Friday, July 9, 2010

Checking In

Still here.

And there.

And everywhere.

Very, very busy. Good busy. Sleep-when-the-head-hits-the-pillow busy.

Walking 2.5 to 3.5 miles every morning. Up and down hills. With a stroller.


Lifting weights: bags of soil and retaining-wall blocks. Putting them on hand-truck. Putting them in vehicle. Taking them out of vehicle. Carrying them up slanted yard (putting in a garden on slopey property -- my project).

Digging. Lots of digging.

And cleaning. Parents bought a 55-year-old home around the corner from me. Lots of grime. Dirt. Webs. And carpet laden with black mold that needed to be ripped out.

The thing is I LOVE THIS WORK. I have to be careful because I will go and go and go.

And not drink water.

And not plan my meals. Or at least not follow through with the plan, grabbing a fast food meal instead.

So, I'm maintaining.

I found another love, too. I should be ashamed of myself. We met last week.

Have you seen the size of these things? "Campfire Giant Roasting Marshmallows" - they are ... giant. I, dare I say it, like them better than chocolate, especially when they are golden-crunchy-chewy on the outside and melty soft on the inside.

I know.

I am what I eat.






  1. Yard work is wonderful functional exercise. It's that gratifying kind of tired.

    Haven't seen the ginormous marshmallows and will try to keep it that way. :)

    Drink your water!

  2. Enjoyed the layout of your post.

    Yardwork is so very fulfilling, but yes, get that water in!!!

  3. I also love mine brown on the outside and hot and mushy on the inside but only with chocolate and graham crackers surrounding it:)

  4. I was going to say HYDRATE too! :-) With all that working & lugging & carrying.. get that water in!

    I will stay away from those marshmallows too!

  5. Oh, that marshmallow looks fabulous. Glad things are going well and work is hard and you are enjoying life.

  6. White, fluffy, sweet... and hot!

  7. So... are we still working hard? And are we drinking our water?

    No, don't ask why I'm using the 1st-person plural. Just wanted to check in and make sure you hadn't been abducted by aliens. Or at least if you have been, that you're making sure they give you enough water.

  8. WHAT!?! It's actually letting me post directly on your page!?! Impressive! lol

    I love this post! Especially the yummy marshmallow! ( ; Congrats to your parents on their new house! And congrats to you for hanging in there and not giving up! Glad to see you're enjoying yourself! Hope things are still going well!