Friday, October 30, 2009


First of all, thanks for the nice comments!

So yes, I'm still doing kettlebells, just not as much. It's tough to fit 4 days of P90X and 25 or so miles into a week. But my kettlebells are still here, my clients still love them, and they will always be a part of my fitness life.

My parents are doing ok. For now my dad's Alzheimer's is under control with medication (as long as he remembers to take it). In two weeks we're celebrating his 80th birthday. I'm going to decorate my car, pick him up, then we're going to play, 80 year old style! First stop will be the first house my parents bought when they came to CA. Then off to CSUS where my dad taught for 45 years. Then coffee. Then my house, where we'll watch the movie UP (my dad doesn't want to go to a theater -- too many germs). Then lunch, then I'll take him home. Doesn't that sound fun??? In case you're wondering, my mom is invited, but she never leaves the house, so she won't be joining us.

Is anyone dressing up for Halloween? I love the idea, but can't get enthusiastic about something that nobody else in my family cares about, you know? But I may buy some pumpkins today, just for the fun of it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

tiptoing back?

It's been almost 6 weeks since I've written. Why? I don't really know. But since I write only at the intersection of a) having something to say and b) having the time to say it, I guess those two haven't crossed paths in a while.

So what's going on? Let's cover life by area:

Family: Tim and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in Sausalito. It was fantastic! We ate and hiked and watched football and sat in front of the fire. I was ready to go back the day we got home! Kids are doing good. They both need transportation a lot, but that's going to change when Austin gets his license in December.

Friends: I have the best friends in the whole wide world!

Training clients: I can't tell you how much I enjoy my clients. It's a privilege to be in these women's lives and I feel really lucky to do what I do!

Training myself: Tim and I are in week 2 of P90X, which means I'm sore a lot. :) I missed a workout yesterday so today I did both Plyometrics and Shoulders and Arms. I've been running about 20 miles or so a week, and am starting to get back into liking running, which is quite a relief. I always took my love of running for granted, but I won't do that any more!

Faith: Me and God are good, but I'm trying to understand a confusing issue. I'm trusting that it will be resolved, and in the meantime I'm praying for God's will to happen, and that I would know what the next right thing is for me to do.

Dinnertime: I've been cooking on a fairly consistent basis and it seems to be working out well. One thing that's helped is that I'm not vegetarian anymore. Turns out it's tough to be enthusiastic about cooking something that you choose not to eat. So now I'm cooking AND eating and enjoying. :) I'm going to start updating my second blog "Saving Dinnertime" with quick notes about what I make for dinner and where the recipe came from. For instance, last night I made Roasted Chicken and Carrots with Olives and Lemon from the November 2009 issue of Real Simple (page 314). It was wonderful!

That's it for now. I can't promise how often I'll write, or even if I'm going to write again for that matter. But I think I'm back to writing. I do appreciate having a place to say stuff and I REALLY appreciate that anyone takes a minute out of their day to read it!