Another Summer Wednesday Hodgepodge today with thanks to Jo From This Side of the Pond.
1. According to author Gary Chapman there are five love languages-words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, and receiving gifts. Which one is yours?
If you mean which one do I receive as love, I’d have to say acts of service with true words of affirmation coming in close. On the other side, the giving not receiving, I like to give gifts.
2. What are five foods you eat every day?
As it stands, I’m in a period of trying to drop some pounds so according to that regiment here are five foods I’m eating at present:
High Fiber Cereal from Trader Joe’s with 9 grams of fiber per serving, a good handful of blueberries, low fat string cheese, eggs and an assortment of veggies.
3. Five places you’d love to visit?
Prince Edward Island, Ireland, New England States, More National Parks, More of Great Britain
4. Something you’ve done recently that deserved a ‘high five‘?
I’ve lost a good solid 12 pounds.
5. Give us five 5-letter words that describe your July.
Water: with the summer heat I’ve been watering, a lot.
Shade: If I’m outside I try to find shade. We have also put up our shade cloth.
Walks: Early morning walks have started in July.
Grands: July has lots of opportunities for fun in the sun with our Grands!
Focus: Working on a more God-Centered focus. Something I read yesterday in a devotional by Alistair Begg: “Jesus made it clear that in order for us to embrace a God-centered focus, we must first understand who we are without Him. In fact, Jesus explained to His disciples that apart from Him they could do nothing; after all, “in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17) Our need for Jesus is not partial; it is total. None of us can even breathe without God’s enabling. How can we think of taking credit for any work that He’s done through us? We are absolutely impoverished without divine help.”
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Speaking of our grands and July, on Monday we went into the Colville National Forest to a very remote area to help our kids get stocked up with fire wood for the winter. I’ll do a whole post on our time there. Here are the grands who persevered a whole 4 hours!
25 thoughts on “Goodbye July Hodgepodge”
Congrats on your weight loss! Cute photo of your grands! Wishing you all a happy month of August.
Thank you, Eileen!
…time whizzes by, how can August by right around the corner?
The older I get the faster it whizzes!
Congrats on your weight loss! And that forest looks beautiful!
Thank you, Erin!
I love the Alistair Begg quote. Congratulations on your weight loss. I am off my game in terms of eating and need to get back on track. It’s been a little bit more challenging than normal with all the travel and social events we’ve attended recently. Have a great day!
Jo, I’m working the weight off so I can eat what I want when we go to Oxford in September! I need motivation. Thanks for stopping by.
congrats on your weight loss — that is quite an accomplishment!
Thank you. The last several years it has gotten harder and harder to drop the pounds!
I enjoyed your answers today and your thoughts on focus is very good. Your grands are adorable!!
Thank you so much!
12 pounds – congratulations!!
The trick is to keep them off. : )
Karen, exactly…here’s hoping I will keep them off!
Congrats on the weight loss! That’s great!
And yes…I need to remember to focus more on Jesus right now.
Thank you, Lisa!
Way to go with the weight loss! I swear, my metabolism has come to a complete halt. 😦
PEI & Ireland are so beautiful…I hope to get back someday.
Mary, yes it really has become harder and harder to drop the pounds. Thank you for stopping by.
Congratulations on those 12 pounds you lost! That’s awesome!
And I love your “focus”. What a thought provoking quote!
Dianna, Thank you. It really is easy to get wrapped up in myself instead of focusing where I need to!
Good for you…on shedding pounds. Not easy, I know! Sweet pic of your two grands!
Good for you, dropping those twelve pounds! That is work!
I admire your son and daughter-in-law for how they teach their children and expose them to such a variety of experiences.
My first thought about question #2: Does coffee count?
I like the foods you are eating. I would love to visit more of our National Parks. Way to go on losing weight. Love your random and the grand kids are too cute!
Nice work on the weight loss!
I’d like to go see more national parks for sure.
I enjoyed your answers…I think one of the ways I show love to people is through feeding them, cheering them on with encouragement. We are going to the New England states this October and I’m so excited. Great job on the weight loss.