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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


There are days when, I admit, I get bored with all of this.

After all, it's an enormous amount of navel-gazing that goes on. Day in, day out, whether I want to think about it or not, I have to take all sorts of things into consideration:

-- can I get the foods I need?
-- do I have alli with me?
-- can I get in a workout?
-- can I get enough rest?
-- do I have anything to wear that fits me and isn't too big or too small?

And then I remember, we're all in this together. We're all pulling on the same rope. So if one of us is tired, the other one picks up the slack and pulls a little harder, or at least offers encouragement.

Sometimes the days run together, but they don't have to. It's actually better if they don't, if things are mixed up, changed up, transmogrified into something new. It doesn't always have to be the same walking, the same salad, the same workout tape.

Today I'm going to walk home from a different bus stop, using a different route. It'll have a hill. I'll probably see foliage I haven't seen on the other streets, and different houses. Tonight for dinner I'm making guacamole, which is nothing new, except this time I'm adding roasted tomatillos, which we haven't had for a few months. I'm exploring more online, and refinding friends from a good 30 years ago. I got some writing done yesterday. I'm going to try to get some more in tonight.

Change is a good thing, and you are altering the very atoms of your being and sometimes that can be tough. Switches in your body and your mind are flipped up and down, on and off.

So, for today,

Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on again
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    Oh my, thank you (blush). I love your pooch. Looks very pensive although probably just thinking about a ball.
    4393 days ago
    I can relate to this... but instead of thinking of it as boring, I guess I'm trying to think of it as my new habits...
    For me: Am I getting in my water? Will I remember to pack my lunch? When will I exercise? Have I eaten the right things?
    I wonder sometimes -- will I stay here on SP when I'm done? Will I be able to stick with these habits through the ups and downs of life?
    At the same time, I think that we all do need to change things up a bit -- I'm feeling like as much as I enjoy some of my old standby friends here, I also want to reach out for some new friends. I want to add YOU to my friends, because I really like your blogs (the dog is cute too!)
    4394 days ago
    I like it a lot. I think it helps me, and part of it isn't even chemical, it's being reminded in a very graphic way to follow the rules and do what I need to do.
    4394 days ago
    Change is very good. It helps us when things get boring. that is a favourite word of grandkids, they are always bored LOL. Does Alli really help? I hate weight loss pills because they are usually bad for you.
    4394 days ago
    Thanks! I went with Genesis because there was a special on them last night, and this was the first song that was played. And I remembered, hey, I love that song. Hence it's been in my head all day. :)
    4394 days ago
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    Change is always good. It makes us stronger. Great Blog!!
    4394 days ago
    Thank you for your great blog entry. I also love the song! I thought it was going to be, "Twist and Shout--Shake it Up, Baby"!

    4394 days ago
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