And speaking of "Flint Style"... I actually sat and watched the National Championship game last night between the Alabama and Texas. Very exciting. Did you know that Alabama's Mark Ingram is from Flint originally just like me? Well, it goes without saying that he is a good person. I bet he likes Coneys, too. Actually, it may be from growing up eating Coneys that he is the athlete he is today. He's probably carrying this ball into the endzone thinking, "I wish I had a Flint Coney right about now".
Well, after all that holiday eating, I am resolved to getting back on the path to a healthy life again. My good friend and I are planning to be many pounds lighter by the end of April. We've got a goal. We've got a plan. We've got each other. And we've got God. So there is just no way we can fail. I've started working out with Bob from the Biggest Loser and loving it. He is just so cute! :-)
Finally, I am trying to get a bunch of books finished up that I am currently in the middle of. I do not like being in the middle of so many books at once. I am currently reading "Fearless" by Max Lucado, two books on marriage and "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment". Also, the Bible, but that is on-going. They are all so rich in things that I need desperately to absorb... but I really am going to focus on them one at a time and get them absorbed once and for all. You may notice that I am not good about keeping up with my Shelfari account. The truth is, I just like the way that bookshelf looks on my blog. :-) Ha. One last little book to talk about, though is this one:
"Hanging Out the Wash and Other Ways to Find More in Less". It was either my MIL or SIL that gave me this for Christmas and it is so inspiring. It is collection of responses that this columnist asked her readers about how they step back from the "hurry", slow down and enjoy life. Taking pleasure in simple things like hanging out your wash or even cuddling the towels fresh from the dryer, smelling clean. It is not a christian book at all, but I am finding alot of inspiration in it to stop rushing through the seemingly meaningless "chores" of life and to start looking for God in everything. When I went to my car a couple days ago, it was covered in those icy snow flakes. And I stopped and just examined them there against the black paint of my car. Absolutely beautiful! Breathtaking, really. We can miss these things if we are always in a hurry to get somewhere. I like this quote from the book and will leave you with it: