I was going to make a Mile High Chocolate Cake for visiting One Flower WednesdayGarden Party members, but decided a Mile High Flower Cake was more appropriate. Seven new flowers top the cake this month for a total of 76 of 92 flowers completed.
Orange Crush Daylily
Last year I read a book called Give It Up! by Mary Carlomagno, a book about learning to live better with less. Each month for one year, Mary would choose one of her favourite things and give it up, cold turkey, for one month. Things like chocolate, dining out, cell phones, shopping and television.
After reading the book I decided the first thing I would give up was magazines (except for one quilting magazine) and it would be forever, not just a month. That turned out to be very easy to do.
Back then I also thought I could give up television forever. It was always on my mind to do, but I never did. Now, television would not be considered one of my favourite things, it's just there and I don't believe it has even been turned on all summer. So, last week I picked up the phone and cancelled my television service.
I think I will make a list and see what else I can give up.