Thursday, July 31, 2008

Procrastination is my middle name

It's a beautiful morning, but I know another unbearably HOT and HUMID day is on the way, once again. It has been so sticky that walking early - at six - has been a really sweaty experience.

I am enjoying my morning walks, generally done alone, sometimes with Mark and yesterday, with Mark and CrazyDog, but she slows me down, so I will leave her to Mark today. Most generally, it's me and God..walking along, amidst the construction messes, virtually everywhere. These construction workers start early here, and work late, so there is no way I can avoid them, and I really don't care if they think I am the crazy lady, walking along.....seemingly talking to herself, but really having pretty intense conversations with the Man. As usual, it has been me running my mouth...recently, I am trying to listen as much as talk. That's kind of hard to do, but I'm learning.

We had a wonderful day with our Mom yesterday, sometimes when I visit, she is feeling so bad that it can be quite difficult to even get her attention, yesterday, the day was awesome. She was happy to see us, our stepdad cooked us the most wonderful lunch...and by the time we left, I could tell she was ready to lay down, she was so very tired. She is in a lot of pain all the time, and I certainly understand how that can wear a person out. After we left there, we drove to the Ice Cream Store---Trav needed her Butterfinger avalanche, and I needed to pick up some paperwork and money. Trav and I had a wonderful day in general, we really spent most of the day talking---well, talking and driving. It felt like I spent hours behind the wheel.

Last night, we ordered dinner out and started the Friday Night Lights series on DVD, I love that show, and she had never even heard of it. I think she is sufficiently hooked...we watched FOUR episodes, have ten more in the first season, now I have to find the second season on DVD. Season three begins in October, and that's one show I really am looking forward to seeing again.

Today---bookwork, since I have put the quarterly tax reports for the ICS off until the last day...good heavens, I didn't use to wait 'til the last minute to do anything.

Happy Thursday to you all.



Smocha said...

I'm first!

Glad you guys had a great day with your mom. I hope my kids think of me that way when I am old(er) :)

I love hearing about the city life. I can't wait to be one of you
"city "walkers.Woo hoo!

Congrats on losing 10 pounds too. I lost 14 pounds when I went to Sweden, just from all the walking.

Happy Thursday

Terri said...

always looking for good tv series to watch; I'll check out F.N.L. We are just finishing up Jericho (really good).

It was incredibly humid for us here yesterday too, hate it!

Lizeli said...

I'm glad you all had a good time with your mom.

I'm proud of you for getting out and walking every day! I wish I had the determination to do it, too. I had a feeling the big city would be a good fit for you.

fiwa said...

I'm so glad you and Trav had a good day with your mom.

It IS hard to listen, isn't it? Keep working on it - I will too.

Enjoy your day today.
lovins -

Golden To Silver Val said...

Say HI to Trav for me. You are soooo lucky to have a sweet sis like that...and she's lucky to have you too. Its hot and humid here also...but when I start to get crabby about it...I just remember last winter and how MISERABLE it was...just plain downright brutal. So, I'll take the heat! (although there is NO way I could go walking in it...I would just melt..I know it)

Maria said...

Isn't this weather just...awful?

But, I am NOT complaining. Remember back in February when we thought Spring would NEVER get here?

And, yes...sounds like you had a good day.

desert dirt diva said...

yes i'm with smocha.. glad you had a great day with your mom, and i think i shall start walking, maybe when it cools down a bit.. i did lose 4 pounds tho.. but i also think i put them back on.. don't have a scale so i'll have to wait till i go back to the dr.s...

Brad said...

I keep hearing about Friday Night Lights. I'm going to have to put it in my netflix que.

Cheryl said...

I'm resting in the motel after driving 300 miles with my mom taking a 15 minute snooze next to me.

I love walking early in the morning. Listening to my music. Swinging my arms and walking fast. I haven't lost any weight, but my clothes are fitting much better. The swimming is helping too. Keep it up! It really helps our mental health.

Glad to hear you had a great visit. So far so good on this end.