Dakota Dynasty / Dinastía Dakota

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I CAME ACROSS THIS 1933 photo of San Geraldo’s grandfather. It made me think of Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) and I’ve been trying to come up with Grandpa’s mobster name ever since.

I sent all the book files to the printer Thursday evening. They were picked up from the transfer site early Friday morning, and I haven’t heard a word, which makes me hopeful I did everything right.

I’m having a challenging time finding my motivation this weekend. I think it’s a combination of being finished with the book and having so much more time on my hands, as well as the lack of socializing and continued stress of the pandemic. In addition, the wind and damp chill (everything’s relative) have made my walks less pleasant. The wind is gone for now and there’s a bit of sunshine today, so I’m about to head out for a good long walk. The sea is calm, too. I’m considering just doing a walk on the beach.

My wonderful friend Susan sent me a loving little meme that has been helping me get through the more challenging days in my head (which I can have no matter what is going on around me). I added it to my computer desktop and read it often.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: At least once every day.
Walking: 6.5 km / 4 miles Tuesday. 8 km / 4.5 miles Thursday. More than 4 km / 2.5 miles Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Gym: Great chest and back workout Monday and Friday. Great arms and shoulders, Wednesday. I’m feeling good.
Notes: Working my way through that box of chocolates from Kathleen and Pedro. The box was in the kitchen and I was annoyed with myself for eating so many. SG brought the box into my office yesterday to get it out of his sight. It turns out he was eating 8 pieces to my 2. And I thought I was the one emptying the box!


ENCONTRÉ ESTA FOTO DE 1933 del abuelo de San Geraldo. Me hizo pensar en Clyde Barrow (Bonnie y Clyde) y desde entonces he estado tratando de pensar en el nombre mafioso del abuelo.

Envié todos los archivos de libros a la imprenta el jueves por la noche, los recogieron del sitio de transferencia el viernes por la mañana temprano y no he escuchado ni una palabra, lo que me da esperanzas de haber hecho todo bien.

Estoy teniendo un momento difícil para encontrar mi motivación este fin de semana. Creo que es una combinación de haber terminado con el libro y tener tiempo libre, así como la falta de socialización y el estrés continuo de la pandemia. Además, el viento y el frío húmedo (todo es relativo) han hecho que mis paseos sean menos agradables. El viento se ha ido por ahora y hay un poco de sol hoy, así que estoy a punto de salir a dar un buen paseo. El mar también está en calma. Estoy considerando simplemente dar un paseo por la playa.

Mi maravillosa amiga Susan me envió un pequeño y amoroso meme que me ha ayudado a superar los días más desafiantes en mi cabeza (que puedo tener sin importar lo que suceda a mi alrededor). Lo agregué al escritorio de mi computadora y lo leí a menudo.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Al menos una vez al día.
Caminando: 6,5 km / 4 millas el martes, 8 km / 4.5 millas el jueves. Más de 4 km / 2,5 millas el lunes, miércoles, y viernes.
Gimnasio: Gran entrenamiento de pecho y espalda los lunes y viernes. Grandes brazos y hombros, miércoles. Me siento bien.
Notas: Abriéndome camino a través de esa caja de chocolates de Kathleen y Pedro. La caja estaba en la cocina y estaba molesto conmigo mismo por haberme comido tantos. SG trajo la caja a mi oficina ayer para quitarla de su vista. Resultó que él estaba comiendo 8 piezas contra mis 2. ¡Y pensé que era yo quien estaba vaciando la caja!

• I’m just shallow enough to care about what my butt looks like. But the most important line, and Susan knows it, is “You are way more than enough.”
• Soy lo suficientemente superficial como para preocuparme por cómo se ve mi trasero. Pero la línea más importante, y Susan lo sabe, es “Eres mucho más que suficiente”.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

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36 thoughts on “Dakota Dynasty / Dinastía Dakota”

  1. Wearing a tie to go hunting, or visit the bank? Every word of the meme is true.Perfect just the way we are.

    1. David:
      I do read the meme a few times a day. Way more than enough. Sometimes I think it would be nice to live in a time when ties are required to go hunting … or bank-robbing.

  2. Art ~ lose yourself in Art again ~ it makes my days seem for productive and fly by (in a good way) of course.

    1. Ron:
      Yeah, when I’m having days like these (although today seems to be better), I’m unable to lose myself in anything. I just wallow. But it passes.

