I rejoined Curves this week. It had been almost a year since I had been, and boy! could I tell I hadn't been in awhile. I had gained way too much weight, however, I knew exactly where each and every pound had come from: I have enjoyed lots of ice cream and peanut m & m's this past year. I mean a "crazy" lot of them. (did anyone else enjoy the chocolate dipped vanilla cones at McDonald's this summer??? oh my!!) At least I wasn't surprised at the weight gain, right? (I guess I was glad it wasn't more weight!)
On my way home from Curves today, I decided to stop by the library. I realized that I had not been inside the library since I started using my Kindle to read e books. Really??? As much as I like my Kindle, I still prefer paper and ink reading. I checked out these Gooseberry books to browse through this afternoon while lounging around the house. (it's raining here!)
On my way home from the library, I decided to take a different route. I normally take the shortest route, but there are several ways to my home that only take an extra 2-3 minutes. I enjoyed seeing things I don't normally see and just before I turned onto my road, I heard something on the radio that got my attention. (I would have missed this if I had taken the regular 'in a rut' route)
Did you know there is a whole song for this chorus? I'm not sure that I did. Here are the words:
Some thank the Lord for friends and home
For mercies sure and sweet
But I would praise Him for his grace
In prayer I would repeat
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free
Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow
Some for the stars that shine
My heart is filled with joy and praise
Because I know He’s mine
I trust in Him from day to day
I prove His saving grace
I’ll sing this song of praise to Him
Until I see His face
This is one of my favorite songs to hum.
Last night I tried a new recipe from Pinterest: a keeper!!!
It was this taco salad recipe and it makes a huge bowl full and we had leftovers for today. Very inexpensive and the kids loved it, too.
So, what simple things do you do to get out of a rut?? Some people rearrange their furniture, cut their hair, change jobs, etc. I would love to hear your ideas.