Front porch seat, hot coffee, springlike breeze blowing summer flower scents through the sprinklety showers and downpours, goldfinches, cardinals, and a tiny little gray bird playing peekaboo from the hollies and oaks.
Seems like my weekend “to do” list has just been rewritten.
Hello, Saturday. It’s good to be here.
Evening rays of the setting sun are reaching through the western trees, falling between the leaves, painting brilliant patterns with lingering caresses of light.
Perhaps the sun will miss playing in the deep green of day, and the trees are wishing the sunlight would stay.
Memorial Day Weekend is underway. It’s a time for reflection. There is no shortage of ceremonies and activities to honor the fallen men and women who entered into every military branch knowing they may not make it home alive. There’s no shortage of families forever changed by those sacrifices made.
My plans are pretty simple this weekend. I plan to help other drivers and motorists by staying off the roads as much as possible. Perhaps I’ll spend a few long moments watching the new bee that showed up in the wildflowers this morning, we’ll see.
One certainty is waiting on the rain with some coffee in the backyard swing, and being eternally grateful for this life and those who have lost theirs while serving to build and protect our society and nation.
Whatever your plans include this weekend, I wish you all good health, peace, and safety. Make sure you take a few minutes in prayer or reflection, to just breathe, appreciate the day, and make sure those you love know you love them.
Hello Saturday. It’s good to be here.
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13
So……. When I began this process several months ago, I planned to document every step of the journey on this blog. I made early progress, stalled, made a little more progress, stalled, gained a little weight back and stalled.
I’m still not back into the obese category, but I’m inching up that ways and I know I need to get a serious grip and reverse these tendencies and indulgences. That’s pretty much where I’ve been for the last couple of months. Stalling.
I did buy a little jogging-bouncing trampoline! It’s fun, but It’s only going to help me if I actually get on it and jog / bounce for any reasonable amount of time. Presently, said tiny trampoline is against the bedroom wall patiently waiting.
In other “get healthy” kind of news around the house here, my favorite 19-year-old (aka, my son) purchased himself a very nice hanging punching bag. I’m not sure he realized how much his old mum likes to pretend she knows how to box, but he’s learning.
Really, the purpose of this post is to remind myself the rest-stop in this journey has been fun ~ and delicious. But it’s time to get back on track.
For me, the discipline MUST be with what I eat and / or drink. The reality is, no matter how much I may want to, I can’t outrun my mouth. And, really – I don’t want to run anyway…….well, maybe a 10k later in the year, but not right now.
Welcome back to the journey.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
And so it continues……
Some days I don’t drive this part of this old road, but seeing glimpses like this makes me remember what a beautiful place this is. You can’t see the creek in this picture, but it is there, meandering through the landscape from pasture to pasture and field to field.
There are higher hills a few hours to the west, and larger bodies of water nearby as well. The colors change with the rhythms of the season, but for me these hills are timeless, always just beyond the tree-line from my back porch. Quiet, almost hidden, these Cane Creek Mountains are the very picture of perfect spring green on this April afternoon.
~ Enjoy the everyday beauty~