Monday, July 8, 2013

Weights, Gardening, Kids and a Swim

 
Hello, Monday.  I liked you about as much as I normally do, today.  Our 4 year old son woke us up hollering his little head off at about 4:15 this morning.  He had a question.  Uh-huh.  So after my adrenaline was all charged up (and I answered the stinking question), I was unable to fall back asleep.
 
My husband gets up at 4:30 to ride his bicycle to work.  I laid around and tried to worry my brains out about money, but decided a better use of my time would be here:
 
 
The pain cave.
 
Today was leg day - and I experimented with listening to music instead of watching Star Trek.  I felt like my time was more "my own" when I had the headphones on.  I don't know...for what its worth, I had a good hour of leg and ab goodness.
 
I finally figured the banking for the month - and if I keep squeezing these here stones, everything will be fine.  :o)  Ha, ha...yeah, things are tough all over, right?  Me and my whining.  Won't get me anywhere.  As a reward, I went out to water my plants. 
 
I just wanted to shrink down to itty bitty and live in this beautiful zucchini forest.  I was never very good at growing things until this year.  I really enjoy going out each morning and watering and weeding the living beings.  I used to be a bit of a Flower Child in my early 20's...life jaded it out of me, might be time to reprise. :)  Where's that tye-dye skirt...
 
I hadn't seen my daycare sweeties in a few days due to the holiday weekend.  This little guy was so sweet after his nap!  It isn't very often that I can get one of my "big boys" to slow down and snuggle a bit.  It was torture... 
 
You know, dirty job but somebody has to do it. 


Aw, Kyler - and hubby in the background!

As for training, today, it was Swim Practice Day!  Felt really good after working legs this morning.  I just love to swim.  I feel fluid and free.  I can quietly glide along and try to not make a sound or I can grab and pull water and kick to propel myself as quickly as I can.  I have overcome so much fear and self doubt to call myself a swimmer! 

On a day, like today, where my self esteem is in the toilet, God was listening.  He sent me a cutie-pie to snuggle, a garden blooming, and a skill to work on.  Thank you, Creator of the Universe, for caring for me.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, God knows exactly WHAT we need and WHEN we need it. I have to pray for patience every day to see His gifts. Snuggling with your littles is truly a great gift.

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