So one of the subjects I teach is Economics. One topic of economics is "trade-offs" whenever you choose one thing over another it is a trade-off. Just like having a full time job, family and long commute, that is a trade-off that I make five days a week. So because I'm writing about my trade-offs right here let me tell you what I did this weekend. Part of my schedule is driving my daughter to work and picking her up which is two hours a day all weekend. That, of course is worthwhile because she is working full time and building a work ethic.
Oh yeah Saturday my "Baby Boy" turned 15. Boy time flies my first blog post for him was when he was ten and a photo of him driving the tractor that I posted in 2011 has kind of went wild online.
So we have a 15 year old. I can't believe it. My oldest is visiting my alma-mater today and looking at college for her future and my oldest son will be 18 soon.
After we had cake I drove to Sulphur to check out some of the hiking trails at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. I just get restless and need to get out and do something. This was about the closest place and I had wanted to check out the hiking we usually go in the middle of summer and go swimming.
I'm slowly getting back on track with exercise, but it seems like things come up to mess up my schedule it's frustrating. I will never be great at dieting but I can exercise.
I'm continually stressed this year. But it is good to get outside.
Besides swimming at the falls there are lots of great trails here. I find something new every time I visit.
So no housework was caught up on this weekend. I traded that time for a chance to go to the park.
A quick hike to a spectacular view.
Definitely worth the time for a short hike.
But I can't forget the creek.
Or the bridge...
On the way home.. I've passed this a million times always vowing to stop someday. I finally did. No some of these aren't the greatest shots... but that's okay.
I hate seeing the turbines, but they did add a little extra to this shot.
I finally made it home by the time the sun was setting...it was a beautiful sunset. Now I have to go to bed because I have a long day tomorrow.