Good morning...As usual, as I'm writing this, it's not daylight yet, but the weather report says it's supposed to be a beautiful day today... well, that's if you like hot. We're back in the upper 80's again and it looks like it will probably stay this way now for the summer - except for those rare occasions when we get rain showers that push it back to the 70's or the days that it jumps into the 90's, which will be coming soon. I feel badly for those getting late snow/ice storms this weekend. I hope everything is okay.
This past week has been pretty busy for me. I mentioned last week that my neighbor and I had lengthened our walks in preparation for the March of Dimes March for Babies walk that we planned to do this weekend. We decided that we'd take a ride to the actual trail on which the March is held and walk it ahead of time to make sure we knew what we were getting into (or rather what *I* was getting into, since my neighbor walks more than I do, generally). We did that on Thursday and discovered that it's a beautiful trail; the walk is a 5K walk and I did it with no trouble at all, which was awesome because it showed that I'm in better shape than I thought I was. Yay for me.
Anyway, when we got there I'd taken my driver's license out of my wallet and put it in my pocket just in case I might need it for some reason. I thought no more of it - I bet you can see where this is going... :-)
We got to the site on Saturday early enough to get a decent parking spot, get registered, make sure to scope out the restrooms, etc. Again, I thought I should have my driver's license with me "just in case" but when I went to get it from my wallet, I realized it wasn't there. OMG...that put me into a tailspin!! I searched all through my purse, we searched my van and no driver's license. I called home to ask my husband to check the washer and dryer to see if I washed it when I washed the pants I'd worn that day - nope, not there. He checked a few pairs of pants in my closet to see if it had actually stayed in the pocket through the laundering process, but no luck there either. I'm stuck searching my brain, trying to retrace my steps on Thursday to figure out where I might have lost it; I was reasonably sure I'd had it when we got back in the van to come home.
When I got home, I searched everywhere I could think of that I'd been that day and had no luck. I went online to find out what I'd need to replace my license. I found that I could do it online if I knew the exact number that was on it, but I couldn't find anything with it on... I finally came to the conclusion that I'd have to dig out my birth certificate, marriage license, SS card, car title, voter registration and/or other identifying items and go to DMV on Monday and go through the laborious process (again) of proving who I am in order to get my license replaced.
Once I'd come to that conclusion, I decided to go to the mailbox and check the day's mail, which I don't normally do in the evening as our mail comes late and I typically, pick it up when my neighbor and I walk next morning. We have a long driveway and it was a nice evening, so I decided to just ride the golf cart down. As I was riding to the mailbox, I was actually praying that I'd be able to find my driver's license before Monday. I pulled the mail out of the box and going through it, there was an envelope with strange hand-writing and my name on it. I'm wondering what that is, so I feel of the envelope; it feels like a credit card. I opened the envelope and there was my driver's license with a note saying the person had found it on the trail we'd walked on Thursday. I couldn't believe my eyes. I'm so grateful to this person who found my license and returned it.
Anyway, that was my week!! Weight-wise, I'm up by a pound as of this morning, but I'm pretty sure that will be different by this afternoon... We went to a birthday party yesterday afternoon and there were too many desserts. I did eat a couple small pieces of cake and it's showing this morning. It's also interesting to note that my weight has been higher when I first get up than it is later in the day. Perhaps, I'll start using my Saturday evening weight instead of my Sunday morning weight for my weigh-in weight. :-)
Anyway, that's my story for this week. I'm off for my morning walk, much more relaxed now that I don't have to worry about a trip to DMV in the morning. How's your week been - I hope not as stressful as mine; that cortisol isn't healthy. :-)
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~