Thursday, March 25, 2004

Flipped Switch

It must be the weather.  Or is it the thought that I will be taking a long awaited and much desired trip.  It could be the flowers I planted in the front yard are finally responding to the warmer weather and showing their pretty heads. Maybe I have gotten over the UK loss on Sunday.  Whatever it is I feel a renewed passion for everything in life. 

I am tearing it up at work after months of slow business and cold days of driving to my accounts.  I am on the South Beach Diet and though I don't think I have lost any weight as of yet, I feel wonderful.  My joints have stopped aching!  Especially my right hand, which I have a tendency to ball up in a fist and tuck under my chin while I sleep.  The past six months it has really hurt in the morning.  I think that the elimination of starches and sugars in my diet has really improved the joints.

I will be participating in the Rhodes 10K in Louisville on Saturday morning.  I have not practiced in weeks!  So I think I will walk/run it.  I am excited about it anyway. 

There is a Beatlemania exhibit at the J-town library branch ( one of the small townships that make up the whole of Louisville) and I really look forward to that.

I have been spending the nights at my parents house just in case.  I get up early and fix my Mom's breakfast and leave it waiting for her.  One of my other siblings arrives around 8am and takes over from there.  We are tag teaming through the recovery period. 

Things are good.

11 comments:

deabvt said...

Everythings going great for you!!!
Vince

musenla said...

Glad to read things are going well and that your mother is on her way to recovery as scheduled. The first buds of spring are I think always the most beautiful. =P

s0ngbird1962 said...

Wonderful picture!! I did the Atkins last year & that's the first thing I noticed, my joints didn't ache anymore. It has to have something to do with the starches and sugar....

mlraminiak said...

Boy, that "tag-teaming" stuff sounds familiar... It takes a lot out of you. But your Mom is recovering, whih I'm sure makes it easier! Glad you're feeling good! Lisa :-]

sonensmilinmon said...

Hope things continue to look up for you and improve.

I'm off to bed .. I think I'm not making a lot of sense now!

Smilin Mon

barebytes said...

It's sweet of you to show your love by caring so much. It's heartwarming, Hugs Lanny

yakima127 said...

Good luck and have fun on Saturday! Great news about your joints feeling better! Do they mention things like that as a "by product" of that diet? I'll bet you have lost weight, as well.

krobbie67 said...

Glad to hear things are good. You deserve it. There's something about Spring that brings a lightening of the spirit. It's a wonderful feeling.

There's a guy at work who is doing the South Beach Diet. He's been very rigorous about it and has lost at least 20lbs., if not more. Good Luck!

:-)---Robbie

slowmotionlife said...

Ohhh.. I love this entry. It's full of spring-like thoughts. Everyone wakes up this month, I think. We all wake with the flowers. I also have a trip coming up in 2 weeks. Can't wait. I'm finally feeling caught up after a few weeks of being behind. I'm having fabulous work karma this week as well. I've had so much work, I had to turn a job DOWN! Sounds like your family is really coming together to help your mom. Things are indeed good. :)

jjfgiuffre said...

Sorry I haven't been able to visit your Journal but I have been pretty busy and as you know time goes by fast. You're been writting some nice and interesting items and Im glad Im able to come visit again. All is well with me and my son and and I'll be updating my Journal soon. I hope to return more often then I have.
Take care,
John G.

dymphna103 said...

That was a bad loss. I follow womens basketball more here because they do better. john