Monday, 3 January 2011


mainly sunny, cold, temps minus 10

Well, the cold has snapped back into place and everything that had turned to water has now become ice. The snow, what's left, has a firm crust on top...we can even walk on top without sinking in.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your beautiful messages after yesterday's post. I read each and every one - and feel the embrace. Thank you too for telling me your personal stories. It can be heartbreaking. Especially since, if it's a family member or loved one, there's often little we can do - except disconnect with love. And not have them take everyone down with them. Easier said than done, though.

Well, we're off to Pina to re-start our exercises. We actually love it. Afterward. During is a whole other matter. One hour of 'stretch and strength' twice a week. But it's shocking (shocking I say) how much better we both feel for doing it. Physically, certainly - but there's a huge emotional boost. Taking back control.

Out got the rest of the chocolates, the cakes, the cookies. And in comes fresh fruit. Our big treat are cafe au laits, using the Nespresso machine, with skim milk.

So - we head into the sunshine of a new year. Hope you're thriving.

Thank you again, my friends. How kind you are.


Donna K Wisconsin said...

Thanks for being an inspiration for us all and sharing. We are lucky for it.
Donna K.

Diane said...

Could so relate to your post. Dumped my the rest of the pumpkin pie and banana bread in the recycle bin yesterday and today I go to register for the aerobics class.

Holidays are wonderful but thank God for the New Year and discipline.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Donna,

Thank you so much for saying that. I feel the same about you.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear diane,

Hear, hear! I agree. Love the excess and the permission - but quite wonderful to stop as well. Though when nose down on the floor trying to do core training, I long for those happy days of sloth.

Good luck - and happy exercising.