Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Oh Dear -- I Have Nothing to Talk About

Well, what a day -- I have nothing to blog about.  I have working on my life plan as laid out in my Simple Living Challenge posts but I have had a couple of off days.  That is normal and the goal is not to stress or just give up but get back on track and keep moving forward.  I had a great aunt named Willie who, when learning to drive couldn't back up and her mantra became "just keep going forward" and that is what I am trying to do.

I am learning a lot about things with this challenge -- mostly that I need to get up earlier and get a few things done before the day actually starts.  I get up before Hubs and I like to do the Bible study then when it is really quiet.  I can concentrate better.  I have been doing my exercises stretched out across the day which, in one way is good, but in another it seems like all I am doing is exercising! So, I need to tweak my schedule a bit and possibly just do an exercise time.  However, I think by stretching it out I have kept myself from getting sore.

I did get up and go grocery shopping -- a proper grocery shopping -- yesterday in anticipation of the horrific storms that we were predicted for last night.  I bought enough to keep us going for a week and.....the thunderstorm lasted for about 30 minutes with little fanfare.  I find it useless to watch the local weather anymore -- they are all drama queens and most times they are wrong.  Anyway, yesterday when I got home I put pork chops in the crock pot to be ready when we got home from picking up Bean and tonight I think I am going to make some taco meat.  Or maybe just make a hamburger when I get home.  I have options!

Hubs and I are involved in the Sunday School program at our church so we have been helping to build things for that.  It is great fun.  I am also thinking of something to do as a service project for me.  I am not hugely talented and I am a bit of an introvert so I am not going to go out and make waves in the world.  However, I do quilt and I was thinking that making baby quilts for charity would be good.  Our church has an alliance with the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center and I was thinking that they might appreciate some homemade quilts for their clients.  I make simple, utilitarian quilts that are meant to be snuggled and washed an dragged around and I have enough fabric to probably go around the world and I can't think of a better use to put it to.  Anyway, that is what I have been thinking about the last couple of days.

I am reading a book called "Bright Young Things".  It is the story of Letty and Cordelia in 1920's New York.  It is a fun book and it going quickly.  I have been working toward reading down the queue on my Nook.  I have resisted the urge to put anything new on it until I read some of what I have.  In fact, I have been doing a good job of not buying new books at all recently.  I think that is because all the bookstores that were near me have closed down so I have farther to go to get to one.  I have read that B&N is going to re-open some stores although they are going to a smaller footprint.  I just wish we had some independent stores left -- they are supposed to open one downtown but I haven't heard much about it.

Well, anyway, as I said, I really have nothing to blog about so I guess I will quit this rambling and go do something.  Guess I could put the meat on to cook -- crock pot taco meat is really good.