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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thought this was cute . . . and sooooo depicts my DH's headspace right now. He is absolutely fried at work. This morning when he left for work, he had to turn around and come back to get his wallet, keys and watch that he'd left without.

I have to drive to the big city today so it will be a long, busy one. My schedule will be out of whack and I will be out of my comfortable rut. It's always a challenge to stay on plan during these upsets in schedule. It's much easier to find excuses to do otherwise.

Although we will be stay-cationing (staying at home, rather than going away for vacation), we will be taking day trips. Sunday will be a fun one. It's DH's daughter's birthday and we're riding with her & her DH to the coast for lunch. We'll probably go to our fav Mexican restaurant . . . and I absolutely LOVE their chips and salsa. Knowing that, I am already prepared with a good menu choice. . . and I will also drink a lot of water.

I love the challenge, because I know I am putting myself to the test. I can remain a slave to my appetite . . . . or I can honor my health and body by finding ways to succeed -- perhaps by eating smaller quantities, so I don't feel deprived, or simply by making better choices. If everyone else is sitting around enjoying chips and salsa, I know I'll feel bummed if I'm sitting there sucking on a lemon with a bad attitude. So, the choice is up to me.

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    I LOVE staycations. This month that is what I did. My son came to visit for 2 weeks and then we went to visit eldest son DIL and grandson. Can't wait to hear about all your fun and relaxing moments!
    1713 days ago
    Loved your blog. That photo of the cat in the bag was priceless!! Enjoy your holiday time!
    1713 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Love the cat things and your blog! Have a great day!
    1713 days ago
    I love the pictures. You have a great attitude and plan about lunch with your family. Have a great time!

    1713 days ago
    Love the pictures and the sentiments expressed in this blog!
    1713 days ago
    Good luck and enjoy every day. Day trips are fun and sometimes more relaxing than packing for an entire week.
    1713 days ago
    Yep--Know what'cha mean about the Mexican food! ........... I would prob'ly be like: .. "Ok ......... Bring it on!! ........ emoticon "NO WAIT!!! Don't bring it on!! ............ Um ......... well ok, sorta bring it on ............ Um gee ...... I'm outta here!! ........ emoticon ........ Just kiddin ...... I am sure you will strike a balance and come out A-Ok .............
    Oh and BTW ....... emoticon For the comment today on my blog ..... and nice you got those comp's on your hair (Yes--it is cute!) ........... emoticon
    1714 days ago
    Great attitude. Have a wonderful stay-cation.
    1714 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Have a Wonderful Stay-At-Home Vacation. Love the pictures with the quotes on them. Sounds like you are enjoying the summers months a lot. Love your amazing positive smiling attitude you have on everything. Very inspiring. You are doing very well. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1714 days ago
    Love your graphics today! (I'm "borrowing" them! hehee)

    I also love your attitude! I think it's much healthier to face challenges by finding a way, rather than just trying to avoid or deny yourself. Try to make good decisions and whether you do or not -- it's not the end of the world. It might mean tightening up the reins a bit again -- but so what! Life is happening now. Enjoy!

    P.S. Leroy will be glad to have you home on vacation!
    1714 days ago
    What a gorgeous hunk, ears and all!
    1714 days ago
    Ohh that bag is hysterical-- Love it!
    1714 days ago
    loved the frog but can't stop gigglin' over the bag
    1714 days ago
    Have a great stay-cation. We have done this also. So many things "locally" that we don't take advantage of because they are always here. Went to out visitor center and actually look at the displays just as if we were tourists. Have fun emoticon
    1714 days ago
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