Hey y’all. Is it just me or has this summer been super busy for everyone? Seems like there’s something going on everyday. Whatever happened to the lazy crazy hazy dayz of summer?

Weight loss is going well – I’ve lost 6 pounds so far. I’ve been moving more and eating less and whaddya know? It works. One thing I’m having trouble with is where I want to comfortably fall on the food spectrum. On one end we’ve got all-junk-all-the-time and waaaayyyyy over on the other end is the hardcore raw vegan way of life. I think I’d like to fall somewhere in the middle of that broad spectrum, but what does that look like? Food from a box just does not appeal to me anymore, but I’m not much of a cook, so a lot of the time I find myself standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out how to make a meal without the box – and I’m clueless. Ideally, I’d like to get away from processed foods, but realistically, I don’t know how to make that happen without causing some kind of uprising from the rest of the family. So what does the middle of the road, healthy, family-friendy, busy-mom inspiring way of eating look like? Have any of you reached that place? If so, would you mind sharing what a typical week of meals looks like, or point me to a website where I might be enlightened? I guess what I’m really looking for here is a mentor who can teach me how to feed my family healthy meals without breaking my budget. Anyone want to volunteer? 🙂

Something else I need help with is THE REUNION. I am so firmly planted right in the middle of the fence on this. I can not decide one way or another if I should go. My BFF isn’t going, but there a few people I’d like to see and catch up with – no one I’m particularly close to, just curious about. Then there is the expense to consider – hotel, reunion fees, new clothes (of course) and a mani/pedi (of course). I’d have to find an arrangement for the kiddos, but that wouldn’t be hard. I haven’t been back to my hometown in YEARS, so it would be nice to hit the old stomping grounds again. On the other hand, if I didn’t go, that money could be used for a family vacation, and heaven knows I need a vacation. Also if I didn’t go that would subtract a lot of stress and worry from my already harried life, and most everyone is on FaceBook these days, so it’s really easy to keep in touch with people. We went to Shawn’s reunion a couple of years ago, so I feel like it’s my turn, and it would be an opportunity for us to get out and just be a couple for a couple of days….okay so you can see why I’m having a hard time deciding! I’m going to leave it up to the Mighty Pear Poll to help me decide. Reunion fees are due by the end of this week so I have until then to decide.