reprobate, acquire, awning

85 degrees in February!  
Oh LA and your endless summers.
Barely any need for sweaters,
only in December.
I look up

only to have those blues skies remind me
that I need to acquire an awning.
It has been a couple of years
the Santa Anas have taken their toll,
the current tarps had to go.
After next week's paycheck,
must make a trip to Home Depot,
then look for a reliable friend,
before those wicked winds come back again.

I had someone in mind,
our interactions have so far
been founded on trust,
but maybe he's not up to the task.
We'll see, I’ve yet to ask
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on schedules

The hardest thing to do (for me) has been to set up a schedule. I do try to follow a daily routine; however it usually only lasts a week and then lather, rinse, repeat. Not only am I easily distracted (facebook and twitter), there are those real & imagined emergencies, things I need to do but have been putting off. Taking care of them can often set me back a day or two. I’m getting better though and set up tasks in my phone; either the day before or in the morning when I have my coffee.

First thing is exercise. Not only does it help clear my head and make it easier to focus on the todo’s, but it’s allowed to get back the body I used to know. Lol, I can’t afford a new wardrobe, but seriously it’s all about toning, not weight. I don’t even own a scale.
I work out at home, at least 5 days a week. I follow those fitness blender videos and mix in exercises I got from a personal trainer friend of mine. Happy to say I’ve seen results. I’m also much more comfortable in my own skin. I may never be a size 4 again and that’s OK.

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