Friday, December 28, 2012

Gun Control

There is a lot of talk about gun control due to the recent tragic events.  I know everyone has a strong opinion one way or the other, and I am no different.  I will be the first to say that I believe in the right to own guns, and yes I do own them; however, I am all for putting a ban on assault style guns.  Those guns were meant for the military and law enforcement.  They were not meant for home protection and definitely not meant for hunting.  I believe that the average person having an assault style gun is the perfect opportunity for trouble. 

I have a friend who works at a gun shop and he said within the first few days after the Newtown events, they literally wiped out their inventory of guns.  Today we were in the shop and the assault weapons were almost completely gone, but the other guns were still plentiful on the shelf. 

I hope they do put a ban on the assault weapons.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday and an even better new year.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Shelter

I guess the birdie hotel we have in the bushes about 5 feet away is not to his liking. This little guy has been sleeping on our porch post for several evenings.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Shopping

My holiday shopping is done.  Now I just need to get packages in the mail.  I waited so late, I will either have to pay for express delivery or they may not get to their destination on time.  I am really good about getting holiday cards out early, but the packages are a different story.

Hubby and I don't exchange Christmas gifts because we typically buy for each other throughout the year.  This year, however, we are thinking about buying an exercise machine for the garage.  We have a goal of each losing 50 pounds during 2013, so this would help us with our goal.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Aloe in Bloom

Our Aloe started blooming in the Spring and has continued to bloom on a regular basis all year long. This one is the prettiest thus far.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Decorations

This year I am just not in the holiday mood, so this is the extent of our decorations.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thank You Chef Robert Lewis

Hubby and I attended the TCOYD (Take Control of Your Diabetes) seminar yesterday and it was extremely informative.  We learned that we are actually doing well in many areas, but there is still room for improvement.  One of the demonstrations I like the most was from The Happy Diabetic, Chef Robert Lewis.  He made a 3 course meal in less than an hour and showed us all how easily it could be done without blowing our way of eating.  After his demonstration, I purchased his cookbooks and had a chance to chat with him.  He told me something that really clicked.  He said, the secret to cooking is to not be afraid to take a risk.  And from a diabetic standpoint, his goal is just to do better today than he did yesterday.  Nothing magical, just one day at a time.

I realized after talking to Chef Robert, that I am afraid to take risks; and I have no idea why.  I used to cook all the time, but have gotten timid about cooking.  So, Thank You Chef Robert for those simple but eye opening words.