Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Friday

Might you please forgive the lack of Fitness Friday posts in this place? I was going to write a post for today and then found myself very unmotivated. It's been a slow workout week. Some weeks are just that way, when nothing lines up, making time for the workout. And then there's today. I slept late this morning because I wasn't feeling very well, and still, not feeling so well. Maybe just allergies? So maybe I'll slip in a workout tomorrow before the week's out, but it's not been a very inspiring week for this Friday post. Perhaps Lily can write about her buying new running shoes experience? That might be asking too much.

Thank you for grace. Maybe back here tomorrow with Weekends Are For...? should this body feel up to it and the schedule give a little room. Blessings to you, friends.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fitnes Friday: More on Snacks

I was going to comment on Lily's post, with more snack ideas, but then I thought I'd just make the comment into a post: Part Two.

greek yogurt
almond butter on anything (english muffins, fruit, toast, etc.)
celery and peanut butter
peanut butter smoothies
cheese and crackers
fruit (and some fruits are really yummy frozen, like grapes)
small salads (there are so many things you can put in a salad to make it yummy and interesting)

There are so many good snack ideas. We might be back on another Friday with Part Three, but for now, I'm signing off. Back tomorrow, perhaps? with a weekends are for... post.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekends Are For Just a Bit of Grace?

(Just late on a Saturday night, might you please forgive? The days have been wild and crazy and messy here, so thank you for grace. I haven't been posting much lately as I'm running to catch loads of laundry and siblings at math classes and a snack for the hungry ones and a sewing project just finished late and a friend to see here and little ones to watch there and oh the rush keeps me always running, always finding grace in the messy business of place. So might I try a fresh start on Monday morning? A little of the Gospel trickling into this hard soul...softening a spot in the desperately parched places? All this on His Day. And how He sends us into the week with fresh views of the Savior. How He loads us up with shalom, just enough to get us to the table again next week. So with the feast coming, thank you for grace. If He wills I'll be back on Monday morning, counting the ways He loves...never-ending grace! And maybe...just maybe...a little more regular posting this next week? All's grace!)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

One Year Ago Today

Well, I'm not quite sure how to write this post, but I feel that I do need to write something...

It's been a whole year, today, since I first left for New York. 

Well, I'm not really sure how to write this post, but it has been fun to remember that day and all the ways the Lord arranged for me to go and blessed the time that I was there.  I really do have some of the sweetest memories from that trip.  I wish I could say in words what is felt in the heart.  The whole trip was so outside of anything I've ever done before and it was fun and wonderful and the Lord began building friendships and He let me hear sermons from that pulpit in Franklin Square and He brought great conversations (ones I still think about often) and lots of laughs, and chocolate and children and trips to the beach in jeans.

So I suppose I found something to say...thank you for listening as I remember that special day.  Thank you for grace.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fitness Friday: On Snacks

...a bit late!
The running has gone well my first two weeks of school. Of course, I do not have time to run, but everyone must make little sacrifices in order to do what is needful. :P

I thought it would be a good idea to bring the topic of snacks to the tea table! In a very fast paced environment, finding healthy on-the-go options is rather difficult. It's easy to become imbalanced and give into cravings or quick fillers. So let me share a few snacks of my own and please share your own in return!
Sliced apple and almond butter
Trail Mix*
*Here's what I put in my trail mix. (I know! Not all of it is healthy, but it's better than opening a package of Pringles!)
Mixed Nuts
Honey Nut Cheerios
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
White Chocolate Chips
Peanut M&Ms
Nuts are very filling, and adding a bit of sugar (chocolate!) helps give me a quick energy boost as well.

Hope to get some more snack ideas!