Are you ready for the weekend if you celebrate Easter? Maybe I am as ready as I'll ever be. I'm getting more lax the older I get on what HAS to get done. I have my menu planned and the ingredients (at least I think I have the ingredients...). I've had a blissful day off work doing all the things I would do on a Saturday. Knitting, reading and more knitting. I finished a pair of socks for me and they are delightfully speckled. I knit my memorized vanilla sock pattern that is burned forever into the deep recesses of my brain. Those are the patterns that I love most, the automatic ones.
Today, I'm sore from two gym sessions this past week, I'm feeling muscles I didn't know existed. Five months have passed since I started this gym-going journey and it's been overall one of the best decisions I've made in my life. My back still gives me some aches once in a while but it's nothing like what I was experiencing pre-gym days.
I've done countless squats, sit ups, dead lifts, and more shoulder exercises than I'd like. My trainer laughs at all of my jokes and so I have fun doing my sessions. I honestly cannot imagine making the progress I've made without his expertise. He is worth every single penny and I tell him so - He plans the half hour sessions and I show up. I like that a lot.
I like feeling proactive - and so next week Mr. Frodo and I are going for a training session with the dog trainer (whom I baby sit for). We've had one lesson a month or so ago but I need more so that I can effectively work with Frodo to resist the ever so fluffy Holly. Wish me luck.
Once the date was set, I felt empowered. Just like when I joined the gym. Being proactive decreases my worries and having a professional who is knowledgeable is valuable.
Tomorrow, my son arrives and on Saturday, my daughter and son in law arrive. I'm excited for them to be here and for Easter to arrive. Lent has never been one of my favorite liturgical seasons probably because it's sad and so are dreary March days.
I will be missing my sister's cooking this weekend, she is an excellent hostess. However, I'll be making potato salad just like she does. As a child, I would be at both grandparent houses eating up all the deviled eggs, potato salad (I know more eggs) and sneaking as much chocolate as possible while my mom wasn't looking. I could do this easily at the grandma's house with 17 grandchildren. There was a lot of chaos for added distraction.
Of course I'd end up with a stomach ache!
I'm ready for: April showers, green scenery, warmish jacket weather, leaves sprouting, singing alleluia at Mass (and the Gloria), farmer markets opening up again by the end of the month. Oh there is lots in April!
I hope you all have a splendid weekend.
I will be posting the weekends post on a Monday morning so as to eek out as much fun on Easter Sunday.