A New Day

You know, it’s very difficult to maintain a blue-sy demeanor with you people dropping by with such warm and genuine good wishes. Thank you. :)

Sunrise WanLi

Today is a new day, and yesterday was an okay day after all. As luck would have it, I ran into a mutual friend of the disappointing friend and I, and without bringing up the subject myself, still learned that I’m not the only one who has been put off by her behavior. Doesn’t make it any easier, but it does eliminate that pesky What did I do? thing that hovers around my heart even when my head knows it’s not about me.

Last night was a good workout: a new exercise (renegade rows–bascially, plank position with dumbbells in my hands that had to be alternately pulled up into my ribcage) and a new world record plank for me: 2 whole minutes!

After the workout, I worked in the yard for an hour: SweatFest ’08. It’s incredibly humid, but it feels so good to be able to do these normal things now. Before, my lower back started hurting at the slightest exertion, and simple things, like cleaning out a flower bed, took forever to finish. Today, I’m squatting and lunging and bending and lifting without a thought about my back or anything else. I love progress. :)

I worked until after dark, and the reward for all of that effort was the sight of dozens of lightning bugs flitting around my back yard. I sat on the patio for a while and just enjoyed them. It’s hard to be blue watching lightning bugs, too.

I’ll catch up with your worlds today, and I thank you again for making mine a whole lot brighter!