Today is an odds and ends post, so I decided to do a 5 on Friday format.
There is a reason they say "careful what you wish for". I just wanted a little sunshine. After the rainiest June on record - 13+ inches (9 inches above normal) I was aching to see/feel the sun.Well, the sun has arrived in a blaze of glory. Heat indexes are well over 100 degrees. And the humidity - oh my.
I finally feel the mental drive to get back to working out - especially walking. However, my body is not cooperating. This heat and humidity has me in a bit of a physical funk. I am exhausted and my pain levels are up there. Hopefully, my body will adjust soon.
In the meantime, I will remind myself of the cooler wetter days with raindrops on lilies. Many years ago, I was into daylilies. I even belonged to a daylily club - yes, like anything else you can imagine, daylily clubs exist. When I bought my house I planted a few of my favorites.
|Pardon Me - probably my all time favorite - small 3 inch flowers|
|Aglow - also a favorite - mine have a little more orange than this picture shows - 5-6 inch flowers|
A couple days ago, I went back to the grocery deli I discovered awhile back. This time I tried the Greek Kale and Garbanzo Bean salad and a couple BBQ wings. I will be honest, I have no idea the calorie amounts from this deli food. However, I feel a whole lot "healthier" eating a lunch like this than grabbing fast food.
Near my inlaws farm is this beautiful sunflower field. I always enjoy taking pictures of the happy blooms. However, this particular field is a little bittersweet. The owner plants it to attract doves, so they can hunt them. It isn't that I am completely opposed to hunting, but there seems something not quite fair about luring the birds in so you can shoot them.
I saw an article a couple weeks ago about a new Oreo. Of course, a cookie with "thin" in the name is going to attract someone like me that wants to eat cookies and be thin, right? In fact, my husband will tell anyone who will listen that I am the exact target these companies are after when they introduce variation after variation. I am always up for trying something new. This morning, I was fully prepared to actually purchase a package, but the more I looked at the packaging the more irritated I became. The actual package is only slightly smaller than the original Oreos package, but it weighs 5 ounces less. When I picked up the 'thins" package I could feel there were only two rows of cookies (original has three). I could also feel the rows were spread way apart to "fill" the bigger sized package. I get it, it is all about marketing. However, I would like to think of myself as a somewhat savvy shopper and I don't like to think companies are intentionally trying to deceive me. So for this time, Nabisco, I put your cookies back on the shelf. Yes, your delicious Oreos may someday overcome the bad taste your packaging left in my mouth, but not today Nabisco, not today.
Tonight we are going to an outdoor (in a park) showing of Jaws. I know it is shocking that someone my age has never seen Jaws. But it is true. I have only seen an occasional clip of the movie - mostly involving a boat and a big set of chompers! I am super excited to spend time with family doing something out of the box.
Hope you all have a great weekend.