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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday March 21. 2012.
Wet heavy snow has been steadily falling since early morning. It's warmed up some, but the snow keeps falling.
I have an Easter Bunny decoration on my door, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.
Don't think Mother Nature got the message that here in the Pacific Northwest it's supposed to be Spring too.
My best girlfriend, Pam & exercise buddy is back from vacation. We workout in the weight room from 8:00 to 9:00 , then do our aqua aerobics, from 9:15 to 10:15.
I called her to see if she was coming to the gym. If not I would do my weight workout after aerobics. That way I wouldn't have to go in so early.
You see for me to do weights before aqua aerobics, I have to limber up and do 30 minutes of warm up. Otherwise I get sore. My trainer suggested I do the aqua first to let my muscles get loose and warm , before the weights. But Pam can only do the weights early, so I am trying to fit into her schedule.
We did all the machine, I had fun showing her all the new ones in the gym.
When we got to our aqua aerobics class, we had NO instructor. The class was probably a third of the original size. So we formed a circle and took turns leading the class. Only the die hard ones came out in the snow. We all know what to do.
We had so much fun working out. We had music and everyone got to call out and time a exercise. We told the staff don't get any ideas, this was an special occasion,
If they want to save money, not having a instructor is not in the cards.
Today is the potluck and bingo day for the Silver Fit aerobics class.
I asked at the desk if it was still on. They said, " Yes."
So I came home packed up my crock pot with hot pork stew and a plate of lemon miniature cupcakes and went back to the gym.
Did the Silver Fit aerobics class from 11:15 to 12:15.
Some of the members have started to call me "Wonder Women", since I workout so much.
We had a nice pot luck. Everyone wanted to know what was in the Pork Stew.
Mainly the spices I used. Told them I used a Cajun spice rub and some Sicilian spices.
I took a huge 5 quart slow cooker completely full and not a spoonful was left.
We played bingo and I won $20.00, in bingo dollars. I have $165.00 saved. Can use them for movie tickets,dinner out or other things. No cash.
I got to thinking the other day , Why are some people more lucky than others?
What is luck?
Is it being in the right place at the right time? Is it intuition ? Or is is fate?
I bring this up because of what happened last Friday.
I was taking Titan to the groomers at 2:00 in the afternoon. Diana's is clear cross town, 30 miles round trip. I usually drop Titan off and come home and go back to pick him up. Driving 60 miles.
This time I decided with gas at $4.00 a gallon, I would drop him off and hang out. Go to the nearby GW and then to the shopping mall.
I was fortunate to find a very pretty gold,brown with green jersey dress last month and I have been looking for shoes to ware with it. Not having any luck at the thrift stores. I figured with all the money I have been saving, I would go to a regular shoe store or store and buy some pretty heels. I was looking for a brown pair, 3 to 4 inch heels or even a wedge heel. Sling backs would be nice , since I have a very narrow heel, and pumps always slip up and down. I have to have the heel lined to fit. So I had my plan for the 2 hours Titan was going to be at Diana's.
The GW is only 4 blocks from the pet salon so I drove over and went in.
Looked around, I don't go to that one very often.
I headed to the shoes, might as well look. Up and down the aisles, nothing caught my eye. Oh, wait there was a pair of Enzo Angiolini wide strap Italian sandals . Good price, $4.99. But in looking them over saw there was a loose leather strap. But it could easily be glued. Either the shoe repair man or even I could fix that. I put them in my cart.
I headed over to small appliances. Looking for a George Foreman grill. Want a small one. Lo and behold there one was, only $4.99. Perfect.
I then picked up some plastic storage containers.
I looked at the pants, tops, nothing caught my eye.
I looked at my watch I had spent almost 45 minutes, I had leave for the mall.
I headed up to the checkout, and all of a sudden got an uncontrollable urge to go back to the shoe area. I headed over there, down one aisle, up another. Nothing, I am sure I have looked at everything. But just then one of the clerks came out from the back room with some new merchandise. She stopped and put a pair of shoes on the rack. I looked at the shoes. I reached out and picked up the shoes.
In my hand I held the perfect pair of shoes I had been wanting. Bronze and brown, sling back with a open toe. Height 4 inches. I looked them over, there was a scuff,smudge on the inside toe area. I rubbed at it, didn't come off. Didn't want to damage the finish.
I have lots of jewelers supplies, I make and fire some of my own beads. I have fine grit polishing cloths, bronzing creams, etc. I bet I can fix this scuff,smudge..
I go to the checkout, I ask the clerk if I can get the sandals for less because the strap is loose. And the high heels are scuffed . They told me the heels were priced according because of the scuff. but they would reduce the sandal to $2.99. Here they are after I used some E6000 glue and clamps to fix the loose strap.
I got out some of my jeweler supplies and stated to gently rub the scuffed smudge on the heel, and it started to fade away. I ever so gently worked on it, then I polished it with one of my jeweler polishing cloths . One that I use on the clay beads I make. When I had finished you could see no scuff, no smudge. They were just like new. And I could not believe how wonderful they fit and the match to the dress is as if they were made for the dress.
Heres a picture of them by the dress. Look at the print and I'm sure you'll agree with me.

