Cloud Appreciation

22 09 2012 Thinking About

I just learned that there is a "Cloud Appreciation Society"!

They have a beautifully written and so true Manifesto - just perfect for getting into an autumn mood filled with gratefulness for natures wonders, abundance and...

CLOUDS 

Here it goes:

"We believe that clouds are unjustly maligned and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.

We think that they are Nature's poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone can have a fantastic view of them.

We pledge to fight 'blue-sky-thinking' wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.

We seek to remind people that clouds are expressions of the atmosphere's moods, and can be read like those of a person's countenance.

Clouds are so commonplace that their beauty is often overlooked. They are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save on psychoanalysis bills.

And so we say to all who'll listen:

Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty and live life with your head in the clouds!" 

So magical - clouds are always there for you - for free!

Enjoy them,

yours Anette 

P.S luzia pimpinella is collecting more golden light this week... 


My Muffin

17 09 2012 Thinking About

I work out regularly.

Ohhkeeey - after summer break I need to work my way back into it again...

Sometimes - very rarely though - I manage a few disciplined days in a row with limited food intake and if I am lucky, I even loose a tiny bit weight.

It shows right away.

In my face.

More wrinkles.

The area I actually want to reduce and which stays completely unimpressed by all my efforts is my belly.

My Muffin.

This big, soft area which drapes so nicely over a low waist jeans.

Do you know, what I'm talking about?

[update: I removed the link to her blog because of this. I don't want to support a blog like that with sending traffic it's way...

Well - there is for sure one person who doesn't know what I'm talking about and that is Joanna.

She seems a really nice person in fantastic shape after having three children.

Here you can no longer read how she does that.

After a plate with scampis and baguette Joanna is so full and satisfied that there wouldn't even fit in a bit of ice-cream. And right in the middle of having a delicious piece of cake her disciplined little stomach signals her: Oh - STOP - I have ENOUGH!

I'm in awe - and of course jealous - because MY body would NEVER do that...

But envy doesn't melt belly fat either, I realize... 

So, maybe this video shows the way to deal with the matter but I think I lack the amount of self-confidence it would need to take on that way...

... 

And then my adorable and lovely daughter showed me the solution while cuddling in bed at night time the other day: "I love to rest my head on your pretty Mommy-Muffin!", she said.

Sometimes all you have to do is just changing the perspective and see a "problem" from a different kind of angle, accept a nice compliment, listen more to your wonderful kids and all of the sudden it's - well, not exactly gone - but a LOT better.

Enjoy your food - ALWAYS

XOXO, Anette