The Week in Words (Sept. 5)

I can’t say it any better than this ad does, so I won’t even try…

“Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.”

Marketing. It’s what I do—and this is some of the best content I’ve seen in a long time.

Dream big, y’all. Challenge in the way? Push it out of the way.

Best bite

Each week, I’ll drop in a pic and description of my favorite sip or bite—and a recommendation, too!


Yes, I know—I’ve featured this cottage cheese already. But I’m eating it like crazy, so it’s here again!

I’ve tracked my foods in MyFitnessPal for three years now. But last week, I changed my approach to try and hit macros goals (protein, carbs, fat) each day—and my protein goal is huge! So this cottage cheese, which is delish, helps me hit that goal each day with 16 grams of protein in that tiny cup.

My Walmart only has the blueberry flavor, but Kroger at home had pineapple, peach, and strawberry. So I’m all stocked up for a bit!

Favorite Reads

I finished The Address by Fiona Davis over the weekend. It was SO good, y’all. Transitioned back and forth between two time periods, telling the story of one family. Highly recommend!

I’m now most of the way through Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult. I thought I’d read all her books already, but it didn’t seem familiar when I read the cover at McKay’s, so I snatched it up for $1.50. The storyline is not familiar, so if I read it, I’ve forgotten it!

Audiobook-wise, I’m currently listening to Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate. Lots of beautiful messaging so far about slowing down and considering small blessings. I sure could use that message! (Side note: Apparently this is a series, so I may need to find the others once I’m done.)

Eventually, I’m going to start listening to segments from John McCain’s memoir again. Just don’t think I’m quite ready for that yet.

Auntie’s baby

Now surely, you didn’t think I’d create a blog without my baby love in it, right?!


LOVE. That is all.

Actually, wait—I think she and I look related in this pic, don’t you?!

Questions I’m pondering…

These things are on my mind—if you know the answer, please share! Sometimes these will be light-hearted, other times they will not.

  • I have had a headache on and off since Friday. Seems they’re humidity and barometric pressure-related. Do you get headaches? If so, what’s your go-to cure?
  • If you identify with a political party, what member of the opposing party do you admire—and why?
  • How much better off would we be if—instead of getting vehemently angry—we researched and tried to understand a person’s stance and the reasoning behind his or her actions? (Note: I am not talking about trying to understand amoral people or Nazis or white supremacists.)

Quote of the week


Wrapping things up

A Facebook friend of mine posted today about burning your boat.

Legend has it that when the Ancient Romans would go into battle, they’d sail up onto the shores of whatever new land they were set to conquer, they’d get all of their soldiers off of the boat and then…they’d burn the boat. This signaled that the only way out was victory. There was no retreating back to the boat to sail home. They came to win.

The same should be true for your own goals. Find a way to burn your boats. Make it absolutely clear that you are serious about being victorious when it comes to making your vision come true.

Nailah Blades Wylie has me thinking about what boat(s) I need to burn. So, I ask you—what boat should you be burning?

See you next week.


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