Today was a fun day of family, food and fetch….
It was beautiful weather, so following a group treadmill run (Anne, Ellie, Arlene, our Mom and I) we spent some time at the pool. We then enjoyed a lovely evening happy hour and hamburg fry on my deck.
I enjoy hosting summer holidays since my deck is big enough to hold everyone but my house isn’t. I am thankful almost every day in the summer that I invested in a big deck. A deck much bigger than a single lady needs, but a deck wonderfully used by a single lady with a big family!
It helps to have my weigh in on Tuesday morning since I really was able to watch what I ate. I had read this quote today, The pain of discipline is nothing like the sorrows of regret & disappointment. I am not sure that I would call discipline so painful, but I would agree that when I hit sorrow and regret, I am in a powerless mode. I enjoyed the day with cucumber water, a simple hamburger on a high fiber sandwich thin and some delicious grapes.
As the night began to wind down, we headed across the street and had a few innings of whiffle ball with the remaining kids AND adults. Always fun and of course, it was a GREAT time to also get in some fetch.
And as I close, I think of this quote: If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish
As I see the faces of some of my nieces and nephews, I pray we will live responsibly in our freedom and that we will carry the well-known song ~ Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me~ in our hearts, in our thoughts, in our words, in our FB posts, in our attitudes, in our actions…