Why is peace so hard? she said & I said peace is easy.
Keeping our mouths shut is hard.

~ Brian Andreas

Friday, March 30, 2012

awesome thing happened to me today...

I was in Michaels looking to use up the last of my gift card with a coupon. They had bigwigs in today. One says hi and asks if I'm working on a craft project. No, just buying something with a coupon and I need more craft supplies like I need another hole in the head. LOL So I'm looking around and then I'm in the clearance aisle and they have paper 7 for $1 - open stock and Bazzill. I don't see any Bazzill though. I saw the guy again and I asked him if he knew if they were getting rid of the Bazzill or if it was just certain colors. He says let me go check and comes back from the office and hands me an envelope and says here's a $10 gift card for you. He said one of the ladies told him I'm in there a lot. I had to have been glowing as I said, 'wow, thanks!'

I had to go home and get son to drop off at college and stop at the grocery store. Then at home I took a quick shower and made myself fit for public since I wasn't really the first time I was out (I stopped in after dropping hubby off at work.) I grabbed a thank you card I had already made and wrote a note inside and drove back to Michaels hoping they hadn't left yet. I gave him the envelope and told him it was a thank you card and he said I didn't have to do that. I hope my small gesture of appreciation made his day!

I am 'splurging' the gc on a home decor thing next time I go in with a coupon. I picked it up and put it down like 3 times because even half off, it'd be $9. So after I was given the gc, I decided it would be a treat for me from Michaels. I can't wait to get it! Here's a pic taken with my phone's camera (and not a fancy one either LOL). It's going to go on the mantel of my electric fireplace. I'm going to get my little lighthouses and sanddollars that have been packed away in the shed. Hello, summer!

Friday, March 23, 2012

I thought it was 'get healthy' month....

but this week I came down with a head cold. I really don't get that bad but I must have a body that fights like a ninja because it wears me out.
It's been so beautiful out this week and yesterday I was trying to get yard work done but I couldn't do much. After I little bit I didn't feel well and I'd have to come in and rest a bit. Well... later in the afternoon I really wasn't feeling well. I was sitting on the computer getting my butt kicked by spider solitaire and I suddenly felt really dizzy. And then I felt sick. And then I threw up. So I went to bed for a couple of hours and felt a little better later. Had hubby bring home saltines when he got out of work and ate almost a whole sleeve for supper. I was very hungry.
So today, I still feel kind of tired but better. Even though it's not going to be as warm today, it will still be very pleasant out so I'm going to try and get my garden turned over and ready. I need to get some of my plants started indoors, too, so that'll be on the agenda for the weekend. Hopefully I will have enough energy to get the garden turned over and my plots marked out so I can also get my peas in. I don't like peas but hubby will eat them so I'll plant them anyway. I just like to see what I can grow I think. LOL

Friday, March 16, 2012

Here comes the sun.....

doo doo doo doo....
Ok, it will tomorrow. Today it rained. And I spent all day on the computer. And if you visit my other blog here you will see what I was doing.
Hopefully, the coming week's forecast doesn't change because it's going to be a beauty!
As always, there's going to be a downside though and a price to pay. Probably literally. Because all this nice weather means that the trees may bloom early and if that happens it could kill the fruit blossoms since we could still get quite cold weather. Blossom time is very important for fruit production!
However, I'm going to enjoy the lovely weather. Yes I am!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

so much for that walk...

Since the hubber was off yesterday and he likes to get out of the house I never got my walk in. By the time we got home it was too late - we needed to eat first.
We headed out towards the coast and ended up driving up into Maine. Just going along. Stopped in a Marden's (surplus type store). They had a great deal on yarn and I sooooo wanted to get some but I have a bad habit of good intentions. :p I need to use some of my stuff up first. I wish I had someone who would knit sweaters for me because then I would have gone to town! I know how to knit but just beginner like. Not making sweaters or anything.
OH! (I knew I had something else to mention and couldn't remember, but it came to me!) I picked up a bunch of seed packs at KMart yesterday. We were just browsing around the store when I saw the display and it was buy 1 get 1 free. So I got 8 packs for $7 and change. And then what I already have at home - I'm not buying a single plant this year! Wish me luck. hahaha! I want to make raised beds, but it'd be expensive so I think I'm stuck with my regular garden area. I have some wood in the shed I may be able to make 1 or 2 small beds that are not in my garden plot. Last year I just used paper bags of dirt and compost on the ground. I'm going to have to do some good plotting and planning this year, and I need to start very soon since now is the time to get some of the stuff in the ground. And some I need to start so they'll be ready to transplant in mid-May.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

