Monday, April 20, 2009

What I Love about

I was tagged to name 10 things I love that start with the letter W by Trish. After a little bit (well more like a lot) of thought here it is...

1. Wasatch Mountains

The picturesque mountains to the east of our home are so amazing and grand! These mountains are home to so many memories!
  • Childhood memories up on the summer range camping and four-wheeling with my Grandpa, Dad, Mom, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles…
  • Trips “down below” with Mom and my sisters to go shopping and watching out the window for Devil’s Slide, or the brilliant red and yellow and orange fall colors contrasted against the dark pines.
  • More recently, my daughters all dressed up in formal dresses and gifting Dennis and I with “Word Wishes” at our wedding. Cooking Lobsters, Camping and Roasting a Pig and Exchanging Vows in front of family. Good Times.
Yeah… I really love those mountains and the memories they hold.

2. Weekends
Weekends are the best! I love the freedom to work on whatever I find important at the time. I love that I get to spend time with Dennis. Weekends are the time that we get to see Kenzie and find out what's going on with her. Weekends are also our time to spend Family time doing activities like boating! Did you see how nice the weather has been? Dennis, Dad, Ariel and Cortney went out on the lake for an hour yesterday. I even enjoy my weekend chores… Weekends are my time to get ready for a new week
Weekends are also my alone time, time to re-center and recharge my energy.

3. Work

I really do love my job, most days anyway. I enjoy the commute in with my Hubby. I love that managing gives Dennis and I a lot in common and plenty of conversation opportunities. We can relate to challenges, and feeling accomplished, and even the really bad day at work.
I love that work is FAR from repetitious and that it's not easy breezy. I like the challenge of implementing changes and working to make a positive difference in how things get done.
I love contributing in this way to becoming debt free.

4. Words
I love it when someone can weave words together and create. I love words all by themselves, and definitions, and word origins, and I love them in in poems, and plays, and songs, and books, and ceremonies, and I love to indulge myself in all of it.

I love how words can make you feel and others’ feel. I love how they can be used to share knowledge, hope, sympathy, caring, events… I love how they can be timeless and survive countless generations… I LOVE words.

5. Wasabi
I LOVE Wasabi. I love that it’s green. I love the way it burns my nose. I love the stuff that you eat it with… like pickled ginger and sushi… Mmmm. Waaaaasaaabeee.

6. Warmth
Warmth, it is s the snuggliest, coziest, happiest temperature. I love being warm. I don’t care what season it is… I especially like warmth as a people trait. I think it’s one of the best qualities to have.

7. Womanhood

I LOVE being a woman. I love that we are gatherers, nurturers, comforters, life-bearers, mothers, sisters. I love our bodies, our minds, the way we interact with our men, each other, ourselves. I love the way we think the way we feel... I think we are wondrous, beautiful, loving creatures.

8. Weekly Weigh-Ins

The Weekly Weigh-Ins are pretty awesome. I like them for a few reasons. I love to see and measure results I look forward to checking in with everyone on how they are doing. I like feeling supported and being supportive and working towards a goal. I like knowing that if I do well you will be happy for me. I like sharing in others’ successes. If I don’t do so well, then I am motivated to try and have a better result the next week. I like breaking up the goal into time bites. It gives you a chance to start again and succeed again.

9. Wiggle Room
I enjoy having flexibility. A little wiggle room is awesome whether you are talking about your schedule, your finances, your outfit, your plans, your project, your shower, anything. I love being in a position to have choices. I love having a spending plan because it gives me wiggle room when it comes to getting something new, being able to pay a bill that suddenly doubled the minimum payment… I like wearing my socks at night just a bit loose around the toes… wiggle room. It’s a beautiful thing.

10. Water
I suppose I would be remiss to not sing the praises of WATER!! Life sustaining essential fluid that it is. I love Water. I like to drink in it, bathe in it, swim in it, wade in it, splash in it, … good clean healthy water. What's not to love?

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Trish said...

I KNEW you would nail "W". I just knew it!
I really enjoyed your list.
We have a lot of thoughts and ideas in common.
More than just kids and grandbabies.
Oh! Where'd you find that painting of me on the sunlit path? I had forgotten all about that one.
Loved your list!
Thanks for playing.

Amber said...

It was nice to read you're w list. You always put your heart into what you say and it shows. Who knew so many good things can come from the letter w?

Heatherslife said...

Yay! I had been checking every day for your list and was excited to read it. You did awesome. I don't know if I could have found ten W's but you did! Love ya good job

Amy said...

WOW!! That almost made me cry. It brought back such memories and things that we all need to stop and appreciate.

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!