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I am so excited! It got to a relatively WARM 47 degrees today and it's supposed to be in the 50s this weekend! You have no idea how happy that makes this Sandwich Generation senior home care giver and grandmother! Unless, of course, you are also doing a "happy dance" about this lovely warmth! 🙂
I am planning on some serious grandkid fun this weekend! Time to unpack the wiffle balls and bat, test drive the plastic bases I got for a buck at the DollarTree, and even indulge in some serious dinosaur tag – unless my grandkids have outgrown that over the past few months, in which case we'll have to move on to freeze tag. Definitely time for some fun outside activities for grandparents and grandchildren! 🙂
We have three or four days to seriously enjoy a delightful, if slightly faux, spring before, gulp, Weather.com shows snow once again! You know what – I'm going to ignore that and just have fun. My senior mom and I went for a slow-paced walk around two long blocks today, and I went alone for a fast-paced one block. It was great! And to be honest, if I don't start doing this pretty regularly, my 5 pound winter-weight gain may turn into 10 pounds in which case I will have to dig out my two favorite diet books:
South Beach Diet Recipes – A very healthy, efficient, and tasty diet. Usually if I spend a couple of weeks eating meals from the South Beach Diet Phase 1 recipes, I can resolve any small weight issue before it turns into a BIG issue.
Serotonin Power Diet – if I'm more in the mood for healthy snacks with some carbs instead of cheese sticks, this is the diet for me.
They're both great diets and have been a big help at various times of my life, but if just walking and grandkid-playing will do the trick, I'll be a happy camper! And I definitely need to do something soon. Otherwise, my wardrobe won't be fitting me too well. I don't need all elastic waist pants right now, but I definitely appreciate my Lee side elastic blue jeans! The joys of the Baby Boomers Generation!
Speaking of spring, faux or otherwise, can you believe the first day of spring is March 20, 2010! And clocks get to Spring Forward even sooner – on March 14, 2010! Woohoo! The afternoons will last longer, the days will be a bit warmer (we hope), and before we know it, it will be lovely spring weather for sure! Can you tell I'm excited!!!! So are my grandkids!
How about you? Do you have spring-type weather in your neck of the woods? Any play plans with your grandkids this weekend. Or perhaps a leisurely stroll with your aging parents? We'd love to share this moment of "spring fever" with y'all! 🙂 And don't forget to sign up for the SandwichINK FREE email for plenty of fun spring ideas in the coming months for Sandwich Generation senior home care givers and grandparents.