Friday, July 20, 2012

For old time's sake...

No, I haven't disappeared down a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland, nor would I have enjoyed the kind of strange adventures that she had. I like my life served up straighter than that. My days have mostly been very ordinary but much improved from how they had been in the past. I still continuously count my blessings, although lately I take the credit for a lot of them myself.

I'm getting used to this new and improved version of myself and am no longer so surprised every day. I'm starting to grow into my own personality and learning to trust it. So far, I am managing to keep myself busy but I think I am going to need to find a useful activty to fill my spare time. I am thinking about doing volunteer work and hopefully will find something that will suit me.

Tyke and I are taking ever increasingly longer walks three times a day all over the place. Sometimes I plan them ahead of time and sometimes I make them up as we go along. We both enjoy them very much and there is much to discover. The world is our oyster and we don't let the rainy weather discourage us.

I've lost so much weight that I now weigh what I used to when I was twenty years old. To say that I am pleased is putting it mildly. I love my skinny self and didn't have to suffer for it. I do look quite normal and not like a famine victim. I'm having my gastric band emptied a little in August so I will be able to eat larger portions of food in the future.There's no need to lose more weight.

At her invitation, I will be staying with my daughter in Texas for Christmas and New Year's. That's still some time away but I am looking forward to it very much. I can't think of a lovelier way to spend the holidays.

The sun has just come out again and Tyke is gently reminding me that it's time to go for a walk.


Connie Rose said...

I'm SO glad everything is going well for you these days. You sound wonderful. A trip to the States for the holidays, that should be delightful for you. Have a blessed weekend, my friend. xox

Maggie May said...

Excellent news! So glad to read this post.
Keep up the good work.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Carole said...

Glad to hear how you are. Why don't you take some photos on your walks and post them

Rob-bear said...

This new and improved Irene is a wonder to behold. So glad that you're doing well!

Wisewebwoman said...

Yay my friend, this is such good news indeed!!

Gail said...

I was wondering how you were doing.

Glad to know all is good.

Have a wonderful weekend.

CorvusCorax12 said...

wonderful stuff...i'm very happy for you :)