I’ve spent the morning getting back into a routine I’ve let some-what-slide over the winter months---I went to the GYM!
It wasn’t anything I let intentionally slide, winter and travel and holidays just kind of got in the way, and though I kept up with workouts in hotel fitness rooms, power walking outdoors when I can, going to my actual HOME-GYM just kind of took a back seat to everything else that has been going on in my life.
This morning, I was up early, and I turned down every excuse that could keep me from going. I know I feel better about ME when I exercise. I know I am doing something GOOD for my mind, body & soul when I am pushing myself. I need NEED those endorphins!
But I was nervous, and a bit shy about walking in there….it had been several months since I stepped foot in the place. But you know what? I was greeted with open arms! They still knew me by name, and I got hugs and squeezes. I was told “I missed you, I was worried about you!” by more than one person. I was told I look fabulous by others. Is there anything else better for what ails our broken hearts than to know that people care?
SO, I’m back on track. I have an appointment with my physical trainer on Monday ((Oy! She is going to make me hurt, I just know it!)) and I know that taking care of my body physically is going to help me stay healthy enough to keep doing what I’m doing when I’m on the road.
Sometimes we lose sight of taking care of ourselves because our plates are too full with everything else. Don’t I know it! But it is so true, if you don’t take care of yourself, who will?
The little sign at the beginning of this post?? That comes thanks to my friend D who had had ENOUGH of my posts of spring already, and wanted to send some snow my way. That made my day too! Little things.
I also received a delicious lavender sachet and card from Victoria. It smells so LOVELY! I’m keeping it here in my desktop area so I can surround myself with aroma-therapy!
Rondi, you sweet sweet girl, your card also touched my heart very much and I want you to know how much it is deeply appreciated. I’m keeping it for always, especially for when I need a pick-me-up. Thank you for thinking of me.
See this box of scraps?! It is chock full of strips, squares, rectangles, pieces parts and all a sundry! This box was waiting for me when I returned home from Alabama!
Annette, you crazy girl! She writes:
“I’ve learned so much from you about putting together scrap quilts but this big “tub” of squares, etc was and is overwhelming!
Please use them in some of your projects, incorporate them into quilts for a new book or pass them along—“
I hope she knows that this is a HUGE welcome gift! It is so fun for me to paw through other people’s scraps and see the fabrics, especially the ones that are “new-to-me” and find a place where they will go in a quilt. I will have a great time sorting and dreaming and planning and sewing. Thank You!
And OH! I now “KNOW” what I’m doing for filling in the remainder of the hexagon star medallion! Just wait just wait just wait!! Sometimes simple is best, but I think this is going to be awesome in its just-a-bit-more-than-simplicity! I spent some time yesterday ironing scraps of red/green/neutral to fill my travel busy bag again, and I can’t wait to see how this is going to come together…..
SO—I best upload this now. I’ve got a massage at 1:30, and that is much needed too. I feel like I’ve been wearing my shoulders up around my ears and they need to come down.
Have a Super Friday everyone!