Thumbs up: College acceptance letters. My son has gotten several in the past weeks and it has been quite exciting around here. Thumbs down that he also got his first “rejection.” He actually got wait-listed, but in his mind it means the same thing. Thumbs down that I am now feeling the stress of a decision having to be made.
Thumbs down: My first cold in ages. I don’t do colds well:( I skipped exercise for the first time since I’ve been back at it post-surgery. I had an inner debate with myself, trying to decide if I really didn’t fell well enough to workout or if I was just using it as an excuse. I shouldn’t feel guilty. Or should I? Anyhoo, thumbs up that I am back to my regular exercise routine again, tissues in hand.
Thumbs down: Hot from the oven rolls and cookies. Use your imagination, then imagine worse. Sigh. Two days of sugar and white carb overload-apalooza-thon. Thumbs up for eating well every day for more than a week since.
Thumbs up: My oldest son bought me a tchotchke on his trip to Egypt. An unexpected, thoughtful surprise. But what really bowled me over was when he handed his grandmother a necklace he had brought for her and his other grandmother a little tchotchke of her own! Not only did he think of us on his trip, but he had to lug the stuff back to campus then remember to pack it weeks later for the trip home. Warmed my heart.
Thumbs down: Same son had trouble flying back to campus after Spring Break. But he finally got there, later than expected and on a different airlines and only slightly worse for the wear. The negative side of attending school so far away. I hope number two son (who also plans to attend college far from his mother) didn’t get scared off by it all!
Thumbs all over the place: The weather. Spring one day. Winter again the next. I’m eagerly waiting for Spring again.
Thumbs down: No more days off school for my teen between now and the end of the year. Thumbs up that graduation is fast approaching. Thumbs down that I need to start planning a party. Which means lots of baking. Which means lots of temptation.
Thumbs up: Fitblogger. If you aren’t familiar with this great site that Rita runs, check it out. Last week my blog and I were featured:)
Thumbs beckoning: I have added an affiliate link to my blog. Wait – don’t stop reading! It’s a good one. Some of you may remember my major malware scare several months back. For a few days I thought I might lose the whole blog! Since then I have been having it automatically monitored daily for malware. If you’d like to do the same, click here or on the Sucuri icon on my sidebar.
Thumbs up: Belated happy birthday to my husband:) He doesn’t look a day older than he did yesterday.
Thumbs alone: March Madness. As in I think it is madness how caught up everyone else gets about a little orange ball being dribbled around a court. There’s been a whole lotta watching and talking (and yelling at the TV) by the men in my life. And a whole lotta basketball widow time for me. Thumbs up that last year I had one of my favorite analogy epiphanies during a basketball game and it still resonates with me.