Saturday, April 11, 2015

Water water, everywhere

So I am on this program to lose weight....again.  But it is more than a diet, it will be a way of life.  No rocket scientist here - eat less, drink more (water, not wine) and move, move.  So I bought the Fitbit which I always wear and have upped my steps from 900 to 3000 daily.  Not the 10,000 that I need to do, but well, baby steps first.

I even bought the bracelets in all different colors so I can be fashionable.  Then I also downloaded the MyFitness Pal app....keeping track of all the calories and keeping under my set number.

And now I have an app to record the amount of water I drink.  And according to the app I must drink at least 120 ounces of water a day....huh??  Thats about 7 bottles of water......I realized that I have only been drinking 2 or 3 per day.  Now I have to figure out how to drink that much water and not spend the day in the bathroom......

Friday, April 10, 2015, wait....wait

This morning we (meaning hubby, and two of my grandsons) went to the doctor.  Well, hubby that is.  He had a regular checkup with the urologist and it was at 9 that would mean - going, signing in, getting checked and out.....NO

Of course there was no parking, so I sat in the car, parked in a no parking zone, with the boys.  But we amused ourselves for ipods and ipads and some music...while we waited, and waited, and waited.
Finally got a call from hubby, the doctor isnt in yet, on his way from the hospital and probably another 1/2 is now 10 am.

Alas, the doctor showed up at 10:30 am - and hubby comes out of office at 10:35 am....on our way home....So we sat for 1-1/2 half hours and he saw my husband for five minutes....what' wrong with this picture?

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Outcry - Holocaust memoirsOutcry - Holocaust memoirs by Manny Steinberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One cannot read this book without feeling the atrocities that Manny went through. Having heard and read about the Holocaust, this story brought out things you dont read in only thought was that G-d had other plans for Manny and gave him the strength to go through it all. Bless him and his family, and may none of us know anything like it....although it does bring 9/11 to mind. May we all attain peace in this world.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bee Hives Begone

The idea of bees is scary. I am certainly not a fan. But having a back yard with a bar b q certainly brings them out. So somehow we have always put up with them.  And they were happy to put up with us. So happy that they decided to make a honey comb in our backyard shack. And there they have been reproducing so much that they were constantly all over my backyard.

So instead of insect repellent - we bought an insect killer.....sorry but not sharing my food with bees.  Besides the grandkids are deadly afraid and allergic.  We bought a spray to get rid of their hives (yes there were two of them) and sprayed away.  Tonight we will knock the hives away - the bees havent been back since summer and we are hoping when they do come and do not find their hives, they will go somewhere far far away.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I'm on a roll....

and I'm so excited....just cant help myself....but this vacation thing is lifting me up.  What's not to like? Been getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night...wake up, stretch, go to the bathroom, get dressed, make the bed.....go downstairs and make breakfast....very stress to rush and get out the door at 7 am.

This is the life, not caring about anything....but alas the above picture is not me (really don't know who it is) and I am sitting at home watching the rain pour.....all the things I planned to do are not being done.  Things like getting the garden ready for planting flowers; cleaning off the deck to ready it for my first bar-b-q.....

Instead, I have done laundry, dusted, mopped, shredded many papers, online shopping....

But with the rain here I did manage my online Avon Store re-doing the site, adding a few things...getting ready for the orders to go in this weekend.  Oh, I also managed to get a hair cut and nail filling.  Ordered some spring clothes....still not warm enough to wear them.

But through it all, the week has not ended yet and AT LEAST THERE IS NO

Monday, April 6, 2015

It has been a while......

Life  has been getting in the way of my blogging.  That's the good thing I think.  As a busy lady I am grateful that I am healthy (sort of) and am able to work - have many children and grandchildren who keep me going, a great husband and somehow in between I find time to read, crochet, sell jewelry on Etsy and now I have become an Avon Rep.

This week I am off and will be trying to get some order into my life.  Priorities and all that stuff. Thinking of closing down Etsy (click here) ....but before doing that I will have to sell my stash of be on the lookout for some bead sales and pass the word.

Meantime, if you feel beautiful (and we all should) stop by my online store for Avon (click here) and pick up a thing or two....there is free shipping available also.  All online orders ship within two days....Have a great day!

Those Girls

Those GirlsThose Girls by Chevy Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chevy Stevens never disappoints...another great book I was lucky enough to have won this giveaway, months before the book comes out (July 2015) and found I could not put it down. Following the lives of Dani, Courtney and Jess Campbell - from their rocky lives at home with an abusive father, to their running away and getting caught up with unscrupulous men who abused escaping with their lives. But the scars run too deep and even though they make a life for themselves, they are drawn to their past....a real page-turner....

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stranger Child

Stranger Child (DCI Tom Douglas #4)Stranger Child by Rachel Abbott

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While a great story, I found myself dragging through it. Very slow going but at the same time I wanted to find out what happened to Ollie, the story behind David - and of course Jack and his brother. While it was not a "cant put down book" I wasnt giving up on the story. Surprises did pop up here and there...

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