|My friend brought me flowers to cheer me up!|
Nourish - Warmer weather now means lighter food - salads and simple meat dishes are becoming the going thing again. It is always easier to loose weight in the summer for me as I don't get as hungry and we just eat lighter. The farmers markets are open again! Hooray!
Prepare - This may sound a little backward but preparing this month has been a lot of emptying out the pantry shelves, trying to cook up the preserving from last year and planning for the stuff we need more of this year. Got out the jars and did a little inventory, going to have to get more jars, this will be a good problem to have.
Reduce - We have been using the pots and plant holders from previous years to grow this years starts. I suppose every little bit helps, we also dumped the whole of our compost heap into the new garden area and tilled it in.
Green - This month green is the lack of both heaters and fans. We have had warmer days and slightly warmer nights so have made the effort not to warm any rooms and we haven't gotten to the stage of needing a fan for cooling so the electric usage is way down!
Grow - Oh the fun of the little plants at the start of the growing season! My kids swear I was not as excited about their growth as I am about the new dill or watermelons! Hubby has put out the first tomatoes and we are about ready to start putting in a few things, the snow is all gone off the mountains so maybe we are safe. Last year we had a killing frost on the 9th of May so - we hope.
Create - Springy crafts here, made this little bouquet in our quilting/crafts meeting in April, one of our ladies used to do windows and decorating for retail stores and she gave us all some hints. I have been able to stick to my plan of not starting any new projects until I finish the short term works in progress and I am putting in a lot of time as it has motivated me to finish so I can move on!
Enhance - I took several of my friends to the local meat market a friend of ours has opened - they are carrying organic and grass fed meats, fresh milk and they make their own sausages - yum. So I shared the place with others in hopes that they will do well and stay around for me to shop at! Motivated by selfishness!
|Gus behind the counter!|
Enjoy - Hubby and I have enjoyed getting back out into the yard and working together, ending the days tired and satisfied and being able to see results. The togetherness outdoors after the cooped-up-ness of the winter is wonderful. There is a lot to be said for these years when we have been together for a long time and can finish each others sentences and then surprise with a comment!
On the grandchild watch front, daughter in law called today and she is dilated 2cm and thinning nicely! We are on baby watch!!!
|Amber and her sister and of course Lily|
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