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Reset day 93: I will NOT be defeated

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Yesterday was a trying day. I had a long meeting with caseworkers, care givers, and social workers regarding completing a new assessment which is now required in Michigan for my son Jack. The meeting consisted of 3 hours of questions to which there were three part answers. It was long, tedious and in my book a waste of time but in fact gatherer's books, important stuff. After the meeting I let my son pick out dinner and he wanted spaghetti. I quickly made dinner. I could do that and stay on track! Yippee!

Then came the call from my daughter telling me my granddaughter didn't want to mow my lawn - so I fired up the mower and got it done. It was 8pm. I figured I was already hot and sweaty, I might as well walk the dog. My daughter called back to let me know SIL was on his way over to try and rig up a new drain for my leaky water valve. I guess I forgot to say, the first fix didn't work - so there was also water to mop up and wet things to be put up to dry out. I headed out for my walk. It was getting dark. We walked for an hour and a half. It was dark when we got home - only to find daughter's whole family camped out while SIL fixed the valve. UGH! I was tired and just wanted to take a shower and put on my jammies! But must admit I always enjoy time with the kids and grandkids. About 10:30 everyone headed home. On their way out, they pointed out a huge bee's nest hanging from my eves in the front of my house. Yikes!

This morning I got up, hopped in the shower, washed and dried my hair, styled it, put on make up , dressed - and at the last minute decided to put in some hair product - I spread it out in my hands and squinched it in my hair - only to realize I just put my face cream in my clean hair. It was a mess!

I muttered some obscenities, stripped got back in the shower and started over. Then I remembered it was September 1. I hopped on the scale. 198.2

Yep, that reflects some upward movement. I wanted to scream, crawl back into bed and call it a day - but instead I pushed on and came in to work. During the course of the day I had an employee put in her resignation. One more thing..... and then when the guy delivered our Coke products he informed me they were out of Diet Coke. Really? The Coke company runs out of Diet Coke? and of course we are completely out of Diet Coke and that was the main component of our order! I just smiled at him, got my purse and headed to the grocery store to buy some before all the natives get too restless (it has been a whole day without Diet Coke).

It's hot out. It's humid out. I'm frustrated, tired AND cranky. This is NOT how I wanted to start out September. However I am not going to let this defeat me!

I'd like to go home, put my feet up and read tonight. However flip side - I want to get my 12,000 steps in. I don't want to not meet my step goal on the first day of the month! That is really important to me.

If it cools off, I will walk the big black dog. If it stays hot, I will get on the treadmill. I will get my 12,000 steps in.

Yesterday on the PCT I put in 8.2 miles. Guess what? The trail is rocky (imagine that!)

Steep, rocky, difficult.... and then I see the bridge ahead... I don't know if I can make it there, but one foot in front of the other...

Yippee, on the bridge over Feather River to a new place! How cool is this? Easy stepping!

Oh my, what a view from the bridge! Thank goodness for those who built it! It sure made my journey over the river easier.

What an awesome place to end and catch my breath. How beautiful!

Once again my virtual walk runs parallel with my actual journey! On I continue, one foot in front of the other. I am sure there will be some breathtaking events in the future! I just have to get through this rocky section first! I will not give up!

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  • ALP1976
    I always enjoy reading your blogs. You're a very insightful person and I think that you have such an excellent approach to things.

    I do have to say the face cream in the hair thing -- that sounds like something I would do. I would have probably muttered obscenities and pouted for awhile. Good for you for pressing on.

    I think I am going to sign up for that website. It looks like a lot of fun so thanks for the info!!
    2112 days ago
    I do think calling it a "trying day" was something of an understatement!

    2112 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11332084
    You were put to the test - AND PASSED!! Yay!!! I hope the rest of the month goes more smoothly for you & no Diet Coke isn't such a bad thing! ;-)
    2112 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    emoticon photos................
    2112 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Wow, quite the day and you persevered! Face cream on your hair? Sounds like something I would do without my reading glasses! I squint in the hotel rooms to tell the lotion from the shampoo. LOL. Out of Diet Coke - really? Why even show up. What did you do about the bees nest? Hope the trail gets a little easier!
    2112 days ago
    After today it is all up. Enjoyed your pix.

    2113 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14034154
    WOW! What a day you had, but look at the steps that you achieved, and how far you got in your virtual walk. YIKES!!! That bridge did look a bit scary, but once you got over it, what an oasis you found for your resting spot!


    - Nancy Jean -
    2113 days ago
    I love your photos!
    2113 days ago
    Hey, compared to Sept 1, the rest of your month should shine in comparison, right emoticon emoticon
    2113 days ago
  • MOMMI252000
    beautiful pictures ! Keep it up you can do it
    2113 days ago
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