June 12th, 2009
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.