In keeping with my habit of posting losses in pounds, I must claim zero pounds lost again. I have not lost a full pound. Still, the scales are headed in the right direction, and most importantly, I am not discouraged. My own determination is not flagging. Just that aspect alone is a good sign.
I cannot believe the amount of snow that has melted off in the last few days. Down off the hill, there is little snow left. Brianna posted that she saw robins. Tim heard them here, saw them downtown. Yesterday, Tim and I and Cara went out in the evening, and I did not wear a coat. I saw Larry and Cheryl, and it was good to see them and to blab. (Larry? Cheryl? Do I talk too much? Check yes or no). Jamie came out to see us. Jamie was part of Cara's 'gang' in high school and therefore an integral part of our family as well. And now he's grown up, and in college too, pre-med, I think. How does this happen?
Just everywhere we went, it seemed as if everyone had emerged from their winter dens, blinking their eyes in the light, breathing deeply of fresh air, uttering a collective sigh of delight. Last night, for the first time, we took blankets off the bed.
So much to do. I work for the next four days, at least. I've got a test Tuesday. I've got to get signed up for summer and fall classes. Wedding preparations. Changes to be made and gears to be shifted. Appointments. I am using a planner religiously, because to be perfectly honest, I could not keep track of it all if I did not.