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Drive Thru and To Do

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Didn't get much on my To Do List done yesterday, but I made an exception for that day and will just move the list to the back of the line and continue with my To Do List for each day. I knew I would not get all of it done as we were going to the park, we always spend too much time there. But my friend texted and told me her oldest daughter (doesn't live with her and is states away) called and confessed things that she had been doing. I won't say what, only that it is a Mother's worst fears to hear such things (not pregnancy, much worse). So she came over and our kids played and we talked, she really needed to talk it out with someone other than her husband. My heart aches for her. So I ditched the To Do List and concentrated on her. Time well spent. My heart grieves for her. Please lift her and her daughter up in prayer as they figure out what the next step is in rescuing her daughter from this abysmal situation.

So, not fretting that I didn't get my To Do List done. Okay, maybe I am a little, but I know that was a Best Yes, being there for my friend. On to my next To Do List Today. Today is also my therapy appointment and then craft time with my kids. I LOVE my therapy days, it's hard, but I also get to go out to eat afterwards and have me time, to process all that I've gone over in therapy. I might invite my friend to lunch today, let her get away from her kids and have some time away from her situation (I'd have to pay as they are not doing well financially). Depends on if she can get away. Yeah, I think I'll do that. I'll just have her meet me at like 1130 so that I'll have 30 minutes to process before she gets there.

Woke up late, so no time to work out. I'm hoping I'll have time in the evening to work out... Nope, tonight is AWANA and DH has practice with the worship team. Okay so count today out for exercise. Darn. I really enjoyed walking yesterday, we did just one mile, but then the playground has been completely redone and the girls were just itching to go play. Next time 2 miles. My calves were cramping, but everything else was fine, so I think I could do 2 miles. Gotta reach my goal of 6 miles at a time by 6 months from now. Then tack on another 8 in the next 6 months so I'll be able to do the 15 mile hike at the Appalachian Trail. Walking once a week at the park and the rest of the time on the elliptical and walking around my neighborhood. Walking the neighborhood is probably the most practical as it is very hilly.

Food should be fine. I'll only have 4 meals today as I'm eating out for one so it will use more calories, but I'm still planning on eating healthy. Shrimp tacos or a sald or soup. Probably the tacos, they are so yummy!

My actions up to recently have been saying I don't care about my health or losing weight. Well, if actions speak louder than words, I'm going to start screaming that I want to lose weight and be healthy! I'm going to go at it as if I'm training for a marathon, or back in Basic Training. But I'm not just thinking about physically being healthy, but emotionally and spiritually as well.

I made my first homemade fruit, nut and seed bars yesterday, they are done and I'll get them out later when I have time. I can't wait to taste them!! I'll post pictures tomorrow.

I was verbally abused by the person in the car behind me at the McDonald's Drive thru yesterday, and I did okay, no panic attack, though I did get very anxious that she was going to get out of her car and try to get physical. I was stuck behind a truck that refused to move forward enough for me to get by to the 2nd drive through thingy-that-takes-your-order. So the lady behind me starts yelling and hollering for me to go and is just about spitting mad. I was not about to scratch up my car to try to squeeze past this big truck, so I just let her foam and screech at me. My kids didn't even notice, I was that calm-looking about it. I was very proud of myself. I even refrained from flipping her off.
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    People can be so crazy - sorry you had that experience!

    And what a good friend you are :)
    2158 days ago
    you did great

    prayers to your friend and her daughter
    2158 days ago
    That's great that you were able to be there for your friend. I hope you get the things done you need to get done. That's great that you were so calm at McDonald's yesterday.
    2158 days ago
    Being there for your friend was at the top of the list and much more important! Us perfectionists sometimes get too focused on that list and forget those around us. Great at knowing what was important at that time! Hugs to your friend.
    2159 days ago
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