Sunday, June 26, 2011

A quiet Sunday...

I just finished mowing and I have a little time before I have to take Ian to his 4-H meeting. He's going to give a demonstration on how to take care of a hamster. He is taking a hamster for his 4-H project at the fair this year. Rocky is the cutest ever Syrian long-hair teddy bear hamster. He's nipped Ian a couple times, so the boy is a bit leery about handling Rocky, but that's improving. It has been a good project for Ian so far. He's learning the responsibility of caring for an animal, and the need to be responsible for someone besides himself. So far so good! I'll post a photo of Rocky sometime soon, he is so cute lol. (and Cosmo, our Jack Russell Terrier is DYING to meet Rocky lol)

My weight loss continues to move in a good direction. Since beginning my diet the first week of May, I am down 28 lbs. Since January, I've lost a total of 42 lbs. I'm feeling good, looking much better and approaching the need for some new clothes. My goal is to get down to about 180 lbs and I am at 235 now. I'm almost halfway, and feeling good. I've made a commitment to myself to do this and I pray for God's help often (not unlike early sobriety). The principles contained in the 12 Steps are wonderful principles for living and for self-improvement no matter what your issues might be.

I think the rest of Sunday will be spent puttering around the house and hanging out with Ian. I need to pull weeds in my flowerbeds, and I need to feed my plants. I'll probably get into that later this evening after it cools off. I'll also probably take time to do some reading, listen to music, and drink tea. I love having a quiet Sunday around the house. It isn't a regular occurance and so I cherish the time. I reflect, pray, and try for quality time with my family. I hope you all enjoy a pleasant Sunday as well!

6 comments:

Kristin H. said...

Kudos to your son with the hamster. Kids and I just got back from Puppy Training with the sheepdog. I could have trained him at home, being as how I have gone through the classes with the German Shepherd. But I wanted the kids to learn how to manage the dog on their own and for them all to have a respect for one another.

Have a great, sober week!

ScottF said...

Kristin-

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the doggie training! What a great experience for your boy.

You have a great week as well.

Alice Audrey said...

I started my kids on their own pets with hamsters. It taught them many things, including responsibility.

ScottF said...

Alice- Isn't it amazing how much they can learn by loving a pet?

milepebbles said...

congratulations on your weight loss: I know how hard it can be!
Cosmo is adorable!

Syd said...

Good for you on the weight loss. You are doing great! Glad that you had a good day with your boy. I am catching up on your blog!