Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One Step at a Time

Hey friends!  How did you like my rant yesterday?  Boy, I was so angry with blogger!  Your lucky I didn't type the words that were running rampant through my brain yesterday.  It's very frustrating to have to wait so long for website corrections and to rely on the kindness of other bloggers to offer solutions that may or may not help.  I was so angry!  Not just for me the leisure blogger, but what about all those who rely on the income of their blogs?  I do not deal well with those who avoid obvious issues.   A simple acknowledgement ASAP goes a long way in the online world.  It appears there was finally a report issued yesterday under Blogger status, sure wish this had come out a bit sooner.  (Tsk-tsk!)

Finally, this afternoon one of my favorite bloggers, Rhonda at Shellbelle's Tiki Hut threw me a lifesaver!

Well she didnt' actually throw me a lifesaver, lol, but she did offer up a real tangible plan of action for all of us. 
 You should check out her post here and see if this will help you too if you are also having problems.  I did all that she suggested, cleared my cache, changed the comments on my blog and unclicked the "always signed in" on the google box. I did not switch browsers as I am not convinced yet, that is the solution or necessarily the best option.  So all I have to say about this for now is...we will see!
But, it's a step..thank you!

 This morning I was on my way home from the bank when I approached something rather large in the road and had to swerve way over to avoid it.  It was a great BIG giant turtle crossing the road.  It was way to big to even go under the car.  Seriously!  It made me smile and I rushed home to get the camera.  I thought for sure it would be there when I got back because it was going so very slow.  Guess what?  When I got back, the turtle was where in sight, just like that!   Now how does that happen?  I'm not exactly sure, but knew there was a lesson here to be learned somewhere.

This is my newest piece of equipment.  How do you like it?  I got this last week from a thrift store when I nearly stumbled right over it looking at everything all around it.  Funny how exercise equipment can be like unnoticeable. 

 It works like a charm and was a fantastic deal!  The Mr. had to go pick it up for me later because we had to bring it home with the trailer.  It is just a tad bigger in this room then my Nordic Track ski machine was.  That was sarcasm my friends!

  I had my first workout with it by helping my husband bring it up the stairs to put in this bedroom.  Man, this thing is heaaavyy!  LOL!

  Since then, I have done two other workout sessions on it and will be doing one later again today.  I am really hoping this will be a step in the right direction with the battle of the bulge.

Speaking of battling the bulge, I would also like to give a shout out for another blog friend whom I am linking this post up with today.

Let me tell you about someone who is hosting a party very similar to my Wellness Wednesday's right now.   Pam over at From My Front Porch to Yours is hosting a Wednesday Weigh In Party.

  I would like for all of you who may be interested in supporting each other in our weight loss efforts to consider this party.  I have pulled back from the linky party scene for the most part, but feel like this is one I could really use right now.  Please help me in spreading the word about this one, and consider joining us with a post about anything you are doing to manage your weight.   I don't think you have to actually list your weight, I sure didn't!   You may want to ask Pam about the rules though, since I am prone to not following any.  LOL!   Come on! What have you got to loose, maybe a few pounds?

Now back to the turtle and lessons learned.  Did you figure it out yet?  Really?  Oh come on, do I have to spell it out for you?  Okay, I will!  He crossed the road!  That's it!  That was the lesson learned.  He may have been moving slower then molasses, or slower then blogger (hehehe), or slower then everyone else thinks he should..but he crossed that road!  He made it!  Even with all that extra weight he was carrying around, he kept going.  Step by step, before you realized it, he was gone and I was left with only a memory.

Thank you Mr. Turtle for crossing my path today!  I sure wish I had your picture to share today, but then ,we might have all missed the lesson. 

 Taking each day step by step is challenging for those like me who prefer things to happen quickly.  I am prone to fits of frustration, anger and discouragement as are most of us.  God, is so not through with me yet!  But I do bounce back easily after a good hissy fit and am thankful for the friends in my life who don't try to tell me how to feel but offer up shoulders and solutions, one step at a time!

Thank you all for joining me again today
 for my Wellness Wednesday Post.


  1. Mary what a wonderful post!! Thanx again for linking up!! I hope others will join us and as far as numbers lady do you see mine anywhere!?;) I am not quite brave enough for that just yet!;) Love your new stepper! I want one instead of our treadmill.

  2. I need to get on the treadmill in our basement now that all our busyness is over! I'm thinking I might even go up to our community pool and do some swimming if I'm brave enough. The cool water should quell the hot flashes!!! I love your rants, btw...means you are real!!!

  3. I don't blame you for being annoyed with Blogger. We're all annoyed with them and REALLY don't appreciate the lack of communication.

    Good luck on the weight loss subject. I'm trying to get into walking. I'm going to check out that link party. I can always use some inspiration.

    I know you mentioned that you've pulled back on link parties, but I do see my button on your side bar about my "Where do you keep it all?" party this Sunday. I hope you'll make it.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. I love the fact that you went home to get your camera to come back and take a picture of the turtle! That is awesome! I haven't really had any trouble with Blogger luckily. Now I need to knock on wood.

    I need to get on the weight loss band wagon. As my 40th rolls around in 2 weeks, I am not where I need or want to be and I know it will only get harder. Urgghhhh!!!

  5. Love it when the crossing is uneventful,so glad the turtle was successful.And so happy your still here,I know I've been so frustrated with blogger lately that I could just cuss #%@*&"<*%^ a blue streak,I'm glad things are getting better,and yes I agree about these bloggers that depend on income from their blogs, they have worked hard getting sponsers and followers,maybe thing are getting straightened out.~sigh~

  6. Why thank you for sharing a link to my post and I had to laugh when I saw the life preserver. I hope it all worked for you, I didn't mean for anyone to switch browsers, just to google the one they use if they don't know how to clear cache and cookies. I'm a Mac girl and have no idea how to do those in other browsers, lol.

    Between all the problems and apartment sitting for my sister over the long weekend, I am way behind and I'm just not going to stress about it.

    LOVE the turtle analogy, that's a great one!



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