When I was very young I had a record of the story of Snow White. It was a full-length record, with a story book, but most of the pages were gone. I remember sitting and listening to it for hours on end. I knew all the words and all the songs, and though the evil Queen was scary, I knew that things would all work out in the end.
MOM’S THE WORD
We live in the house that once belonged to my in-laws, so my husband has been tending the gardens here since 1978. Every spring he cleaned up after the winter’s mess, and pruned, and weeded, and planted a few more perennials, and filled in the empty spaces with a few annuals. He would always tell his mother to let the flowers grow, and to not add anything else. Of course, she never listened and she spent more than one evening going out with her neighbour Shirley to “just pick up a few little plants”. (more…)
7 Frugal and Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts
Mother's day is right around the corner and it is time to plan. I have noticed over the past few years, I am usually stopping in at a flower shop or picking up something last minute for mother's day. It's not that I don't love pampering my mom, and appreciate everything she does for myself and my family, I just find it hard to buy for her. (more…)
tgiF - Use The Force
Two years ago, this week I walked out of the job I had into an uncertain future. The geek in me is pleased to say that it was on May the fourth. I loved the work I had been doing, but the atmosphere of bullying and harassment had taken its toll on me. To be honest, I had almost left several times, but had always talked myself out of it. Worrying about paying bills and having health insurance coverage kept me there longer than I should have been. (more…)
Catspiracy: The ScoopFree Poop Harvesting Machine
I love to share a good laugh, and this commercial is so awesome. Even if you are not a cat person, you will have a good laugh!
Have a great night 🙂
My #80lbJourney- Prep and Freezer Meals
This week was all about getting back on track and getting organized. Between my birthday early last week (2 cakes and cupcakes as well) and getting back on track after being away for a few days, it was a slow start. I did stick to some of my goals, as you will read below, but I used this week to plan ahead and prep.
Chapter and Verse
Starting something new is exciting and motivating, or else you wouldn’t have started in the first place. Then we start comparing our progress to those we see around us, and we feel our lack of ability, or progress and we get discouraged. This happens no matter what the thing is that we started, a new meal plan, a new workout, a new job or business or a new relationship. We see the other person as better than we are, and what we are doing. (more…)
My #80lb Journey- Reset & Let's Try Again!
Here I am, after having a day of gorging yesterday, I am FEELING HORRIBLE. We had our ham dinner and birthday cake for supper last night...but we also had a Pizza Hut buffet lunch and bagels at breakfast. That was after a week of trying to reset for me. (more…)
No, this is not about the Frozen Let it Go, or the Luba one either (for those of you old enough to remember the 80’s). This is about a lifetime of letting go.