Tasty Tuesday–Watermelon Drink

Tasty Tuesday--Watermelon Drink

Okay…I admit, I haven’t actually made nor tried this recipe yet….but cut me some slack we are renting out a house at the moment! Talk about out of routine!

SO, someone try this and let me know! The only modification I would make (go figure I would change up a recipe) is the sourness…I love sweet but I love the combo of sweet and sour, so I would probably add some lemon juice to help cut down the sweetness of the watermelon. Now if you’re a big sweet tooth person…leave it! 🙂

You’ll need:
Half a watermelon, a full lime, and ice cubes.

Blend the watermelon in a blender with or with seeds, whatever you prefer…I would personally go without. Add about 8-12 cubes and squeeze your lime into the mix. Blend all that up until you get the slush/ice consistency.

This sounds sooo good….I want it now! It’s got to be refreshing on these hot days. YUM!

Have a tasty day, be kind!

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When Something …

When Something Bad Happens – You Have Three Choices – You Can Either Let It Define You – Let It Destroy You Or You Can Let It Strengthen You

Sorry for no blog! WordPress?! What’s up?? I write a blog and it would disappear and not save it!! GRRR. But to the story….

 In the last month it’s like I played shoots and ladders and got shot to….I don’t even know where. Maybe my life was already changing before I even realized it.

My mother tells me I’m getting good at compartmentalizing….I’m not sure mom some days it feels like I’m in the funny house of mirrors just trying to make it out on the other side. Don’t get me wrong….I will make it out and when I do I’ll be a little wiser and stronger.

Too many weird things have happened lately. Trying to keep my husband de-stressed has finally stressed me, our old house burning down and dealing with insurance,  trying to maintain myself and be a good/patient mother to my children who are thrown WAY out of their routine, and still just going about my business in a house that isn’t ours.

You know me and people that really know me, know that I get on my soap box about life and dealing with it, by our response, choices and outlook. SO…..

….I only know that I don’t want to get my ass kicked by life….so my saying to myself as of late is go kick some ass, don’t let life kick yours. Because no matter what you’re doing, no matter what life you live, life will happen.

Today go out and try to refocus…do the things you usually do, give your workouts twice the push, don’t put up with anything you don’t have to, do something that makes you smile,  get your determination in place and move forward. Because I don’t know about you….but if something bad is going to happen….you can guarantee it’s going to make me stronger.

Have a happy Monday, be kind…go kick some ass!

Motivational Monday–Courage to move forward

Motivational Monday--Courage to move forward

Sometimes it takes the greatest courage of all to become who you are meant to be….E.E Cummings

As I get older and I think that I have life figured out, I hear myself say, “sit back kid, you don’t have a clue.” Maybe I should print a shirt that says that? Even though I feel this way….I’ll continue to move forward but life has become one of the greatest mysteries to me. No matter how I react, live, and approach situations. I have learned that there may be a side step in a dance I didn’t expect. Shoots and ladders…wondering how I got here or how it happened.

Lately, I know that in all things I do weather it’s life, running, modeling, or being a mother….I have to let go of my old ideas and move forward. It’s hard, just like everyone we get comfortable and like the routine of life.

So take your workouts, relationships, yourself, anything that you aren’t quite “you” in…and make the change. Have the courage and faith to move forward and makes those changes….

Be kind today

Care Bear–Thankful Thursday

Care Bear--Thankful Thursday

There’s nothing worse than writing a blog and then it’s gone when you go back to it! Happen to anyone else? SO, here’s the even shorter, even sweeter version.

I try to instill in my girls that we are unique, have our own light, and to be ourselves regardless of if anyone likes it or not. The best way I can always explain is saying do the “care bear stare”. Those care bears are amazing! Shine their light and defend enemies, make magic happen, and what not. Yep, I’m a care bear fan….apparently I too, was a care bear when I was a little girl.

The care bear stare hasn’t left me…when I was intimidated or something I would say to myself, “your care bear” it’s silly but everyone has something they say.

The other morning I was watching the news or something or maybe it was hormones and I cried some. My oldest told me, “what’s wrong mommy? Need to do the care bear stare?”. Alright well, that was adorable, and she was right. I had forgotten to let my light shine. I had become wrapped up in what was going on and I wasn’t feeling too great. It’s not hard to forget or to let all the crud of the world/life get us down.

Things can get you down, there’s nothing wrong with that, but make sure you use your care bear stare and let your light shine through. Remember what is most important to you. There are things far worse in others people lives than in mine…and I’m thankful for what I have. There’s ALWAYS something to be thankful for, find that and focus on that.

Have a thankful Thursday.

Wordy Wednesday—

Whew, so with the moving and stress and settling in….I have slacked on blogging. And I’m not promising for the blogs to continue like normal after today, but I’m working on getting back into the routine. They probably will just be words or poems that I snag from others but that I enjoy, because I either don’t want to write the words myself as of late or not sure what I want to say when I do.  Here’s a little something:

We were standing in the rain

The sun would not shine through the dark ahead

The umbrella of lies didn’t protect the truth

As the rain kept pouring down

As I slipped away my hand so he could walk away, I saw a glimpse of what I already knew would happen anyway

When he left me crying in the rain, with acid water all around

I turned and left in my own direction and my soggy shoes found dry ground

The dark clouds began to part as I continued to walk my own way, the sun began to shine through all the gray….

Then only tears remained

 

Happy Wednesday—Be kind!