energy into my creative desires, it has opened my heart to new friendships. As I think about the friendships I have developed over the years, and the ones I have lost, it made me realize that to everything there is a season. I often wish there were better words to describe friends.
I have different levels of friends.
There are the ones that I am very close to, like siblings from another mother . These are the ones that have known me a long time, or at least our hearts have, and they like me anyway! We are comfortable in each others homes, and stay in touch, often. No judgements, just being appreciated for who we are. When someone from this group passes, it is as if someone has ripped a huge hole in your heart. It hurts, and after a while, it doesn't hurt so much and the memories become sweeter.
Then there are the ones that I feel close to, we share not only our trials and tribulations, but more importantly our celebrations. Most of these people I have met either through parenting activities, interest groups such as SPARKS. We stay in contact through the years, sometimes as seldom as the annual Christmas letter, or the occasional phone call. But when you call them, it is as if no time has passed since the last time you spoke. When they pass, it hurts.
Then there are acquaintances. Those are the ones you don't allow to see you cry or laugh hysterically. They may judge you, but you don't care. If they depart or end the friendship, it is a matter of life goes on. You are civil and friendly but haven't developed the trust because of the length of time, or perhaps a lapse of a small betrayal or judgement. Sometimes even members of our immediate family become members of the acquaintance club. There are rare instances of contact, and while you may be glad to see them, it wouldn't be difficult to reschedule the time for something else. If they pass, you send your condolences, and maybe play bridge that evening.
I am going to Disneyland over the Easter holiday. Yes, I am meeting a new friend. Or at least one I hope is going to be very close to. Time will tell.
Right now I am in a place of peace, and the journey to happy and healthy is continuing. I enjoy reading all your posts and encourage you to keep posting, especially if you are having a bit of a struggle. We can all use a little encouragement and support.