Just Another Rainy Day

6782259385_cfd1bcfb1e_bWell the first day of a three day weekend has passed and we are praying for a little sunshine and warmer weather. It has been pretty gray here in the Pacific Northwest and although I am thankful for the water, I do miss the sunny days of Spring. Since I last posted anything about my gardens, which was about two weeks ago it has been cold and raining. I did plant 3 more heirloom tomato plants but will be digging them up and replacing them as the the continued cold mornings have pretty much destroyed them. The weatherman is calling for gray skies with temperatures in the low 50s once again and I have to say that I am tired of it now. Is seems much too long to wait for a sunny day as we are getting closer and closer the to month of June.

These thoughts I must keep in my head at the end of the summer season and we are making our plans to make the move to Florida. I am not one who likes sitting in the house for long periods of time and the Pacific Northwest just isn’t working out for me. It is not good for my spirit and it is not good for my health. Of course Florida with pose it’s own challenges, especially in the summer months when temperatures can get hot enough to call unbearable, but at least it affords me the opportunity to get out into the sunshine. I know that my landscaping with be much different there as lawns are very difficult to keep up with and require mass quantities of sunshine. Many of the homes that I witnessed there opted for just leaving the ground as it is, or planting wild flowers which I absolutely love. I have never been one who actually enjoyed having a lawn as the maintenance can be overwhelming. So as you can see, I really don’t have much to say today as I am just babbling on about thoughts of the weather here. Simple thoughts, yet filled with so much complexity I suppose.

My continued rest period has been showing great signs as my morning glucose reading is steady and body weight continues to drop. Although I am feeling the energy to workout today, I am going to take the rest period just one more day. If my body is not fully healed I could reverse the effects of rest by jumping into a workout.

Blood Sugar- 100, Weight- 171.6

Breakfast- Cottage Cheese
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Dinner- Steak, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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21 Responses to Just Another Rainy Day

  1. Good morning to you. I hear you about the weather, I live in Michigan and I almost always feel the same about the weather. I’m a graduate student and school is what’s keeping me here. I’m hoping to be able to move to Texas by next year mainly because of the weather. Good Luck with the move and everything else. Stay healthy. Also, as a nutritionist, may I suggest you incorporate some greens in your diet such as kale, collard greens, dandelions etc..It’s just a suggestion, They are pretty good for health.
    Have a great day!

    • Yes, I do need to get those greens into my diet. I am trying to eat a health salad once a day, but will be boosting that up to twice a day with the seasons changing and more local vegetables are available. I was vegan for two whole years and loved it. With a paleo style way of eating I should be eating mostly vegetables. I stay clear of GMO’s and when fresh local is not available I eat much less. Thanks for you suggestion and I hope you make it to Texas.

  2. New Journey says:

    Good Morning….from living in the great northwest rain forest; I hear your frustration with the weather….I used to dress lightly and go out and walk the beaches in the rain…found many an odd item that had washed up on the beach….then I would go home to a hot bath and something warm to drink…we even used to heat up lemonade sometimes, its actually pretty good…we were crazy beach combers and would go out at the end of big storms, since it rained almost everyday, I grew up a rain rat…LOL…Now, I live in the north bay, up in the beautiful wine country north of San Francisco….drought troubles, morning fog but we do have beautiful afternoons and great evening sunsets. Yes Florida will hold its own perils with weather and bugs, but the sun will defiantly be shining…my sisters kids live in Sarasota area….beautiful and they love it…You could take off your shoes and put on your shorts and go for a walk-about in your backyard…sometimes its nice to commune with nature in the rain…nothing like a hot bath afterwords…LOL…PS I put a handful of spinach in my eggs right before they are finished cooking…good way to get a healthy veg and in your first meal of the day is a bonus…just a thought…. wishing for sun for you…..

  3. Good afternoon from Lincolnshire in the UK. We are having a similar spring… Cold and Wet. Keep on tracking the sugars.

  4. jiminpanama says:

    I went from Washington to Panamรก and what a nice change. No more SAD in this family

  5. anamce says:

    You r doing awesome, simpleliving keep enjoying as much as you can!

  6. Did I miss what part of Florida you are moving to?

  7. Emma says:

    I especially hear you about the weather! Speaking from Scotland here… we seem to be going through a prolonged wet and cold spell. Florida will certainly be different for you so I hope it works out.

  8. jaymijai says:

    When my Grandpa moved to our part of the Wet Coast he too struggled with the bipolar weather. While he didn’t miss -40 winters, he certainly missed the sunshine that often came with the extreme cold. I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life and, while accustomed to the rain and gloom, still find it can be challenging. I’ve found that pushing through the dark thoughts that come with dark weather requires determination and Vitamin D supplements. I try not to hibernate when it rains as the rain can be quite refreshing, if seen from a certain perspective. Not sure if it helps but there may be some sunny weather coming your way. Where I live, we’ve been blessed with lots of sun for the past couple of weeks and the forecast says there is more to come.

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