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Sunday, March 13, 2011

OK, OK, I'll Seize the Day

For the first day of Daylight Saving Time it's downright gloomy here in Seattle, but I've been reminded in other blogs and through world events that we should make the most of each day, so I'm trying. It's been a while since I posted because I just didn't have anything worth saying, and in the face of the tragic events unfolding in Japan and Libya and other unsettled spots on this restless planet of ours, I don't want to sound petty. I have a great life, I'm very fortunate, and I know it. But it keeps on raining. And raining. We're in for at least another two weeks of this, so the weather prediction goes. I'm longing for a walk in the sun. I did seize the opportunity between showers this afternoon to go for a brisk walk. It felt great. And then I called my grandkids and we talked on the phone, because I have been missing them. This morning I almost completed another sewing project, another dress for Irene. I just have a few finishing touches to add. And I was down another two pounds in my campaign to lose weight. That gives me impetus to keep counting calories and stay on my exercise regimen. Can you tell I'm trying? I don't know if I am exactly "seizing" the day, or just grasping at what I can reach, but the hours and days are certainly ticking away at a fast pace. And somewhere down the road, there will be a sunny day, and I will be ready to seize that for sure.

14 comments:

  1. I understand your feelings. On the other hand, you have sure been doing some great things. You finished another dress. I'm impressed. Also, congrats on being down a few pounds more. That is something to be very proud about.

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  2. Notice the remarkable difference between "seizing" and having a seizure? Not sure where that came from -- just occurred to me.

    And I don't know how you all do it up there in the Pacific Northwest! I think it must be so difficult to remain upbeat with all that rain. You've got some great interests, though, that keep you going.

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  3. It was gloomy here, too, but I was so glad to finally have a day off, I didn't care. Ha!

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  4. We were in the rainshadow today up here in Bellingham, so we got little to no rain. But the sun didn't shine, and now the wind is blowing in another front. I agree, I am ready for some springtime weather.

    And congratulations on another couple of pounds. I seem to have hit a plateau but I'm not worrying too much about it. Too many other things going on that are grabbing my attention.

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  5. .78 inches of rain so far today. The gutters were all overflowing a bit ago, but now it has slackened off. March is such a tease.

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  6. It is still bright and sunny in Hawaii right now -- 5:15 pm -- and I don't know when the sun will go down today. David has gone out to mow the back yard.

    I agree, continuous rain is depressing!

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  7. Oh, yes!!! Me, too! The rain has been hammering on our windows for days now and I'm soooooo tired of it! I know it'll get better some day, but WHEN! The next ten days don't look encouraging!

    Sylvia

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  8. I was feeling a bit blue realizing that we only have a couple more weeks of Florida sunshine, but when I read your post I remembered that my grand kids are in VT and so is my sewing machine so now I am happy again.

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  9. it is a challenge to get through the rainy times in your area but it is only making it into a beautiful spring. it's gook you have your sewing hobbies, exercise and health to enjoy your retirement...

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  10. I am thinking that you seize every..day! You are an inspiration!

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  11. We are sharing in your drippy weather here in Northern California. I may have to go down to the gym this week for exercise as I'm not sure we will have walking weather.
    From time to time Hubby and I will comment to each other how fortunate we are to have been born when and where we were. In so many parts of the world people struggle just to survive and for much of humanities existance disease and starvation were common worries. Our generation in the United States may be the most fortunate of humanity both past and future.

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  12. yes, I can definitely tell you are trying...keep it up; Fake it 'till you make it...

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  13. Good gosh! I turn my head for a minute and this happens! I'm so sorry, Linda. This must be what it means when they say, "When it rains, it pours." I'm glad your loved ones are stable right now. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts.

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