My friend A’s wedding was beautiful. She had gone through such sorrow losing her first husband. Finding true love again is something she deserves and she glowed before, during and after the ceremony – as did her new husband. A’s thirteen year old son stood alongside them through the whole ceremony. Nice touch, eh?
A and her new hubby took their families out to dinner instead of having a big reception. That is why a few friends decided to get together to celebrate after the wedding. I was blessed to have them here and we had such a great time. I love to have people in my home. Well, I like to have who I like to have here, that is. Otherwise, hosting is draining. Does that make sense?
Himself’s mom’s surgery went well. She will be in the hospital longer than we anticipated and their children are taking turns staying overnight with their dad.
Did you ever hear of the riddle of the sphinx?
What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?
A man, who crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult, and walks with a cane in old age.
I’ve been fighting with myself over being angry with my m-i-l about not taking care of herself well enough. The riddle might very well need to end with a allusion to regressing even further to being a child again.
Some aging parents didn’t choose to learn a healthier way of living when they were younger and are reaping the consequences now. My parents are very conscious of what they eat and of getting enough exercise, keeping medical appointments, etc. This all started, though, when they were younger than I am now. Considerably younger.
This is not to say that family health history can’t trump taking good care of yourself. Still, isn’t taking care of yourself when you are still an active, younger adult being considerate of your children?
As I write this, I am stabbed with the realization that I am no different than my in-laws! When Himself and I got married, I gave up running which was the only exercise I had ever kept up with to that point. Why? I dunno. Guess it was because I didn’t have the time to myself that I once had. I used to keep up with the treadmill until a couple of years ago. Why I stopped that is a completely different story I won’t get into here.
Also, I only recently went on cholesterol medication after battling a losing fight with exceedingly high numbers.
Dessert? Oh, yes. However, I always remove the skin from chicken, stay away from the dark meat and remove excess fat from all meat. Arrgh! Like that makes up for it.
Yes. I am a hypocrite. I am 30-40 pounds overweight and only recently gave up most sweets. Haven’t dropped a pound because I make up for it in "healthy food" over-consumption.
It has finally hit me why I have been so grouchy about this – I am looking into my future unless I change my lifestyle somewhat drastically. You know, I didn’t even realize it until I started typing this entry! Self talk. It can be a good thing.
Keep me accountable, if you would. Poke me about moving and eating properly. You would be doing me a favor – even if I do get postal on you!
Thanks for letting me get that out. Have a great week. You all rock! g