If you are any where close to being my friend, you know that I am allergic to exercise.  ick  I was never good in PE.  I was always one of *those kids* where was picked last for dodge ball.  However, I was always called over first for Red Rover. 

 Red Rover Red Rover let Mindy come over....BLAMO...clothes lined.

I am also a slow learner.  ~winks~
                                                 Molly is not impressed by my athletic endeavors.  
 This year I am working on shining and taking care of myself.  So, I am walking.  Not fast....but walking.  I would be the tortoise in the story.  So February is here and I put on my fabulous kicks that Kim got me for Christmas year before last and off I go.  Seriously, these are the most amazing shoes that I have ever owned.  I have also enhanced their bedazzled selves with adding wings that I got in Vegas.

I am sure I am quite the sight on the walking trail.  

So here I go, MAKING myself start out on the trail.  I turn on the walking app on my phone and throw my sunglasses on.  Muttering under my breath all the time.  I had barely gotten started when I happened to look down on the trail and, LO AND BEHOLD, there is a heart rock.

All of you know about my love of all things heart rocks.  Several of you have sent me rocks from all over.  I was lucky enough to find my first at the Pacific Ocean.  But, never EVER have I found one in Plainview Texas.  

I did not slow down.  I just swooped it up and plopped it into my pocket. That tiny little rock changed my attitude about that walk.  I looked at it as a good omen.  There were good things ahead of me so....forward I went.  I stopped looking at the ground, put a smile on my face and kept that little rock in my pocket.  Occasionally I would put my hand in my pocket and put that rock into my palm.  
I think I can....I think I can....I think I can.....
 Walk I did.  That first day I did a little over 2 and 1/2 miles.  Big for my standards.  I got into my car and had to wait a few minutes until I could feel my legs again so that I could work the clutch.

Why yes, I do drive a standard.  ~grins~

So, anyway, I am sitting there trying to feel my legs and think....oh!  I will post a picture of the heart rock!!  I take off my sunglasses, pull the rock out of my pocket and see that my good inspiration..... 

is a piece of children's heart shaped cereal snack.

                                                    *BLINK BLINK BLINK*

Well,  of course it is.

I sat there all sweaty and not feeling body parts and just laughed at myself.  I was getting my inspiration from carbs.

Then I think, I have GOT to blog about this!  Brought my heart rock cereal snack home and put it on my dresser to get a good picture.  I turn around to get my camera and 


Diseal ATE my inspiration. 

                                        shame.  That's how he rolls.

..........Whose hates excercise but does not mind laughing at herself.


  1. There is some deep meaning in this story. Damned if I can find it. The cat is def a philosopher.

  2. HA! That is a good one. I'll take any good omen I can get ... an apparently so will your cat ;-)

    1. LOL yes, he is sneaky that way. He was like *wwwhhhattt????*

  3. This is almost as good as how you told it in person!I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

    1. No telling what kind of inspiration I could find in a heart shaped taco.

  4. Oh my god, that is HILARIOUS.

    1. Diesel is a lot like honey badge. Diesel don't give a shit.

  5. What a cat. That's just hilarious!!

    1. Yep, my life would be so boring without them!

  6. This is hilariously funny! I say we get our inspiration from wherever we get it, and if the cat eats it, it is still inspiring! I'm also like Cyn, there is deep meaning to this story!

  7. Oh, and congratulations on the walking! I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can get out there and move again. I really came to love it. And then I stopped. I don't know why.


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