So I dragged myself away from my scrapping and went out for my walk. It's bee-u-tee-ful outside!! Gorgeous day! I was even going to take pics - not that there's much fabulous to take pics of - to share with you of my walk but I forgot the camera until after I had already started.
It was a really nice walk but my body is still adjusting to her unaccustomed exercise. LOL I used google maps to get an idea of how far my route is and it's about 2 miles. Which seems about right because it takes me at least half an hour at a good pace (not quite brisk but more than leisurely).
Tomorrow will be very nice temp wise, too. I should be able to get a stroll in during the middle of the day before the chance of showers roll in. And unless the forecast changes, the whole week is looking pretty darn good!
P.S. I looked up your location, Pam. You better get your butt outside this week! LOL Enjoy the weather!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I've got a new way to walk...

Went out today for my walk around the 'hood. A little windy but in the 50's so not too bad. Yesterday wasn't quite 40 so I didn't bother. I should've pulled out the Wii since I have batteries for it now but didn't do that either. I don't think I walked on Friday either. I don't remember. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid-60's. Hot dog!!
If the weather stays as decent this week as it's forecasted right now I might even start digging in my garden turning over soil.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Walk this way....

I did it... I got a good walk in 2 days in a row! Today was even more beautiful than yesterday.
Yesterday, I had already gotten some exercise by starting in on some housework. I went out and enjoyed the mild weather taking a nice walk around the neighborhood. I was actually just starting my second round because I was on the phone with my mother, who had called on my cell while I was out walking, so I figured I'd just keep going while I was talking to her. But as I was passing my house, my MIL showed up so that ended my jaunt and my phone call. We had to borrow her car for a couple of days and she was being dropped off after a shopping trip with her sister and cousin, to get her car. Oh, AND we had our weekly team practice (we have a Special Olympics team - though it's shrunk considerably and it's quite tiny now. LOL) so I got in a little bit in there.
Today, I headed out for a nice long walk - longer than yesterday's. My legs don't hurt but they are kind of saying 'hey, what the hell is going on here?'. LOL
Tomorrow isn't going to be as warm (mid-40's rather than about 60!) but I'll try and get my butt out there. It really is a pleasant walk so long as it doesn't require you to freeze!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Get healthy....

I'm thinking about it, does that count?? Because so far I haven't managed to do much except think about it. Day 1 - snowstorm. Okay, I'll get my exercise when I go out and shovel late in the day (why shovel early when it's still snowing?). Honestly, JUST as I was getting ready to get off the internet and go out, hubby comes home and since we only have 2 snow shovels and the driveway had to be done pronto so hubby could drive up it, I sent the kids out and started making soup. Day 2 - was going to use the Wii fit and the balance board had dead batteries. Since I was annoyed it was enough of an excuse for me even though I could've just did stuff without it. I think I basically didn't have the mojo after that. Mother Nature may have some influence in there. Then we've been dealing with car troubles and that doesn't put you in a good frame of mind!
However, tomorrow is supposed to be pretty decent - around 50. So at some point I will try and kick myself in the butt to go outside for a bit and walk around. Maybe I will look for pussy willows, I think they're starting to come out now.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Get healthy....

Those are the words for this month. Definitely something to work on because none of us are getting any younger! (And if you found some magical elixer, you better share it with me!)
Right now it's snowing out. A storm moved in yesterday so at some point today I will be getting exercise in since there's be shoveling to do.
On the days it's milder outside I can go for a walk. Not a fan of walking in the cold. And so some of the other kinds of exercises on Wii Fit Plus. Those chilly days I can just use the Wii - it even has a running course.
This summer I'd like to go out hiking every week. I need to start working on that stamina now!