Thursday, October 14, 2010


Yesterday I had a great day:  women's group with a friend, then errand running and playing at the park with her daughter.  Seriously makes me want a couple little girls of my own!  We pumped our legs flying higher and higher on the swings and then played tag which reminded me I'm getting older.  Then I picked G up, he did a work out while I read some, and then it was home for a nap.  We woke up at about 8:30 last night, and normally that would mean I would be up all night, but it wasn't even 1 a.m. and we were both out again.  Yay!  I needed the sleep and am planning on getting a full 7-8 hours tonight.  Time to really start taking care of myself.

So here I sit at Panera, reading the Washington Post from cover to cover, finding things to discuss over dinner, jotting down notes, listening to classical music and finding that their dark roast is the only coffee decent here.  I've got zumba later this morning.  Pray for me, I've never tried this class before.  

I want to thank all of you for your kind comments about me posting less.  I am sure I will get back to posting every day eventually (after all, I am a chatterbox).  But for now, it's been nice to just enjoy my day and not think "What on earth will I post about today?"  Part of it was the pressure, and part of it was realizing that I wasn't blogging what I wanted to out of fear that it would upset someone somewhere.  I am extremely opinionated but like to avoid stepping on toes.  

But now that the cat's out of the bag I can share that we adopted a kitten while T was here visiting.  His name is Maximus (Max for short) and he's absolute perfection.  I am not a cat person, but I am the one who fell in love and chose him.  He's spunky, not at all intimidated by the dogs, and a cuddler with a huge purr to boot.  He even likes his belly rubbed and will throw himself at you to get the petting he well deserves!  Last night he and Sophie (the lab) were playing with her play growling and pouncing and him batting at her snout.  It was the funniest thing I think I've ever seen since he's the size of her head!  G wanted a cat, we've been looking for a year, and I think he's pretty dang content.  More pics to come soon (I snapped a bunch last night), but here's the one from him deciding our sofa blanket is his:
That's about all I have for now.  Back to reading the Post and enjoying my coffee this cloudy day.  

*Oh, and for those curious about my mileage I'm planning to do a couple miles today at the gym, so stay tuned for me whining about how sore I am!


  1. My new nephew looks very sweet! I hope he's not as onery as our Grayson is, but then that's part of Grayson's charm, too. I just love kittens and I even love them when they become cats. Congrats on your new family member!

  2. He's sooo adorable!! Little grey tabbies make the best cats. Oh and as a warning...from now on, everything you his!! :D

  3. He is so adorable! Grey tabbys make the best cats. And just a little warning from another cat owner...from now on EVERYTHING is his!! :D

  4. I'm a lurker but I do enjoy reading your blog and had to post--not only to congratulate you on your new kitty (congratulations!), but also to say that I love Zumba and I hope that you will, as well. I've never loved exercising more than I do now. Bonne chance!

  5. Sounds like a great day - congrats on the kitty!

  6. I LOVE Zumba - can't wait to hear all about your class. I hope you loved it.

    Is it possible someone else has as many opinions as me? What fun we will have :)

  7. Do not, repeat, do not cut your own hair. And yes, good luck, bonne chance.

    Bravo for all of your makeover plans and your life goal to be fabulous. I'm sure you are.

    Warm regards,