I’m spending this morning washing my windows. All of them, inside and out. Storm windows, too, on both sides. It’s not like I’ve never done it before, just not all at the same time. And maybe not in the same year. To be honest, I hadn’t exactly planned on doing it now, but since Ray-the-painter has all the storm windows off, it seems like a good time to take care of a long-overdue task.
As I was assembling my supplies, I stumbled upon a little weight loss/maintenance parallel (those things are everywhere, you know) that I was happy to find.
Before I started down this healthier path, my weight loss goals were simple: to lose weight. Period. That was it. If I could just lose the excess weight, I would somehow magically keep it off and all would be well.
But that’s not how it works, is it? For most of us, obesity isn’t something we get over and then we’re done, like chicken pox or losing our first tooth. We can clean up our eating, get our bodies moving, and do some internal “repair work”, and then bask in our progress. But we’re still not done.
Life happens and every now and then we’ll likely need to do a little cleaning up, a bit of polishing here and there. Maybe not all of our issues at once. Maybe not all in the same year. But we’ll never reach a point where we can say, “There. I’ll never have to do that again.”
This will be the first time in a long time that all my windows are sparkly at the same time. Not perfect, but as clean and clear as I can get them for now. I know that a smudge or a kamikaze bug or the health department will come along at some point, and I’ll need to wash them again. Even if it’s just a pane or two. That’s okay. I’ll enjoy the clear view while I can.
Hope you had a great weekend! I’m looking forward to seeing what you were up to!