2017-08-13 Today is Mine

When I woke this morning at 7:33 after about 7 hours of sleep I said to myself, “Today is going to be my day”. I said it in a nice way, like I was going to hug the day and enjoy every minute of it’s time. Not in a mean sort of ownership way.

I’m rolling into a phase here where I intend to take my time and enjoy it and really do things I want to do. If that means I eat some ice cream and take a nap, then that is what it means. If it means I go on a 40 mile bike ride, then hooray for that. I’m going to try to not worry about the small things and appreciate all the wonderful parts of my life and the world around me.

So here now, after most of the day has come and gone, is “My Sunday” Status Update…

Jazzercise at 8:30 with one of my favorite instructors was a success. It was a great start to the day. When it was over at 9:30 though, I was done and left to go back home.

I spent about a half an hour putzing on the internets and completed my Red Cross “Rapid Pass” for the third time in two weeks. I have not needed it due to the low iron, but as I got in my car to drive to today’s location I said to myself again “Today is going to be my day”. Low and behold, my hemoglobin was 13.6 and so I was allowed to donate. Yes!! Great success.

After that I did a few random chores around the house and changed to go meet my sister downtown for Sushi. We went to Hiro 88 which I have not been to for sometime and it was awesome. I did not feel bad for ordering and eating the crab rangoon or some of each of the five rolls we selected or drinking two most delicious purple kimono drinks.

When I arrived back home I was really full and feeling very much like a nap would be a great idea but when I laid down, Josh texted and wanted to go for a walk. So I opted to get the steps instead. We went to Walnut which is about an hour walk and toward the end of it we both remarked that the trail is getting kind of boring. It really is. He also was lamenting about being hungry so we drove to Qdoba where he had a quesadilla and I had chips and queso. I knew I had overdone it when my stomach started to hurt. Too much goodness in one day.

That brings us to right about now. 7PM and the sun is starting to get low in the sky. I’ve had good conversations, good food, 15K steps, and am really ready for my kids to return home tonight. Today was my day. Tomorrow will be ours together.

Hasta Manana,
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-02-26 Sushi Sunday + Sister Time = Winning

The day today started out pretty good despite waking up with a nasty headache and skipping Jazzercise because of that. I took some meds and elected to stay in bed. I worked a little bit on my main blog and the organization of some of the pages and content. Later in the AM I made a nice home-cooked breakfast for my kids and then showered and got all prettied up to go out for the afternoon with my sister, Jamie. The same sister whose dog I looked after last night.

First we went for Sushi (because duh, what else would you have on Sushi Sunday) and then she had tickets to go see Pink Martini at the Holland Arts Center. The general crowd was much older than us and it was a 2PM show. I had no expectations and was thoroughly delighted. Most of the music was fun and full of energy and the singers very animated and amusing. Many of the songs were in foreign languages so props to them for having such a diverse set and doing what appeared to be a stellar job with all the accents. The backup music for the afternoon set was the Omaha Symphony, so that was also a treat.

There was one song in particular that they did which was a little melancholy and kind of made me weepy. Some random lyric about slowing life down and laying in the grass to listen to it grow. I don’t know. Maybe it was the music and maybe it was the 3 Purple Kimonos I had at Hiro, but it just made me really sad. Like sometimes I want so much for time to hurry up because I just can’t wait to get to the next thing that I’m not really stopping to enjoy the moment I am in right now. I was thinking “hey, girl, you need to enjoy life – what else are you here for?”.

I did, of course, very much enjoy my sister date and it’s always good to catch up after we have not seen each other one-on-one for a while. She’s a pretty amazing person and though there are miles of minutes between us, she is the person I am closest to in my family.

I gave her the rundown about the finale of things between Matt and I (and yes, I was wearing the ring), and she let me in on details about planning her honeymoon and also the start of their search to find a house. After our date she drove me home and the rest of my Sunday was very uneventful.

At the present moment, I’m really feeling the affects of only having 4.5 hours of sleep last night and probably will not be able to do much more with this day. But all things considered, I did successfully stop and enjoy many moments and that equates to winning.

Love Ya Sis,
Miss SugarCookie