Friday, January 29, 2010


I was able to have a very restful sleep last night that included dreams! I love to dream, but rarely do, or at least I don't remember any when I wake up. When I awoke this morning I had so many creative thoughts to write about or talk to someone about. I felt inspired and full of positive thoughts. They were all racing around in my mind and I wished I could have bottled them up.. so that I could sort them all out later. After being awake now for awhile they are starting to fade and my mind is racing with all the activities I need to do today. Bummer! It was so good while it lasted. If I were a writer I would look forward to these times and just tell everyone...leave me alone for as long as it takes for me to create my story, because Now is the time.
I just have to quickly update my past few days of activities, because this blog has become my diary of sorts. I like to look back here occasionally and say...Oh yes that was what I did that day or week.
I missed 3 days of "work outs" at the gym, but got back at it yesterday. My old injuries have flared up and I need to think about what caused it. I have arthritis in one knee that feels like a sharp bone puncturing me. I had severe tendinitis in my left ankle and foot that I had therapy on a few years ago that helped tremendously. That has flared up a bit. And last but not least, the three toes that I broke 20 years ago, have been hurting. SO I may have to rethink the way I have been doing some of the exercises. I have been going now for 2 months and had not had any problems until now. No weight loss yet either...but I LOVE going. I really enjoy it and look forward to going so much. I would be upset if I couldn't go for some reason.
We had our Auxiliary meeting on Monday and tried to get in gear for our Lenten fish fries. I have a co-President who helped me out the first year as she had done this before about 10 years ago. I was her secretary during her term of President. I used to have a terrible fear of speaking in front of a group, or being in charge of an organization like that. I am very happy to have conquered that fear for the most part. My partner is very assertive and outgoing, and I am she told someone the other day.."diplomatic". Is that good or bad? I guess diplomatic is good. So I will accept her compliment graciously. Ha.
The other thing that I have been doing is working on the quilt, and it is coming along nicely, but will not be completed for some time. I have one row across assembled.
And last but not least...the orchid is still blooming beautifully. I need that to look at each morning for inspiration.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remember Whensday

I am not sure how to do
"Remember Whensday"
but I am going to guess that
"When" means a long time ago.

This may be as far back as I can go with any photos that I have. This is my Grandpa, my Mom's Dad, when he was in World War I. I really don't have much of a story to tell with the photo, because I didn't spend all that much time with him. He died when I was 18, and we only visited him maybe once a year if that. He smoked a pipe every time I was around him. He seemed really jolly, and had a humped over back. I would guess it was osteoporosis, but I don't really know for sure. I started doing Genealogy a few winters ago and would love to continue it soon. But for now, I really don't know much more than this. World War I would definitely be the oldest photo I have in my possession.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Remember Whensday

I joined this and so can you! I saw this when I was visiting Sandy and Ann today and would like to try it also. If you would like to join in please go to Sally's blog to join in. Now I am off to find a photo to go with my story!

Thanks for Thinking of Me!

First I need to Thank Mary Anne over at Starlight Blog for giving me this award a week or so ago. I really appreciate her kinds words about me. Who doesn't enjoy good thing being said about them! I wish I could bottle them and save them for the days when people would like to throw something at me and call me names. know there are days like that! Thank you Mary Anne! I so appreciate this, but I would just like to pass it on to everyone who visits my blog and leaves me comments. You are all very special to me! Please visit Mary Anne. She has some really interesting posts and has directed me to go out into the blogosphere and find new reads and meet new people.
The second award is from Patty over at Old Lady Lincoln. This award comes with a bit of thinking and restraint because you have to use one word to answer the questions. SO here goes!

Here are the rules: You have to answer the questions with one word answers and then pass it on to three other bloggers.

Okay, here goes. . . . .
1. Where is your cell phone? counter
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? heaven
4. Your father? heaven
5. Your favorite food? icecream
6. Your dream last night? scary
7. Your favorite drink? Water
8. Your dream / goal? happy
9. What room are you in? kitchen
10. Your hobby? blogging
11. Your fear? crowds
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Hawaii
13. Where were you last night? church
14. Something you aren't? famous
15. Muffins? don't
16. Wish list item? sunshine
17. Where did you grow up? Missouri
18. Last thing you did? meeting
19. What are you wearing? jammies
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? none
22. Your friends? love
23. Your life? beautiful
24. Your mood? nice
25. Missing someone? always
26. Vehicle? Buick
27. Something you're not wearing? hat
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? Lilac
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
32. Your best friend? several
33. One place that I go over and over? grocery
34. One person who e mails me regularly? husband
35. Favorite place to eat? all

I will pass this on to Dana, Ann and Kat. And anyone else that wants to join in. Thanks!

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever