Two Days Down!

My desire is to jump on here more often and at least report how the Optavia plan is going.  Well, this will be super short as I am so deep into some wonky detox stuff that I need to go to bed! Yesterday was day one and it was great.  No hunger, no detox.  All…

Ready, Set…Go

The start gate has been erected.  I will wake up tomorrow, Dec 11, and everything about how I live will change.  My food box and reading material has arrived, and I also received quite a cool gift from the Lord to confirm in my mind the journey ahead. God knew of the level of doubt…

Defining “The Thing”

Last time I alluded to a thing that I had done.  I wasn’t ready to define that thing yet. But now I will start getting into all the stories around the thing. First, I had to come to grips with a few ideas.  The stress I have subjected my heart and bones to by carrying…

A Day in Small Town, USA

The days after Thanksgiving are full of relaxing and reading.  Friday, I made one small trip out to the laundromat.  And really, today is a bit identical, without the laundromat run!! I am pretty happy. But, if you can believe it, a received an automated phone call a few hours ago that said there was…

A Blanket, Coffee and a Good Book

Love this quote I found at Simplify’s Facebook page.  Really I do.  And while it drums up an image in my mind quite like the sweet picture that the quote is written across, I must confess to a much different reality. This really was my day.  I did not have to leave the house.  I…

More of this and that…

I have formed a habit without even being aware of that formation. Maybe that is the way with all habits, although I do acknowledge pushing through to create habits when I need changes in things. “Habit” has multiple definitions: an acquired behavior pattern that is followed until it become involuntary; a customary practice; a dominant…

Sugar-free, Day Nine

Earlier in this process of eliminating sugar from my life, I was not totally sure that I would make it any length of time without a crash and burn.  But here I am on day nine feeling so much better than earlier in the week.  Days 2-4 were brutal, with every sweet thing you could…

What if????

I have asked myself this so many times these past few days. Mainly because I started a sugar fast, and the withdrawal issues have made me want to die, ya’ll. When, on day two, the detox headache shows up ALREADY, you start to realize how important sugar is to your soul. And then day three…

An (un)Organized Life

I am on a quest to find a higher level of organization!  I am not completely “un”-organized, but there is a great distance I can travel to be better. And I often feel like the areas where I fall into sinful behavior are partly due to a level of disorganization. And maybe it is safer…

Pay Attention to God’s Ways

This week, I was forced to evaluate a few things a couple times each.  It was a very back and forth evaluation, and each switchback brought different emotions.  It started with a financial issue and ended with  a financial issue.  First a windfall, then a deficit, then a windfall and finally a deficit.  But eventually…