Struggling and Smiling day after day
Monday, October 05, 2015
Hello friends! I am so sorry that I have been MIA for so very long & I truly miss each of you. It's hard being out of the loop and not knowing what is going on in everyone's lives... so I'm trying to get some more computer time so I can catch up with y'all (no, I'm not Southern. That was for Button!).
My family is finally moved into our new (old) house. A lot of updating needs to be done, but for now the boxes are unpacked - the pictures are hung - and it feels like home. Everyone is doing well and seems happy. We live across the street from a horse farm - is this a gorgeous view, or what?!
I love stepping out in the morning and watching the sun rise over the farm. So very pretty. One morning while out for my walk I got to enjoy the view as it was coated in morning mist...
Work is going well. I babysit for 3 families. Wednesdays are my longest and toughest days. The 2 girls are rough and tumble and I feel beat up and exhausted at the end of the day. One afternoon though they wanted to "fix" my hair. I sat on the cold hardwood floor for an hour while they combed and pulled and styled my hair... this was one of the better finished looks!
My tattoo from back in July as some had asked - the first guy that did it, did a fairly lame job. Last month I went to a tattoo guy close by and he "prettied" it up for me. Originally I wanted a small anklet with my kiddo's names... the first guy said that with my OLD skin I shouldn't get small lettering as it would start to blur with time. Hmmm. So I let him go large. I wanted it plain, and it was plain! So 2nd guy added more lines and swirls & tried to make the letters prettier too. This is the final result:
As for other news - I joined a gym this weekend. Woohoo! It's a SNAP 24/7 gym - pretty basic but it's got all I need. And I can go any time which is pretty cool. I like all the cardio equipment and the weight machines but am still a little intimated by the free weights... however, my Spark friend Araza30 told me to try something that scared me every day. Great advice (that's how I ended up with a tattoo!) and I need to heed it. I want to get so comfortable in that gym and learn how to do everything and to work every muscle. Now to work up the courage to ask for help when I'm there. Ugh. That part I dread!
Well, all my lovies, I just wanted to check in and say hi. I thank all of you who have continued to send messages and goodies and comments - even while I've been out of touch. You guys ROCK. Have a great day ... and great week. Keep pushing and treating yourself well. Power of positivity ~ it will put a smile on your face! Love you!