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Day 109: Grumpy in the Morning/Joyful in the Evening!

Oops! It's 11:53 p.m. I almost let a day slip by without blogging!

Don't want to ruin my record!

But today was a very grumpy day. I must have looked like the internet famous "Grumpy Cat" this morning because my daughter looked at me and said, "Are we grumpy this morning, Mom?"

Sigh. She knows me too well!

I don't really know what the deal was. I woke up sore and cranky.

Dragged myself around most of the day.  Did a bunch of yoga. Walked about a mile.

Still cranky.

Drank some ice water. Made an iced chai tea. Made my son-in-law a special jalapeno hash browns and eggs Birthday breakfast. Gave him a card and some Nike socks. (The man is picky about his socks!)  That got me a hug of thanks.

I felt better for a bit.

But then they left for his mom's house.  I went up to the post office to return my latest Gwynnie Bee shipment. Which by the way, was the dress I wore to my concert. And I LOVED it! :)

I stopped at Fred Meyer's on the way back home and took my blood pressure and weight. It was about the same as yesterday. 

One thing I was excited about was the homemade spaghetti sauce I had brewing in the crockpot at home. One of my student's parents gave me a whole bag of ripe tomatoes from their garden on Monday. And my son-in-law's grandma sent them home with a bag of tomatoes yesterday.

So I made homemade spaghetti sauce! I bought a spaghetti squash for me to keep mine gluten free. And I added some ground turkey. 

I had that for lunch. Along with a kale salad.  Very tasty and healthy!

Brought a little glimmer of joy, but then I sank again.

I had a class to go to tonight. The last day of the term for the "Joy of Listening" class I had been attending.

I felt like staying home and reading a book.  But I forced myself. One foot in front of the other. Even packed a little dinner. Kale salad, chicken and eggplant (from my student's parents garden). And a small container of Greek yogurt, for my grumpy tummy.

Well, I must say that my JOY is back! I am so glad I went to class.

Tracey, the instructor had one of his students from University of Portland sing for us. She did several opera tunes. She is only a Junior, but very mature and what a voice! She just returned from studying in Italy this summer.

I am bubbling over with joy and renewed enthusiasm for my musical life.  I sat down at the piano and practiced, reading through some possible pieces for my next concert.

I hope I wake up on the right side of the bed tomorrow!

Happy Wednesday!


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