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Chapter 34, Day 72

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Well, well, well.....where have I been?

Not present, it seems.

My constant? Wearing my fitbit. It was working gathering data on me, even though I was checked out. I have not taken a walk of any duration since March 6th. The last time I tracked my meals was March 4th. What?

I have been working at client work, but have not been on a client site since March 16th. I've had days of high productivity, but it is difficult to work at best. I am one of the lucky ones....I can still work safely.

Today, I am trying to force myself to rally back toward health and fitness. The beginning of today is good. I ate a healthy breakfast. I went for a walk, my first time out doors since 3/16. Though it has snowed over the past week, signs of spring were everywhere: buds on the trees, green grass, spring flowers, though the flowers are showing signs of stress from the cold. The birds were singing. I saw no sign of human or animal life, which is very unusual for a Saturday morning, but it is to be expected given the state of emergency.

The walk brightened my spirits, probably from the release of some endorphins. If taking the first step is the hardest, then I am well on to my way to having a productive, healthy and fit day.

Missing my kids and the Grands. I sent some homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs over to each house. We enjoyed a virtual dinner together using Google Duo that night. It was something different and I enjoyed seeing my family again, even if only virtually. I am looking forward to May 31, the likely date that folks will return to work and families can be together.

Meanwhile, it is time to invest in me, be present, and be forward thinking. emoticon

Stay safe.

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    Glad your back, and we all need a break once in awhile.
    117 days ago
    Been hard to do things everything is so stressful. I am glad you got yourself outside for a walk, glad it lifted your spirits. Sorry it had to snow. All the beautiful flowers and springs, sounds so beautiful. Hope the snow melts and those buds will bloom and the birds come back and sing.
    That is so nice to deliver the spaghetti and meat balls with your kids. Great idea to enjoy a virtual dinner together, I knew you would find a way to be together. I sure pray things return to normal soon.
    Stay safe my friend. emoticon
    117 days ago
    Sounds like a great day (under the circumstances). Best of luck on getting back on track! emoticon
    117 days ago
    We do that as well, not the same but better than nothing
    117 days ago
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