Sunday, March 28, 2010

Theme of the week


Did you know this poster was created by the British government in 1939? It was meant to bolster public steadfastness during WWII. Over the past couple years, I've seen it on t-shirts, walls, mugs, you name it. I think it may be one of those things that has become so trendy, it's now decidedly un-trendy. But, I still love it. It says so much in those five short words. In fact, I'm so enamored of it, I'm trying to think of a spot where it would look good in my house (in a frame like the one pictured above, especially). Maybe next to the Nagel prints or the poster of Monet's Waterlilies.

No, seriously, I do feel that this little motto is helpful. Especially in a week like this one -- we're facing a potentially stressful medical issue with Posey, and of course, I'm trying not to worry, but that's easier said than done. It's the kind of stuff that, in times past, would have sent me straight to the Ben & Jerry's. And, I'll admit, even after my talk earlier this week about pumping up the fruits and veg in my diet, I was thisclose to buying a bag of my favorite chips today. I had one hand on them. It was almost a caress. I definitely lingered. Definitely stared lustily. But I eventually walked away. I'm going to need more resolution like that this week. Stiff upper lip, ol' chap.


In other SAB news, I know you've been on the edge of your seats about the final decision on the canisters. The unanimous result (not terribly hard to achieve with two votes) was to order the ceramic and stainless steel canisters. I'm so excited! The environment (way fewer Ziplocs now!) and I thank you.

And, finally, is it a bit premature to celebrate a blog milestone? Yes, probably, but I'm going to anyway.
Happy 1-week birthday,
songs about beets!

It's like being pregnant. You want to recognize and revel in every little change. Especially early on, when you're so full of anticipation about what's to come. Is this blog going to give me insomnia? Heartburn is a distinct possibility. Hmmmmm.

May some made-up (or real!) celebrations brighten your days this week, too.

Keep calm and carry on!

3 comments:

VivaciousVegan said...

Oh Tracie, your blog is precious!!!
Keep up with the vegan eating you will see reults and once you get into the swing of things your body will shift, and magical things happen in all the right places!!!
Forget the custard, eat frozen banana ice cream..OMG!

Megan said...

I do so love that resolution. I think I'll take as my new mantra.

Paul said...

Just in case I never told you.....You brighten my days, I love you! And I am psyched about the canisters.