Q3 Report on Progress Toward 2013 Goals
to bring about weight reduction, and as the end of September draws near, I am weighing in at 202 lbs, which is almost at my previously real but not declared target of 200. I am fully expecting to successfully achieve that weight by the year end.
I feel pretty good, even though I wake with a soreness throughout my body. However, once the stretching has been done I am more limber, with better core body strength, and more comfortable moving around.
I have produced at least a dozen haibun in this quarter, have submitted them to my writer’s workgroup, obtained feedback, made revisions, and have posted them on my website. Six of the most recent are posted on the NEW page in my website.
I have spent good time with Quynn this quarter, swimming when we can, playing out at the lake, visiting pet stores, and challenging the neighborhood playground. I did spend several additional days with her in the city when she was ill, and she has visited the lake without her mom for several weekends. She joined us on our RV trip for a long weekend at Kananaskis.
Dianne and I managed to have one weekend at the lake on our own during this quarter, which is refreshing for both of us. We love having company but also cherish those times when it is just us.
I did visit David and Kelly in this quarter but only for a few hours, as I dropped in to pick up a new bike that Dianne, Aryn, David and Kelly bought me for my birthday.
Travel – In this quarter, we managed two weekend RV trips – one to Kananaskis with family, including Dianne’s siblings and their children and grandchildren, and Aryn and Quynn. Kelly dropped in to spend one day with us; and the other trip was to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump and Fort Macleod in Southern Alberta. My mother accompanied us on this fall trip to see the changing of the leaf colours. We took highway 2 down, which was not scenic, but drove around the Fort Macleod area to view the Oldman River, and the Lundbreck falls. We then returned home on the very scenic highway 22 up through Lundbreck, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Brag Creek, Cochrane, Sundry, Caroline and Rocky Mountain House.
We have begun to make plans for a trip to Mexico in February of 2014. I’m looking forward to two or three weeks there during what is a cold month here.