One of these days I will get someone to take a full length picture and you can see how perfect they are.
I know I am lucky to have found these shoes. The way they came to be mine is uncanny.
Why do I get these urges to go some place. Why do we think about someone just before they call or get an e mail from them.
Do we have a lot more ability to use our mind in more advanced ways than we are doing.?
Or is it just a lucky consequence that I decided to take one more look, at the same time more shoes were coming out. And they just happened to be size 9M, right color, right style. What ever you want to call it, I am glad I was in the right place at the right time.
I never went to the mall. I didn't need anything. Since I got my heels for $3.99 and the sandals for $2.99, I figured I have save a lot more money, so maybe I'll just wait to spend it on a spa trip.
I'm looking outside, it's 5:00 and still snowing. going to freeze tonight and tomorrow will be a mess.
I am so close to the gym I can walk, just encase I can't get my van out.
Titan is napping. I had to dry him off from the snowy walk. He didn't like the cold snow on his little feet. Need to get him boots.
I am going to Zumba, so ciao for now.
Take care, stay positive.
Thought for today."True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body: the two are united. Humboldt.
Love and Peace.
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    When I think of these words my doctor said to me at one of my check-ups, "You have added years to your life," I think of you. I'm pretty sure you're going to out-live us all Tish! All your exercise is simply amazing--you are indeed Super Woman!

    Sorry about your snowy weather--hopefully it is all melted by now. It is gorgeous in Nebraska right now and predicted to be this way all week. No excuses not to walk this week--I plan to be out there every single night, hitting my Rocky Moment and thinking, "I've got to keep up with Tish!"
    3257 days ago
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    Wow, I was booing and hooing about the rain, but now I'm glad we didn't get that snow. That's enough of that!
    I admire your clothing and accessory coordination skills:)
    Hmmm, I think of you as someone who attracts the good things to you because you put so much good out to others in so many ways!
    3260 days ago
    Those heels match perfect. They were meant to be yours. When you are in the right place body and soul, you are living in the perfect synchronicity of your life. Always in the place you are meant to be. You are obviously there, I am sometimes there but still working on it. Good for you.
    3261 days ago
    Not too fond of snow but love the Easter decoration. LOL. The pork stew sounded delicious. I loved the shoes.
    3261 days ago
    I can't believe the price on those shoes - you really did well. Also, I hurt for you looking at the snow - it's 80 degrees even in Cleveland - a city as rainy as Seattle, and incredibly cold in the winter. You're getting gypped on the weather.
    3261 days ago
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    Tisha. I love your blogs. You are upbeat and fun. I hope you will continue to keep us in the loop about your shopping. I must admit that as I wear a 4x here in Canada about a 3x in America, there is very little choice at our Value thrift shop. We only have one and it doesn't carry very much in the way of "nice clothes". I guess people here either wear their clothes to death or pass them on before donating them

    3261 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    I feel like we just finished a nice cup of tea and a chat about your day emoticon Great find on the shoes emoticon Tenacity is your middle name emoticon

    Spring is just around the corner.. hang in there emoticon

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    3261 days ago
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  • JILL313
    I'm not a snow fan myself as I would be scared to drive in it--I'm a sissie that's for sure. I hope your Spring weather gets there soon. You are so lucky as what are the chances that you'd go back just as the clerk was putting out those perfect shoes for you. I always admire how fit you are and self-disciplined. It sounds like you're a "gym rat" and I really admire that. You've got to love GW and it sounds like it loves you back. Have another wonderful week!


    3262 days ago
    That shoe/dress combo couldn't be better if you had a professional shopper and money was no object! Way to go, Tisha! I really think we humans have more abilities than we use! I think many "coincidences" are something else. Sixth sense? Sure is something. I have had some unusual happenings in my life to know there is something! Thanks for sharing your day! How bout a pic of Titan with his new "do" along with you in your new outfit!
    Hugs to you both!
    3262 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/22/2012 12:14:55 AM
    Tisha, We have been having snow too, even thunder snow but the sun was out today, emoticon

    I don't think you could of found a more perfect match for that dresss. I can't wait to see a picture of you in them. You were blessed!

    Hugs, Gail
    3262 days ago
    Hi Tisha,
    That's a great story about your New Shoes...Good Karma or Good Luck..whatever it is, it was on your side today!
    Those shoes are indeed perfect with the dress.Would you mind sharing the recipe for that Pork Stew?It sounds yummy!
    Stay warm tonight! emoticon
    3262 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    So glad you include photos because those shoes and that dress are even prettier than I was picturing and the match is unbelievable. You are a "wonder shopper" as well as a wonder-woman/exerciser. Not to brag, but not too far north of you we have actual Spring weather - mild, sunny, lovely. That snow is freaky, but we had it not long ago. Stay warm!
    3262 days ago
  • QTEALADY20031
    Hi Tisha, Sorry you have all that snow. I would send you our sunshine if I could. You really are doing well with your exercise program. Sounds like that everyone enjoyed your slow cooker with nothing left!! You also found some good deals at the GW. Your heels really go well with your dress and both shoes look like new. I finally got myself back to the aqua aerobics yesterday and really felt good afterward. We are going to the outside pool in two weeks and I can't wait. I love doing the water aerobics in the outside pool at the Y. Sounds like you had fun at your session! By the way I forgot I like your door decoration. Doesn't go with the snow, does it. Hope that snow disappears soon. Enjoy the rest of your week. emoticon emoticon
    3262 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/21/2012 9:33:23 PM
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