Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Moving Day...

Today is the day. I've made the decision. I'm moving or rather I'm joining Morning Musings From Linda with This Gal's View.

I started Morning Musings last year and I haven't kept up with it very well. Then I started This Gal's View. Then I picked up Morning Musings again...I thought I would keep up with both of them...

Well turns out I thought wrong.

So,I've decided to put all of my time and energy into This Gal's View.

And today is moving day.

I sure hope you'll join me!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Calories Count

Have you been out to eat recently? Or even just to Starbucks?

If so have you noticed the menus now list the calories by every food?

I don't know about you, but I kind of like it.

Hubby doesn't.

He says that if you're going to go out you should just enjoy. Through caution to the wind and order whatever your heart desires.

I say that doesn't work unless you only go out to eat once or twice a year.

I find that we eat a least something that we have purchased away from home at least once a week.

I can be good all week, I can watch everything I eat...I actually lose a pound or two...and one meal out and it's back to start.

I like the experience of eating out. I like to sit in Starbucks with a friend and chat for awhile. I like my food prepared and delivered to me every so often.

But I don't like never making any progress with losing that nagging 10 pounds which I have been trying to loose...well for a long time.

Now I have a chance at both worlds. I can get the experience of going out and I can choose wisely so I won't have to face that setback on the scale the following morning.

And I'm often surprised.

Foods which I would have ordered, because I thought they were the lower calorie choices...are not! And foods that I would not have ordered...well, I should.

It's really been an eye opening experience. And I think a good one.

What do you think?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Best Of...

Sometimes all we can do is make the best of...

I learned that from listening to Dr. Laura.

We can't always control the situations around us. We can't always have it our own way. And life certainly isn't always fair.

So sometimes all we can do is make the best of...

We have to realize that we are not the center of the universe. There is a time to put others needs ahead of our own. There is a time to do the right thing.

So sometimes all we can do is make the best of...

The only thing in life we have complete control over is our attitudes and our reactions to situations.

So sometimes all we can do is make the best of...

And when we do that we will be glad that we did.

We will be glad that we took the higher road, that we did the right thing.

We will be able to be at peace with ourselves.

We will be able to look at ourselves in the mirror.

When we have made the best off...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hello Again...

I can't believe it has been almost a year since I posted here. How time does fly by! I've had people ask me if I'm ever going to write again and I knew that I would, I just didn't know when.

It's almost apropo that it has taken me so long. The last post was an ending of sorts. An ending to the way things have been for lots of years. And I had no idea, really what was coming up next...so I suppose I can say I just wanted time and space to figure it all out.

And so that's what I've been doing this past year.

Now have I figured it all out? Kind of...

But I'm still in the process and I guess I'm ready to include others in the process too.

That's not always easy for me. I'm a very private person which goes against the grain of being a blogger. Yet I love to write and I enjoy blogging so I will attempt to navigate that middle ground.

So where to go from here. Well first a recap on where I've been or not been.

We're no longer homeschooling. Kristina is attending classes at the local community college and April is attending a 2 day a week charter high school. Now instead of planning lessons my time is more spent transporting students.

And the time in between I've been writing. At least for the last month or so. I've started a new blog. I've started a few Hub Pages. And I've submitted some articles ezine. Where will all of this lead? I don't know. Right now I'm just writing and seeing where it takes me.

And why two blogs? Well I felt like a change and I didn't want to let go of what I already had. Does that make sense?

Now my mind tends to view the world through an orderly lens. I can't be willy nilly about things. So this blog and that blog will have to take on their own meaning, there own place in the world of blog shpere.

But I haven't totally figured it out yet.

I'm thinking this one will be more musings and thoughts. And I'll do some more with Amy and Alley. The other one will be more practical. Real ideas for day to day living.

That's the plan anyway, we'll see how it goes.