I joined Curves and have gone 3-5 times a week in the last month. I'm really seeing a difference in energy and pain levels. I forgot to stretch yesterday and after doing some yard work, could really tell the difference. I'm going to keep this up, I believe. 30 minutes is not much of a sacrifice. When school starts up, I'll need to be more disciplined. Right now, in between school and mural jobs, I can go whenever I want.
This is the year of fighting for what I want: deeper spirituality, health, clean and organized house, nice back yard. This last bunch of rain was terrorizing because everyone "up" the street started diverting water out of their yards and down to the next...which is illegal, but, oh well. I'm next to the last house, and the evil neighbor is last. You can only imagine his glee at this situation. Of course it was all my fault. My grass disappeared and erosion was setting in and there were a couple of freak-out times when I thought we would flood inside. I had french drains put in (everyone thought it was nice to run over and tell me their anecdotes about how their friends' french drains don't work. . thanks) and sod put in. Looks like they WILL work. The landscapers went above and beyond. . .it's a woman-owned company and the owner brought me a bunch of free plants and flowers and extra stone. I have to say that was blessed by the tree trimmers and now this company. She even planted three of my empty pots and they cleaned out my flower bed in the back?!? Wow. After everything was done, I felt like that show, Extreme Makeover, and just wanted to cry. I just need to add some red mulch when my pocket book fills up again! I'll post a before picture once I get it to a downloadable size. Not pretty, and you'll see why I was getting a tad depressed over the whole thing.
Robert is in Korea now, we haven't heard from him yet. It was a very teary goodbye. He is going to put in for a 2 year stint so that Brandy and Michael can join him. I think it would be a good experience for them all. Robert has stepped up to the plate, and he is doing well. He finished 2nd in class in his mechanics class. Not bad for a guy who hated school. He also went through their house and cleaned, reorganized garage, did yard work. He's a freakin' organizational machine! I invited him to do the same over here! He has never been afraid of hard work.
I've been doing a lot of reading in the evenings lately. Don R and Chaplain Roy gave me some good material to look over. It's very encouraging about the salvation of everyone; not just THE FEW.
I need to catch up on everyone's blogs. You all have something to say and I must leave comments! I must!
Son is missing girlfriend, she is back in the Boston area. They had, basically, 2 weeks together. That makes 18 days total together in the year they've known each other. Online romances. Who would have figured? After meeting some blog buddies last week, I can see how you really can get to know someone over the internet and not be surprised at the real deal.
Is anyone getting as sick as I am at reality TV? It really has done wonders for my increased reading. Getting sick of hearing about Paris, Lindsay, Britney, Rosie, and so on. It's a sad commentary on our society that these people (and the throng of other celebrities and sports figures) who not only have little to claim in honorable achievements. . .but who go further and break numerous civil and moral laws. It's sad. I'm just sayin'.