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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time Flies


We are almost 3 weeks into the New Year!  How time flies.  I am happy to say that so far I have stuck to my New Year’s resolutions, but I did go back to one.  I was supposed to give up dairy.  I’m sorry; soy milk and almond milk taste horrible in coffee.  I love my morning cup of coffee.  I actually go to bed and think about what flavor I will have in the morning.  It was not the same without steaming frothing milk on top of it; so no giving up dairy for this chic.  One thing I am happy to announce is that I have joined a gym and have been going regularly. 

True story, the other day during a workout there were 3 guys standing by a machine that I wanted to use.  The guys were young, probably college freshman or sophomores (if that) in decent shape, all around 6 feet tall and cute.  After a beat I walked over, smiled and asked “Are you guys using this machine?” with a slight flirt to my voice, thinking that I am still 24 and hot.  They all replied in unison, “NO MAM”.  No MAM?!?!?!  Are you kidding?  I am not a mam!  I didn’t say anything to them just smirked and said thanks.  At first my ego was crushed then I began to laugh.  I don’t think I am a mam.  I am a Mom, and I am certainly done with the young boys so they can call me whatever they chose.  

Speaking of time flying I recently read The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.  This book, like all of his books, has a moral life lesson.  This one was about enjoying the time you have in your life, no matter what the circumstances.  This is something I have been trying to do for a long time.  I am happy to say that I am achieving it, maybe not every day but most days.  I am finally truly happy and content with my life.  It is a good place to be.  I hope I stay here for a long time, no matter how life plays out for me.  The book is a light and easy read if you like Mitch Albom.  This is my favorite quote from the book,
“A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane.” 
I am thankful my heart is whole again and not nearly as heavy.