Hello friends! Welcome to Friday…and, even more, welcome back to my blog! I must confess, right from the beginning, that I have been sitting at my desk, in front of this computer screen, for far longer than I imagined as I considered, “Where in the world do I begin?” Not simply where do I begin in an attempt to “catch up” (at least a little bit) but, even more, where do I begin a blog post in general?? I honestly feel as if I have forgotten how to write, how to formulate thoughts into coherent sentences (not that I ever was terrific with that skill), or simply how to blog in general. I hope you will be patient with me because I have missed not only blogging but also my blogging friends and this community. And I am ready to jump back in…..or, perhaps wade back in gently by way of the shallow end:)
Without a clear answer to my own question of where to begin, I thought a “Currently” post might be a good jumping off point. Please pardon all the pool puns. It will just be a beginning but, hopefully, over the next few posts, I can truly get caught up. I look forward to visiting all your blogs and hope that you will leave a quick comment – just to say hello! So, let’s get started (dare I say, dive right in) with July’s Currently thoughts….
I am currently:
LOVING – summer! Summer is my favorite month. At least, right now it is. Often, the season that I am in tends to be my favorite – except for winter. I have no use for winter. Summer, on the other hand, just makes me happy. Yes, it is hot as an oven outside and the humidity has definitely settled right in but neither of those things really bother me. (Of course, I do not work outside, etc.) But I just equate summer with good things (like good food!), happy thoughts, lots of sunshine, ice cream, ice tea, and a carefree attitude that just feels…well, good! I hear a lot of people complain about summer but, not this girl. I am lovin life right about now:)
SAVORING – all this baby cuteness! This cutie was born (almost) two weeks ago. His momma was a good and sweet friend of our Tyler and now he has been named Tyler. Yes, my heart is bursting:) He lives in NC but I am hoping to meet him in just a couple of weeks….and savor even more of all that newborn goodness!
CELEBRATING – the end of chemotherapy! As many of you know, I took a blogging break primarily for health reasons. I was in the middle of treatments which were not only draining me physically but also zapping all my mental energy and motivation to simply sit at this computer. A blog break was needed; however I finished that part of my treatment six weeks ago and, yes, I am still celebrating. Each week seems to bring a new return to what I am used to doing and enjoying. Every day there is a new reason to celebrate:) I do have more treatments and continued infusions – but no.more.chemo! Feel free to celebrate with me. Do a happy dance!!
REMEMBERING – how this year began (not well!) and how far the Lord has brought me. I hope to blog more about that journey in the days ahead but I am thankful to have the first half of this year behind me and oh so grateful to be where I am today! God is so very good!
TRYING – to lose weight! Grr. Not the most exciting (or encouraging) way to end a Currently post but it is, indeed, what seems to “consume” me lately. With my chemo treatments came steroids. Grr again. And I quickly regained all the weight that took me nine months to lose last year while I was doing keto. Almost twenty pounds. UGH (I dare not say grr yet again!) I have never been a fan of exercising but, honestly, I am so glad – and beyond grateful – to actually feel like exercising and that I have the health to do so…..well, I have stopped complaining. I do not think I will return to keto but I am back on track eating well (hooray for summer’s bounty at the farm market!) and the scale is slowly budging.
Well, that is just about all I think I can accomplish with this blog post. If blogging is like riding a bike, I think I remember what I’m doing…but I’m definitely feeling wobbly. Wishing I still had those training wheels. I plan to be back to my regular posting schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Fridays starting next week. I hope that you will come back often. Have a wonderful weekend. And, just so I don’t end on a “diet” note….here’s one more photo of precious baby Tyler!!
Welcome to the world sweet Tyler Preston!!