Monday, October 29, 2007

Back to Good

How about that…I managed to use another matchbox twenty song for a post title. I wonder how many others I can use? Hmmm, I sense a theme here!

Anyhoo, yes, I’m getting back to good! I’m pretty much healed, except for some swelling where the uvula was – apparently it will take 3 months for the swelling to subside.

A nice benefit of my surgery – I lost 10.5 pounds! I thought I would gain at least a few pounds back, but I’ve not only kept all of it off, I’ve lost another 1.5 pounds! Now I’m about 20 pounds from my goal. I went back to the gym yesterday, and I’m hurting today! I tried to take it easy, since it’s been 6 weeks, but my muscles are aching.

My Italian class is keeping me very busy. I’m doing well (95 on the first test, 93 on the second test), and really enjoying it. My professor’s family is from Sorrento, and when I told him I go to Positano every year, he said, “Ah, we are neighbors!” The only bad part about my class is how much time it consumes…I have so many things I want to say and post about, but I’d forgotten how much work studying is! I can’t believe it’s been almost 14 years since I graduated from college!!

I have managed to read The Alchemist, however. I'd been meaning to buy it, but just never got around to it, then it practically jumped off the shelves at me when I was in Target buying the new matchbox twenty CD. Coincidence? I think not! Thanks to
Cleopantha and Tina, who have both mentioned this book

What an inspiring message about following your dreams! This makes me more determined than ever to follow my Personal Legend. I've sort of put pursuing my new career on hold while I was recovering from my surgery, but now I'm ready to get right back into it!

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it..."


My Melange said...

Glad you are doing better! Just stopped by to say hello and I am struck by you message of inspiration about following your dreams. I love that quote ;)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Hope you continue to get better.

I really like the last sentence of your post. :)

Roam2Rome said...

Yes, feel better soon! Even if you are loosing weight, it's better to be comfy...

Cleo and Tina are the best! and I love that book :)

YES! I remember when I was learning Italian many years ago, I literally dropped everything and did nothing but study from morning to night... it paid off, though. I'm glad I took the time :)

Kathy said...

Thanks to each of you!

That quote really hit home with me as I was reading The Alchemist. It's an inspirational fable, and a quick read. I highly recommend it if you haven't read it.

I feel the same way about learning Italian - once I get started studying, I don't want to stop! :-)

Annika said...

The Alchemist is fantastic! I'm reading The Secret right now, and boy is it inspiring or what!

Glad to hear you're recovering, I'e missed you in cyberspace!

Kathy said...

I've missed you too Annika!

I saw an episode (or two?) of Oprah that featured The Secret, and it looked fascinating! My friend has it on CD, but she hasn’t listened to it yet, so we decided we are going to get together when my class is over for the semester and listen to it together.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Your back. lm so glad you are better. It sounds like the rest has been good for you. Well done on your italian exams they are fantastic results. Anything from Paolo c. is great. There is somthing about the Alchemist that just brings it all into prespective. Personally, l couldnt imagine living life any other way, personal legend = purpose = meaning. Hows that for a little maths! lm really happy you read this :)

sognatrice said...

Glad to hear you're healing well and losing weight! Woohoo!

I haven't read The Alchemist yet, but Shelley (At Home in Rome) recently sent me a Italian! That's on my list of upcoming challenges :)