Catching Up with Elizabeth

How can it be almost a month ago since I have posted? It seems just the other day that I sat down to write. I went through a bad spell of no sleep and a lot of depression-related angst. I am feeling so much better now and I hope it continues.

I have been going to the gym several times a week to increase the endorphins. Maybe that is why I've been feeling better about my self image too.

I've also been reading quite a bit. Last week I read "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. It's a book I would never have picked up on my own but did so for a local library book club meeting held this past Saturday and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the novel. Next month we are reading "Luck" by Barfoot. At the book club I was the youngest one by a lot - most of the women were looking into going into seniors homes (no joke!) and the closest to my age was about 20 years older than me. None-the-less it was a very nice group of women and they made me feel very welcome. When I was describing that I was the youngest by a lot to my family, I realised that this is often the case with my interests. My grandmother nicely put it that perhaps this is because I am mature. Hmmm?? I'll just pretend that is the case.

Currently I am reading Eckart Tolle's "A New Earth" as I had been meaning to pick it up since Oprah has been raving about it on her show - and we all know I'm an Oprah fan!

The house has also been painted - the bedrooms and bathrooms to be completed tomorrow. Now that the rooms are getting done I am desperately attempting to put everything back and clean the windows and blinds and curtains in said rooms as I don't think I've done it in the four years we've lived in the house (I know, ew!).

I think that is the majority of updates for now but I am going to make an effort to post more often.