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Monday, April 1, 2013

Color Run!

Talk about stepping outside my comfort zone! Though I yearn to be, I am a far stretch from being a runner. Inside me is a gazelle just longing to break free! However....bad feet, weak knees, and an iffy lower back prevent that from happening. Still...when we heard The Color Run would be in Nashville, my daughter Lauren and I started preparing a few months ago. Though we didn't run the whole 5K, we did run more than we walked and finished with a good time. 
Before:
After:



Our Team--The Gold Diggers!


And my favorite!



If you have a chance to Color Run, do it! 
And do it with someone you love! ;-)

Friday, December 28, 2012

For Dawn

One of my favorite bloggers is Dawn at Bee and Rose. She is an amazing example of finding humor in most situations and being graceful under pressure. Dawn lost her dear husband last night after a long illness. Please take a few minutes to say a prayer for Dawn and her children and maybe visit her blog to leave some words of comfort. 

Life is short. Hug your loved ones while you can and never miss an opportunity to tell them what they mean to you. Dear Readers, you mean more to me than you know. I value your comments and encouragement. I haven't been around much lately, but I knew you'd be here when I returned and I've kept up with you all along. Thank you!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Crafter I Am Not

What do you do when you have a pushy daughter who is relentless in her efforts to make you step outside your comfort zone?

A) Start a blog

B) Join a Bunco group

C) Participate in a craft swap

D) All of the above!

If you chose D, you are exactly right! And I'm glad I did all these things. Thanks, Lauren!

Here are the ornaments I made with my own two little hands for the craft swap my daughter started. I take no credit for the idea....got that off Pinterest. Twelve ornaments cost me about $5. The wood was free--thanks, Lowes! The scrapbook paper was 40% off at Hobby Lobby and I just printed off the words. The original post used wire, but I already had twine and being the cheap frugal gal I am, I used that. But, of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone, so had to add a little bling bling to the mix. Back to Hobby Lobby for some sparkly do-dads and voila!


Can't wait to see what the other participants have made!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What's New, Pussycat?

I took a blogging break over the summer and thought I'd catch you up on what happened during those few short months.  These are in no particular order, which is how I usually do everything.

One daughter bought a house.

One daughter got married.

Son had a baby girl.

House-buying daughter had a baby boy.

Baby-having son bought a house.

Granddaughter and grandson from Tacoma came for two months.

Had a yard sale.

Opened a second flea market booth.

Went camping with our church group.

Stopped trying to even pretend to exercise or eat right and gained 15 lbs.

Had a thyroid biopsy (benign).

And that's just the big stuff!

For those wondering about the Crock Pot Pizza....it was delicious! Easy and filling...just my kind of meal! Will definitely be adding it to the repertoire.

Whatcha Eatin?

Anyone who has read this blog for more than five minutes knows I hate to cook.  Some folks think that means I can't cook. To the contrary, I can cook, I just prefer not to. Every once in a while though, I get a wild hair and try out new recipes.  On the menu tonight? Crock Pot Pizza.  Sounds wonderful. Smells delicious! Tune in tomorrow to see if it tastes as good as it looks!


An Oldie, But Goodie!

This time four years ago, I shared a wonderful article about women and the right to vote. Thought it appropriate to post it again today. It's long, but so worth the read! Hope you'll take the time to do so--maybe while you're waiting in line to cast your own vote!


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