Wednesday, April 7, 2010



  • This morning's weight:      240.0       
  • Fasting Blood Sugar:           76             
  • Breakfast:                                               
       1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese w/fresh pineapple
       2 cups coffee (no additives)
  • Activities:
       Cut grass
       Cut some more fresh flowers
  • Snack: 
       1 cup fat-free milk/Honey Nut Cheerios
       1 sliced banana                                               
  • Activities:
        Wrote devotional on "Grace" and published on "From Where I Sit" blog
  • Lunch: 1:00pm
       Corned Beef Sandwich on rye
       No frills, just stone ground mustard
       3 Zesty pickle spears
       10 potato chips
  • Activities:
       Shopping at Target for Caedmon and Cameron
  • Snack:
       microwave popcorn
  • Activities
       Completed 2009 Tax Return and filed online
  • Blood Sugar before dinner: N/A
  • Dinner:
       Still snacking on popcorn, no dinner tonight
  • Activities:
       Read "Same Difference as Me" and
       "One Year to an Organized Work Life"
  • Snack:
     I had been procrastinating (Imagine that!) about getting my income taxes done and filed but no more. I finally determined how much I could afford to take out of circulation (Where I could get my hands on it if I needed something for the Blugatti) and put into my IRA as part of my contribution for 2009. Let me share with you, in case you don't know, for every $100 I put in my IRA, $20 is added to my tax refund or deducted from what I owe. I am only one year away from being 65 so basically that's like making 20% return on my money for 1 year. That unfortunately is better than I've been averaging on my other investments. So, if my kids wanted to borrow some money from dear old dad, sorry but you'll have to wait another year.
     I went shopping today and got the Ohio grandkids some goodies which I will Priority Mail tomorrow. There is also a little something for Jill.

     I didn't lose any weight today. I gained back a little. But, combined with the activity of cutting the grass and pruning some dead plants with eating better, I hope to be back on track tomorrow.

     It was good to talk to two of my best friends and most favorite people, Art and Al. Always uplifting to talk with them. And, of course, I spoke with my wife several times today. And, I chatted online with son David, and commented on son Joshua's post. Then I confirmed dinner tomorrow with Justin and Kara here at my sister's house. I'm making a surprise dessert for them which they will take home any leftovers. I also confirmed dinner with Claudia, Steve and Pat for this Sunday at 5PM, BBQ Beef Short Ribs, Pinto Beans, Potato Salad and Tossed Green Salad. Claudia is bringing dessert and leaving with any they don't eat.

     I was inspired by my devotional on "Grace." I don't know where I would be without it. Yes I do. It isn't a pretty picture though.

     My overall grade for today: A (At my age, any day you complete with a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye, and food in your belly, and knowing someone [in my case a number of people] loves you and looks forward to seeing you again, well, that day is a good day!)

     How did you do?        

1 comment:

  1. I agree!!! I am SOOOO blessed in SOOOO many ways and I can wake up everyday with a smile on my face!!! It was definitely a good day for me too!!! I did good aside from the fact that I did not walk today, except to the mailbox and back. I will probably walk on the treadmill in the workout room tomorrow. The Oak pollen count is still WAAAY to high for me to try to walk outside!!! Looking foward to talking to you!!!