Today has been glorious so far. I did not open an eye until 8 a.m. I never do that. I usually start waking up about 5 a.m. and never truly go back to sleep. This morning was a rare and wonderful treat. I have many plans today....but I have no intentions of rushing through any of them. I have to load up all my huge bed comforters and take them to the laundry mat. My washer had a conversation with me last week, wheezing to me that it was old and it needed better care. My poor little top loader from early 2000 is retaining water and can only start and stop intermittently..... and he just can't spin like he used to. The washer dr. did not give me a good prognosis when last he was out here and since it costs me $60 for him to just walk in my door, look at it and say...."yeah....it's old," I thought I better start being a little bit gentle with my little guy hopefully prolong his life. If not, the laundry mat and I are going to become real close friends real often. I am thinking putting a huge comforter in my little guy might just be a death sentence at this point.....so off to the laundry mat I will go.
I also am going to do my best to get in a workout today. Yesterday I did a circuit training workout and in it.....I ran almost a quarter of a mile. Now for you that run often....or are young enough to still have cartilage in your knees.....a quarter of a mile sounds pathetic I am sure, but to me it was a starting point. For my Feb. Adventure....I decided to do the 2 mi. River Run the first weekend in June, and while I still have plenty of time, I need to start training now. Of course I need to start slow....after all....I am old. But slow and steady wins the race and even if I never run again after the River Run, I have every intention of both starting and finishing that particular event. So now that I have started to train....expect to hear much more about it.
And today I am going to start and hopefully finish my chair March's Adventures (MA's) along with getting my little garden started. Events of this month have kind of put me behind a bit, but I plan on finishing what I started. I have also realized that like my February Adventures (cleaning out my closet and training for the River Run) my MA's are going to sprout other and ongoing adventures. The training will be ongoing until June and who knows I may decide to continue on even after the run. The closet sprouted new projects such as going through drawers, paperwork and just a general cleaning. My chair re-do is going to sprout an entire room re-do as I have decided where I am putting my finished chair and the room is going to have to be done around it. (The room needed re-done anyway). And then of course the garden. Once those seeds spout, they will have to be transplanted and then taken care of all summer. Hmmm. You know, when I started this whole monthly adventure thing, it was all to do some life changing for me. It was to open me up a bit and introduce myself to some new experiences or at least take me back to some things I hadn't done in a while. I had no idea just how great the suggestions I would get would be nor did I realize that these simple suggestions could truly be ongoing changes and experiences in my life. If I haven't told you guys yet....thank you! Your suggestions mean a lot to me....so please....keep 'em coming.
Well...I guess it is time to get this day started, but not before..........
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
So these are the pictures of what makes me smile. I hope maybe they made you smile too. So whether it be pigs, pancakes, puppies, Disney or something else....I hope this Saturday brings you much joy and lots and lots of smiles.