It's an odd day that we do more than bake off a sheet pan of cookies at a time, but when that odd day happened, it completely derailed me. I thought I got back on track, but I didn't. Therefore, I am starting over, again. Even though I am starting over, again, I promise you that I am not giving up. And never giving up is a promise I can keep.
Yesterday I went on a beautiful five mile hike. It gave me a lot of time to think about what is important to me and what I want out of life. One of the things that is important to me is to spend more time in beautiful places! My health is important to me. It's important to me to be strong. Being close to people I love and that love me is important to me. Being connected to my community is important to me. Of course, my darling husband, Jackie Deane, is important to me. My children and grandchildren are incredibly important to me. My deepest desire is to live my life in such a way that taking care of all of these things that are important to me is my lifestyle, not things that I do when I find the time.
Here are some pictures of my hike:
|Beaver pond through the trees|
|Butterflies! I took a picture of one, then another flew in, then another, and another!|
|The Zealand falls.|
|The top of the falls, the hike's destination.|
New Hampshire is a beautiful place. There is no doubt about that. But I am too far from my family, I would like to find a place closer to our children and grand children. In the meantime, if you have the means, you should come out for a visit and go for a hike (or two or three). If you have never been to New Hampshire, you don't know what you're missing!
By the way, I got up early and lifted weight for about 40 minutes this morning. I am weak, much weaker than I was 6 months ago, but I will get strong again. It's never too late to get strong.
Have a beautiful day today!