Saturday, February 1, 2020

Joined at the Hip



They aren’t wrestling. They were sleeping like this. They’re more or less joined at the hip. Quite the odd couple.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year! No Clean Slate for me!

Actually I’m feeling kind of meh and I have no one to blame but myself. On New Year’s Day I find myself mid-Rotation. In fact, I’m not even beginning a new workout week. The typical “Clean Slate,”  “Do Over” feel of the New Year is definitely missing.

This is actually nothing new. I’ve had a similar New Year’s experience when the holiday has fallen mid-week or close to mid-week in the past. Yet this is different. It’s different because I’m really not looking for a clean slate. In fact, I don’t want one! So I’m not sure that planning a sparkly new rotation with brand new sparkly workouts, to begin today would have had the usual sparkly effect. I kind of doubt it.

You see, I love being more retired than not. I love having tea with DH each morning while we discuss the news and what workouts we have planned and the silly things that the dogs do that we enjoy. I love our family yoga and/or meditation time. I love the monthly table placemats and floral arrangement and the monthly holiday meal we plan and cook together. Yes, if a month doesn’t have a holiday, by George we’ll create one! I’m not sure it will last but for now I’m immersed in family life and am really enjoying it. I even have a switchable night light in our bathroom that I change monthly. So why would I want a clean slate and what on Earth would I do with it??

1/1/2020 - Recovery - We did family Mantra Meditation. We cuddled dogs and our cat. We took down Christmas and put up our January table. We had a special meal planned so we cooked and enjoyed it. Tonight we’ll watch a movie. It was a full day so I swapped my exercise days around. I hope you had a great first day of the year!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Totally Free Weight Rack

I’ve been wanting a weight rack since we added the gym but I never found exactly what I was looking for. Last week I spied 8 old square weights and two lengths of board that DH was planning on throwing away. Voila! A weight rack that’s exactly what I wanted. Better yet, it was free and repurposed materials that might have ended up in a landfill.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hey Guys, that’s my side of the bed, guys? Yoo Hoo!

Yep, that’s the “twins” taking over the bed. Absolutely too cute to move. FYI, Reilly’s paws look dirty but it’s a shadow.

Friday, December 13, 2019

First Flower! Peace on Earth!


This Peace Lily was given to me by one of my favorite patients. Over the years she taught me a lot about plants, though she never reformed my “Throw and Grow” tendencies.

She gave it to me for Christmas so it’s appropriate that it would bloom for the first time in December. It started out as two small healthy shoots and will need to be repotted in spring. It actually should have already been repotted but then there’s that throw and grow thing going on. 😝


Saturday, December 7, 2019

One of My Favorite Things

This was a Christmas gift from my eldest son and I treasure it. It has an old time holiday feel that pulls me back to my grandparent’s houses at Christmas time. It’s my kitchen nightlight during December each year. I actually limit the number and amount of holiday decorations that we display. It not only makes it easier to put them up and take them down, we can also talk about each one as the are put out and savor the memories associated with them. May your holiday season be bright and filled with wonderful memories.


Monday, November 25, 2019

Love This Trusting Little Guy

This is Hutch. He’s looking up at Reed. Hutch is an amazingly sweet dog. It’s hard to believe he’s almost 10 years old.