Saturday, February 26, 2011


Got MP up early on a Saturday morning to take a spin class with me.  Wish they made those seats a little bigger! 

Friday, February 25, 2011


Last year I set a goal to run a 5K in November, the Turkey Trot.  I planned to run with my husband and daughter.  I worked really hard, then found out I was having surgery and wouldn't be able to run, so I stopped.  I was really disappointed, and now I'm having a hard time getting started again.  I can't really get motivated.  I get on the treadmill at the gym and run a little, but don't really push it.  Today I realized I have a lot more in me than I have been giving.  So I ran, I ran a mile, I could have done more.  It felt good, It also felt good to push myself.  I've been going to the gym for a year now, and I do strength training with a trainer, so I'm pushed there, but I haven't really pushed myself while doing cardio.  A couple of weeks ago, I started taking some of the classes offered at the gym and quickly realized that I haven't really pushed at all.  So now I know I have more in me than I thought.  It's time to start pushing!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What was I thinking!

Yesterday my sister made homemade granola, amongst other things.  My niece and my sister get together every Wed. and bake or craft together. I had them send me the recipe for granola, I went out and got the things I didn't have on hand and made some this morning when I came back from the gym.  I have to say I'm so glad I went today even though it was rainy and gross outside.  On Thursday's I take a class with a group of other woman.  The class is always different, always challenging, but the best thing about it is being with other woman!  There is something great about getting together with the same group of woman, week after week for the same purpose.  I'm blessed by them.  I wonder if they know that?  Ok, so back to the granola.  I have been thinking about this since yesterday, thinking how wonderful it will be with the homemade yogurt MP makes.  Mmmmm mmmmm.  So I made it.  Note to self "Do not use salted sunflower seeds in your granola".  The granola is good, and I will eat it, however, the sweet nutty flavor I was looking forward to, is missing, thanks to my roasted, salted, sunflower seeds.  What was I thinking?

4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup of raisins
1/4 c of canola oil
1/2 c of honey
mix the dry ingredients together, then add honey and oil
spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 10 minutes
turn granola over and bake another 10 minutes

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Where has my memory gone?  I really thought that after my surgery, when I was off all of my meds my memory would be better.  In most cases it is, but the last week or two, I have forgotten so many things that I really meant to do!  I missed iBloom's Facebook party, that makes me so sad!  I've never attended on and really wanted to see how it works!  I also missed a Thirty-One online training I wanted to attend.  So many things going through this brain of mine these days!  What do you do to keep track of things?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thirty One Party

I'm hosting my first on-line party tonight.  We'll see how it goes.  Join me at!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

what the heck

I have the "what the heck"  syndrome today.   I've been eating anything I want, and as much as I want.  Tomorrow, I will be sorry, maybe even later today, but for now, "what the heck".  I'm just going with it!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Today has been an odd day.  I've been with people I barely know, and with people I dearly love. I was part of a conversation today in which someone inserted a "hmmmm".  You know the kind of 'hmmmmm" I mean.  The kind where you know the person doesn't necessarily agree with what is being said.  Person #1 "Well, that would be exciting!"  Person #2 "That would be, hmmmm."  So I wonder, what does person #2 really mean, what does that "hmmmm" mean?  Why am I bothered by the "hmmmmm"?  Maybe because the "hmmmm" was said by a person I barely know, about a person I dearly love?  Hmmmmmm.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Did you create New Year's Resolutions or goals this year? If so, were they the same ones you made in 2008, 2009, and 2010? I don't know about you, but I can get tired of writing the same goals year after year.

I'm SO excited to tell you what my friends at iBloom are doing this year. They realized that they were creating the same goals year and after year, but decided this year would be different. They are determined to make their goals a reality in 2011, and they want us to join them on this life-changing journey.

So, they've extended a special opportunity to US!

On Tuesday, March 1st, iBloom will host the 2011 Online Event where you'll be able to "Step Out of the Chaos & Discover How to Live a Life You Love." During this 60-minute online event, iBloom Founder & President, Kelly Thorne Gore will share the key ingredients that will empower YOU to live a life you really love! Then, the iBloom life coaches will share their personal journey toward living a life of passion, balance, and purpose. They've been right where we are and are committed to making this year different. So, let's join them!

At the end of the year, wouldn't it be great to look back and realize we did it- we're really living a life we love! In fact, iBloom believes in this message so much, that they're making this life-changing opportunity available to YOU, ME, and (& all of our girlfriends) completely FREE! Yep, you read that right, it's really FREE! And, since it's online, we can be comfy! I'll be in my jammies! There's no need to fuss with hair and make-up for this event.

So, will you be my guest at the iBloom 2011 Online Event?

iBloom 2011 Online Event:

Step Out of the Chaos & Discover How to Live a Life You Love

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011


Can’t attend this event live? No worries, be sure to register anyway and you'll receive the audio recording after the live event. But, try to attend LIVE because their giving away some FABULOUS giveaways!

To register for the FREE 2011 iBloom Online Event, go to

And, I know you'll want to share this life-changing opportunity with all of your girlfriends, so invite them to join you! iBloom is on a mission to inspire and empower every woman on the planet to life a live she loves- including YOU & and all of your friends. So, lets partner with them to change the world! Go for it- forward this email, share it on facebook, tweet about it - tell everyone you know!

"See" you on March 1st!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Having Fun

I've done my first 2 Thirty-One parties. It's so good to get out with a bunch of other women and just have fun!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Girl

Is she not the cutest! This is my newest grandbaby, looking at her Grandpa in this picture. I've decided I need to see her again, so I'm going to CA in April. Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Girlfriends in God

I'm missing my husband today. He's away for the week. In the past I have traveled with him as much as possible. This year we decided to tighten the budget a little which means he travels I stay home. Today the Girlfriends in God newsletter from Bible Gateway had a great devotithat talks about our about prayer and how NOTHING is impossible through prayer. At the bottom of the devotion it had a prayer to pray for your husband, praying scripture for him from head to toe. I thought it was really great, and since MP is gone right now I've been praying for him more than usual. Sign up for the Girlfriends in God newsletter (here) you'll be encouraged, then do something nice for your husband today. Pray for him!