I am so grateful today after the past week of gloom, drizzle, rain and fog-- that we have sun today. Most of yesterday as well. However, as always, punishment follows as the weather report long range says the usual: Rain, drizzle and fog for the next at least 7 days. This pattern has truly been going on for five years. I am going to ask our local network weatherman how many non -sun days we have had for the past several years per year. I feel certain they will absolutely outnumber the sunny ones.
Because of the sun and the not totally freezing temps, mine and others spirits out in town are high and we are all enjoying this sun while we can.
I worked out this morning early. Had coffee with friends afterward. Did a bit of grocery shopping for fruit and some nuts. Went home..popped right back out just to add some steps to my Fitbit. Went to two large department stores and walked the floors. I did buy something, not much. Still glorious out. My mood still most excellent--- so I left a voice mail for the cardiology group PA and his nurse, also a male I might add, who have the absolute best manner of ANYONE in that organization including my very good but very uninvolved sounding cardiologist. I love being referred to the PA and his nurse. Professional, excellent, not -missing -a -thing exams if necessary, but with that all important to me sense of humor... and ...SMILES! Yes! SMILES!
Went back out again and found two wicker bistro set type chairs that I needed and they were on sale! 18 dollars each! Can't beat that with a stick. Happened on them. Bought some Katie food, went somewhere else and walked some more. Came home and made a smoothie. at 1330 for lunch. (I have gained five pounds which will be there when I go see my regular cardiologist for a follow up on Monday. Sigh. So I am back on a diet. Smoothie was: skim milk, ice cubes, a banana, 2 sweetner packets, a serving of Hershey's chocolate syrup at 40 cal for 2 T. That's perfect for a cup of skim. I threw in a scant 1/8th of a cup sour canned cherries with that much of their juice and whirled. And... HAVE MERCY! A perfectly thick enough 240 c. utterly delicious chocolate cherry banana smoothie that did it for lunch.
Then, I went to the dump with the old bistro chairs all unraveled (wicker) from their frames. Headed to the big box store and got a new grill cover to cover my tiny bistro set. Cleaned my big cabinet of a kitchen trash bag of won't -use -'em T shirts ill fitting and ew-glee as well. Dumped them too as no one would want them. Trust me on that). Vacuumed, washed dishes again, cleaned Katie's box again, dusted, ready to get on my walking pad and do some more walking or stepping I should say. Making hay while the oft missing sun doth shine and the mood does too.
Horst, it says I am not a "team Member" so it won't let me in. but I did get to look this time.
Irritatingly happy and bouncy, I remain