Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My reminder.

I'm 43 and what I have mostly jiggles.
I'm 43 and I can now run 3.33 miles easily. 
I'm 43 and I can carry 50 lbs if I need to. 

My legs aren't thin. My waist ain't slim. I'm now doing yoga and thinking about ways to be creative again. 

I have a daily list of 11 to do's- and usually finish 4 if I'm lucky. 
I also usually finish 47 other things I never realize are on my to-do list each and every day. 

I'm 43 and what I have mostly jiggles.
I'm 43 and I can now run 3.33 miles easily. 
I'm 43 and I can carry 50 lbs if I need to. 

I can multitask while talking to my husband and our 5 year old.
I can drive, sing, think, all while talking to our 5 year old. 
I can plan a dinner (usually tacos, pasta, pizza, or chicken) while talking to our 5 year old. 
I can pack a lunch, drink a cup of coffee, think of my 11 daily to do's while talking to our 5 year old. 
I can schedule a dentist appointment, an electrician, and a plumber while talking to our 5 year old. 

I can very easily put off dirty dishes in the sink, folding clean laundry in the dryer, and organizing any drawer in the house. 

I'm 43 and what I have mostly jiggles.
I'm 43 and I can now run 3.33 miles easily. 
I'm 43 and I can carry 50 lbs if I need to. 

I'm 43 and I'm happy. 



Friday, February 20, 2015

Thankful

It's strange. I'm more at peace lately. My soul feels thankful and more calm.

In November, I wrote God Is Good, and since then I've been attending church. I now am more aware when I say things like "oh God" or when I over hear people talking about God. (Oddly, this is happening more and more....)

I also bring up things I learn about in Church a lot. Even more -  I ask our daughter weekly what she wants to do on Sunday at 10:30am, and well, she says 99% of the time "church."

This is strange for me, but okay. I find my new church a place where I can sit for 45 minutes and reflect. Either about what the sermon is about or what is on my mind.  A place where I can see familiar faces and dress up for (in a place like Seattle as a SAHM, wearing anything but leggings is dressing up....)

I'm thankful for this experience and where it might take me. And I am thankful for finding a place for our daughter to learn a different level of compassion for other human beings and love.

peace.


IMAGE: Posted this image per Rev Monica's last sermon. Guess people really pay attention to adorable kittens on social sites ;)