These past couple weeks have been busy.  I just got new neighbors.  The only other house in the neighborhood, brand new, empty for two years, finally sold.  They are awesome.  Since I consider myself the head of the welcoming committee and the neighborhood association, I felt it important to let them know how welcome they are and how much safer I already feel.  I put together a little housewarming gift of a sun tea jar, tea, and homemade butterscotch oatmeal cookies.  They told me they were the best cookies they ever had and that pretty much made my day.  I took there little gift over in my son’s Radio Flyer wagon with him — our “Welcome Wagon.”  

Maybe part of the reason the house sold is because of how much work my mom, brother, and I have been putting into my yard.  We replaced all the little bark with big chunky park looking bark and had laid barrier down right before that.  NO MORE WEEDS!  I have always been of the mindset that if you take pride and care in your home, that neighbors will see what a shining example you are and take heed.  I have never had bad neighbors before, so I think my lucky streak will continue.

So as far as my weight, I have easily maintained 134 by playing softball and eating basically whatever I want.  I did discover a new dessert/snack.  Take some fresh cut strawberries, some sour cream (full fat, baby!), and golden brown sugar.  Dip the berry in the sour cream and then the sugar.  Soooo good!  I have been eating this a couple times a day and notice my cheeks looking rosier. 

2 Responses to “New neighbors, healthy snack, and tons of yard work”

  1. susan Says:

    Thank GOODNESS for neighbors like you!

  2. mamaspank Says:

    I have learned by example. Thank you so much, Susan! I just love that sense of community you can only get by being from the same neighborhood or subivision or town. The woman is from a rival school, a little town next to us, and her boyfriend grew up in my hometown. We know a lot of the same families, and it’s just nice to meet new people anyhow.

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