Because of the return of a Friday night tradition I am catching up today with 2 gratitude posts.
gratitude for Friday: An evening with two great friends chatting around a kitchen island. Life may be going at lightening speed and we are all busy, but it’s always fun to take some time and enjoy good wine with friends.
Saturday gratitude: A beautiful Saturday afternoon watching Catherina at her last ski lesson of the season. She was so excited that I was coming to see her. Couldn’t ask for better weather…Spring is coming, I can feel it.
Usually Thursday night has been my favorite time of the week because every week (with 1 exception) I’ve lost weight at my weekly Weight Watchers weigh-in. After a great result last week (-1.8lbs even while on vacation in Disney World), I was expecting another great result.
I’ve gotten in the habit of reporting my Weight Watchers weigh-in results here every Thursday night and today is no exception. For transparency’s sake, I do have to admit I am a little disappointed with the result.
The result: no change from last week.
In trying to find my gratitude for this result (the point of these daily posts, after all), I will be grateful that the result wasn’t a weight gain. No change is better than a plus on the scale.
Time to do a little extra to see the payoff next week!
I took a big decision…I’ve decided to invest in myself. You may remember that back in November as part of National Novel Writing Month I gave myself the challenge to write a book. It’s a challenge that I proudly accomplished. But, since November I haven’t done anything with my book…no re-reading, no editing, nothing (although I do catch myself thinking about it and the characters I created at the oddest times).
I’ve always wanted to publish something, and now that I have a story written down it would be a shame to let that dream die half completed (especially after the long hours put into it back in November). And so, I’ve decided to enroll in a course given by Jack Canfield (author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles(Tm): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be) about book publishing.
I’m excited to get started and share with you how everything goes.
Definitely grateful for Zoe being alive tonight! I got home today after work and Zoe’s new name medal was stuck between the bars at the bottom of her cage. What a scare! It must have gotten stuck when she heard me open the front door and she got excited and got stuck. She couldn’t get free and was visibly panicking. I too was panicking. The more she moved the more she was getting stuck and choking. Very scary. After what seemed like hours she actually broke free (as much as I tried I was essentially of no help)…thank God!