As I go about my days I keep thinking ahead to Thanksgiving next week, and even Christmas after that. I'll stick with talking about November today.
My mother comes in Saturday for a week-long visit and then my brother and his wife are coming on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with us. There are plans zipping through my mind as I go about my days.
What do I need to clean?
What to buy for the Thanksgiving meal?
When to bake for some friends?
Do I have to take daughter to her practice, or will husband be home in time for that?
What days am I working this week, and how can I plan accordingly?
The list could go on, and I'm sure most of you can relate. It's a busy, busy time, but I love every minute of it!
As I was cleaning up the kitchen the other evening, exhausted but determined to keep the house picked up, I realized that I'm so glad I have the energy to keep up with it all.
Miraculously I have been able to keep my house in decent order through all the activities of the past weeks. It's like I have this hidden energy that drives me.
Don't get me wrong, I look forward to relaxing a few days with my mom, but I'm just a bit amazed at how I've been able to keep going even when I'm tired.
Then it hit me...maybe, just maybe this is because not only have I lost 22 pounds, but I am exercising regularly!! You see, I only currently weigh a few pounds less than I did a year ago and even two years ago, but I am exercising regularly now.
HA! I'm seeing an added benefit to my weight loss and exercise change - More energy to keep up with a busy household!
Speaking of which... I need to go check on my soup and finish getting dinner ready. Then I'll yada, yada, etc. etc.
Boy, am I loving this! :)