Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

I woke up early this morning and I'm so glad I did. I have a lot to do today. Well, not a lot by my old standards but a few things nonetheless. I will do my regular workout and then shower and get ready for my meeting. Then I am going shopping for our anniversary and groceries. I'm not sure what I'm getting Tee yet but it will be fun looking for something. I still can't believe it's been 13 years since we met. Neither of us thought it would last that long. I'm grateful it has.

This picture is of Tee's Grandma. Isn't it lovely? It's another one of my favorites. She always looked so fashionable in her pictures. I just love the boots and the jacket. The winter scene is also pretty. She was from New Jersey. I wonder what she thought of California when she first moved there? Such a different climate.

I got a haircut yesterday! This is a big deal for me because I am always the last person on my list when it comes to doing things for people. I never do nice things for me. I have decided to do something for myself each week. To reward myself for all the hard work I'm doing working on my fitness and health. I have been eating better than I ever have in my whole life. I also lost another pound! I actually discovered I wasn't eating enough to compensate for the hard workouts I'm putting my body through. Who would have thought that eating more calories would help the weight loss start up again? Now I'm only 8 pounds from my goal weight!

I am doing Tae Bo which is really amazing. I saw results after my first two workouts. I love it. It really kicks my butt. I recommend it to anyone that wants to see fast results and get a really good hard cardio workout. It also incorporates some strength training for your abs and legs and butt too. I will be getting into that bathing suit with no shame this summer. I'm confident of that.

Of course I'm eating a lot less processed foods and more whole grains and fruits and vegetables. That has made a big difference. I'm proud of me. So I got my haircut. It's pretty cute I think, a little shorter than I really wanted but it will grow.

It's still pretty cold and we are supposed to get more rain. The city is working on a sewer system and of course they started on the main street in front of our house. It was a muddy mess but yesterday they started putting the pavement back. I hope they finish up soon so Xena and I can resume our long walks down that street. I know she's missing the exercise and I'm just missing getting out there.

It's Friday the 13th! I'm not superstitious about it but a lot of people are. Tomorrow is Valentines Day and Tee and I are baking Sugar Cookies. Heart shaped and frosted. I used to do this with my kids when they were little and we thought it would be fun to do together. I'll be making a much smaller batch but we're going to do it together. We have no big plans for V Day since our anniversary is Monday. But it's nice to just be together and do something fun.

OK, I have nothing much else to say. Hope everyone is having a beautiful morning and that today brings you nothing but good luck.


Fijufic said...

She was a cutie pie without a doubt...

Stay healthy Greenie. The alternative is awful. If you work out of course you will stay sore but you can keep doing what you already do well into your late 60's without too much modification.

I'm hitting the pavement when I get home and running for 4 miles. Nothing super but better than nothing. I'll hit the gym then the lawn tomorrow.

Yeee HAAAA!!!

I'm ahead of you in age you whipper snapper!!!

Love ya,

becomingkate said...

Happy Anniversary to you two!

Dorrie said...

yes, happy anniversary!!

where in New Jersey did she come from? My dad's folks lived in Lake Wallkill.

Your posts lately have been sounding sooooo positive! I love it!

Cinfulgirl said...

What a beautiful picture. I love reading your entries. It's like taking a breath of fresh air. I am so happy for you and where you are in your life right now. You are such an inspiration. Love ya sis

SunTiger said...

I totally forgot about it being Friday the 13th (LOVE this day!) It keeps all the weirdos stuck at home; too afraid to go out and mingle with the normal folks.


I love the old photos too . . . yes they're nostalgic but T's gram really is gorgeous (looks the way I always WISHED I did . . . elegant).

Sammi said...

I just love these old pictures... :)

saint-sinner said...

That's a great picture, ge! I love old pictures.

Glad to hear you're staying fit and healthy. I'm working at it every day.

Hope you two have a great Valentine's Day!

Cin said...

The picture is gorgues.She looks very classy:) Happy anniversary and Happy Valentines day:) *hugs* I am proud of you.I bet your hair looks cute!

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your older photos you have posted here. That picture is beauteeeful! Looks like what my Mom looked like back in the 40's. ((hugs))

Judy said...

Lenn: I gave you a hearts Valentine Blog/Friends Award! Did you see it? save and copy and paste it in your side column here!! :)

greeneyes67 said...

Awwww, I am feeling the love from you all. I hope your weekend is beautiful..

A Magpie's Nest of Treasures said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!
{{big squishy hugs}}

Panademona said...

I love old family photos!

Happy Anniversary! :-)

greeneyes67 said...

Thank you Pan!

BenB said...

Happy anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day!
Did the wind die down up there yet?

Doug said...

Hi, GE. Nice to hear that things are good with you. Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Anniversary, too!

greeneyes67 said...

It's died down for now Ben..

Thanks Doug.. Happy V Day to you too.

Moanerplicity said...

The lady in the pic is stylin', yo. She definitely was so in vogue that even today her style is classic.

Happy Anniversary to you both! I hope you make it a mad memorable one, whatever you do.

And oh yeah, Happy Heart's Day too!

Snatch JOY!



Allen said...

Absolutely stunning photo of classic beauty. Hugs, Allen

CallansMama said...

I tried Tae Bo once, for about 5 minutes! LOL. Great job for you, keep it up! (Congrats on your award from Xanadu!)

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