Today's post is a reminder for me - a reminder to not get all
bent out of shape when things don't go my way, but to enjoy life as it comes. Life has been so busy here lately that I have just had to live in the moment. I really thought when the summer began that I would be able to get back to my Weight Watcher's way of
eating, begin losing those last 30 pounds, and life would just fall into place. (sigh) But that hasn't happened. First I got a stress fracture in my foot and had to wear a boot. Then the boot came off but the foot is not normal and is rebelling at walking
long distances again. My dream of getting back to my usual 4-mile a day walk has not happened and may be postponed a while longer. My foot seems to have a mind of its own, so I never know from day to day how it's going to behave. And my idea of being home
all summer to fix those healthy meals and exercise hasn't happened either. The last two weeks have been spent keeping grandchildren. Now don't get the wrong idea. I LOVE my grands, but they do keep me busy. And as much as I hate to admit it, they can wear
The first week I had my daughter's 4 children - ages 2, 3, 7, and 8. We went
to the zoo (in almost 100 degree weather), to the local Dollar Tree where each one had exactly $1.00 to spend, to Sonic for milkshakes, and filled in the rest of the time with playing and reading and a little napping (ok, ok, I napped!). I must admit, I got
sick of cooking, putting food on the table, and cleaning up the table AND the floor three times a day. Mealtime and clean-up just seemed to run into each other with very little space in between! But we all made it and still love each other madly!
next week I had my son's two children - ages 22 months and 4. Both weeks I was at the grands' homes, so that means they were more comfortable and familiar with their surroundings, but I got nothing done at my house. This second week I spent a lot of time on
the road. I had to take each child two different days to meet their daddy at his office so they could go to the doctor. But we still managed to squeeze in a trip to the zoo (again in almost 100 degree weather) and a McDonald's visit.
to say, after two weeks of keeping children, I pretty much did nothing on Saturday except wash clothes. My husband had to pack and get ready to leave the country this week. I remember taking a couple of naps that day, and my sweet husband did take me out to
eat. Sunday was spent going to church, getting him to the airport, and resting a little more.
Since my daughter works Saturday and Sunday nights at the hospital, I spend my Mondays at her house keeping
the kids while she sleeps. So I went out there only to discover that I had agreed months ago to also keep the kids Tuesday afternoon for her to go to a doctor's appointment. Since I was living in the moment from day to day, I had forgotten to check my calendar.
So this week has been really busy too!
So, today is Wednesday and my only day to pack and get ready for my Seattle trip to the Allrecipes headquarters
to help them celebrate their 15th anniversary. I've already gotten my suitcase packed and am now about to go get my hair cut and make a last minute stop at the grocery store so my husband has something to eat when he gets in from the airport tonight. I am
so excited to get to see the behind-the-scenes workings of my favorite recipe place and to finally meet some of the people I talk to on The Buzz! I must say, I love allrecipes.com! I love access to all the recipes, I love reading other people's blogs, and
I love meeting new people who like to cook as much as I do. This is a great place!
Well, all that to say, my dieting plans have been a little derailed this summer, but I have high hopes
to get right back at it when I return from Seattle...oh, wait a minute. I have vacation when I get back. Oh well, moderation will be the key, and as Scarlet used to say, "Tomorrow's another day."