Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

Have Board, Will Travel

After our trip to Iowa, we’re realizing how renting a home, vs adjoining rooms in a hotel, is SOON on our horizon.

It’s very difficult to eat have most of our food in two smallish rooms with one tiny fridge.

Sure, we have a couple of coolers, and spend time repacking our ice and such… but the facts are – washing fruit shouldn’t be done in a bathroom sink.

I’m OCD, so bringing cleaning supplies is part of my packing list.  I clean and sanitize the room before the little are even let loose near the premises.  Just making sure all faucets, handles, remotes, light switches and bathroom areas are wiped down is part of my duty as hyper-cleaning parent.

(Of course NOW I learn that not letting my kids get into all of those germs adds to auto immune diseases…) SO which IS it?  Let them get sick, when they have compromised immune systems – or try to avoid it and make them sicker?  I’m so confused…

At any rate… There are a few things I’ve learned to pack to make our traveling and planning a bit easier:

Cutting Board

Dish Soap

Paring Knife

Ziploc baggies/Containers

Paper Towels (LOTS!)

Clorox Wipes

Clorox Everyday Bleach Cleaner

This makes it easier to prepare things, like apples for snack, or strawberries for lunch while on the road.

No excuses!  We have ways of eating healthy – we just have to plan ahead… Every time we don’t plan ahead, it’s TOO EASY to make poor choices.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and He will establish your plans.”

Proverbs 16:3

It’s The BIG – Little Things

My BIG-Little find at the Iowa State Fair was this awesome Tupperware bowl I’ve had my eye on for a while. This houses up to 42 cups of my mixed flours for the gluten-free bread I make! Make in bulk and ready to go!

You know how something little can make or break your day?

Someone says the right… or wrong thing.

Someone gives you the right… or wrong look.

Someone shows up… or doesn’t.

It’s crazy how some days the “tone” of our entire day can be either enhanced or destroyed in a matter of minutes, glances, or few words.

You wake up on time, well rested… and your children greet you, happily with smiles…

OR

You’re running late, forgot to plan breakfast, and everyone is taking out their tiredness on you…

Which day would you choose?

IF you could indeed, choose the day?

I don’t really need to ask – do I?

Since a lot of our day and how we handle those “things” that can come up – is our perspective…

Let’s consider how we view our day, in light of how God views us.

With constant grace, mercy, and love!

I’m making an effort to go to bed earlier, to drink more water, and to count my blessings TWICE each day.  After all, everyone hears enough about the negative everywhere else in our world.  All of these things contribute to me being Healthy for Him each day.

Try shining His light wherever you go today!

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Colossians 3:14

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