Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday...spring flowers, diabetes, etc.

 

Things I am thinking about today...

 

  • I can't pass up the flower section at the grocery store. I may not always buy something, but it at least smells and looks like spring there. These pretty daisies are on my table now and are a cheerful sight in the morning.
  • And speaking of flowers, why am I not familiar with snowdrops? I have been seeing these pretty flowers all over the internet lately and I think they are so simple and so perfect. Flowers that bloom in the snow - just what is needed here. I did a little research and it looks like they will bloom in Michigan; just a little later in the winter. These bulbs will be finding a spot in my yard this fall :-)
  • The Bachelor finale is this coming Monday and I usually attend a viewing party. Instead, I will be enjoying a wine pairing dinner with my husband and some friends. Good choice, right? I know the spoilers, so I am just as happy to watch it the next day.
  • My 40 Bags in 40 Days Lenten challenge is picking up steam. I finished off the pantry, emptied a trunk in the guest room and sorted some holiday decorations. My total is now 8 bags to donate and 6 bags of trash, for a total of 14. It feels great to let go of so many things we don't need. To read more about this go here.
  • It was time to see my doctor this week and while I always worry the 3 month test results will be disappointing, they were actually better than ever. My diabetes is in control and it is a great validation of how hard I work at this. The combination of my diet, exercise and medication are working just fine.

Happy Thursday!

 

Linking with this new link party :-)

 

Ramblings of a Suburban Mom, Thursday Thoughts

 

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers, I have never seen those snowdrop flowers! I don't watch The Bachelor, so many in my family watch and can't wait for the finale:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

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  2. Who do you think will win?? I didn't watch the Behind the Scenes one last week, but I am very excited for the finale! Thanks for linking up!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

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  3. congrats on great results,we can relate,husband is type 2,we go back for labs next week,praying for good results also....keep up the good job!

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  4. Your hard work sounds like its paying off. Keep up the good work and lifestyle changes!

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  5. Well, I never started the 40 bags in 40 days on time...actually hadn't heard of it yet by Ash Wednesday. However, I think I will just start a "one bag on my day off" deal. I guess I'd better get to it!

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  6. Congrats on the great numbers, my number needs improvement at the moment so working hard on that.....The Bachelor, not my cup of tea and I am a reality tv junky! Just lost interest after the London Calling season with Matt. And I also need to get some snowdrops planted in the fall. They are the sweetest flower I have seen. xo

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  7. Everything in England cost more, except fresh flowers. It seemed like they were a bargain and the supermarkets had gorgeous selections. I almost always had fresh flowers in my house and I love them still. Much pricier here, but I buy them when I need them : ) I also love snowdrops...they are a sign that spring is coming and we've not been forgotten.

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  8. I love that 40 bags in 40 days idea! We just moved, and I swear I'm already drowning in clutter! And what beautiful flowers... lately I've been loving SnapDragons.

    Dropping by from the RoaSM linkup!

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  9. Yay for the results Vicki! I have never seen those flowers, just beautiful! Ann

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  10. Great news about your visit to the doctor . . . good work from you! Love Snow Drops, so pretty. I may have to consider including them in my gardens too . . . I think they would do well in our woods . . .

    Enjoy your wine and dinner with friends on Bachelor night . . .

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  11. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who watches The Bachelor! It's one of my guilty pleasures :)

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