Saturday, October 16, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Today we are in Jekyll Island Georgia for a wedding. It is a beautiful day, sunny in the 70's but this place is sure expensive! We are in a 3 br condo with son and wife and 2 kids, her sister, sig other, and niece. No TV! This is really important because FSU is playing Boston College and it is the big game of the week! We are all FSU fans dressed for the game and can't watch itl. We get, the repair man will be here sometime today! Duh, it's costing us $550 for 2 nights in this place with 1980's decor and no TV! One kid is 14 months and the other is 6 and he is in the wedding with his parents!
Anyway, it is lovely here and we love seeing our family! Last night we had a low country boil which included steamed shrimp and snow crab! I love crab and it was delicious! The cake was beautiful but it was covered in fondant. What is with fondant, it doesnt taste all that good but it makes beautiful cakes. You can make a beautiful cake with icing if you know how to do it.
I will have to look up the history of this place as it was owned by a bunch of rich people in the late 1800's when people were very rich or very poor. Anyway, we will be searching for some sort of sports bar if we don't get cable soon. And a big discount on this place. Later.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Am posting this e-mail that I got from a friend. It is hilarious!
CALMNESS IN OUR LIVES
I am passing this on to you because it definitely works and we could all
use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard
on the Oprah show, you too can find inner peace.
Dr. Oz proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the
things you have started and have never finished.'
So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't
finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a
bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Tequila, a package of Oreos, the
remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake,
some Doritos, and a box of chocolates.
You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now.
Pass this on if you know anyone you think might be in need of inner
Monday, October 11, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
First of all I want to thank all of my sparkbuddies for giving me encouragement. I've gotten goodies and notes from many of you and as a result, just for today, I am going to be a Weight Watcher. I'm going to log my points, take the dog for a walk and try to get in 5 fruits and veggies. Then tomorrow, I'm going to do it again. Today I will make the effort.
I want to tell you about the beautiful weekend I had. Friday night we drove in our T-bird with the top down about a 45 min drive to a restaurant and shopping. The weather is absolutely beautiful here in NW Florida, the time of year we covet. We went to Talbots to shop and I tried on some pants. The 14's were a little snug and the 16's were too big. When you can pull on the waist and everything moves, you know they are a little too big and any weight loss or stretching will make then baggy. So I left with nothing.
Saturday morning we had a wedding to attend. Our friends, both in their 60's were getting married. Within the last 2 years, they had both lost spouses to cancer and they gravitated toward each other, fell in love and tied the knot. It was so beautiful. The church was absolutely packed with people, like a sunday service, as these 2 have many many friends in our community. On the alter were 2 roses to acknowledge the presence of their spouses watching over them. Just lovely. Later on, they had a celebration reception at their town home community. Their town home is on the water, the weather was lovely and it was in and out, seeing and greeting so many of our friends there. And Saturday was football day. The groom is a big Florida State University fan and the wedding colors were garnet and gold. At the reception we were told to dress casually and in garnet and gold so I was there in my FSU colors. Later on that night FSU whipped Miami 45 to 17. What a game!
Sunday was church and a day of sewing. I am so into quilting now and I love it. I have set up my sewing room with a high table where I stand and cut out my fabrics. I have a work triangle of cut, sew and press. So far, I've made 4 1/2 blocks for my underground railroad quilt. I make mistakes and I have to tear out and sew again sometimes. Yesterday, I was working on a Bears Paw square and I didn't read the directions and I ended up with my right bear's toes all broken going in the wrong direction. Have to tear that out now. But I don't mind.
Sunday evening, the barbershop chorus of which my husband was a member, gave a free concert for my church in the new Christian Life Center. All proceeds raised were donated back to the church for the purchase of stage lighting. What a gift! The concert was fabulous! My hubby was the MC and he did a fabulous job!
And this morning I got a goodie from Prairiecrocus and a challenge to get on with the weight loss, thus my pledge today to be a weight watcher! This weekend we travel to Jekyll Island Georgia for another wedding, this one a big fancy one and we will see lots of old friends there as well. My youngest son, his wife and grandson are in the wedding so we will see them as well. And on Saturday afternoon, Florida State plays Boston College so we'll be watching prior to the evening wedding! Looking forward to it! Later. P.S. I wore a pretty blouse and white skirt to the wedding on Saturday. Last Christmas, the blouse was snug at the waist and the skirt too tight. This year I had ample room in the blouse and the skirt fit nicely. I guess something is good.
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