Monday, February 28, 2011

Starting the Week Off with the Things We Love

I've been in the cleaning up and cleaning out mood. I guess since spring has arrived early here so has the spring cleaning bug. I had just had a conversation with my mom about not buying another thing unless I absolutely loved it. I've always been really bad about settling. I'm ready to purge it all, strip it down, and have just the things I feel are beautiful and necessary.

Those are the ramblings in my head. So it made me laugh when I happened to spy this quote by Robert Louis Stevenson yesterday, "To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive."

I like that a lot. It's more than spring cleaning. It's keeping my soul alive. It's finally being brave enough to admit that my preferences matter. I need to whitte things down to what is 'me'.

Okay, I'm hoppin' off my high horse. 'Me' still has to clean house and cook dinner. Here's the menus for this week.

Monday--Mini Meatloaves, Buttered Potatoes, Peas, Rolls
Tuesday--(by request from my birthday boy) Crab Legs, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Rolls
Wednesday--Grilled Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Applesauce, Green Beans
Thursday--Creamy Herb Pork Chops, Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Bread Stuffing
Friday--Hamburgers, Fries, Caribbean Fruit Kabobs
Saturday--Homemade Pizza

So what about you, what are some things that you love?

1 comment:

Jennalane said...

Kelly, I have been in the same mood....and spring has not yet sprung around here. Just today I took down all the baskets that I had hanging in the kitchen and put them all away. I am in the mood to downsize and I have relentlessly been ridding myself of anything that does not make me happy. I'm in the process tho, so things are kinda messy around here. Cleaning out makes chaos, but it's worth it in the end.
great post! love you!