New Years Resolutions…

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With 2022 coming to an end, many people are making new New Years Resolutions! Whether those resolutions are to eat healthier… travel more… spend more time with family… we all have one thing in common… we view the new year as a chance for a fresh start!

I too, have made some resolutions… some of which are to feed my soul spiritually and strengthen my faith in God… to focus more on eating healthier… and to get in some much needed exercise… but I also plan to write more…. and to encourage others… and finally to enjoy this life that God has given me!

So what resolutions do you have for the New Year?

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels,

See you in the New Year!

~ Sheri

Challenges with Food

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Do you have challenges with food?

I sure do!

I find that since I decided to get back to a healthy eating plan, I am sorely tempted with foods that I should not eat!

Especially sweets!

But how do I avoid those temptations?!?

First, I keep healthy snacks on hand in my pantry…

One person I know keeps healthy snacks in her workplace, purse and even her car!

I also keep ingredients on hand for quick and easy meals…

And although it is a struggle for me to plan a weeks meals ahead, I do try to plan for at least a few days in advance. I find this helps me to know what I will be eating for the next day or two. Plus it gives me options when temptation comes knocking at my door!

So, how do you keep from breaking your healthy eating habits? I would love to hear about them!

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels!

Driving On Sand is Like…

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Here in the south, you will find lots of sand!

Not only is it at the beach, it’s everywhere! Even the roads at the campground are packed sand! Well, almost all of them!

Guess who found the one area of loose sand – and guess who got stuck!

Thankfully, my vehicle comes with 4-wheel drive!

Once I realized I was stuck, I flipped it into 4-wheel drive and followed the same principles as when I’d get stuck in the snow back home!

I kept rocking the vehicle back and forth until I felt one of the wheels had found solid ground and turned into it…

It took a few minutes, but eventually I was able to get my truck out of the loose sand and unto solid road!

My little adventure became the talk of the campground. I even impressed a few people, having been able to get ‘unstuck’ without having to be pulled out!

And it’s not so different after a rain…

The roadway becomes softer… almost like driving on packed snow… you know, after it starts snowing, and the snowplow has yet to clear the roads… sort of like that!

However, there is a big difference! It doesn’t get so cold in the south… at least not yet!

Since having dealt with driving on sand, I have come to realize one thing – I’m thankful for having learned to drive in the snow!

Sand and snow – it’s almost the same thing! Just not so cold!

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels!

~ Sheri

We’re Houseless, Not Homeless


Some people just don’t understand…

Recently, I was talking with someone who was curious about our lifestyle…

It soon became evident that she thought we were homeless and started treating us very differently… as if she were better than us, and also pitying us… she even went as far as to give me a phone number to a local womans shelter!

I was offended!

We are houseless, not homeless!

I work for a living… I have a home… my home just happens to be on wheels!

I simply choose to travel from job to job as openings in campgrounds arise! And, I take all the comforts of home with me wherever I go!

It sure beats staying in hotels everywhere, or staying in the same place all the time!

Yet while I was offended by her words and actions, I did not react as I was feeling!

Our conversation reminded me of how our friends and family reacted when we decided to leave the city to live on a farm!

They didn’t understand our desire to grow and raise our own food!

It’s the same way with our choice to live on the open road!

People just don’t understand our desire to travel!

Not everybody gets it… and that’s okay!

I don’t always understand other peoples choices!

We walk to the beat of a different drum!

It’s what makes us unique and interesting as people!

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels

~ Sheri

Planning My Meals Ahead of Time is a Challenge


Relying on our pantry supplies for the time being, I am trying to plan out my meals using what we have on hand – it’s either that, or we make the daily trek into down for our meats and veggies!

While I do enjoy getting out of the camper and going into town, this is not a cost-effective strategy! First, we simply have no way of keeping our foods cold for the time being, and second, our fuel budget would take a serious hit!

In planning meals, I have to think about both our tastes. Mom prefers to have her foods separated… for example, she likes sitting down to a plate of roast beef, potatoes and a veggie… while I don’t mind having soup or stew on a regular basis!

What we could do, is buy a roast, makes some ‘taters and a veggie – this way mom gets her separates on the plate for one meal – and then we can put the leftovers in the slow-cooker to make a pot roast or a stew for the next meal!

So far, so good!

But here’s where things get a bit tricky!

I’ve always been told that planning meals ahead of time helps you find quick options – especially if you want it to be compatible with your eating plan!

In theory, I think it’s a good idea! However, planning meals ahead has always been a challenge for me!

I mean seriously, how can I plan my meals ahead of time, when I don’t know what I will be hungry for?!?

To my thinking, if I go ahead and plan a weeks’ worth of meals… say Wednesday, I plan to eat Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon… but Wednesday comes, and now I’m not hungry for Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon!

Then what?!? Do I go ahead and eat what was previously planned, simply because I need to eat?

Shouldn’t I be at least interested in what I am going to eat – that way I can enjoy my meal?

Isn’t that part of what makes you successful in a healthy eating plan? If I enjoy what I am eating, I am more likely to continue following my healthy eating plan, right?!?

Okay, so I could adapt, and use something else that was planned for the week – say Saturday, I plan to have Roasted Bell Peppers – I could have that, in place of Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon…

but then… the time comes in the week when I planned to eat the Roasted Bell Peppers! However, I’ve already eaten the Roasted Bell Peppers back on Wednesday! Now, I am stuck eating the Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon that I didn’t want back on Wednesday! Why did I ever plan to eat Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon!

See my dilemma?!?

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels!

~ Sheri