Saturday, April 4, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 0.00 miles; Running Total: 228.00 miles)
Day 267 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
I wanted to do fairly difficult and strenuous workout so I went back to the Get Fit Fast Bootcamp video from Day 249. I knew I was going to eat a ton today and the menu likely wasn’t going to include salad so I planned ahead. The workout was as hard as I remembered and exactly what I was looking for.
Then we went to my brother-in-law’s for an Easter celebration.
It was a beautiful day. Seventy degrees and sunny. The guys played washers and the women sat around and talked.
We had an easter egg hunt for the kids. My mother in law distracted the kids and kept them inside while the adults hid eggs. Well, ‘hide’ is a strong word. We kind of just flung them out in the yard. We only had two rules when it came to hiding eggs. One, not in the street and two, not in the fire ant piles. Everywhere else was fair game.
We had enough food to feed an army. Which is good because there was an army to feed. There was ten pounds of homemade potato salad, smoked ribs, brisket, chicken, beans, banana pudding, an ice cream sundae cake and a strawberry short cake that was so good I wanted to roll around in it.
I behaved myself pretty well until a vat of fried pickles made an appearance. All nutrition sense goes out the window when I am shown a fried pickle.
Everyone asked how I was doing. Sometimes I don’t know how to answer that question. I think I said something along the lines of “Just truckin’ along.”
I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable with too much cancer talk, especially at a party. I don’t want to be a downer and what could be more of a downer than cancer?
A few times I caught myself hanging out in the back room with the cat while I took a few deep breaths. Cats are easy. Cats don’t ask questions. Cats just accept what is. And then maybe bite your hand just to remind you you’re not as important as you think you are.
Cat-breaks aside, I did have a good time. I love hanging out with family. They’re a fun crowd and they’ve always put a smile on my face. I look forward to more family gatherings after treatment is over and I can truly be present.
Today’s silver lining: Good weather, good food and good company.
What more could I ask for?
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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