My mother, in all her infinite wisdom, has one thing wrong. She always used to tell me, and probably still will, that I should remember to do everything in moderation. Too much of a good thing, she would likely argue, turns it into a bad thing. I, respectfully, disagree.
Here's why. If you don't like something in excess, why waste your time doing it (or eating it) in moderation? I hold the firm belief that the fastest way to figure out if something is worth doing is by doing absurd amounts of it. Country music songs for example. Sophie and I have a habit of listening to songs on repeat. Some say this is stupid. The nay-sayers argue that we will "just get sick of it faster." But if it really is a song I will love for the rest of my life, no amount of listening to it will make me sick of it. So, listening to it in excess is the best way to determine which songs I really love. Easy.
|Two things I love in one picture: Pink AND maple flavored things. I made this cake for a little dinner we had at the Caldwell's.|
|Megan and me probably at mile 45. We got really tired, but still managed to get the biking done in under 5 hours! Cruising.|
|Smiling after 100 miles.. excessive miles but loving every one (except for mile 67-not fun for me).|
|The Carins! Soph, Packer and I built one. It wasn't nearly as cool as some of the other structures, but still pretty neat to help the cause.|
|Red looking for some breeze during the "hot week." I, like Red, don't like heat in excess. And having a week straight of it was a pretty fast way to figure that out.|
|Henry being goofy. This is immediately following his successful remembrance of his Exeter email password. Val intelligently pointed out that most passwords are case sensitive, something Henry had evidently forgotten.|
|Isabel and Soph. I've also had a lot of exposure to them this summer, and because I still want to be with them I'd say an excess of Caldwell's is something I like.|
|GET IN MY BELLY|
|GET IN MY BELLY (Megan style).|
|Erika, Soph, and me before some really hard level 4 uphill striding intervals. They were really hard.|
|Rudy project helmets (and safety)..both things better in excess.|
Good things don't always need to be in moderation. So with that, I probably will go snack on some more blueberries.
hugz and kissez