I took some fabulous girls to the corn maze tonight.  We were not going to go (it was originally a Girl Scout event, but I hadn’t gotten my act together to find another parent to chaperone and to make sure my girls were all registered in time), but when I broke the news to Quinland the night before, she was very disappointed.  I decided to reframe the whole plan and decided I could still go as a civilian, just a mom taking my daughter’s friends on an outing… and I could do it with a lot less paperwork.

I had a suspicion that I was not going to be able to find anything healthy to eat at the corn maze, so I ate a rice-and-chicken bento before we left.  I had decided to allow myself a treat when we got there, if I could find something without flour or dairy.  I ended up getting hot apple cider and – okay, I know it has some “dairy” and isn’t healthy, but it didn’t have flour! – a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos.  Yummmm…..

It has become second nature to me to pass up the wheat and dairy.  I’m not saying I don’t think about eating those foods.  I do – it would be a lot easier, and I love bread products of all kinds.  But I’ve moved from a “I can’t eat that” mindset to an “I don’t eat that” mindset.  So just as I can walk through 7-Eleven and look past the 5-Hour Energy drinks and the cans of chewing tobacco since I don’t put those things in my body, I can do the same with the Haagen-Dazs and the donuts.

Five things I was grateful for today (well, really yesterday, at this point):

  1. My daughter’s fabulous friends;
  2. A corn maze that was muddy and rainy without being hellish;
  3. Deb lending me her minivan;
  4. Wine and chattiness with Raina, whom I have missed terribly;
  5. The Queen Mother, again.  I am really enjoying that book.
  • {Take good care of myself}:  It was a pretty good week, health-wise.  I exercised three four times, which was three times more than the prior few weeks; I stayed on the healthy eating plan; I got decent sleep 5 out of 7 nights (yeah, I thought I was going to bed at 11 last night, but then I felt sick, and then I had chills, and then it was 4 am…)
  • {Spend quality time with people} and {Fill my life with laughter}:  Such a fun night with the girls and with Raina!

Untitled” by J B/BY CC

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