Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The second time...

I'm up for the second time this morning. I was up much earlier, before the early birds had even started singing. I drank my coffee and answered my emails and read blogs and then walked Tyke, but decided that I wasn't really awake at all and went back to bed, where I slept for another three hours. That was just what I needed and I feel much better now and like I've had enough sleep.

I'm very cozily sitting here in my bathrobe now, nice and warm, with a cup of coffee. When I walked Tyke early this morning it was cold outside and I wore my jacket and a scarf, of which neither was a luxury, but now I'm toasty warm and very comfortable. I'm so comfortable that I may never get dressed, but that is silly and I do have to get dressed, because I'm supposed to meet my friend Yvonne later today for a cup of coffee downtown and I still want to go to the store and buy that bathroom scale.

I'm very curious about how much I will weigh and I can't wait to step on the scale. I have the feeling that I've lost a lot of weight, judging by how my clothes fit me. I wore my tight jeans yesterday, but they weren't so tight anymore. They were a bit baggy in the legs and I wore a smaller belt that I really had to pull tight. I'm going to wear some different jeans today and I can't wait to see how those will fit me. Oh, vanity, all is vanity...or is it sanity, all is sanity? I think maybe the latter.

It's cloudy and windy outside today, typical Dutch weather. The sun shines off and on. If it weren't for the beauty of the clouds, it would discourage you. You almost want it to rain to get it over and done with, but then the sun comes through and that really looks good too. It's the kind of sky the Old Masters painted, except that we don't have the endless horizon to go with it or the ships on the stormy sea. To be by the sea now would be a great thing. To have your hair blown to smithereens by the wind and to see the waves pound on the shore. You don't worry about having a bad hair day then like I do now. All it takes is a good haircut, right?

My friend Yvonne let me know she would call me at the last minute to say if she was going to be there, but that she was having a hard time and that she didn't think so. I just wrote her an email saying that I assume she is not going to make it and that I'm making different plans. I'm not going to sit here until 1 pm and wait for that phone call when I could be doing other things. I also have to buy new accessories for the bathroom and go to the post office.

I've just roughed up my hair into a punk hairdo and put on my other jeans that fit me surprisingly well. I pulled them on without any problems. That sure did good things for my self esteem. I put the smaller belt in them and pulled it tight. I'd hate for them to slide off my rear end. I don't have a lot of hips yet to speak of. They will reappear last, I'm sure. I took Tyke for a walk and it was a little bit warmer outside. I still wore my leather jacket, but left it open. It's warm when you're in the sun and out of the wind, but when are you when you are on your bike like I will be shortly?
I've got to get going now. I've dawdled enough. I have to get my purse and my wallet and hop on my bike. My trusty steed.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Twain12 said...

hope you got everything you set out to get...have a good day yourself

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. Hope you've had/ are having a good time in town. Great to go there on your own - shows how much better you are at the moment.

And getting into those smaller jeans is such a tonic too! Bet you feel like a million dollars :)

Bearfriend xxxx

Frances said...

Well done on the jeans. Doing so well.

Wisewebwoman said...

Enjoy the day my friend, I'm certainly enjoying mine in spite of the wind and cold.

Bernie said...

Nora well done with your weight, I have gone the other way, I need to loose some weight for sure as my clothes are getting tighter...
Hope you managed to find everything you wanted while shopping. I love hearing you sound so well........:-) Hugs

Bev said...

Hi Irene

Just popped by after a while. You sound great - very cheerful!


aims said...

Ahhh - the dreaded bathroom scale. Sometimes it's your best friend and sometimes your worst enemy. There's no apologizing in between from it either. Sigh.

I know other people have lives too - but sometimes people don't understand that to do something different - going out for coffee - means quite a bit to us and helps us so much.

On the other hand - hooray for you for saying it won't stop you and getting out yourself. Proud of you my friend.

Lane said...

Hope you managed to get the things for your bathroom and not get rained on. It's not turning out to be a glorious June but there's still hope.

And what a great feeling to be pulling your belt in a few notches. Well done Nora. All that cycling must help.

Maggie May said...

Brilliant about the weight but not if it was caused by worry & not eating well.

You are so lucky to have hair to ruff into a punk style. I assume thats what I will have to do when its long enough.

Hope today went well & you got all those things that you were going to get.

We had a bit of sunshine through our dull beginning. Bit of a chill wind to cool us down.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Babaloo said...

We've been having a very good June here. There, I've said it, and have now probably jinxed it.

I'm like Bernie, my weight has gone up rather than down. But, I've a very strenous Yoga class now on Mondays and I'm hoping this will kick-start things a bit for me.

Nora said...

Hi Bev,

how the heck are you? Can you email me via my address on my profile? I would love to hear how you are.

Big hugs!