Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me.

Yep, today is my birthday. It's really nothing special. V and I have on plans, perhaps grab sushi for dinner. I'm not even making myself a cake. :) I've had enough cake lately due to some family gatherings to last me a while. And since we have a wedding in 6 weeks, I'm trying to be good. I've still got my goal to lose 10-20lbs by the time we're finally able to cycle. I'm hoping that might happen in 6 months. I feel like I keep pushing the date back. Sigh. It's always something. The lastest wrench we got thrown at us was by our landlord who came to tell us personally that she will be selling the house. Not immediately, thankfully. She's given us as much time as we need, but likely March or April next year. So add that the the pile of financial requirements we have. I really feel that sometimes we're being told to give up this idea of a child, and move on to something else. Except I can't. I know that I'm in a minority (at least in our cirlces) where at 52 I could be having our first (and only) child.

I hope my birthday wish comes true.

Edited to add:

Oh, and today is Yom Kippur, the holiest of days in the Jewish calendar. As most of you may recall, although Jewish, I'm not observant, so I'm not fasting and I don't go to services. This is the third time it's fallen on this day. It happens every 19 years, so on previous occurences, I got to celebrate by fasting. We usually ended up having the birthday dinner another night.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Still here...

but nothing is going on.

It's been quite a while since I posted...June or July I think. I figured it was time to say "I'm still here". But there isn't anything happening. It's been a quiet summer really. V has been working as have I. No cakes to do since June, although that hasn't stopped me from making cupcakes etc, just because. We are still plugging along putting money aside little by little.

My birthday is in 3 weeks. I had really hoped to have cycled by then but that isn't going to happen. I really, really can't be doing this in a year or it will all have been a big waste of time. According to the RE's office, this birthday is the start of my last year of being able to try. I need to be able to put closure on this whole journey either by knowing we've been successful, or ..... (I'm not saying it out loud). I'm aiming for March at this point. That's 7 months. More than enough time to save the remaining funds we need. I'm also going to make a concerted effort to try and drop some of this weight. Even it it's just 20lbs, I'll be happy with that. I've found it extremely hard over the last 6 months to get it to budge.

As those of you who follow me on FB know, I had started a running program on July 1st. I was quite determined and really stuck with it for 5 weeks although there was no change in my weight. I had to put it on hold August 6 due to a major flare up of plantar fascitis. It's been three weeks and I've not been able start up again. I've got some insoles from bare.foot sci.ence on order and they should help and hopefully let me get back on the treadmill. Because right now, it can be quite painful just to walk. I'd really like to get back to that Couch to 5K program I started. I don't really have any desire to run a 5K but just that I could do so would be enough.

Anyway, I continue to read most blog even though I may not comment. So if you're writing, I'm reading.