I started working on this post a few days ago, but got busy with the weekend and going to Home Depot for yard supplies. Then RonisWeigh beat me to it and had this post: Weekend Quote post. I love Roni's blog and knew this quote would be right up her alley. It's right up my alley, and probably right up your alley too. That's what I like about it.
It's my new mantra:
I'm responsible for my response.
I usually don't get all preachy or try to get inspirational (Heck, I'm just trying to get my own booty moving, not everyone else's!) But I stumbled upon this quote somehow here. Shiny Object Syndrome maybe?? But it really struck a cord with me. I liked how it really could apply to my life in so many ways... the kids, the jerk on the hi-way, BigDaddy, comfort eating, going Green even dealing with this recession and all the bleakness that seems to swallow us up wherever I turn. Though it got a bit churchy, preachy for my taste, I liked the overall message. And it really applies to so many aspects of my life.
Papa's visit rocked. Great weekend, lots of perfect weather, worked on the yard a bunch and then ended with lots of fun family time. We played bocce ball, horseshoes and ran around chasing bubbles. The best: I have raised vegetable beds!! (yep, that's them up there in the pic!!) Now we just need to fill them with soil. PW hasn't posted yet, but I talked to my step dad who had a killer organic garden and he suggested doing a lasagna bed. What's a lasagna Bed? Lasagna Gardening 101
We ate more junky food than I would have liked: Pizza, cheeseburgers, big breakfasts, etc. But my Whooper Theory kicked in and I'm down 2+ pounds from Weigh In on Thursday. go figure. I'm really getting used to smaller portions though. I ate so much less than I would have a few months ago. Need to figure out this week's meals and start planning our veggie garden. woo hoo!
The natives are getting restless, so off to my day job as short order cook. Happy Monday everyone!