Sunday, September 2, 2018

Mexican Casserole, Pool Time and LCR with Friends, and To Do List


I moved this "Today is a New Day" sign around since I had decorated for fall.  So this landed here.  
I kinda like it there.  

Yesterday morning, I began washing the doggie blankets.  I fixed us some eggs which I had really been craving.  George and I looked at the Bucket List and decided of the things that we did NOT do in Summer, what of them did we WANT to try to still do in the upcoming season.  I am most likely going to do Fall/Christmas Bucket list.  As busy as we have been, I can't imagine being any busier as the Christmas shopping period begins.  I want to enjoy fall.  I'm not quite sure how to keep sane.  Matter of fact, I'm enjoying the long weekend so much that I'm not even sure how sane it will be going back to work. 

It is a good thing that I have so many things in my life going and that I have a lot of things I like to do.  But the bad part is that it frustrates me that I cannot get TO ALL of those things.  I plan and try and plan and try and plan and try.  

So I'm just going to focus in on God this week and let Him take control.  I love to plan and love to do.  And love to organize.  And love to get it all done and enjoy some time to do hobbies.  It's always frustrated me that I tried to fill my time up and then felt frozen when I didn't have time to do it all.  And then I become unhappy and feel like a failure all the way around b/c I'm rushing to hurry and get it all in.  

Something has to give.  But I'm not willing to give anything up so I go round and round.  

Anyway, So I fixed the Mexican casserole again yesterday to take to our friends house for a get together.  It was a big hit and all was eaten I believe.  All I know is that I left with a clean dish - someone even washed it!  Wow.  




The recipe above.  Really easy just a lot of chopping in advance.  But their seasonings do not get it.  It takes way more than that.  I also added in a bit of balsamic vinegar and honey b/c I always believe in having those 4 elements (or 5 if you include the herbs or seasonings) of flavor in anything: heat, salt, sweet, and sour (vinegar) + the herbs/seasonings.  It really added to the flavor. 


We drove out to Gladeville, TN to see our friends Joe and Cheryl and they had a specialty cocktail drink to fix for everyone.  I love the fact they are into sharing a specialty cocktail.  It was a Pineapple drink.  


So it had pineapple juice and these ingredients below and I liked mine with extra lots of ice to thin out the sugar/sweetness of it.  The Vanilla Rum was AWESOME. And the other one on the right had a fruity taste to it.


We girls eventually got into the pool and floated and had good conversation.  



The sun set was nice.  




And we played the LCR game with quarters.



  I won twice I think!  So we came home with lots of quarters!  We always just save them for our next game.  We take turns having each other over. I think this game will be cool to take RV'ing.  Something fun to do with others at the camp site - however, you might have to play with pennies and keep lots on hand so others can play that don't have change to play.  With us we do quarters.  We take $20 a couple but we rarely play that many games. We usually have a lot of people and the games linger.  The more people, the more fun. 

Well, what a fun day.  

Today, since we were out so late, we overslept this morning.  But I will do my devo and then focus on the priority things for me that will make me the happiest (the things that will bother me the most if I don't get them done):  

___Finish my Mind and Body
___Update my Autoship 
___Start a new Target (or Walmart order)
___Do my Amazon Order
___Vacuum
___Set up the Isagenix table for my event next week
___Personally Message everyone that I invited
___Do the Fall/Dec Bucket List
___Read
___Finish cleaning up the house a bit
___Work on the upcoming week's schedule
___Do Candlelight Yoga
___Work on my desk
___Work with George on planning Christmas Budget/ideas
___Shopping Excursion ideas 
___Figure out how to be less frustrated with things in my life (lol)

And now onto getting started in my day.  I'd love to hear about your day - even those that do not comment much!  What are you all doing for your Labor Day weekend?  And what keeps you from being frustrated with life? I need some answers!  You can even comment anonymously - just be nice.  lol





3 comments:

  1. I am glad you had such a nice day yesterday and that you had a real good sleep Sleep was what you needed for sure. Well as you know my mind just blows away with all that you fit into your life....it's no wonder that you get discontented if you don't get certain things done, I think I have said before that you must slow down, and yes, this means giving up on things. Instead if trying to fit ever more into your life or even your head...you ask how others manage ?...well I can't answer for others just myself. Over the years I have had to give up many things, now this could frustrate me like mad ( it does occasionally). But I found that like you find you just get more and more frustrated....So I sat back and said this is silly, I always thought that one of Gods gifts was. Contentment....I was throwing it back at him cause I didn't want that, I wanted to do more and more of things I liked to do,.....l contentment was an excuse for laziness !....he threw the idea back at me, again and again, till I realised that is what is needed contentment......please love try it. My life has been wonderful once I truly learnt to be content.....Occasionally still I want to say...stop the world I want to get off...when I have let myself get all booked up again.......so I end this by saying I will pray that you can soon find contentment....in all aspects of your life.....much love. God Bless xxx

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  2. I am glad you had such a nice day yesterday and that you had a real good sleep Sleep was what you needed for sure. Well as you know my mind just blows away with all that you fit into your life....it's no wonder that you get discontented if you don't get certain things done, I think I have said before that you must slow down, and yes, this means giving up on things. Instead if trying to fit ever more into your life or even your head...you ask how others manage ?...well I can't answer for others just myself. Over the years I have had to give up many things, now this could frustrate me like mad ( it does occasionally). But I found that like you find you just get more and more frustrated....So I sat back and said this is silly, I always thought that one of Gods gifts was. Contentment....I was throwing it back at him cause I didn't want that, I wanted to do more and more of things I liked to do,.....l contentment was an excuse for laziness !....he threw the idea back at me, again and again, till I realised that is what is needed contentment......please love try it. My life has been wonderful once I truly learnt to be content.....Occasionally still I want to say...stop the world I want to get off...when I have let myself get all booked up again.......so I end this by saying I will pray that you can soon find contentment....in all aspects of your life.....much love. God Bless xxx

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  3. Having just read Sybil's comment I'd say she gave you some very good advise. She is a very wise lady. Although you cannot do everything, you do something. And that is what makes the difference. Some don't even try and let the days go by without anything achieved. I think you have a wonderful mix of work and play. Being content with what you have and where you are is the very best way to live. I dog sit for most of the weekend for my daughter and now I'm home again getting ready to travel again tomorrow for a funeral out of town. One of my uncles passed away. Hope you enjoy your Labor Day. It's been a wonderful nice long weekend for you!

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