Gratitude Sunday – September 13, 2014

Saturday Morning Date

I express gratitude for all that enters my space — whether it brings me:

  • happiness or sadness;
  • order or turmoil; 
  • panic or serenity.

Because, I believe everything is in accordance with God’s Plan.

Today, I am grateful for yesterday; and, the early Saturday morning outing with Hubby.

Our Saturday Morning Date begins with a stop at Panera’s Bread:

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Our order is the same week-after-week — decaf coffee and a cheese bagel.  The bagel (33 carbs/330 calories) is our weekly treat.  While, it violates the healthy eating low-carb, low-cal diet plan that we follow during the week; we, make this choice without guilt.   After all, we could have had:

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When we finish breakfast, it’s off to the Neighborhood Y to fulfill the last of our four-day per week exercise program commitment:


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We arrived when the doors opened at 8:00 a.m.; and, surprise our Friendly Greeter, who normally welcomes us with a beautiful smile at 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, was staffing the Front Desk.

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All checked in and ready to workout.  My first stop is 20 minutes on the Pre-Cor, followed by circuit weights, and ending with 20 minutes on the stationary bike.

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Hubby deviated a bit from his normal workout, which includes 20 minutes on the bike.   Instead, he did 20 minutes on the treadmill; and, then allowed the extra time for weights — circuit and free.

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After our workout, we chose to relax and rest for the rest of the day.  He watched football; and, I wrote the first draft of my weekly Monday morning post.

I am grateful for my wonderful Saturday Morning Date with Hubby.  Though some may see this as an ordinary Saturday morning; for me, it was an extra-ordinary morning.  Even after almost fifty-five years of marriage to my teenage sweetheart, I treasure every moment spent with him.

Author: SeasonedSistah2

During this final season life, I am going on a journey to define "ME." Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine ME.. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR is my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: "(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine." Blogging here I come ready or not!!!

10 thoughts on “Gratitude Sunday – September 13, 2014”

  1. You two are an inspiring couple and so fortunate to have the companionship and love for so very many years! Many of us can only dream of that…


  2. dear Yvonne,

    I truly celebrate the love and happiness you and your Hubby share in a marriage filled with such gratitude for each other. I had that same still-gaga-over-each- other for nearly 46 years; it’s so lovely knowing you both appreciate the delights of being together, whether it’s days like a Saturday date time, or the sacred contentment of ordinary days.

    much love,

    Karen XOXO


    1. Thank you, Karen. Like, I know was the case in your marriage, Hubby is my best, bestest friend. When we separate, at life’s ending, the one remaining will have beautiful memories of our life together. I thank you for the gift of sharing your memories with me of a long and beautiful marriage.


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