Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mid Summer

Well, hard to believe that it is already mid summer! I honestly can say that this summer has flown by! How about you? Have you done anything fun this summer? I have been working part time this summer and to be honest, I have totally enjoyed it! I have been able to have 3 day weekends and I have been loving every minute of it.

Today I went to my weekly meeting and it was inspiring! I got new recipes and then afterward, I was so inspired that I went to the local farmer's market. I got fresh fruits and veggies and promptly went home and chopped, cut and "created" with my purchases. I got a delicious Greek salad recipe and let me tell you, this is wonderful! I had to make a few substitutions but it was just as good and I have almost eaten the whole bowl full! I am heading to the grocery store soon to pick up some Greek yogurt and a few other things to make a dip and peach salsa and few other goodies...I am so excited...

My knitting is progressing. I have almost finished my first mitten ever! It is the second project for my "camping" trip this summer and I will post a picture soon. These are ground breaking mittens for several reasons:
1. First mittens ever
2. First cable project ever
3. First beading project ever

I am quite proud of myself, the cable looks like a cable and the beads actually look good.

I have disturbing news. A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer. I don't have any details yet but suffice it to say that I am unsettled. She is a good person and is very private. She had not shared any details and I must respect her privacy. I want her to know that she has my thoughts, prayers and hopes for a successful surgery. She goes in soon and my thoughts are with her. I can't share details but please keep good thoughts and karma for my friend.

Remember, life is what we make it. We can all be dealt a life altering blow at any time. How we chose to deal with it says alot for who we are. Some things are out of our control as far as when and where, but we can always show grace under pressure and rise above. Be strong of character, convictions and actions. Do this not for the people around you, but for yourself. You are the only one who has to answer for your life. Make sure you make the most of every moment. Life is a gift and remember that what you do with your gift is up to you. For me personally, I try to be the best person I can, try to look past someones "flaws" and see the true person. I am not a perfect person, no one is, but I do try to do the best I can in any situation with what I have been given to work with. Please be the best you can be and make peace with yourself.

Until next time, I wish you peace.


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