Thursday, April 23, 2015

While I'm on the Subject...

Not really, but kind of.

In my last post - written all of hours ago* - I mentioned therapy dog visits with Max.

Right now our visits every month go like this -
  • 2nd Saturday - Holladay Library to read w/ kids
  • 2nd & 4th Saturday - VA hospital to visit in the hallway w/ veterans
  • 3rd Tuesday - SLC Airport to hang out w/ people passing through
I just today contacted the director asking her about maybe including a regular hospital once a month so that we could start experiencing one-on-one visits. In all the visits we've done, we've only done group visiting. I think it would be nice to give Max a chance to hang out with one (or two or three depending on possible visitors) people at a time. I think it'd be a nice change of pace.

I've really been loving the therapy dog work. It's been really enjoyable, and Max absolutely loves it.

As shown here - or not, the video is having issues (I ask him, "Do you want to go to work?" and show him his work bandanna.):

I had more written up after the video but it got lost and now I really don't remember what else I had to say.

So we'll end it here. (:

*I wrote this mere hours after posting the other one but then had video uploading problems so it stretched out the actual posting.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's Going On

Now I have that really annoying song in my head... "and I say hey-ey, hey-ey, hey-ey, hey-ey..."


So sorry.

Anyway, here's what's going on with me.

Against my introverted happy-to-stay-home-forever nature I've been trying to get out and do more.

Because it's fun.


This kind of started a year ago when I finally, finally got Max registered as a therapy dog. I had wanted to do it for a while... a long while... and just never did it. Why?

Because I wasn't thin and I should be thin before I do... things.


Okay... no.

I mean, in my head I know that's not true, but in the other part of my head I think - but it would be so much more fun to do -things- after I've lost x number of lbs.

Well, no more.

Not that I still don't think it would be more fun to do *things* being thin, but blast it, just because I'm not thin doesn't mean I can't do things.



So I'm saying - or trying to make myself say - yes to more things.

Take this week for example.

Monday I went on 3 walks - and enjoyed all of them - and then got in the sauna. Not that that was an earth-shattering day of achievement, but I felt good about it.

Tuesday - airport for a therapy dog visit. So fun! Seriously, I love going, and Max loves it too.

Wednesday - I'm meeting up with a friend I haven't seen for about a year for dinner.

Thursday - going to the Payson Temple open house with a friend who has media passes - which apparently means we go before it's open to the public. It's fun knowing people who have connections. (:

Friday - planning on an Anne of Green Gables marathon (I invited my brother, but I don't think he'll take me up on it) because - it's important to mourn appropriately. It'll probably be me all alone, maybe with Ben & Jerry. Maybe.

Saturday - therapy dog visit to the VA - another place I love going, and then taking baby / family pictures for some friends. Fun! And maybe I'll try to squeeze a hike in there.

So, while it's not a record-breaking week of events, it'll be a fun week doing things that I'll enjoy. And guess what? I'm pretty sure I can do it just as well at my current weight as I can x number of pounds lighter.

**note: this is not to say that I don't want to lose weight - I still want to lose weight because I just don't believe I'm healthy at my current weight. But this is to say that I'm trying to stop using my weight as an excuse to *not* do things. I'm trying to say yes more.