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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Today is my Dad's birthday

Today, my Dad would have been 87. I had planned to go to Pittsburgh to celebrate with him over the weekend. But, as anyone who's read my thoughts posted here, he has gone to Heaven. I still can't believe it.

It's really strange how the tears come at such strange times. I was listening to the soundtrack of Love Actually and one of the songs made me cry. Up until then, it was just another Saturday and even though I miss him and feel so flat, I thought I was doing ok.

I am glad that we have a 3 day weekend. Today, I cleaned the house. I want to do something productive here too, I wanted to either clean out my craft room or work some more on the basement. I did clean out some of the paper, I can't believe how much paper we have in this house. I started in the craft room. I need to get this room organized so that I can use it the way that I want. Tomorrow, I will be able to stitch all day. Monday, I am not sure what we are going to do.

I stitched tonight too on my Halloween exchange piece. It's coming along nicely. I am pleased with it.

I also walked on the treadmill tonight for 30 minutes. I gained another pound this week, I am up 4 pounds! GAH!!!! So, I am committed to get back on track. I did well today and stayed on the program. I am pleased with my effort. My goal is to lose 20 pounds by January - there's 16 weeks. I want to drop another size by October 15th. So, that's just about a pound and a little more a week. I can do it. I KNOW I CAN and I WILL succeed. Care to cheer me on?


KarenV said...

{{{Hugs}}} Joanie

You're not alone - I can be going along fine and then just get upset over nothing. Also, certain songs get to me too. Birthdays and other anniversaries will be hard for a while, I think.

Still keeping you in my thoughts...

Joanie said...

Thanks Karen, I really appreciate your friendship and your thoughts. What a comfort they are to me!