A new member of the family--Oscar!
So yesterday after I got back from riding Shooter, hubby tells me the neighbor called. Her daughter had rescued a feral kitten from her work, and they were looking for a home. They had said it was maybe 2-3 weeks old (!). I was kind of hesitant,... Read more
I had such a nice day! I'm really liking that I now have a really short work day on Fridays. I took advantage today and went to Boot Barn for some new jeans. Of course, I also ended up with a lovely pair of boots too. And a cell phone case to ma... Read more
He's almost mine!
Presenting the saga of Shooter.
As some may know, I lost my sweet old Tennessee Walker, Spike a couple of weeks ago. He was retired and had been having lameness issues for a while. I found him dead in his stall--he went down and wasn't able... Read more
Fun in the garden
Well, on this beautiful fall day, I had an urge to plant stuff, and so I did. :-)
First I planted an awesome herb garden in a new stacked-pot thing I got recently. I'm quite pleased with the results:
Pic of my necklace
Here's a pic of the fun little necklace my friend sent me--for those days when I'm feeling 'piratey', she said, LOL. It's more sort of Hindu-y, but I just love all the little charms and things. It looks like something Captain Jack would wear. :-... Read more
SP Cookbook Adventures!
So my SP Cookbook arrived this week, and it appears to be chock full of yummy ideas! I made three recipes today (well, four, really). All of them were quite good, though I had to adjust a few things. So, here's tonight's menu:
Lower Count M... Read more
Some of Dad's last thoughts...
My sister found among my Dad's things, a recent copy of the New Yorker--one of Dad's favorite reads. He was a voracious reader (and writer!). It was a semi-apocalyptic love poem by Tennessee Williams (I never knew he wrote poetry!) Anyway, the ... Read more
I just had a call that my Dad passed this evening. Dad was 95, still lived on his own (even drove!) and was doing pretty well up until recently. He's fallen a few times the last year or so, and these last months has talked more about how he was ... Read more
Office Cookie Exchange
What fun! I really wasn't too sure when a gal in my office brought up the idea of a cookie exchange, but I'm so glad I participated (even though it means lots of calorie-laden treats around).
I ended up making a recipe I'd only made once be... Read more
Run Through the Pines 5K and SparkFriend Meetup!
What a day! Got up at o'dark-thirty and got to the race registration nice and early. I was wearing my bright orange SparkPeople shirt in hopes of meeting up with some of my SparkFriends before the race, but didn't see anyone. I did meet up with ... Read more
New baby kitties!
So we have two new family members as of yesterday. The feral cats at hubby's work had a recent litter, and then the mother was hit by a car. :( He was able to catch two of the babies, and brought them home yesterday. Bijou is a tortie female and... Read more
Hooked on Jillian
OK, so I'd been doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred for a while, and really been liking it (and the results!). But now I've discovered her No More Trouble Zones workout. Oh. My. God. This is like, the best workout EVER! I used to love the old F... Read more
So stoked today! Woohoo!!!
My first blog post....yay! I am soooooo happy! I had a checkup with my doctor today, and my numbers (cholesterol and triglycerides) are looking way, WAY better than before! All the hard work has really been paying off, not just in looking and fe... Read more
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