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!