Friends and Kitties!
Time for another List of Stuff!
1. In keeping with my Word for 2014--Content--I chose not to replace the bathroom scale when it recently died (how convenient). I know for most people they're an invaluable tool for maintaining their weight, but for me it's become a means for self-flagellation. So I've decided to go by how my clothes fit, eat simply and healthily when I'm hungry, and walk, ride my bike, and do yoga as often as I like. (Almost every day.) I am experimenting with not being ruled by a number; which, I admit, I'm having a hard time doing...last week I got on the chlorine scale at work and then looked back on the computer trend to calculate my weight...I was saved from myself by the fact that I didn't stand on it long enough for the weight difference to poll. A forty-year habit is hard to break but I'm sick and tired of berating myself every single day because I don't weigh what I think I should--societal pressure?--invariably a number unrealistically below my current mass. It's time to let it go, and quit obsessing about every morsel and calorie. I need to become content with me. Just why would I think less of me is better? I need a stern talking to.
2. I'm really looking forward to my upcoming vacation...and my 51st birthday! Some of you asked a few posts back about how much time off I get--the answer is four weeks plus 60 hours of comp time from accrued overtime, plus a couple of holidays--so about six weeks total. (I pull on average about 250 hours a year in overtime so I really enjoy every minute off.) My new schedule of 4-10's is really working out for me, too. So work-wise, I'm content--insofar I still have to leave the house to get paid. Only retirement is gonna solve that so I guess I won't fret it. Much. Only four days a week, LOL.
3. Despite my threats I haven't cut back on posting, but I have stopped commenting so often. I apologize, I love all y'alls to bits, but I was wearing myself out, trying to comment every day. The Kats (and I) make the rounds and read almost all the posts in our feed daily, but comment mostly on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday--with a few exceptions here and there. What I really love is the creative buzz from photographing and writing about the Horde. So I'm going for that.
I'm liking my word for this year. In fact, I'm quite content with it...
XX Sheebie XX