This is my word of the year. There are a lot of things I want to finish:
Taxes (on time)
Installing garbage disposal
Cleaning out office/craft/dog room
Cleaning out barn storage
Paying down a mortgage
Reading one book per month (at least)
Those are the big things. I want to also finish little things…like dishes daily, laundry to the bitter end of folding AND putting away, picking up and keeping things tidy, any small projects I start.
This is a word our whole family can benefit from doing. We ALL need to follow through and finish things. I am hopeful that this will become the new normal.
Now, off to finish doing (late) taxes.
I swiped this from FB today. It’s a beautiful idea, a lofty aspiration, and a commendable goal. When the rubber meets the road though, and you have to do the forgiving, or see the good and actually forgive the worst, those are the toughest times in life.
As humans, I don’t think we have what it takes to do these things unless the grace of God is working through us.
May we be able to truly live these words on the paper.
I’m back. Every year I want to blog. Every year something holds me back. Part of me worries about putting my life out there. Another part of me wants to share my life so others living with ASD in their families can see that it’s possible to live a full and happy life. I want to share without venting. I want to encourage without feeling defeated myself.
I worry that my blog won’t be focused on any certain thing so it will be too broad. But I’d really like to consolidate all my blogs into this one and just post in one place (except for the dogs).
I want to talk about gardening, planning, working full time, and running a business (or two or three). I want to talk about being healthy, eating right, exercise, and friendships. I want to share my travels. I want to share what brings joy into my life and what annoys the heck out of me.
I might talk about politics, money, and religion.
I just want a place to share and I need to not be afraid to share from the heart. I’m going to try to blog more this year. I’m going to dump everything into this blog. It will be a mixture of everything.
We have a plan!
I love having fresh chives for adding flavor and to add some color to my food!
Lunch at the cafe again. I ate a bunch before I remembered to take a picture. The patties were gluten free but they did have oats in the recipe. I think the sauce had maple syrup, but we pulled them out of the dish taking as little sauce as possible.
I am ok with these fuzzy lines in this situation.
Supper was quick. It was late, I was hungry, and I didn’t want to wait long for my food to be ready. I’m sure enjoying the fresh garden tomatoes!!
I’ve been struggling to find a yogurt that isn’t full of additives and sweeteners (and that I like) and this brand was suggested. This is a massive container from Costco so I wanted to portion it into 1/2 serving sizes (4 oz.). These tiny storage containers were on sale at my local market and I thought they would be perfect!
The container said 48 oz. I got 44 oz plus about 3oz. I put the extra in the freezer and will use it in a smoothie for my guys.
I have 2 of these in the fridge and the others are all in my freezer. I haven’t tasted this yogurt brand yet. Crossing my fingers that I like it!!
Another day in the books!
How to build your breakfast FAST and in one bowl.
Put a bowl on the scale and clear it to zero.
Add 4oz of plain yogurt.
Add 1oz cereal.
Add 6oz berries. Start with one type…
…then keep adding till you get the weight correct on the scale. 4oz yogurt + 1 oz cereal + 6oz berries = 11oz.!
Then add 1oz nuts and you’re done!!
Breakfast is served in no time at all!!
Lunch at the cafe today. I did my best with what was available.
Another bright day in the books!