Skip to main content

Day 171: Brilliant!







Glorious sunrise this morning!

I popped up at 6:00 a.m. this morning. I love the autumn chill in the air. I made a mess of garlic hash browns ad coffee, threw on my gym clothes and ran off to catch early Mass. I made it half an hour early, so I was able to take part in the rosary.

I am so glad I woke up early! Look at the sunrise I would have missed otherwise!

Now I am having tea and oatmeal at Star bucks before I run to the gym!




I went to the gym yesterday.

 I worked my chest and triceps. Did some crunches, a bit o'plank and some stretches. I feel good.

For lunch, I packed some leftover hashbrowns from breakfast, yogurt, gluten free cornbread, Orange slices and an oatmeal power bar that I made last night. Gluten free of course.

I was famished after my workout, so I stopped at the nearby Burger King and bought a whopper junior with cheese, no buns. I found a nice little spot on my teaching route and had a wonderful little personal picnic. I chopped up my bunless burger and mixed it with hashbrowns and a little hot sauce.

I am feeling good about my eating. I just repeat my mantra, "No gluten, no food after 7:00 p.m"., when I am feeling weak. I am feeling like I need more fresh fruits and veggies. Will be working on that.And I am focussing on getting more exercise. Always!

 I am noticing that my day is more manageable when I make a trip to the gym first. Not only do I feel better emotionally, and physically, it breaks up my long commutes into smaller chunks.

Brilliant, I am!

Happy Tuesday! :)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Year Three, Day 134: The Charmed Life of a Commuting Grandma

I just discovered that the Starbucks at Cascades Station stays open until 10:00 p.m. every night.

Just when I was wanting to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Being a commuting grandma really is not that difficult. Actually, my life pretty much rocks right now!

Today has been a very good day. And I had maybe 3 hours of solid sleep last night. The Burrito has decided she likes to sleep cuddled in the arms of her Great Grandma Blanche or Grandma Zita during the day. Or snuggled safe in her infant seat while her mom, grandma and great grandma go out to lunch, do laundry and go shopping.

I warned my daughter that the
Baby Burrito needed some awake time yesterday. Or else we would pay for it in the evening. But getting so much done with a snoozing baby in tow was so freeing. Especially since Baby Burrito's dad is elk hunting all weekend.

We finally roused her for a bath, diaper change and piano lesson early afternoon.

Baby Burrito had a fantastic first piano lesson. At…

Year Two, Day 288: I Found a Place!

This is truly amazing.

God is so good.

All the time!

I posted on Facebook my housing plight yesterday afternoon. And so many of my wonderful friends had helpful suggestions. Several offers for roommates came in.  But most of them so far from my work.

Then, I was heading home after teaching and just felt the need to sit and think.  Of course sitting and thinking go so much better with a cheeseburger on a rice cake, and what do you know...there I was getting off the bus in from of a McDonald's!

So I ordered a quarter pounder with cheese, ditched the bun and plopped it down between two rice cakes (I always carry emergency rice cakes in my bags these days).

I opened up Facebook and found a message from the pastor at my church job. She and her family have a room in their basement that they have been wanting to rent. But they were hesitant to put up an ad. They preferred knowing the person.

And here I am!  This is a blessing in so many ways! I will help them by paying rent and being a p…

Year Three, Day 156: Thank God for COPD and 120 Days of Daily Hooping

10:00 a.m.

Today has been a very good day so far.

I am here at my daughter and son-in-law's church.


I have Baby Gracie duty. It is a pleasure! I had not seen her in four days. Such a difference those days made! I arrived at their trailer before church. I went straight to her crib and said,"Hi Gracie, your grandma is here!"

I scooped her up and noticed her looking intently up at my face. Like she was studying me. I continued talking to her and her face lit up with recognition!

My heart leapt for joy!

I danced with her around the living room, softly singing our theme song ("The Bunny Hop"). When I got to the "hop, hop, hop" part she would grin.




Earlier, I took the Max to Cascades Station. Had a cup of Earl Grey tea and a gluten free breakfast sandwich at Starbucks. It was such a beautiful morning. Clear, crisp and chilly. Sun shining brightly.

I love this time of year!  I did cough quite a bit last night. The Prednisone has taken the edge off, but does …