Wednesday, August 24, 2016

goodbye summer


It’s almost September and I’m just wondering where the heck Summer went??

I remember being a kid or even just in high school when you wouldn’t just get summer.
You would get SUMMER.
And you had no obligations for a whole 3 months!
And all you had to do was watch TV and swim and play and color and lay out.
But now grown up life laughs at those memories.
Because now it’s lucky if you swim even a couple of times in the Summer.
And you actually have to request days off of work in order to go on a vacation for even two days.
And you can’t go on adventures every weekend because your car has to go into the shop.
Or you have to do all the cleaning and laundry because you had no time all week.
And actually enjoying the outside sun and warmth just doesn’t happen very much.
And along with it comes some guilt.
Because Pokemon Go can’t solve all of our problems
BUT Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy life!
How about now that we are adults we vow to not just squish all the fun into 3 short months,
but to spread it out across 12?
I know, I know, Winter is gross.
But, I mean, Snowmen are cool.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Habits are SO hard to keep when routines change.
I have been feeling so guilty that I haven't been keeping my same spiritual habits with my new routines lately.
But I think I've been failing because I've been trying something again and again that just doesn't work for me anymore.
So instead of beating a dead horse, I need to get creative.
I need to change the times, the places, the reasons.
I know that I haven't remembered to read scriptures at night for about a month.
So instead of continuing to try reading at night maybe I should read in the morning.
Stop trying something that isn't working anymore.
Try something new.
Because it's not always your desire or your spirituality that is keeping you from doing certain things,
sometimes it's just your routine that is getting in the way.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

eats for the week

I now present to you the second edition of "food I ate and think you should too."
Let me know what you think.
(Recipes linked in names)

(Biscuits and Gravy, Corn, Grapes)
(Ranch Bacon Pasta, Croissants, Fruit-not pictured)
(Ham and Cheese Sliders, Coleslaw, Fruit-not pictured)
(Chicken Teriyaki Casserole, Monkey Bread, Grapes)
(Chili Cheese Beef N Mac, Beets- Yeah, we're those people with Ranch)