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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."--Abraham Lincoln

Okay, well I sooooo overdid it today!  Today, I woke up, did weight-lifting, went swimming with the girls, did a walk/run in the woods on my own, and then watched the kids play and ride bikes outside.  I don’t know why I did it.  Actually, I DO know why….the weather is so beautiful out, especially for November.  When I walked outside today, it just smelled alive.  My heart skipped a beat.  I knew I was in trouble right then.  How can it be possible to have such a lovely day here in November?  The squirrels are scurrying around gathering nuts.  The Canadian geese are stopped at tiny pools of water all around our area, resting as they make their way south.  The signs are all around that the colder weather is on its way.

  It’s coming—soon.  Last year at this time, it was already here.  Today was not something to be wasted indoors, I rationalized.  Outdoor days are meant for outdoor things, there will be plenty of indoor days for all the indoor things.   The trouble is, though in my heart I am so young, tomorrow my body will be “creaking” and “crackling” as I pull myself out of bed.  I will have to make myself do it, though.  I will have to make myself get up and push through the aches, because the weather calls for another gorgeous day tomorrow….
(This blog post is filed at "Tri-It Women"...)

1 comment:

  1. by the looks of the pictures, i think it was really a nice day to stay outside. glad you didn't spend the day lurking inside the house. happy you enjoyed your day, susan!

    love lots, cherry :)