No big theme today, I’m back to Thinking Out Loud. Let’s dive right in with Lola, shall we?
Lola is driving me crazy
She’s such a sweet dog, she really is. But she came to us at 10 months old with no training whatsoever, after having lived in several homes.
She is housetrained, but once in a blue moon she’ll have an accident. In fact my pet sitter said she was having accidents when we were in Seattle, and that’s the first pet sitter who’s had that problem.
She’s definitely not sick, in fact she’s suddenly decided she doesn’t want to use our backyard much. She won’t go out until almost 10 am in the morning (and she typically goes to bed around 8pm, even earlier than me!). Then she won’t do anything for many hours after our walk, either.
Keep in mind she’s a 10 lb chihuahua, so think small bladder here.
It would all be fine and dandly if I felt I could trust her, but after the pet sitter incident, I don’t think I can . . . despite all evidence to the contrary.
Giz, just cause
I keep thinking it’s time to get rid of that box and packing paper. It’s been a couple of months, after all.
But he’s still having fun with it. Cheap toys.
Time travel fascinates me
Not that I actually think you could time travel, but give me a book or movie about time travel, and I’m all over it. Two of my favorite books are The Time Traveler’s Wife and Outlander (affiliate links), both of which deal with time travel.
For the longest time The Time Traveler’s Wife (which I read long before it was a movie) wan’t available on Kindle. I just couldn’t understand. But now it is! So I bought it and reread it for the tenth time (not actually keeping track, but I’ve read it a bunch of times).
And then decided to just immediately reread it. Because I can never seem to keep track of all the back and forth, and I always think if I just pay better attention I could . . . probably not, but it never disappoints me.
Speaking of Outlander
Not long ago I read all the reasons it’s all so highly improbable and illogical.
I don’t care!
It’s also a great love story, a page turner, and yes, there’s that time travel again.
It makes me very sad that I don’t have any cable channels. Maybe someday I’ll have to do one of those free Starz trials so I can binge watch it.
Anyone watching it? Is it worth it?
Time after time
When I was a kid, I read books so many times I swear I almost had them memorized. The Hobbit. Lord of the Rings. Watership Down. Little Women. The Prince of Tides — obviously I didn’t read that one when I was a kid, but I’ve read it quite a few times.
We didn’t have kindles (or computers) back then, and we didn’t have online shopping, so not nearly as much instant gratification. And yeah, we had to get up to change channels on the tv too!
Anyhoo, I’m still a fan of revisiting old friends — books and movies. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the best memory. Maybe it’s because there’s always something new to discover.
A “quick” word on weight loss
As in, it isn’t quick and there ain’t no shortcuts.
I see/hear/read it time and again — and heck, I think it sometimes too: I only lost 1/4, 1/2, 1 pound . . . we want it to be quick. It doesn’t work that way, and if it does, most likely you’re not going to keep that weight off.
Slow and steady wins the race. Seriously! 1-2 pounds a week is normal. It will be more in the beginning, glacial at the end. If you’re smaller or older, it’s more likely to be even less.
Don’t forget you’re creating a healthy lifestyle, and that takes time. Slow gives you time to adapt to the changes and make them permanent, which helps you to keep the weight off. Forever.
Eyes on the prize, people!
And speaking of a healthy lifestyle . . .
Mr. Judy has been slowly making some healthy changes over the last couple of years. He’s decreased his portion sizes. He actually eats some salad and a vegetable or two now.
He even came home from work the other day and showed me he put an app on his phone to track his steps.
They are small steps, but they are a step in the right direction, so to speak. You can’t overhaul your life all at once and expect it to stick. Making small changes that don’t feel like a huge effort are the way to go.
Speak to me, peeps. Answer a question in the comments or let me know what you’re thinking out loud this Thursday:
Do you reread books or watch movies multiple times (and which ones)?
What’s your thoughts on time travel?
How long do you keep boxes around for your animals/kids to play with?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: