Today’s weight: Dunno. Last night I had a few crackers and a slice of birthday cake at a party for myself, birthday twin Marc and birthday kissing cousin Felice. Everything else was Primal-approved, including the massive tenderloin we bought with our Costco rebate check. Today’s Primal Blueprint challenge is aerobic activity along with listening, which can also be an aerobic activity.
Today I am grateful for: My Mom. I miss her always, but especially on Mother’s Day. How she raised five of us, each content in the certainty that we, and we alone, were her favorite, is a testament to but one of her many talents and graces. This morning a cardinal woke me up. One of my favorite memories is of Mom taking me out to the side garden, pursuing her poppy-red lips and “calling the cardinals.”
To all you who mother, in any way, shape or form, have a wonderful day!
No gym today, so no gym monitor gleanings, but here’s some fun stuff:
* Happy Mother’s Day: From Buzzfeed. I did about 20 of these.
* DWTS: Mother’s Day edition.
* So they had: That little girl who tested into Mensa on the Today Show and all the poor thing did was ask to go to the bathroom so she could poop. By that standard, I’m a genius too!
* Aw of the day: Monkey see, monkey do, cat-and-dog edition.
Happy Mother’s Day!
I dunno my weight either. Last night our friends Jim and Cathy invited us over for dinner. We took the margarita makings over, mixed up a pitcher, and downed it with enthusiasm. The food was mostly Primal approved, except for the ear of corn which was SO delicious, and the surprise potatoes left over from the cooking class we hosted for the middle school French class. The dinner was amazing: grilled everything, and the first night warm enough to sit out on the deck all evening. I wish I could write about food the way Ruth Reichel does: the explosions of flavor evoked summer, sun, dirt, and joy. Plus, we laughed a lot about colonoscopies.
I refuse to feel guilty about having such a delicious, wonderful time with friends I love.
Gratitude: 1) A brilliant, warm Mother’s Day; 2) A kid who makes me scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast; 3) All the things that lined up in my life to bring me THIS kid. He is so amazing and fabulous, and I am the luckiest mom alive to have him in my life.