  3. Great Meme! I must discontinue my horrible treat and snacking habits and get back on my treadmill and back to better, healthier eating habits. Limiting myself to just two pieces of chocolate at any given time would be amazing for me. It is easier for me to go without than to try to limit myself.

    1. Sassybear:
      I’m amazed really that I’ve had so little of the chocolate. I’ve been known to devour an entire one-pound box. Just to get it over with.

      1. Oh, how I wish that could be possible in real life. As for now, we do it this way ❤️❤️❤️

      2. Elin:
        We sure do miss you! Give a hug to Sveinung and get one back!

  4. A nice butt is always a good thing! Buy I love the meme. Jokes aside. It is so true. If we aren’t happy with our self…we will be miserible

  5. Vegging out has always worked for me. Been doing it for years. Retired BH will be setting up our gym equipment (also known as spare clothes hangers) in the garage. Should be interesting (read: annoying) with him home all of the time. Susan is good people.

    1. Deedles:
      Susan is one of a kind. SG has had a great collection of clothes hangers. First a NordiTrack, then a treadmill, followed by a recumbent bike. They held a lot of clothes. I had a designated home gym, special carpet and all, in Connecticut. SG never used it, so I never had to pick up any of his clothes… from that room, at least. YOU are good people!

      1. BH will be dusting off the ol’ Gazelle. Remember that? We bought it at an AS SEEN ON T.V. store. That obnoxious guy with the blond ponytail (Tony something) used to hawk them on television. I’ll give it a go so as not to hurt Balder’s feelings (he can be such a girl). I guess one of us needs to be in this relationship. Sometimes it’s his turn, sometimes (rarely) it’s mine 🙂 We laugh about that a lot. My firstborn’s ex-wife is a fitness trainer. I was her biggest challenge. I was also her biggest failure! I mean really, who eats only a quarter of a nectarine?!

      2. Deedles:
        The Gazelle and Tony Little! How could I forget. He was SO annoying. Should have laid off the amphetamines (and steroids) — although it all made him a lot of money. I can’t believe you bought one of those. I was SG’s personal trainer for about a minute. “That hurts!” “Oh, stop. That doesn’t hurt. On a scale of 0 to 10?” “It’s not on the scale! It’s a pre-pain!”

      3. HA! I love that man! I actually enjoyed the Gazelle until I realized five minutes of exercising goes like two hours in real time. Why buy? It was an impulse purchase while mall roaming. We were young(er) then. It is low impact, so my almost 66 years old bones should be able to handle it (yeah, right).

  6. Even before I read your first line, I, too, thought of Bonnie and Clyde when I saw the photo of SG’s grandfather.

    Can well imagine that finishing up the book has left a big void in your lives. The end of such an epic project is bound to leave you feeling up-ended. Susan very correctly sent you the ideal meme to remind you that you are more than enough. You need not do anything to earn it. You just are.

    1. Mary:
      I’d settle for just knowing I’m enough. MORE than enough is something else.

      I think I’m just feeling overwhelmed with the limits on celebrating these last 2 years have caused. Today will be a better day. I’m off to the gym in a few minutes.

  7. Thanks for sharing the meme. In general, I hate memes, but sometimes a keeper comes along. I would have eaten all the chocolates in less than 36 hours and been convinced I was pacing myself! I have no self-restraint.

    1. Wilma:
      So many memes oversimplify things and make me crazy. Susan knew this one would hit its target. Really a daily affirmation.

      Normally, I would inhale a 1-pound box of chocolate in one sitting (yes, I’ve done that) just to get it over with. I’m showing a lot of self-restraint. There are still chocolates and the box is still in my office.

  8. I am certain you will find more to do as the weather gets better and warmer. Winters can challenging, eh?
    You both must be ecstatic to have finished the book.

    1. Jim:
      Oh, I have plenty to do. Just no motivation to do it. This will pass. Off to the gym now.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      Yeah, despite the daily affirmation (multiple times daily), I’ve had some challenging days. But it does help.

  9. My butt IS perfect, thank you very much, though I’m troubled with the use of “mind” and “insanely” in the same sentence.

    You’re bound to feel a bit of a dip in your energy after that massive book project, I should think. It will take a little while to adjust, but it will happen. (Sounds from your subsequent post like it already is.)

    1. Steve:
      In my case “mind” and “insanely” probably belong in the same sentence and Susan knows that. I’m just relieved there are no typos or mispellings. Then again, Susan would have just rewritten it. Yes, the let-down after the book I´m sure hasn’t helped. I live with clinical depression and, as my friend Roseanne Roseannadana’s father used to say, “It’s always something.”

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