Ok, after a 16 day blogging strike it’s time for me to come back.

Well kids, I honestly don’t feel like blogging lately.

Oh sure, there’s lots of stuff to blog about. My parent’s dog died yesterday. I feel sad, I was there when we picked her up from the pet shop. I feel bad because of what the dog represented.

Realistically, we got two larger dogs to fill a void left by a much smaller dog, and that one of those larger dogs is gone somehow reveals that void, I guess.

I gave my own dog, Kona, a bath last night. Usually Sukie does that stuff. Honestly, Sukie does all the stuff that needs doing, and I feel bad about that, too.

Like I told my mom on the phone last night, this August has been the stuff of a good country song. While I can’t bring myself to write something moving about the experience, I think it’s important to note what we’ve gained from what we’ve lost.

I feel, for the most part, a renewed desire to live. This whole month has gotten me focussed, and I daresay fixated, upon the fact of my mortality. I know that sounds morbid, but in a way this has been a morbid month (note, when I typed this first through, I had written ‘morbid morbid’, which I think is perhaps a more accurate description.)

The other day we were all sitting around at my parents checking our blood pressure (ok, we need a gamesystem in the living room or something! what a LAME activity) and my blood pressure is a little high – which is to be expected because I’m a little fat. Last night, when we ate Pho (pronounced FUH) at Cafe Terrace I heard Tom Brokaw announce a new finding that one out of every 3 Americans suffers from high blood pressure – because we’re all so fat.

Great, Tom. Well, I’ve decided I need to make time to go work out. Hey, I could even go run at the gym on the weekdays while the boy is in school. I remember from my Extreme Makeover viewing that the best way to burn fat is to run for a really really really long time – this gets the heartrate up and starts to tell the body to burn fat. Even after the workout your body burns fat for a few hours.

Which reminds me, it’s time for me to get an iPod or somesuch digital music player. Music is essential to working out 😛

Ok so now talking about working out and imagining my slimmer self has made me feel good again. Huzzah, a negative post that ends on a positive note! Huzzah, I say!

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