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!