Anyway, I was checking in on one of my favorites this morning and I could tell that something had happened in the blog world surrounding this particular blogger in the past few days. This sweet girl, Monica, talks about her running, her eating and her life in an open, candid way that really speaks to me. Maybe because she is hysterically funny, but mostly because she is so honest. If she messes up, she tells you. She isn't perfect. (News flash: NO ONE IS!) Well, the other day she was lamenting that she had gained some weight while trying to lose. (Who hasn't been there? No one except my genetically-favored sister.) She got some of the harshest, most judgmental and downright MEAN comments I have ever seen! I couldn't believe that people could be so cruel to her. Of course, you know that almost all of the comments were from other women. What is wrong with us? What is it about women that makes them so catty to each other? Why can't we celebrate each other's successes and empathize with each other when things aren't going the way we want them to? How pathetic, too, that these women felt that they had free reign to rip Monica to shreds because they could hide behind the anonymity of the internet. Grow up, ladies. We are no longer in middle school.
This is our family motto:
|I didn't make this one into a crafty little sign. Maybe I should consider it.|
Today's lunch included some goodies from the garden--HUGE cherry tomatoes and crisp cucumbers!
|Our cucumber got re-routed by the fence. Still tastes good!|
Mixed with Albacore tuna, purple onion, and a bit of fat free sour cream. (No, I didn't eat all of that in one sitting--it should last for a few days!