This is weigh-in day. Saturday rolls around faster than the speed of life. I never know what to expect when I step on the scale. Well, sometimes I do because I may have stepped on the scale a couple of times during the week. Also, I know if I have been naughty or nice. No that’s for Christmas. I know if I have stayed the course and kept to the plan. The whole plan and nothing but the plan. The scale doesn’t care. I should get a break this week because I have been doing well. I have no trips planned for 2 ½ months so I don’t have a trip excuse. Okay what did the scale show this week? I was down 2.
This is also the start of Memorial weekend. That’s the time for the unofficial start of summer. At the last place we lived, there was a subdivision swimming pool. It always opened on Memorial Day and stayed open until after Labor Day was over.
But more important is what Memorial Day represents. It’s a time of Memorial or remembering those who have gone on before us. That includes our family members who have died. Going to the cemetery and placing flowers, albeit artificial flowers, on the gravesites brings to our remembrance the good memories about our loved ones. They are gone but not forgotten. As the days go by, we tend to think of them less and less. That’s just the way the mind works. It moves on. My grandparents graves are in Oregon so we don’t have access to their graves. So the tradition has pretty much ended. Yet this is a good weekend to think of them and their contribution to my life.
This weekend we should also remember the service men who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. I watched a war documentary the other day. They are hard to watch as they are real pictures and real people killed in combat. That’s the only one I’m watching this weekend. It’s too hard to watch. We give thanks for their sacrifice to our country. We take this time to remember our freedom comes with a price.
I didn’t get back to the subject of carbs today—maybe tomorrow. Sometimes the pen of the writer goes in a direction he didn’t anticipate. Also as a note, I have eliminated the Day from the title of my blogs. I’m not keeping track of what day it is not because I can’t but because of social media. They tell me to make the title searchable or at least have searchable keywords. I’m learning about the social media protocols. Therefore, I dropped the day. Change, don’t you love it?
Have a great weekend.