Great ride with Talia yesterday, lovely visit and a great lunch out. Another Groupon bites the dust! She came into town this time and we did some "urban riding". Great fun. Later, I went to the library, checked out a few books and last night I read a book. All.of.it. It's been so long since I had the attention span to do that. Seriously. It wasn't great literature, but it was just grand to curl up and read. Welcome back, Roxie. Where the hell have you been?
Took Cha-Cha out for another spin this morning. Just a short ride, as my back was bothering me and rather than getting better, it seemed to get a bit worse, so I just came home. Got lots on my agenda today, including buying my first gas grill. I'm returning the microwave that I bought the other day and I got a gift card from work as a gift for participating in the wellness program. Between those two things, I think the portable Q grill will be mine. Grilled salmon, anyone?
Had an interesting conversation with Talia re: body image and cosmetic surgery. One just never knows how other people feel about certain things. What looks perfectly fine to one person can seem almost unbearable to someone else. No judgments here on Talia's or anyone else's feelings - getting this stuff out and talking about it is a good thing, I think. Again, let me say how grateful I am to have enough recovery that the recent break-up hasn't sent me into the "if onlys" - if only I was X or Y or Z. Having or being XY or Z doesn't change a thing. I'm happy to say that I'm pretty happy with me, just as I am. That has not always been the case with me, especially after facing some rejection.
Rest of the day looks to be great, as well. Some errands, followed by some at-home beautification (mani/pedi). The kids did not make an appearance yesterday, so it's possible they might this evening. If so, salmon for everyone!
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. In this moment, things are perfect.