• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 295 (Just Piddlin’)


    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 268.81 miles)

    Day 295 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Justin had to work so the kids and I were left to entertain ourselves.

    I took the kids and Tilley to the park and let them run off some energy. When we got home I did laundry and cleaned the kitchen.

    While I was in the kitchen I started packaging up meals and healthy snacks in preparation for next week. I’m trying to pay more attention to portion control and eating better. Unfortunately, no amount of running will offset a bad diet. A fact that my jeans have reminded me of every day this week.

    I haven’t asked its opinion yet, but I’m pretty sure my bathing suit won’t thank me either.

    I scoped out my back yard for a place to put Patti’s plants. When I set the pots on the back patio Tilley took a little too much interest in them. Her ears perked up and she buried her nose in the leaves. I chased her away several times but she came right back, tail wagging in that quick you-brought-me-a-new-toy wave.

    This gave me pause.

    Along with tearing apart pillows and destroying socks, my Labrador has eaten a kiddie pool, the seat out of a ranch vehicle and the wires off the AC unit.

    I love her, but I have no delusions about those plants surviving long in the back yard with her.

    Which made me wonder. . . Are jasmine vines and gardenia bushes toxic to dogs?

    A quick Google search said ‘yes’, so that eliminated the back yard for the plants’ new home.

    Maybe I’ll put them in the side yard. They’d look pretty against the fence and I could see them every time I pull into the driveway.

    Later I sat down with a pencil and my day planner to organize my thoughts and my schedule for next week.

    Believe it or not, this is fun for me. I don’t get the same happy-jolt from updating an electronic planner.

    After looking at the calendar I realized that Friday, May 8th, will be the final daily post for this round of 100 Days of Good Karma. Depending on what my doctors say on Monday, May 8th could be the end of my daily blog posts.

    I started brainstorming what I’ll do after I’m no longer blogging daily.

    Will I update the blog once a week? Twice? Food for thought.

    It still feels a little too soon, though, to make concrete plans beyond Monday. I don’t feel like I can move on yet.

    I don’t know what the doctors will say, what my bloodwork will show, what tests they’ll need to run.

    I hope the cancer is gone.

    I’ve tried preparing myself to hear that it’s not, but really, if that conversation happens no amount of preemptive worrying will keep that emotional freight train from running me over.

    So right now I’m just enjoying feeling good. I’ll face whatever I have to face on Monday.

    Hannah saw me sitting on the couch with my day planner.

    She asked, “What are you doing?”

    I looked up from the page. “Just piddlin’,” I said.

    “That looks boring.”

    I shrugged. “I’m having fun.”

    She gave me that parents-are-so-weird look and left me to find something more entertaining.

    Like watching paint dry.

    Today’s Silver Lining: Just a quiet, piddle-around-the-house Saturday.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

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  1. Christy says:

    In my house “piddling” meant peeing so I totally thought you were going to say that Tilley peed in the plants…
    In other notes, thinking super positive thoughts for next Mon!

    • Meghan says:

      Ha! Yes, I could see how the word ‘piddle’ could mean pee. But I promise, I haven’t reached the point where I’m doing that kind of piddling around the house.
      And thank you for the positive thoughts for Monday. I can use every single one. 🙂

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