Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who 
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail.


Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Can't Touch This

A few weeks ago, I made a firm decision that I had to do something about my weight/health besides see the scale and my blood pressure readings keep going up.  With the help of my lovely assistant, Kelsey (my next door neighbor) and the support of my family, I began the Herbalife program and am trying my very best to get some form of exercise on a daily basis.  So far I have lost six pounds and am already feeling stronger and more energetic.  Which is saying a whole lot.

Another thing that I have discovered is that I never really realized how much food was such a part of my life.  Not just to sustain life, but it was becoming my life.  In another words, I was not just eating to live.  I was living to eat.  I still struggle with that every single day.  Of course, I just started my weight loss program a couple of weeks ago.  I believe that it takes 3-4 weeks to break a habit?  So I guess maybe what I am experiencing is normal. (At least I hope so.)

Some things are no longer allowed in my home:

1) Donuts. (Hostess stock has taken a nosedive).
2) White anything (bread, pasta, rice).
3) And as of last night, my son is the official baker in our family.  He does not know this yet.  But he is getting an education on the fine art of pastry while he is on summer break if he wants treats.

My son nicely asked if I would make cookies for him as we are low on sweet treats in our home.  I obliged and proceeded to eat the equivalent of a half dozen cookies in cookie dough as I'm preparing it.  This was done without any thought.  You know, licking the spoon, beaters, bowl.  *sigh*

I really need to develop some willpower of steel.  And I need to figure out when I am eating based on my emotions rather than physical hunger.  This is a mountain I need to climb.  Hopefully, someday I can reach the summit.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Shave

Another milestone in the life of a teenage boy.  After seeing the peach fuzz on his face grow in longer and thicker it was decided that he needed a shave.  Hubby was hesitant at first saying that once he starts, he can never stop.  (Hey, I would be giving that lecture to our daughter, if we were blessed with one, about dyeing her hair).  So of course I had to get out my camera and record this monumental event. ;-)  Then I proceeded to scrapbook it.  Here is the result:

Some of us *ahem* may remember the Burma Shave ads.  I wanted to mimic the font in the title and found this font on the internet.

The very next day, if you can believe it, this cartoon was in our Sunday paper.  I love this cartoonist and was glad that our paper decided to continue running it after she retired.  I thought it would be perfect for this page.

And not wanting to be wasteful, I had a picture that I wound up not using and made a pocket in the back of the page with some of the paper leftover from my project.  I've been doing this lately with my pages.

Thanks for looking in and sharing this milestone with us. :-)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

There come a holy
and transparent time
when every touch 
of beauty
opens the heart
to tears.
This is the time
the Beloved of heaven
is brought tenderly on earth.
This is the time
of the opening
of the Rose.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a  waste of time.

John Lubbock