Yesterday I purchased Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred and two 5lb. weights. Today, the Hubbs and I did day one, level one. We are SO out of shape!!! We are literally tired and sore, and it’s only been about an hour and a half since we worked out. It was funny, because the Hubbs thought it was going to be easy. I had purchased two 10 lb. weights for him. He was sweating and breathing hard just like me. Hopefully we will keep this up and come June 30th we will be a few pounds lighter and a few inches smaller!
**Jillian Michaels does not know who I am and I did not get paid to write this.**
I am sure you have heard the old adage, “When it rains, it pours!” Well, that has definitely rang true this week. There are have been several severe thunderstorms this week that have produced many tornadoes. Many people have lost their homes, and some have lost their lives. Fortunately, my town has not been affected by the severe weather, but I am keeping my eyes to the sky and ears to the weather alerts just in case. However, it wouldn’t be a true “pouring” if I didn’t have turmoil within my own life. I know that God has everything in control, but it isn’t always easy when trying to understand why things happen the way they do. I just know that no matter what this life brings, my heavenly Father has his arms around me, telling me it will all be okay.
I hate spiders. I hate them alive, I hate them when they’re dead.
I HATE spiders.
Hatehatehatehatehate. And did I mention hate?
I don’t know why or when my phobia came about. But here I am, 28 years old, and I had to go get my husband to shovel away a dead spider from my garden. Yes, you read that correctly. It wasn’t just a small spider. It was a big spider. Not a tarantula and I don’t think it was a recluse, but it was hairy and big. Now, in my defense, I did try to shovel it away myself but I couldn’t get the shovel underneath it.
For the record. . .
I recently visited a (not-so-local) farmer’s market. It’s a little ways out of the way for me, but it is one of the biggest farmer’s markets around, so it is definitely worth the trip. I am on a health and gardening kick and wanted to stock up on some vegetables and possibly get some plants. I purchased some tomatoes, lettuce, red skin potatoes, garlic (that I intend to plant instead of use) and some spinach. I also purchased a huge hanging cherry tomato plant that is now hanging on my fence. It didn’t cost a small fortune and is fresh all while supporting local businesses. I think this is a win-win for everybody! I encourage you this summer to find a farmer’s market and check them out! You will not be disappointed!
Good Memorial Day to you! I say “good” instead of “happy” because Memorial Day is not always a happy occasion for people.
According to the History Channel Website:
“Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.”
The History Buff would be excited to know that I referenced the History Channel. One important thing that this excerpt does not add about Memorial Day is that U.S. citizens also tend to recognize those veterans who have served or are currently serving our country. So, if you or have a loved one who has served, is serving or has given his or her life to protect our freedoms, I thank you for your sacrifice(s). Both the History Buff and I have family and friends who either have served or are currently serving. We would like to personally say thank you as well.
So, go out and enjoy your friends and family today. After all, that is exactly what these brave men and women fought for. However, before firing up that barbecue, why don’t you hug a veteran today?
If you ask anyone that knows me, they will tell you that I am a mess. I consider myself a jack of all trades, but a master in none. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and teacher. Above all else, I am a daughter of the one true King. If it weren’t for the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I know my life can be a mess. However, by God’s grace, it’s a beautiful mess and if you’re willing, I will share it with you!