Monday, August 2, 2010

the simple life.

I have been pretty happy with how. simple. our life has been since we moved. We live 10 minutes from a gas station, and at least 20 from a grocery store, target is farther, and starbucks is about 20-25 minutes. The beach is 15 minutes away, and we go on a weekly basis. It is beautiful the water is clear and the sand is white. I love it. We take walks daily, and pass by the pond that is in our neighborhood. We decided not get cable, so me and the kids fill up our days playing outside in the sunshine {extreme humidity}, catching up on my reading, naps, and playing barbies. Awe its so nice. I could complain about being bored or that I can not get my nonfat iced caramel macchiato almost everyday. But, there is more to life than dvr, shopping, and as hard as it is to admit.....starbucks {I still love you}. Yes, sometimes we all need a little simplicity in our life. By taking certain things away it can allow for more quality time with our kids, our husbands, friends, family, and get those creative juices flowing to come up with things to do. When I was a and my cousins would always say "we are bored" and my grandma's response would always be the same " There is no such thing as being bored, there is always something to do." I think my grandma was definitely on to something.....when I start to feel the boredom taking over I use her philosophy, and it has worked everytime. Sometimes I don't need to actually "do" anything but grab a nice big glass of sweet tea and enjoy the view of tall, old, beautiful trees and green grass in our backyard.
How do ya'll simplify your life?? Or what do you need to simplify?
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  1. I am so inspired by your 'no-cable' life! {how very brave :) haha} I wanna try and do without tv like once a week or something

  2. Lol thanks =) before when we had tv I would just have it off and just turn on for specific shows but not just have on as background noise......we will see how long it lasts though with football season around the corner ;)