Saturday, April 18, 2009

Alive and Kickin'...

I'm still alive and kickin'. Haven't been sick but have been reading a lot. That's not the real reason that I haven't blogged. I just haven't been in the mode. Sorry I scared a few of you and probably made a lot of you happy to not have to read my dribble. Just haven't had much to say or advice to give lately.

I went out to eat Friday before last, celebrating a birthday. Ate a little too much of the wrong things (pecan pie, yummmmmmmm) and gained 4 pounds. It's back off now and I'm not panicking like I was that morning that I had gained. I've just sort of given myself a 5 pound leeway in either direction since I've been on maintenance and really wouldn't care if it dropped below that 5 pound lower range I set for myself but definitely don't want to go above the high mark.

Was really pretty here yesterday and I was able to go out and sit on my swing for a while. Looks like today is going to be about the same and then the cold will be hitting some more. Sure hope we don't get that snow storm that is hitting Colorado. This has been a really long winter, not a bad one, just long. And I'm really tired of it. That may be part of the reason I've been absent lately.

I'm also pretty lonesome. No company since December and that has added to the longness of the winter. I know, I know, some of you remember me complaining about all the company I had last spring and summer and are laughing for sure now. But I really didn't mean to jinx it all by complaining and then no body visiting at all. I could hop in the car and go to visit some family that's only about 4 1/2 hours away but it just seems like too much of a hassle for me to do that with my dogs. They are welcome at the families homes but it is a hassle to have to take them out to potty on a leash all the time and I found out about a year ago that I can't trust them not to run off. I got a real scare when they disappeared on me and only the little girl came home. Luckily a neighbor found my little boy and called where I was staying to see if they knew who he belonged to. Since then I have gotten name tags with my phone numbers on them but it is still a hassle that I just don't want right now. They aren't happy being boarded and it just adds to my stress when I have to do that. So I guess I'll just stay home and hope someone comes to visit soon.

I'm into the Jesse Stone books by Robert B. Parker and they are really good. I discovered them when watching a Jesse Stone (starring Tom Seleck) movie and noticed that it was adapted from a book. There are 7 of them and I went on Amazon and order all of them. The really nice thing about reading the books now that I've seen one of the movies is that I can picture Jesse as Tom. Whew, and that is a nice picture!!!

Have a nice weekend!!

9 comments:

VeeGettingHealthy said...

Can we come to visit? We'll bring the 10-pound girl chihuahua (4 yrs old) and the 50-pound boy huge mutt (5 months old). And the Tween boy and Hubby and me and our appetites! We'll all play with the dogs and run around until we're all skinny and exhausted!

(just teasing - I wouldn't subject our family to anyone!).

Vee

grammy said...

So glad to hear from you. Sounds like you have the winter blues. I don't think you are the kind of person that likes advice.....like you should do this or that about visiting....so I guess I won't say it. I just hate to think of you being lonely (o: Yes Tom is a good face to have in mind (o: Come see the girls in there Easter get ups on my last two posts. Take care of yourself.

Tena said...

Good to hear that you are okay. Those books sound good and Tom is a nice face to picture!

Take care!

--cara said...

Glad you're back at it. Wish I lived closer. I'd come and visit every weekend. Just so I could hang out in your shangri la. I sure miss that front porch swing.

Cammy said...

I thought maybe you were off visiting folks...but apparently not. :) I guess it's a case of which means more, interacting with folks or the convenience of living on the mountainside. Only you know which is which.

Wishing you warm and sunny days ahead!

Shelley said...

I understand getting into books, but throw us a bone once in a while! I miss you and your ramblings, Deborah!

Glad to hear that you are ok and doing great with the maintenance. The way you are keeping tabs on your weight and making the changes necessary when you have a small gain is how you will never be overweight again and I'm happy and proud of you for mastering this part of the process!

JC said...

O.k. your off my "wonder what happened to her" list. I understand about making sure animals are taken care of while traveling. That is why I no longer have pets. Just to much trouble. Anyway, glad to know you are well. The weather will break soon and you will have more opportunities to complain about visitors. For what it is worth, I missed you.

VRaz60 said...

Welcome back. :) Glad everything is ok. I agree about the Robt. B. Parker books. I'd read them all, then wanted to see the TV movie, but we were travelling that night, and I'd forgotten to set the DVR. I still try and picture Tom as Jesse Stone, and it pretty much works. I also like his Spenser books. I picture Robert Urich as Spenser, too. Ain't imagination wonderful?

MaryFran said...

Glad to hear that all is well and that you have been MIA for no reason other than the lure of a good book and nice weather! :-)

Thank you for the Dan Brown recommendation. I just picked up Angels and Demons and plan on starting it soon. HOWEVER, literally the day after you mentioned Angels and Demons a co-worker brought in a different Dan Brown book (Deception Point) that I read and loved!