Tuesday, April 28, 2009

30x5 & 30x5-100 Challenge Report

Yep, that's my award this time. I blew it! I kept up with the initial phase of the challenge pretty well but Phase 2 disappeared from my mind like dust in the wind. Therefore, no pounds disappeared. Sad for me and sad for the Pound for Pound Challenge which I have to give my final report/donation on in 1 week! Yikes. So while Linda is offering what is supposed to be a guilt-free challenge, I am eating away my donation to needy people. Now, that will make you suck wind. Clearly the "Crazy Breathing Lady" award was what I deserve.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

Real love is never afraid of giving too much.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sky Watch - Ball Drop

A very late Sky Watch due to technical difficulties...

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

Forgiven people need to be forgiving people.
-Dr. Jerry Davis

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Photo Hunters - Purple

The first bits of purple in my yard.

A little closer look.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sky Watch - Every Changing Spring Skies

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30x5 & 30x5-100 Challenge Thursday Update
Did 50, count them 50, minutes on the treadmill! Wooo Hooo! Go me! Ate one less piece of Pizza King pizza than usual at lunch. Then daughter Christy wanted to walk since it was finally nice outside. We walked for about an hour at a pretty good pace since she is used to walking with her very tall husband rather than her very short Mom.

LOST - best line - "Polar bear poop, got it!" - Hurley.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - Eeeeeew!

Todays list is of 13 things that gross/creep me out!

  1. Ticks - Walk thru a nest of them while hiking with your 2 and 5 year old and you'll have a lifelong aversion to them too!

  2. Spiders - I think that is self-explanitory.

  3. Lice - If your Little League doesn't regularly spray the shared batting helmet with "special" spray, it should!

  4. Flies - the rats of the insect world.

  5. Spit - not to be read as drool, grosses me out more than any other bodily fluid.

  6. Tabacco spit - regular spit with the gross factor multiplied.

  7. That hospital smell - One summer of voluteering and I knew nothing in the medical field was for me.

  8. Talking with your mouth full - obviously you never read Miss Manners.

  9. Large flocks of birds - Probably goes back to the Alfred Hitchcock movie.

  10. Rats - 'nuf said.

  11. Possums - aka white rats.

  12. Cougars - not the animals, the female type. Do we really need a TV show about that? Really?

  13. Lechers - as in the male version of cougars & just as disgusting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-Easter

Grandbaby Baskets

Grampa delivering Jaiyda's basket and book.

Isaac with Mommy checking out his book.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday, Monday

Computer issues again this weekend so, sadly, there was no Photo Hunt for me on Saturday. I am back up and running today though. Well, the computer is running - I'm just walking.

Linda over at 2nd cup is continuing the 30x5 Challenge AND is adding a new twist. Stop by over there if you want to join in.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”
Mark 15:37-39 NKJV

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sky Watch - Good Friday

The Earth shook.

The curtain tore.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

30 x 5 Challenge Conclusion

Scroll down for Thursday 13.


The 30x5 Challenge has ended! How'd you do?

I did really well the first week, made the whole 30 minutes all five days. Week two went a little less easily. I was sick (very sick) on Thursday and still recovering on Friday so I started by using up my two "get out of moving free" days. I spent more than 30 minutes raking and shoveling on Saturday getting the garden ready for planting. Hit the treadmill on Sunday but then Monday came and honestly, I don't know what happened - I just didn't get it done. I finished the week strong though so I made four of the five days.

The results? I have more energy all day if I just get my rear upstairs and on the treadmill in the a.m. I've lost three pounds between the exercise and the sick thing. Yeah!

I'll definitely be joining the Challenge again when it picks up after Easter.

Visit 2nd Cup to link to other Challenge participants and thanks Linda for the inspiration and for this award!

Thursday Thirteen - Just Randomly

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  1. Why aren't there ever guys on What Not To Wear?
  2. Why does Indiana get a freeze every year after my lilacs bud?
  3. Is there an easy way to clean a George Foreman?
  4. An old high school friend has built the coolest "green" house in California.
  5. I'm toying with a product idea that I think would sell really well but don't know what the next step should be.
  6. I miss some of the people I worked with and some of my customers but I really don't miss work at all.
  7. How many less companies would be struggling and laying people off if they hadn't had to pay the exorbitant cost of health care that the insurance companies have caused to soar?
  8. Why is it, for some people, so much harder to turn the lights off than to turn them on?
  9. The sky was so clear last night that I could see Orion perfectly - the photo I took of it however would be entitled Blackout.
  10. Why can't I find a garden row maker thingy (like a single wheel with a single plow) like the one my ex-father-in-law (that word looks way over-hyphenated) had anywhere?
  11. Where did the word Easter come from?
  12. When and how did the bunny get involved?
  13. When Jesus asked Peter: "Do you love me more than these?" (John 21:15), who or what were the "these" he referred to?

Bonus question for Easter contemplation: What is your "these"?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless is hard when your computer has been down for days!

Isaac and Great Grandma B.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

Happiness, in any situation, grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and in inverse proportion to your expectations. (Unknown)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Photo Hunt - Stripes

The obvious Stars and Stripes

Sky Stripes

Wallpaper Stripes

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordless (not really) Wednesday & 30x5

Sorry no post's until today - I've been a little ill, but I'm feeling much better. So here is today's not so Wordless Wednesday and a 30x5 Challenge update.

This is Isaac discovering that there is an underneath to the buffet.

This is Isaac trying to go underneath the buffet.

And this is Isaac totally honked off that he didn't fit under the buffet.

Okay, I admit I did not make it on the treadmill either Sunday or Monday. We are, however, allowed two days off. Plus, I'm pretty sure if we count coughing as exercise (and I think we should as bad as my stomach muscles hurt from it) that I put in more than 30 minutes each of those days. Did I mention how glad I was to have done the sit ups so those muscles would be nice an sore before the coughing started!!

That being said, I am happy to say that I did spend 30 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. So, it may have been more of a stroll speed than a walk, wog, or jog - but, hey, the rules only said movement!

Today I made Gracie very happy by taking her to walk at the park.

She was one tired pup when we were done.