Saturday, January 5, 2019

Great day for a mini roadtrip

When I got up this morning I was greeted with this beautiful sunrise.



And that was just the beginning. It was a beautiful, warm winter day. I don't know what the warmest temp was but it was melting so...above freezing. That's good enough for me.

Plans at work fell through so we decided to get in the car and head to a nearby town to do some thrifting. We had a great time and left most of it behind for others to enjoy :)

Had a nice lunch and headed back home to get ready for card night. I made a new brownie recipe that flopped so I threw in some microwave popcorn and called it good. We watched a live feed of game cameras in Georgia while we played cards. Got to see possums, deer, and a rabbit.

P.S. They won 😝

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Here's to 2019

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

I'm not one to really make "New Years Resolutions" although it does give me pause to consider making better choices and decisions so maybe that is a resolution.

There are a few changes, let's call them improvements, that I would like to make in the coming year. First, and foremost, taking better care of myself. I tend to be an emotional eater. And, not just eating but junk eating. That has to go. I went down the path the year I turned 50 - it worked out marvelously.  But, that was 6 years ago - 6! I lost 70 pounds, looked and felt much better and then....the bad habits slowly creep back in. Within a couple years I was right back where I started. So, I would like to get back on track.

I have managed to stay off the stinky butts but am still using the e-cigarette (also known as vaping). I have kept dropping nicotine level and would like to be free of that too by next years end. I'm also an emotional smoker. *sigh*

Last, but not least, I would like to finally get ORGANIZED. I need to take the emotional eating/vaping and turn it to getting organized. Seems completely rational. Skip the bad in lieu of the good. Easier said than done but I'm going to give it a whirl nonetheless.

So, those are my top 3. We'll see how it goes. 😏

P.S. They won.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Mother Nature brings it on

The weather through the holidays was pretty mild. Actually, REALLY mild for this time of year. Mother Nature decided enough of that last night.

We woke up to anywhere from 8 - 12" of fresh snow and it looked lovely until it had to be removed from the walkways, around wood stove, front of garage, etc.



It continued to snow all day and there was about as much again tonight with the added pleasure of wind - Uffda!

I haven't posted much lately - too much going on, I guess.

Christmas will be another post. But I do have the final installment of my monthly fun socks. It was a very fun gift and my daughter is very creative. I looked forward to the package every month.




Saturday, December 8, 2018

For Better or For Worse

39 years ago I walked down the aisle to join my soulmate in marriage. It was a simple ceremony - very low budget but meaningful nonetheless. We took our vows seriously and have, to this day, stayed true to those vows. Not to say it has been an easy path but nothing that is worthwhile is easy, or so they say.

We have been able to weather the worst of the worst and enjoy the best of the best. Maybe it's because we were driven to prove the naysayers wrong? Either way, we've made it this far and there's no turning back now.

Tonight we celebrated by visiting a local restaurant where we were surprised and thrilled to get a great meal, great service, and share some memories of days gone by.

When we eat out I am the one to try something new, hubby goes with tried and true. And so it is:


Steak and mashed for him.


Pecan encrusted walleye for her.


And the empty plate that was - French silk pie drizzled with extra chocolate sauce - YES!