I waited till the end of the day yesterday to remember to look for something beautiful to appreciate. It was a busy day, and besides that, I was preoccupied with a few worries. We took my daughter out for dinner for her twentieth birthday last night, and then bought here a cute bicycle she's been wanting. It's not built for serious riding, but it's fun, and it caught her eye, and she wanted it, so we were happy to buy it. She's trying to hold onto her child-like wonder for as long as she can, I think, and that is something to celebrate.
When we left the store I looked up and saw these gorgeous clouds. The picture doesn't do them justice, but the beautiful sunset is a reminder to me that longer sunny days are on their way.
And now this morning, my daughter is all set to go out and take a leisurely ride around the neighborhood on her bike. The song, Bicycle Built for Two is running through my head, even though it isn't relevant at all. It's the only bicycle song I know!
It needs a basket up front and a bell and some tassels on the handlebars!
And look at what a gorgeous sunny day we're having!
Also, it's Friday, and I hopped on the scale. I weigh 236.6. That's a loss of 1.2 pounds for the week. I think it would have been more if we hadn't gone out for Thai food and had birthday cake last night, (I weighed 235 the day before.) but I'm happy to forget about numbers on a scale and enjoy a celebratory meal and dessert once in a while.
I have something else really cool to report. There is leftover birthday cake today, and I decided to have a slice with my coffee this morning because, you know, we don't have cake in the house often these days, and we don't have any more birthdays coming up for quite awhile, and well, because it is my favorite kind of cake...
I had two bites and found that I really wasn't as happy with it as I thought I'd be. It's dense, and sweet, and full of white flour, and I think I've developed a taste for healthier foods, so it wasn't that great. I pushed the plate away and didn't finish it, and I have no desire for any more cake for a while.