Monday, August 05, 2013
This weekend was a family weekend with activities revolving around family. We are fortunate enough to have two of our daughters and 12 of our grandchildren living in a neighboring city. Saturday was spent with the whole crew going to a baby dedication, a potluck afterwards and an extended visit throughout the afternoon. On Sunday one of our daughters with her children and a friend visiting from Wi came over for the better part of the day. A great way to spend a weekend!
How does this sort of thing affect our fitness and nutrition in our new lifestyle? Well, the one thing that did suffer on Saturday was exercise but then I always use that as my one day of rest from exercise anyway doing only necessary chores. On Sunday I was very busy first with an hours worth of outside work and then at least an hours work of cleaning, preparation, cooking etc so I felt I got in my two hours.
How does this fit in with family? I had the friend and two of the grandaughters in the kitchen with me cooking. We made tow pans of lasagna, one for during the week and a potato casserole. Then I showed the friend who never gets a chance to cook how to make frosted rice krispie bars. I love those things and only make them when family are around so I won't eat too many! While we were doing this my husband was taking the younger kids for four wheeler rides and then later let the older girls do it on their own. We finished the day with a good meal and good company and I didn't hear the little boys fighting once; usually they are fighting continuously. My daughter is a widow and the boys are badly in need of male companionship.
Nothing is more important than our families, both for our pleasure and the duty we have to them. It was a very profitable weekend and one we repeat frequently. Family time really doesn't have to interfere with our lifestyle; it is an important part of it