First of all, I need to say a great big thank you to Dr. Perry for writing about me on his blog yesterday. If you didn’t see it, I’ll include a link below. I was ever so grateful for him to introduce me on his blog. He is a fantastic person, blogger and Psychologist. Anyway, here it is Meet Dottie . If you don’t already follow him, I think you should.
I also need to say thank you to all of you who are new followers as a result of Dr. Perry’s post. Thank you so much for not only following me, but for stopping by and leaving such great and comforting words, prayers, positive thoughts and wonderful compliments. I really do appreciate it. Your words really lift my spirits. I’m certainly blessed. God bless you all.
Today after church, I drove out to my happy place. There was no snow or rain and the roads were fine so I took advantage of the decent weather. I missed my happy place so much. It had been a little bit since I’d been out there. I decided to walk the pier again. Boy, was it cold!! The temp in my car indicated 35 degrees, but being there on the lakeshore, it could’ve been colder. I tracked my walk with an app on my phone called Map My Fitness. The walk totaled 1.52 miles. I was happy with that. I really need to find a warmer coat though. And, I should’ve layered my pants as well. It was breezy and the wind went right through the coat and pants. With this weight loss, I find I’m just cold all the time too. I usually wear a hoodie around the house all the time. I can never seem to get warm unless I’m curled up in a big blanket. I’m not going to complain too much though because I’ll take the weight loss over being super morbidly obese any day! Here are a few pictures from today:
When I got back to my car, my finger tips were numb. I was wearing gloves and I kept my hands up inside my coat sleeves. The coat I was wearing was my daughter’s old coat. It was big…we both had shrunk out of it. It’s a size 5X. But it was better than nothing. I also had a shirt and hoodie on underneath it. Despite it being quite cold, I was so glad to be able to take a walk and enjoy the sounds of the water crashing up against the pier. It’s music to my ears and soothing to my soul. I don’t even listen to any other music while I walk out there. The water/waves is music enough for me. I love nature. God’s country is beautiful.
On another note…a woman from church gave me $30 in gift cards to Mel Trotter Ministry thrift store. And, another woman gave me a coupon for 25% off one item for the same store. I’d like to go there and see if they have a winter coat in my size. There are two stores, one in my town and one in Jenison, MI. I will check both stores. It would be fabulous if I could find something in one of the two stores. I’m so blessed with a beautiful church family. They have been of great help as well lately.
Lastly, I have to thank one of my newer followers for donating to my GoFundMe. I really appreciate you for that! God bless you.
Wherever you are in this world, I wish you peace, love and happiness.
❤ Dottie May