Murdo Girl…It seems like yesterday

To those of you who know me, there’s going to be a new me.

I have begun to change before my very eyes.

I won’t be like I used to be. Just wait a while and you will see.

My sweet but weakened husband… is in for a surprise.

No more cream cheese delight. It will now be yogurt light.

A heart healthy diet is now necessary.

No more emergencies in the night, or long days filled with fright.

I’m not very good at doing scary.

I swear it’s not just talk. Mile after mile I pledge to walk.

And my dear husband will be there by my side.

I’ll time us with a clock and watch him like a hawk.

And I’ll find him if he tries to hide.

Yes, our way of life needs changing and lots of rearranging.

To shop and cook I’ll need a lot more time.

I’ll do fat to lean exchanging, which will surely be life-changing.

Eating real ice cream will be a major crime.

Wow! I hate confessing, but the new me sounds depressing.

The sound of our new life doesn’t thrill me.

Have you tried low fat ranch dressing? I’m really only guessing,

But too many meatless salads just might kill me.

The next time that you see me, you might not see the new me.

I need more time to make a solid plan.

I think you will agree that preparation is the key

I don’t think he needs to look like superman.

I’ll make up all the rules and give hubby all the tools.

He really needs to elevate his heart rate

As for me I’ll be quite happy. While he walks I’ll take a nappy,

When he shapes up, I’ll give you all an update.

On the honeymoon… Cody and Yellowstone, 1981
ten years later (1991)

Arf and Annie will return next week. Their stories will be intermingled with a few other things, but I won’t let too much time pass in between. Some of us forget where we left off…including me.

6 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…It seems like yesterday

  1. sanjuan831 September 13, 2020 / 9:17 am

    Loved this. Cool photos.


  2. lifelessons September 12, 2020 / 9:26 pm

    Are you doing it for hubby or getting ready for the Murdo reunion?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch September 13, 2020 / 6:59 am

      Hi Judy! I confused myself with that poem. We could both use a little bit of a habit overhaul. We’ll see!

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      • lifelessons September 13, 2020 / 9:27 am

        My sister convinced me to do the fasting diet–just set a 5 hour time when you can eat and fast for 19 hours. I like it, but extended the “eat” time to 6 hours. Friends do it 8 hours eating, 16 fasting. I like it because you don’t have to count anything but time. You can eat whatever you like in that time period, but I’ve narrowed it down to one meal at 3 or 4 and then the smoothie I used to drink in the morning at night.


      • lifelessons September 13, 2020 / 3:28 pm

        I start at 3 if I can, 4 if I get distracted..Depending on whether you want a 5 hour or 6 hour period during which you can eat, that would mean you could eat up until 8 or 9


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