Every time I open WordPress (the site that hosts my blog) the interface is different. I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, since it takes me awhile to re-learn where everything is to post something. Sheesh!
Here we are on September 1st, which is both Labor Day this year and my grand daughter’s 14th birthday. Oh. My. She’s 14. I’m having trouble wrapping my head around this one, people. I was thinking about her today and realizing that when I talk to her again it wouldn’t be like I was talking to a kid anymore. When she called me and wished me a belated Happy Birthday and proceeded to use the word “derogatory”, I had to take a big gulp to swallow down the grandma panic that bubbled up.
Her sister turns 13 in November. Another difficult realization. Another gulp.
In the middle of August, my youngest daughter – also known as #4 in past posts on this blog – got engaged. Both Hubby and I knew it was coming, since her fiancee came in July to collect her engagement ring. (family heirloom that she’d inherited) What we didn’t expect was that she’d buy a dress within the same week! Since I wasn’t able to be present in Pittsburgh, she drove down to show me her dress. It’s gorgeous. She’s gorgeous. I held it together, but I’m sure I’ll be weepy when the time comes. Looks like we’ll be traipsing off to a tropical wedding destination sometime next year. Sorry, can’t show you any photos yet!!
My birthday was in late August and the only thing I wanted to do was eat junk food and go kayaking. Since my dear Hubby loves me, he indulged me by facilitating both. In fact, just simply because it worked out that way, I was able to eat junk for two weeks straight. I had pizza, sushi, doughnuts, carrot cake, carrot cupcakes, burgers, pancakes, ice cream, fried mushrooms, beer (lots of that) and wine (and lots of that!) and just about anything else I could think to nosh on. It was great, but by the time we were nearing the end of the second week, my body was screaming “VEGETABLES!!”.
Hubby and I agreed that beginning today, September 1, we were going back to our cleaner eating habits and would step up our exercise routine before we go jaunting about the planet in 2015. Not only will I go to a tropical island for a wedding, but I’ll be visiting Germany and Austria as well.That two-week stint of junk-food heaven cost me about 9 lbs, fatigue, swelling, and daily fluid in my ear due to ignoring some food sensitivities. I’m ready to get down to business now.
We finally got to go kayaking. It was wonderful and peaceful and I loved it. We even started looking at what a kayak might cost us. We have the Subaru, so we need the kayak, yes?