“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
My flowers were busy while I was away last week! My yellow rose is blooming in high gear and my hot pink peonies (in the background) are finishing up quite a show. Irises are done but my calla lilies are just beginning to rev up. And the blueberries are going to be CRAZY this year!
from around the web
- American Flag Chalk Pastel :: a perfect art project for this Memorial Day weekend.
- What to expect if I’m not expecting you :: hilarious, especially for moms of littles.
- Advice for Graduates: 3 Tips you won’t hear in any commencment speech :: Know someone graduating this year? Good post to share with them.
- How to be a Cool Mom (and why you should want to be one) :: Great advice, especially once your kids reach the teen years.
- Rotary Phone Succulent Planter :: Not the most practical DIY project, but now I want to find an old rotary phone because this is adorable.
on the blog (in case you missed ’em):
- Reasons to Exercise :: 101 of them, and you can print them for motivation
- In Honor of Memorial Day: a giveaway :: win a Bluray/DVD of American Sniper
right here at home
We all seem to be experiencing vacation hangover. Looking back over the week, we’ve actually had a pretty good and even somewhat productive week, but it hasn’t felt like it. I think it’s because I’ve been so busy with other things, and because the kids haven’t done any formal school this week. But the weather has been great for outside time, and we have all summer to finish math (and plenty of sweltering days better spent indoors), so it’s all good.
Kathryn has been creating, as usual. She just listed these crochet “barefoot sandals” in her etsy shop. They’re available in adult or kids’ sizes.
A happy mail day this week brought me a sweet little surprise gift from an online friend, as well as a copy of Gold magazine including an article by me (a shortened version of this one). Plus, I have two new fitness clients, in addition to the small group I’ve been training under supervision, so that’s awesome.
Today my dad would’ve been 74. But instead of being sad, I’m taking Diane to tea to belatedly celebrate her birthday — and we’ll get to talk about baby stuff!
Wife, mom, grandma. Introvert who finds joy in good books, sunshine, and authentic conversation. Fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. Often seen with a steaming mug of tea in hand.