I fell asleep before I posted anything last night, oops! I went for a walk in the evening and it made me so thankful for cool fall nights. I am sad that summer is almost over but Autumn is my favorite season and I am excited to feel it in the air.
Today I am thankful for spunky older ladies. While at work, I was chatting with a lady who was picking out yarn. She is a seamstress who likes to make a lot of her clothes so that she will never show up in the same outfit as anyone else. She told me how she likes to eat healthy foods, be active and do exciting things. She certainly didn’t look or seem her age. This lady was full of compliments, energy and just made you feel good to be around her. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
Thank you to everyone working in the education field. Teachers, principals, early educators, tutors, bus drivers, and the crosswalk guard. You all went above and beyond to make sure all of the kids felt welcomed back to school. Your smiling faces make it so much easier to leave my kids in your capable hands. The effort you put in behind the scenes is very much appreciated.
I am thankful my kids really like school. I find it hard enough when they go back, it would make it so much harder if they were dreading it too. They are all excited to see their friends daily again.
I am insanely grateful that I live so close to the ocean. I feel pulled there often. It is my happy place, where I go when I am sad, need to think or just forget about everything for a while. The smells and sound of the ocean just feel like home.
Today I am grateful for my brother and sister in law. My girls had a sleepover last night and then they hitched a ride to the city for a day of fun with their cousins. I was working and we all would have missed out without them.
The day after school was out for my kiddos, I posted a picture on Facebook captioned “The first day of summer vacation.” I decided a fun way to make sure I took lots of pictures this summer would be to post daily a picture of something we did that day.
I didn’t remember every day, but I ended up taking way more pictures than usual. Tonight while looking back at our summer, I was struck by how lucky I am to have so many amazing people in my life and my children’s.
I declare September a month of gratitude. Daily I will post something I am thankful for.
Sept 1- I am thankful for my friends and family who make it a priority to spend time with my kids.
I don’t want to post this, but this is where I am. Up 21 lbs since I last posted. Worse, I was 285.4 lbs on Jan 2nd. Here we go again!
So, like always, life gets stressful and busy and the scale goes up. I am up 9.4 since May 26. That makes the total of 31.8 down. 😦
This week I am down 2.4 lbs for a total of 41.2 lbs.
Last Friday I decided I would start Couch 2 5K again, I had tried a few summers ago, found it hard and stopped. It may take me longer to complete it, but I will finish it and run the Valley Harvest 5K in October. I’ve signed up in the past and I never completed it, this year I will run it, even if I cry the whole time.