The weather has been really odd for March. You know that old saying "in like a lion, out like a lamb?" That is typical for March in these parts. What isn't typical is a string of days in the 60's and 70's that continues long enough for us to see this:
A man lies in a hospital bed in Elmira N.Y. - on life support, dying from esophageal cancer metastasized to the lungs. Brought on by a lifetime of drinking and smoking. And I feel nothing. He is a perfect stranger to me. Does the fact that I inherited half of my DNA from him require me to feel something? I've had no news about him for nearly 30 years, but I was contacted about his "final days." I was prepared to just let it go, but I can't seem to get the news out of my mind. Should I care? Am I somehow "less than" if I don't? A question I feel I'll be pondering for awhile.
Carb and Sugar Cravings take over. So far my "Move More Eat Well" intentions for March have been an epic fail. In the first two weeks I craved bread, potatoes, and sweets in the worst way. And I indulged the cravings. I also had a number of "in office" and bad fibro days that undermined any will I might have had to exercise. I'm admitting that I made some less than wonderful choices and choosing not to beat myself up about it. I'm once again in a place of "Start where you are." And intending to right the wrongs that I inflicted for the past two weeks.
My vacation from reality. So early this week (while still performaing household and work duties) I took a little vacation from reality... and spent a few days following the adventures of Katniss Everdeen in Panem. Have you heard about the The Hunger Games?
"The Lottery" that I read back in high school.
I read all three books in four days. I would have finished in three if I hadn't had to go into the office one of those days. Now I can't wait to see the movie! Would I recommend this series? YES! Great for teens and adults of any age. Quick easy read, compelling story line, and a great escape from reality!