Daily Balance


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WORK/PURPOSE – This is what you do. Your work, or maybe retired but volunteer, caregiver etc.

FUN – Something that brings you enjoyment, hobby, friends, activity, reading a book,

EXERCISE – Move or stretch every day.

MENU PLAN – Know what you are going to eat every day. Plan this the night before, first thing in the morning, weekly. Plan everything even snacks. Cook big batches and freeze for later. If you’re dining out, look at the online menu.

TASK – Something that needs to be done, clean a drawer, mow the lawn, dust pictures, clean closet, something outside of the daily routine. Doing a little something every day. Doesn’t have to be big.

Blank in case you have another job or passion!

The idea is to have each day consist of each of these areas. The amount of time isn’t important. Being aware of what you do and exercising control of your choices is what this is for. Awareness. Balance.

I put a tick mark for each category I hit every day. Try it for a week and see what you think.

Its Better to “Waste” than to “Waist”

Better to “Waste”

than to  “Waist.”


Yes it is better to WASTE than to WAIST!

Did you grow you up with the mindset that you had to clean up your plate? That if you cleaned up your plate you would somehow single handily save the starving children in China.

When growing up did you have to clean your plate before leaving the table?

Where you forced to eat everything even if you hated it?

Do you eat that last bite of Mac n Cheese out of the pan instead of throwing it out?

What about that last bite of PBJ off the kid’s plate?

How about the last handful of crackers, chips, last couple cookies?

Do you eat them or toss it?


My weakness is eating everyone’s pizza crust!

History of the Apron

I don’t think most kids today know what an apron is. The principle use of Mom’s or Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, she wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, she walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about aprons.


Mom’s and Grandma’s used to set hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron – but love.