Glad I got home from vacation when I did!
Ok. I would love to have been able to stay on the coast longer, and yes, I need to blog and add some pics from our week in Galveston. It's a long drive back (around 12 hrs, with stops) and DH said if I got tired to stop and get a room. Boy, am I... Read more
Latest project - Grow Light Stand
I've wanted one of these for a long time... bought the lights for it, even. Knew I needed a stand. So... decided to force the issue! That means I went ahead and planted my seed. Knew that w/ the heating mat they would be popping up before I knew... Read more
Conquering the Canny House Mouse
If only mice didn't leave doodles and piddles all over the place. If only they didn't chew through walls and carry germs. If only they could find things to eat that wouldn't ruin whole packages of good food. If only they weren't so noisy at nigh... Read more
Happy New Year! Time to regroup/reboot!
What makes a person just stop? I spent 10 months of the year exercising regularly, getting on Sparks on a daily basis, doing great. Doubled my goal of running a 5K competitively, and had good times doing it both times. Increased my distance... a... Read more
There's No Excuse for Bad Behavior!
Ok. I'm venting, and it doesn't have anything to do with healthy living. Well, inferred, only...
My daughter is a member of Patriot Guard Riders. If you haven't heard of them, they are a group of motorcycle riders, many of them Vietnam Veteran... Read more
What to do with a stray?
Late afternoon yesterday I was in the house when I heard screaming, knocking at the door, and then a young neighbor girl burst into my house - along with her little terrier and a loose pit bull! Chaos! The girl I know is petrified of larger dogs... Read more
Another 5K attempt...
I signed up for my 1st 5K run in May. Due to a bad thunderstorm, it got postponed until today. You can read about it in a aprevious blog...
I got the emails telling me about the new date and time, and showed up to run this morning. No one else... Read more
One of the most beautiful salads I ever saw was strewn with edible flowers. It was so pretty, it was almost a shame to eat it! I have also enjoyed rose petal sandwiches and stuffed squash blossoms. After I found out my daylilies were edible, I d... Read more
1st 5K - sort of...
I finally entered a 5K race. I've been wanting to for quite awhile and found one that wasn't too far away and didn't cost as much as a lot of them. ($15 instead of $20, and only $5 for kids under 18) Got signed up and turned up for the race this... Read more
I'm trying something new today, in self defense. I bought a granola cereal last week and when I served myself some for breakfast - I ended up drinking an extra cup of milk to wash it down because it was SO sweet! I'm used to granolas w/ dried fr... Read more
I know many of you here wouldn't be excited by snow, but it's the first decent one we've had in years! And it's not ice! Unfortunately it's so wet from the rain we got the day ... Read more
I Found My Poem!
It's been missing for years, but I just found a copy of it tucked away in my file cabinet! It's a poem I wrote about 12 years ago while attending a ladies' Bible study. Wanted to share it. It is copywrited, so please do not use it without writte... Read more
DH's New Diet that Really Works! (You've gotta read his story!)
Yesterday I was buying a large bag of Purina dog chow at Wal-Mart, for my dog Athena, the wonder dog. I was about to check out when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think that I had an elephant?
Since I had little else t... Read more
I've been talking about it, but here are a couple pics showing what I've been doing in the bedroom. I really wish I'd taken a pic or 2 before we got started on it all, but imagin... Read more
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DD's 'new' bedroom
Today I finished cutting and installing the trim in DD's bedroom. Cleaned up my mess, and I have to say, the room looks good! Still need to paint the inside of the closet and make curtains - oh - and get her stuff moved back in! But I'm so glad ... Read more