Friday, August 28, 2009

I have much to be thankful for.....

You know when you are having a crappy day.....as I was the other day....my mood was down....I'm looking for a job and there is nothing out there in my area which I just got a degree in. I am going around the track at the gym and I see a guy who is on a walker with help from 2 of his family and just struggling to get around 1 lap which is 1/6th of a mile. I start to think.....how lucky, how thankful am I that I have my health. How hard his life must be to just walk, to just function as I could tell he had special needs, physically and mentally. This gym, the Y, brings me back to reality all the time as there are several people with special needs. I have much, very much to be thankful for. My health, my family, money to at least survive for now. It got me to thinking again....I would very much like to volunteer someday to help others. Especially special needs or the elderly. I find myself liking working with the elderly especially in the health care field.


Anyway, just need to get real once in a while and quit the negative thinking....and down moods. I have been doing pretty well on the average though. Got done with school on the 15th and then went to Lake Chelan and winthrop. I wish I had some pics but here are three from last year. One of the lake and one of Winthrop/town and one of my sister's cabin we stayed at on 2 nights. The others at the lake, we camped. I can't find my dang camera!!




















I've just been enjoying my last bit of summer and studying for my licensing test next month. We are going to the gym a lot, went to an outdoor pool yesterday, had a bday party for my kid, etc.... We will go to my dad's cabin this weekend to work on improving the dock with a new cover and nails, etc. It probably needs new wood boards too but I think that will cost too much. Hopefully, we will get in some swimming or boating if the weather holds up but rain is forecast, bluck.

I am really relieved that school is over and I got my college diploma. Now it is going to be a chore to find a good job and will take some time though I'm working on what little leads I can find and will be relieved when I can get this big test over with and quit studying.

I have a few things to look forward too....my mom got me and my sisters a massage/facial thing for a graduation present and the sisters get the benefit too. ha! I might go to Seattle in early September and go to the EMP Music experience project. It is supposedly free the first Thursday night of the month. You can listen to music, play guitar and things. I've never been there. I am taking guitar lessons once a week just for a month and have learned a few basic chords/notes. I can tell this will take a really long time to learn the guitar. My teacher is a young rocker type guy but he knows his stuff.

My other news is.....yeah, wait for it.......I've been losing weight again!!!!! It's about time, huh???? I started on 7/7 at wt watchers and lost about 12 pounds. I think I will lose more this week as I've been exercising a lot again. I lost quickly the first month but that last few weeks and going on vacation I have been at a standstill with up a pound, down a pound. I am proud of myself that even on vacation I found a wt watchers meeting and tried to stay on track. I am feeling optimistic about this next year and getting off some major poundage. I have to....for my health, for my feet and working on them all day in my new profession and lots of other reasons. I'm tired of living in this fat cocoon.....and need to get back to really living life and liking the body I am in....someday.

I hope you all are well out in blogland and will visit you soon!!!

3 comments:

Chris H said...

I'm so pleased that your studying is all but over... and I hope like hell you get a job!
And well done on going back to WW and losing weight...

Apple2Hourglass said...

I'm thinking about going back to WW too, well done on your great losses! Hope you find a job soon, i'm sure the right thing will come along for you.

Omega said...

Congrats on graduating and losing weight again!! Best wishes with your job search!!