Monday, March 03, 2014
Maintenance day on the scale today. I'm cool with that. I'm glad I am still in position to move on into "new" territory...well, at least territory I have been missing for awhile.
We didn't get as much snow as they predicted. So driving to work wasn't too bad. I'm glad of that. Work was okay. Then, I donated plasma; and then we met up with DD for a quick supper and I drove her home. When I got home, I worked on some more of the cupcake decorations for the birthday party Saturday. 12 down, 18 to go.
In my reading today, I got a few "aha's." I always read my Kindle when I'm donating...so it's a nice hour of reading time. One of the things it talked about was putting yourself first. I understand what she's saying and can see the wisdom in that. But as a mom, a wife, and a Christian, somehow that runs contrary to all my beliefs. So, that is something for me to think about. I understand that putting yourself first, you can be "full" and therefore better able to give to others. You can't fill a glass from an empty pitcher. I get that...and I can see the parallel. Hmmm. Maybe that's where I've been going "wrong" and why I have not been completely successful in this journey in the past...? I don't know. But it is something to think about.
Some of the other reading talked about being in charge of our feelings. We shouldn't be thinking "When you _____, it makes me feel ____." When we do that, we give others the power over our feelings. If we want to have control and power over our emotions, we should be thinking "When you ____, I choose to feel ____." And with that, we can choose. And if we are not happy with the outcomes that we are choosing, we can examine that and change our reactions. Also, it talked about inner peace and happiness that we should cultivate so that conditions and people cannot disturb us. I want that. That is what I need to work on. I think I have been...but there's a lot more to do. It's good to know that I'm on the right track.
Hope you all had a great day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
My weight was back down today. Yay!
We did get the snow I was hoping we would not get. I went and picked up my daughter and granddaughter and took my daughter to work and brought my granddaughter home. It was really icy, but I didn't really have any problems with it. My car does well in the bad weather, thank goodness. Funny, Little Bronwyn was mimicking my squeaky windshield wipers on our way to her mommy's work. She had us cracking up. Then, on our way back to my house, the snow really started coming down...huge flakes.
Bronwyn's auntie taught her to play with the kitty...laying toys on him while he was stretched out on the floor...it was funny...the cat is so tolerant.
My chicken dumplings turned out pretty good. I cooked the chicken in the chicken broth and water throughout the day and then shedded it down, then added the cut-up dumplings. They took about an hour to cook...whereas they usually take about 20 minutes when I am cooking them in the pot. So, now I know. I do like using the Crockpot on Sundays.
Hope you all had a good Sunday. I did. I'm a little concerned about what the roads are going to be like in the morning, though. I'm ready for spring weather! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!
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