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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ponderings

I know I've been a bit slack on keeping up with my "daily" blog posts but I said it once and I'll say it again. Moving has beat me down. 

Tuesday I finally made it back to the gym but don't give me too much credit cause I just went to yoga.  I thought I could really benefit from the stretching and relaxation.

Apparently I was right since I did something I never, ever even come close to doing.  I dozed off during the relaxation time at the end of class.  I came to just as she was telling us to bend our second leg.  I had already missed the wiggling of the hands and feet and bending of the first leg. 

I lied to myself and said I would go to boot camp yesterday morning but I woke up feeling like I'd been thrown from a train.  Instead I did something else I never, ever do.  I went back to sleep on the couch after taking the boys to school and that was after two cups of coffee. 

The sun is back today and I'm beginning to feel a bit like myself again.  I will go to zumba and toning today at noon, come hell or high water. 

Right now I'm still working on hitting the bottom of that coffee pot and pondering what color I'm gonna paint this living room.  It's not a bad color but I'm just not feeling the pale yellow in here.  I've got to change it before I do any decorating. 

It's making me a little nervous about my painting skills though because it has cathedral ceilings and I'm trying to picture myself that high up on a ladder trying to tape off that arched window and highest point and then painting it without making a huge mess of things.  

What's the going rate on a professional painter these days?  If I mess it up too bad, I may need a pro.

On another note, I'm having a birthday in 4 days and can't seem to get my mind fully around the fact that this is my last thirtysomething birthday.  Next year is the big 4.0.  How is that even possible?  

I remember watching Thirtysomething in the late 80s, early 90s and thinking how old and so far off that sounded.  Now here I am coming up on my fortysomethings. 

Wow.  Life certainly has a way of speeding by on us, doesn't it?

It always amazes me how I still feel I look the same as I did 10 or 15 years ago until I see an old photo of myself and think how young I looked which can only mean one thing...

 I look older now. 

 I'm okay with looking older as long as I am also feeling smarter and wiser.  I think wisdom kind of creeps up on us.  We don't realize we have any until we look back on things and think, Wow, if I had only known then what I know now. 

 Don't get me wrong now.  I'm not by any means suggesting that I am wise beyond my years or that I don't still have lots to learn but here is a list of some of the things I have learned in my (almost) 39 years:

1.  True friendship never dies.  You may go years without seeing or speaking to a true friend but you can always pick up right where you left off and feel as if everything though nothing at all has changed.

2.  All the many trials and tribulations of life really do build character if you choose to learn and grow from them rather than wallow in them.

3. The best memories have nothing at all to do with things or the best money can buy.  My greatest memories are of little everyday moments and times spent with special people or pets.

4.  If a feeling in your gut tells you something is wrong then you'd better rethink it.

5.  Having a child changes everything.  For me, becoming a mother made me a better person and made me look at life through a whole new set of eyes.  Every move and decision a mother makes not only affects her life, but those of her children as well.

6.  Never assume anything.  

7.  A true love will never tell you he just isn't quite sure about you yet.

8.  Never say anything that you may regret tomorrow or in 5 minutes.  Think before you speak or type.

9. We are our own worst critics.  It is impossible to see ourselves through the eyes of others which is why compliments are so important.  I need to do a better job of dishing them out.

10.  God never moves.  Sometimes we do but He is always there, patiently waiting for our return. 


Y'all have a good Thursday!  Fancy Friday will be back tomorrow.


  

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