Well, here we go. The first day of a new month. The first day I have been home by myself. (Jules went back to Maryland yesterday.) Time to get started on the new, improved Anne. I am not a big fan of platitudes - I guess the choice of that particular word tells you that - but sometimes they are just so darn apt. I do think it helps to start out in a new and positive way, and that is what I hope to do.
To that end, I got up before Ben left for work this morning. I had a cup of coffee with fat-free milk and Splenda. I really wasn't hungry, so no solid food yet, but I am seriously thinking about some V8 and cottage cheese real soon here. After my shower, Rufus and I went out for a ten-minute walk. It was already too hot at 9:00 in the morning, but that's August for you. He is such a good little walker, and kept looking over his shoulder at me as if to say, "Are we doing a good job, mommy? Is this O.K.?" He is more used to Julie taking him every day, but I think he will get used to me. When we got back home, big drinks of water for me and Rufus, and some attention and treats for Lucie, who must be left behind due to health concerns. (Does it sound like I am doing it right, Jules?)
I am usually pretty secretive about starting a new health regimen - for fear I will immediately fail, I guess - but this time, I will try putting it out here for all to see. Wish me luck.