Today we are celebrating the last Friday in April before we move into one of our two favorite months… May of course! Let the May flowers bloom!! We are always taking away lessons as we journey through life and love to share the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. Sometimes these are profound and other times, they are just trivial. Here are just a few things we’ve learned lately.
Our pets are our family. Make sure you stay up to date on their health with regular vet appointments, so potential problems can be caught early. Our furry family members give us so much and depend on us for love, care, and overall well being.
Meal prepping on the weekend is a godsend. June started using a subscription service called Prepdish that sends her menus for the month. You can pick between paleo and gluten free which means that all of the food is healthy. The menus include a grocery list and instructions for four dinners, a side salad, a breakfast, a snack and a dessert. She spends a couple of hours on Sunday prepping the menu items. Sometimes this means cooking the day’s food completely and other times it means just prepping all of the ingredients to cook the day the meal will be eaten. There are no more decisions in the evening about what to have for dinner, we are eating healthier (more fish) and throwing away less. With only 2 people eating, we easily halve the recipes or have leftovers for lunch.
The only journey we are responsible for, is our own. It is not our job to make choices for others. When we do, we deprive them of their own experiences and life lessons. We all must walk our own path.
Take a moment to observe the beauty of nature right in your own backyard. Are rabbits nesting in the middle of your yard? June has had a mama bunny build a nest in the yard almost right outside the front door. It has been a bit of a challenge to protect the babies from Gatsby. We have put a little fencing around, but not enclosing the nest to try and dissuade the dog and also protect it from the lawn mower. The mama bunny does not sit on the nest but she is always nearby. Apparently, she only comes occasionally to feed her babies and tries not to draw attention to the nest.
When you’re traveling ,make time for an afternoon pick me up and just enjoy the scenery. (You can do this in your own town too!) It’s amazing how much you can learn by simply observing.
Have a good weekend! –May and June
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. -Henry Ford