Just a Little Somethin’ to Dwell on.

Story:

So this woman buys a McDonald’s hamburger and fries. She sets it out on the counter and takes a picture  of it. I mean who in their right mind wouldn’t?  Seriously. Well, she continues to photograph this fine specimen.  For 1000 days.  Yes.

One.Thousand.Days.   I did the math for you…. that’s 142 weeks. Or 32.8 Months. OR 2 years and 8 months.

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This is not exclusively a McDonald’s issue. It’s any place that uses highly processed, highly preserved food. We’ve all eaten it. We’ve all hit the drive through when time was short, or wanted a lazy meal.  But stop and think for a minute about the last time you cleaned out your car and you found that hidden fry that shimmied in between the seats, and found a nice home under the bench seat. It was there for months, yet it still looks like it did the day you purchased it.  There’s your warning that you’re not eating real food.  Real food rots!!!

Please eat real food!

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Putting some color inside of my world

The weather recently has been so schizophrenic. Snow one day and 50+ degrees 24 hours later. Agh!!  Actually I have been loving it!  It keeps me n my toes and doesn’t give you a change to get bored of it!   But on the gray cloudy days, I get the urge to look at something pretty and colorful. So I bought myself some flowers.  They are gorgeous and make me smile! They light up my kitchen with their presence.

 

2011 Resolutions?

If I had a mantle, I would have to make a spot for my worst blogger ever award. I started this blog over 3 years ago with the thought that it would be the perfect way for me to journal what my little family has done over the years, and a way to put all my random and sometimes nonsensical thoughts and ideas in one place. You never know when you are going to need to use one of those ridiculous ideas! I haven’t been very good at keeping up with it though. SO my one little goal this year: blog more. Do I think I’ll do it?? Who knows, but I would like to say I tried.

Websites

So my friend Shawna has a cute little blog over on blogspot.  She also has an impressive blogroll.  I am a blogroll minimalist I guess. Or I just forget that I started one. (big surprise there….)  I just want to publicly thank her for adding a new blog to her list recently.  Your Sacred Calling It is very informative and causes you to think! I have been reading it now for only a week or so, but it has made me think about so much! Jason and I have had many discussions about her topics. We have both went and did our own research too. While reading her latest post a few days ago, she linked to my newest favorite blog! Reading through the entries of that blog was amazing!  I kept telling Jason, ‘Wow, she took the words right out of my mouth!”, and “I could have written that.”, or “She wrote the words that I’ve been trying to say, but she made it make sense!”  Now this blog is going to make some people angry, but don’t worry.  It’s just the truth. Go check it out!!

Field Trips

My Fred is going on a field trip today. It’s two hours from our town. I know they are going to have a lot of fun. I’m just feeling a little sad that I won’t be able to go with them. My boss was very supportive and told me to take the day off to tag along, but that won’t work. They won’t be getting back to our town until 4:30, so someone has to be here to get Bam from school. I gave him a camera and told him to come back with some really good pictures, and lots and lots of stories. The Boy loves to journal so I’m sure this will give him lots of writing material!

As he is getting ready and his excitement is filling the house, I’m remembering the field trips we used to take in school. It was a third grade tradition to go to Boise, to tour the State Capitol Building. Since I had to retake third grade I was lucky enough to go twice! (hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20, right) The excitement of going sooooo far from home, with out mom or dad, the bus ride with all your friends, the sack lunch in the park, the beauty of the state building that seemed larger than life, the important aura in the building, that we all felt, even at such a young age. And the fun part of the trip after the Statehouse. The first year we went to the zoo, and the second year was  to the Discovery Center. The long bus ride home; still so excited, yet tired and ready to be home. The getting home after school was already out and the feel of our small town at that time of day. Ohhhh the fun we had. Such wonderful memories that I still have and cherish 20 years later! I am so glad Fred gets to go on this field trip to make his own memories!  He’ll be just fine without me there.  The real question is: Will I do fine without me there!