Saturday, October 6, 2012
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Friday, October 5, 2012
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
I was reading a blog the other day and I saw a newspaper clipping posted with some awesome words of wisdom. You can see the original blog post here.
There are some things witten that were no brainers to me, and others that I have never thought about. Either way, they all made me smile.
A Great Recipe for Life:
- Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
- Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to!
- When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: "My purpose is to......... today. I am thankful for.........."
- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
- Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds, and walnuts.
- Try to make at least three people smile each day.
- Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
- Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
- Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
- Don't take yourself too seriously.
- You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
- Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
- Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you. No one can take it away; don't let them!
- Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
- Forgive everyone for everything.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- God heals everything- but you have to ask Him.
- However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
- Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for......... today I accomplished............"
- Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
- When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.
Posted by Sarah at 9:41 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I love to cook. I mean, LOVE IT. There is something so satisfying about having an idea, gathering the ingredients, and working almost like a mad scientist to make some tasty treats for your family. I have however, been feeling quite overwhelmed about cooking. I am always careful to not make the same meal more than once - maybe twice a month. I want to keep things yummy, healthy, affordable, and convenient. About 6 months ago, I was done. I was tired of dreading going into the kitchen after a long day at work, only to realize that I didn't take anything out for dinner. Something had to give. Then I realized that my problem was simple, I needed to prioritize my needs and wants and come up with a solution to better suite the needs of my family.
For the past 6 months or so I have been working really hard at meal planning. I sit down a day or two before I am headed to the Commissary (military term for grocery store), and I make a list of all of the meals I want to prepare for the week ahead.
I grocery shop on a weekly basis for no other reason than, I get paid weekly. If I waited to go to the store when my husband got paid it would be a nightmare. All military wives know - you DO NOT go to the Commissary on a military payday. It is a MADHOUSE!
Once I have made my list of meals, I move on to my grocery list. I do checks and balances against my list of meals for the week to make sure I have every ingredient that I need. That way, there is never the issue of it's 6:00 PM - the family is grazing in the kitchen wondering if they will have to hit the streets [again] with a sign that says 'WILL WORK FOR FOOD'. You have the meatballs browning, sauce simmering, and UH OH - no pasta. :) It just makes life easier.
- I have been shamefully wearing black glitter nail polish for about a week now. I have yet to decide if I can pull it off.
- After my nice and relaxing bath tonight, I came into the kitchen to find coffee brewing on the counter. After excitedly fixing myself a mug full, I realized it was strong enough to strip the nail polish right off of my fingers. The Mr is fired from touching the coffee until further notice.
- We had a nephew born yesterday. He is beautiful, and pink, and perfect. And he was born on our anniversary. :)
Posted by Sarah at 8:34 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Monday, October 1, 2012
I've decided to attempt jumping on the Blogtober bandwagon. What that means is that I will be blogging every day in October! I am hoping that by setting this goal I will be motivated to keep going after October is said and done. :)
I have a list of posts that I have wanted to write to catch up - just haven't found the time to do it. Blogtober will make it happen! I am also hoping to do a bit of vlogging as well. Some day in the life vlogs would be fun, I think.
I hope everyone is having a great start to Fall. It is still rather warm here in Southwest Georgia but we are very much looking forward to some cooler weather and warm colors adorning our trees. Any day now...any day.
- I am a die hard Atlanta Braves fan and will be grieving the end of the baseball season (thank goodness for playoffs)
- There might be a need for me to go to rehab over my obsession with home decorating blogs. I.CAN'T.GET.ENOUGH.
- My sweet husband bought me a new cell phone case tonight. He was either being a cute boy or he was tired of hearing me complain about the jacked up rubber case (that looked like tire tracks) that was on my phone before now. I'm going to stick to him just being a cute boy. ;)
Posted by Sarah at 9:07 PM
Monday, May 21, 2012
|Andrew with his teachers, Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Butler|
|The Boys with the Elementary School Principal, Dr. Miller!|
Posted by Sarah at 4:37 PM