Tuesday, March 20, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 20 Random Thoughts

Finally spring but snow is in the forecast.
Cousins should arrive tomorrow.
Making dog biscuits while doing last minute cleaning.
Refrigerator cleaned yesterday.
Use the bananas before it’s too late, should have put them in the dog biscuits.
Finish the laundry, too cold to power wash winter dredges from the patio.
Pay bills before it’s too late.
Answer email to friend.
Lose 20 pounds soon!
Follow up on job application.
Buy groceries for dinner tomorrow.
Get my walk done.
Maybe temperatures will warm up enough to sit around the fire pit.
Lunch time, I need some protein.

Monday, March 19, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 19 joining the Party at Leigh Anne's blog

I wanted to join the party! On the first day of SOL 2018 Leigh Anne invited all slicers to join in her virtual party. We could bring 5 specific items. You can read about it by visiting the link:

Leigh Anne Eck's blog, A Day in the Life of a teacher, a reader, a writer

Here is my list of things I'll bring:

Favorite book: for the kids -"I'm Bored" by Michael Ian Black, adults - the last book club book I read was "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter". Never would I have chosen that book, but I actually liked reading it. It was a great book to discuss.

Favorite person: I would bring my niece because she lights up every place she goes. Two years ago she was a young mother of two precious children, diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer! She became a champion for Christ and together they fought the battle. Now she recognizes each day as a precious gift.

Favorite food or beverage: If it is my fav, I would bring chicken & dumplings. I usually take the food I know others like.

Favorite song: I would share a song by a singer songwriter, Natalie Hemby. You can listen here:

Surprise: I would bring a nature journal for each of you to record your daily observations as you go on a nature walk.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 18 painting of Mom

Today I attempted a painting a portrait of my Mom from an old picture. I thought our faces resembled in the photo. I wanted to capture the similarities. But I was surprised when it was completed because Mom looked like my sister!

Friday, March 16, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 16 meeting family impromptu can be uncomfortable

Funny how running into family members can make one feel edgy. It was last minute that my husband & I decided to attend the home show tonight. We were focused on the event when suddenly one sister and her husband stopped and made a comment to us. They seemed surprised to see us. I hugged her, but things seemed a bit off. We talked a bit about our cousin coming to visit next week. I had just texted her with no response, that could have been why she acted surprised!

When cousins visit the gathering is usually at my place. She wants me to call her when they arrive, so she can come to my house. But she told me that our cousin wants to see her place. And if I take them to her house my other sister wants to take off work & come with us. Then she told me the sister was at the winery booth at the home show. The couple who own the winery are friends to all of us and I didn't think any more about it. We continued walking through the booths. When we got to the last row, there was my sister and her husband working the booth. I was surprised to see them, they were surprised to see us. I felt as though I wasn't supposed to know, that I had caught them in a secret. It was Weird!! They were pouring samples so I had a few sips. I know the wine very well but was happy to try them again.

We visited with everyone a few minutes, the owners were taking a break so they had time to talk with us and we had a nice time catching up with them.

On our way home my husband & I discussed the strange vibe we both got from my sisters. They don't often include me in their outings, maybe that's why running into them felt odd.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 15 Haiku about the springlike day

A Hakiu about the Ides of March, I spent it working outside in 65 degree weather.

Warm, Breezy Sun filled
Not wary the Ides of March
Instead Spring arrived

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 14 my watch notified me that I reached my fitness goal

I've been wearing an Apple Watch for a few years now. It's the first gen, I would have to admit that I'm an early adapter. I love all the information it gives me. I can check the weather, read a text message, check my heart rate, answer my phone and track my exercise levels.

Meeting my daily fitness goals was difficult when I worked 40-50 hours a week. Now that I'm retired I've reached the goals more often. When that happens the watch lets me know it with bursts similar to fireworks. It's pretty cool! It happened today fairly early in the day. We worked about 3 hours in the yard raking and burning oak leaves. That was in addition to shopping for groceries, walking the dog and doing some laundry.

I like the feeling that I get when I have done something positive for my health. It's so easy to shove it on the back burner. I believe the watch helps me keep the fitness goals more in focus. It gives me a reminder to stand up, notifies me when I'm making progress and keeps me on track.

#SOL 2018 Day 20 Random Thoughts