It’s been a weird
summer season year. Yes it sure has, and that’s putting it mildly.
I have read your blogs but not been blogging myself. So here are some of my thoughts on a random Tuesday ~
1 Birthday cake drive-bys- To celebrate Hubbs’ birthday, we had our boys & their girls +our grands over for a get-together this weekend. After much deliberation – and out of all choices offered – a Texas Sheet Cake is what he chose for the celebration. I get it, this cake is hard to beat. See there are 4 sticks of butter and many cups of sugar/powdered sugar in this beauty. 8 or 10 tbsp of cocoa, and all sorts of other goodness.
You don’t get a sheen like that from margarine, no sir-eee-Bob. Some was devoured, some went home with the kids but the one enjoying it most of all is Hubbs … you see, near what remains is a fork. His fork. A drive-by fork. And I laugh every time I pass it by!
2 ) September Skies –We’ve been enjoying the most beautiful weather – sunny, warm days, cool nights and, my favorite – BLUE SKIES as far as the eye can see. Today it’s overcast and cold, but blue skies are coming back, per the forecast. MY*FAVORITE! There’s just something about a September sky …
3) Closet clean-outs. I’ve been on a health kick for years. But this year, between intermittent fasting & my daily walks, I’m seeing changes – big changes. Most of my clothes no longer fit. I took the advice of the experts and if it didn’t a) fit, b) flatter or c) make me want to wear it RIGHT NOW, it’s gone. Pictured below is one of 3 piles that went to a) the consignment shoppe, b) donation drop-off or c) garbage bin. Anything sagging, bagging or dragging is G-O-N-E. And I was ruthless- tried on everything (that’s a workout, holy smokes!) and now, a week later, I can only remember 2 of the 100s of items that went. I kept 3 pairs of jeans, 2 are too big and should have gone, too – and I’m sure I kept them out of a sense of security. Funny how we think, isn’t it?
4 ) Fat loss – working on 6 of these, see picture below. Since 1/1/20 I’ve lost 27lbs & 39.2″ – I’m 5’2″, 39inches is more than half of my height. Yes I am slowly shrinking — inward — Intermittent Fasting (time-scheduled eating) for the WIN! for more information visit Gin Stephens – Books on Intermittent Fasting.
5 ) Chaos – I don’t know about you but every time I go out I think, “why did I go out?” I get it, it’s a trying time. But folks have forgotten their manners, forgotten how to drive, how to park, and what to do. I think I’m staying in for the foreseeable future. Coffee up!
So …. what are you up to?