Productive Day

Today was a very productive day.  When we bought our house, we opted to not have the landscaping done by the builder.  That choice resulted in a large reduction in asking price.  Our thought process was that we could just do it ourselves.  Of course, once we moved in all we could think was that we had bitten off way more than we could chew.

Thankfully, we have people nearby to give us advice and offer suggestions.  Listening to what everyone said gave us hope in our abilities.

We decided that we would just tackle the landscaping in sections.  Our first section was a small portion of the front yard.

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Incredible Sky

Last night, there was a crazy thunderstorm that resulted in the most amazing sunset I think I’ve ever seen.  I ran outside to take a picture of it, and this is what I got.

View from my front porch / iPhone 7 Plus

I am amazed by the colors.  God is such an artist.  How blessed we are!


I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now.  I found my motivation.  Who knew it would come from right inside of me?

Actually, that is an important point.  My motivation isn’t my husband and it isn’t my kids.  It isn’t any other family or friends.  It isn’t a picture on Facebook or a celebrity in a magazine.

It’s in me.

I found it, and I have been going strong.

I’ve been walking.  I’ve been working out.  I’m determined.

Now I just need to dial in my nutrition.  I have one minor problem when it comes to that… I like food.  I like to eat.  I like to eat all those things that I shouldn’t be eating.  So I have to dial it back and enjoy in moderation.  I know that once I do that, all this weight will start to melt off.

And I know it won’t happen overnight.  It took many months to gain back all I had lost (and then some) so I am sure it will take a while to lose it.

But at least I am finally at the point again where I care enough to want to lose it.