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Thursday, July 03, 2014

A quick catch up for another busy week . . .

First of all, we had an awesome ride last weekend. Found a new-to-us restaurant in a tiny little town. Great food and atmosphere. Gonna do that one again!

I don't have a step tracker gizmo but I know I'm getting plenty steps in every day! I usually put in 25 minutes every time I move/set up the lawn sprinklers . . . and that's usually 3 times a day. I'm getting a lot of fresh air, sunshine and exercise . . . plus our lawn looks like a park.

Okay, now for the fun stuff . . . I cut and colored my hair on Monday. The box said it was Light Ash, the same color I've used for years . . . but apparently all brands are NOT created equal!!! Now I'm a brunette. And no I don't like it. But my hair is really short and it won't take long for it to grow out. And I've already added some highlights to break the stark contrast. YIKES!

A cool thing - One of the gift shops in town wants to display my jewelry! This is so much fun. Oh, and at the car show last weekend, none of my jewelry sold . . . . but I did get an order for one of the copper wire jewelry trees.

Now I'm getting ready for a fun 4th of July weekend. We're planning to make a day trip through the mountains to the coast . . . maybe catch some fireworks on the way back.

Anyway, I hope each of you have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Reminder to self: think before you act.
Don't UN-DO all you've accomplished so far.
If you REALLY want some of 'that' . . . slow down and enjoy a smaller portion.

Let's do this!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OHANAMAMA 7/4/2014 3:24PM

    Good going on all the freebie exercise.. that's the best kind to me.. when exercise is just a by-product of doing something else you enjoy. :) like making your yard look like a park (I bet it's gorgeous!)

I have dark brown hair. However, I've got a heckuva lot of "silver highlights" now. The last time I colored my hair I was 17 and I went with a deep dark auburn/brown, not a whole lot different than the natural color. I reckon I'm a chicken when it comes to that. I am debating on the coloring thing again because of the silver, but afraid to.. I have very long hair, it would take forever to grow out. :) I hope you enjoy being a brunette at least just a little bit. :)

Sorry you didn't sell any jewelry at the car show... but what an (unexpected?) surprise that your stands were a hit! :) I hope you have excellent sales through the gift shop!

Happy 4th of July!! emoticon emoticon

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COASTAL6 7/4/2014 9:58AM

    I have dark brown hair, but I bleach it out!
Have a great ride, I'll be in the Oregon Coast on Monday!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/4/2014 8:57AM

    I stopped coloring my hair years ago, it is all silver now.

have fun riding

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MSLZZY 7/4/2014 8:30AM

    I meant to color my hair before the 4th-not happening. Better check the color before I open the box. Have a great 4th of July!

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MARITIMER3 7/3/2014 11:11PM

    A little sample never hurts you.

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2BDYNAMIC 7/3/2014 9:48PM

    Lots of good stuff here; First I like finding a new place to eat that is fun like you did! And way cool you are getting your steps in with your 'park' ............. Nice!! When I open the clinic where I work, it is four stories and I hoof around very fast non stop for at least 30min per day .............. so it's a great work out 'cept I end up sweaty and have to turn a fan on myself! Oh well ............. glad I can do it .............. Thanks for the birthday wishes and comment on my blog! I had a fun day as my hubby got off work and said, "I am at your beckoned call............ where would you like to go?" ............. Well for one thing .............. this young gal who is a server at B.J.'s restaurant always has the prettiest earrings .............. so I complimented her and said I wondered where she finds such cool earrings ................ She told me and I had never waltzed into that store before ................. so today I did and Bonanza!!!! (for one I am a fiend for watches and they had really fun ones and NOT expensive and really FUN rings ................... so I got a couple ............. not expensive! Just fun stuff! I love stumling onto finds like this, but the waitress tipped me ................ so all good!
As for your hair, I bet the cut is so cute cos you have good hair ................ and I am sure it will lighten as your shampoo ............. (I have done some of those too) ............. Have lots of fun .................. sounds like a good time! ............. and I will take your advice on being careful w/ the grub!! ............... Oh yeah!!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/3/2014 9:06PM

    Have a good trip! Boy, quite the change to go from blonde to brunette! Good grief! That seems like more than just a "brand difference!"

I like having my hair short, too, because mistakes grow out!

HUGS and have a safe trip.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/3/2014 8:29PM

    I knew someone would want one of those trees! You did such a good job on them. Have a great 4th! emoticon

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DIGIT00 7/3/2014 7:56PM

  Have a great weekend!

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BUBBALOOGA123 7/3/2014 7:35PM

    Way to go with getting your steps in! My auntie is also a jeweler. How fun and exciting!

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FUNLOVEN 7/3/2014 6:25PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I needed it ! Happy 4th to you too. Get-together at our house with family tomarrow. Art show on Saturday - I will think of you - then dinner and camp fire at friends house. RIDE ON SUNDAY emoticon

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49YEARSAWIFE 7/3/2014 4:03PM

    You can always look it as you are a new women with your new hair color. emoticon
Have a safe and happy 4th.

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KELLIEBEAN 7/3/2014 3:57PM

    Yep, been there done that with the hair color!

I have not been on my motorcycle since vacation down to the Ozarks in late May. Maybe DH and I can get an early ride in this weekend. I'm not big on riding on a holiday weekend. I'm in a bit of a busy area. But early in the morning would be nice.

As Joey J sings "we see more than our sunglass lense than you'll ever see in your mercedes benz"


Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for the reminder to be mindful!


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FIT4MEIN2013 7/3/2014 3:06PM

    I can SO relate to the hair coloring! I decided to highlight my hair once. I literally screamed when I looked in the mirror and hid under the blankets pretending to be asleep when my hubby came home from work at 4:30 am. When he fell asleep, I jumped up and ran to the store. On the way, my then 6 year old said, "Couldn't you at least put a hat on, mom?" I haven't colored my hair since then!

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/3/2014 2:57PM

    At least it's a HAIR color. My DD has the front and sides of her's a dark teal right now. Of course it looks good on her!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/3/2014 2:50PM

    We've all had coloring like that! It happens. It is most likely not as bad as you think.

Enjoy your weekend.

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WALLAHALLA 7/3/2014 2:33PM

    I have never colored my hair before, but have seen plenty of "oh my" jobs. A lot of them were on my mom. I finally convinced her that her natural gray was beautiful, and the weird colors she was using (at such bargain prices) were not flattering, and in fact, made her look much older. Now if I could just get her to quit obsessing about her tan.

Have a great and successful 4th!
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COMPCHIC52 7/3/2014 12:39PM

    lol on the coloring. To bad you don`t like it we need a pic so we can see. It is probably not bad at all. Have fun this weekend. I love your quotes. we have an area in channel for quotes you should add some there. emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 7/3/2014 12:01PM

  Oh no! about the hair. I hope it grows out quickly and you are able to get a color you like. Congratulations on all the good stuff! Enjoy the holiday and your ride.

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