Wow, I looked up and saw its been almost 10 days since I posted, been busy I must say. We have had a rainstorm, more furniture delivered, hung more pictures and quilts, had a sick puppy….the list goes on and on…LOL but its a good list.
The rainstorm was wonderful, it rained for about 12 hours straight, some flooding around the house, but not bad, Peter said now he knows where to did a trench for run off. It did flood around the surrounding areas and some roads were closed, but I am thinking that’s pretty normal when it rains that hard. After all there are signs everywhere that say “Do not enter when flooded”. Kinda gives you the hint it happens a lot. The rain left the desert happy, everyone got a good washing and the bushes and cacti are all standing up straight full of energy. Sure pretty. I took some pictures of the yard when I was out checking it out, I did a walk about and counted 22 Saguaros on our property. This is the front area of our home. Its funny because we live out back on our deck and rarely walk around here. But we do get to drive by it all every we leave. I am pretty happy with my new yard and I didn’t have to do any of the work!!! Win Win for me.
Here’s a picture of the drive home, we went out and looked around after the rain stopped, it was so beautiful. This is about 4 miles from home in the Saguaro National Park. Part of our drive home from town. I pinch myself every time I drive through this !
The house finally feels like ours and I am actually cooking in my kitchen. We still have the feeling the vacation is coming to an end and we need to leave, but getting the curtains up and pictures on the walls has helped. But every time we are in the pool, we both just start laughing and shaking our heads, still surreal when were swimming. LOL MY husband is a true skinny dipper, who knew!! I am a little more modest only because I have a feeling the neighbor has seen us, I mentioned to him, I bet you hear us in the pool every afternoon don’t you? He got all red and just smiled. So I am using a tube top to cover the top half, LOL But life is good at the Meyer’s !!!
Chika had a virus of some sort, made for long nights taking her out every couple hours, I felt so bad for her. I changed her diet and added organic pumpkin puree and she is on the mend, Had a good nights sleep last night, only up once. I wish animals could verbalize there pain or discomfort better than showing me. Glad she’s better.
This was sunset last night from the deck. The sun is going down earlier and earlier…but sure pretty.
So last Saturday I was going to my new WW meeting near our home, its 11 miles but the closest one on a Sat. morning. Much to my big disappointment, all WW meetings were closed in the entire state due to a annual conference in Phoenix!! I was already dreading the weigh in as it had been a hard week, not excuse, just the truth and I was sure I had put a couple #s back on. SO when I returned home, I told my husband I am going to find a place on Sunday and go weigh in, I have to, I need to!!! So I looked it up on the computer and aghhhhh the nearest was 17 miles across town at the store front for WW. Much to my surprise my husband mentioned to me when I was pouting at my computer, get dressed and lets go and you can weigh in. Boom I was up and dressed and ready to go face the scale! I got there and of course there was a long line, so I patiently waiting, well it looked like I was patiently waiting, LOL My turn, I get on the scale, get off, standing at the counter I glance over, and say how much damage is done, I could see a 6 where she had written down a #, She said no damage, you lost 6 more pounds!! Tears of joy and relief immediately were running down my cheeks. I thought for sure I had gained 6#’s, whew!!! That makes my total loss 26.8#s, I will take the ounces!! What a surprise to me, I had been counting and journaling even though I was over some days, being honest and truthful with myself, after all I am the only one I have to lie to, and really how stupid is that! So I must say the new free style plan works. I am a believer. I had happy tears in the car with my husband!! So I feel I am on my way to getting back down, I have quit asking myself why, and am asking why not! I still have regret that I didn’t do this 10 years ago, but am learning to let that go! I will never be able to understand the why’s and why not’s of who I am and why I always over ate, I am sure I understand it to a point, but then I am just to tired and old to want to dig up old buried feelings, so I am just letting them go, and living life for me in the here and now. What happened to me over the years is melting away. I forgive, and am learning to forget those that hurt me. I feel in control again, and empowered by the move to a more beautiful, positive place to live. Further away from my kids, but they are just a days drive away if I need them, or they need me. They really do have there own lives to live and both my kids are in a good place. They have someone who loves them, and they love back and enjoy life with. Isn’t that what its all about. Enjoying life, each and everyday!!
Sorry for the long winded post, but been a while…I am making my self a promise to post at least twice a week. See you all soon….Enjoy the fall weather…