It has been awhile since I've just blogged for the sake of blogging. Let's see what have I been up to????
Besides getting my story, Come Home With Me, ready to go for an October 21st release day, I've been doing the grandma thing this summer. I've enjoyed a few different campouts with the grandkids, both in our side yards and at the campground. It's been sort of insane around here finding a campground with all the flooding and my new job schedule. So this year we settled on a local campground not too far from our house for our away camping trips.
I've sorta failed at keeping up with myfitnesspal, but I have lost almost 20 pounds since I've begun my journey and learned a great deal about exercise and calories, so even though I haven't been using myfitnesspal I have been minding my intake and exercise faithfully.
I've had a few life's lessons this summer, such as learning to keep my mouth shut even when I have a strong opinion on the matter. This has been a huge test of inner will power. I've also determined what I can and can't do and cut out the unnecessary things in my life. I've known for quite awhile the things that hinder my writing career. I've been making some firm goals and working toward pushing forward. This is what I need to do for me. I've also gone back to some very basics that energize my soul, like sitting on my back porch in the morning to drink my coffee and get close to nature to start my day. This simple thing gives me so much energy and refreshes me.
I've also been getting the garden harvest in. This alone has been energy for the soul. I've made homemade spaghetti sauce already and still need to make more of it along with chili fixin's for the freezer. I tried a method a coworker told me about that is 100 times easier and allows you to use the entire tomato when making things like this. Instead of doing the boil and cold water method along with deseeding tomatoes, I wash them, slice them, boil them, then blend them in the blender. Boom, instant tomato sauce :) and the best part no waste. The peel and the seeds blend up so there is no sign of any of it in the sauce.
We've had a pretty good crop this year despite the over abundance of rain. My tomatoes are just starting to come off which I usually have them long before now, but it's all good.
I guess you could say all in all it's been a pretty good summer. Hubby and I celebrated 30 years of marriage last week!!! Can you believe time has flown by that much? I sure can't. Seems like only yesterday we were that young :)
Well the grandkids are now snacking on lunchables and watching a movie so that is my cue to get the potatoes and green beans on for a barbequed chicken dinner tonight.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!