Monday, October 31, 2011
This past week, I had a couple days alone. My hubby and daughter both left to visit relatives and friends. It was so nice being able to do my own thing without having to do something for anyone else.
I spent quite a bit of time doing yard work; I am still working on getting those leaves raked. I think I'd be done by now had it not been for the dropping of the trees. I had to clean up the debris from those. Fortunately, the guy who chopped them had a helper who cleared away most of the branches and left me the smaller sticks and twigs.
The yard always looks so pretty in the fall and spring after I rake. We have a combination of red and white oaks. The red drop the leaves in the fall and the white in the spring (Or it's the other way, I forget which is which).
I even took some time to get a couple of runs in. I was shy of reaching my goal of 15 miles but managed to do a 12. Not bad considering all the yard I am doing.
My enjoyment was sort of ruined when my husband comes home with a half dozen donuts and says, "I know you don't really care for sweets but I bought these two donuts just for you." So, am I supposed to say thank you for buying me something you know I want to eliminate from my diet. I cannot say it's the thought that counts because he just told me that he knows I would prefer not eating that type of food.
So, that got me thinking about how many times I offer my grandchildren a sweet treat. I know it is not good for them so why do I do that? I cannot be too judgmental because I, in turn, do the same thing and offer gifts that are better not being given at all.
You know the saying about how we often see our faults magnified in others. Now, I need to take what I have learned about myself and make some positive changes in what I do.