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Friday, October 17, 2014

Missing my grands....

I haven't posted in a while. Feeling sorry for myself because I miss Logan and Emmy so much my heart aches. I do have some fun things to blog about, Paul and my trip to NYC and a review of my new Sketchers. But for now...

Every time I run, after the first mile or so and I'm into a groove, I search my ipod for this song....

Party Rock

So as I'm jogging and getting weapy just thinking of them dancing and having a great time, I realize I really should just delete that song from my playlist. I mean really? Jogging and tears? I need to get a grip!

And then I start to think of the early times babysitting and I get even more sad and wish I could just hug them just for a minute...

There. It feels good to get that out of my system. Now I'm going to find a couple of these layouts and change out the ones in my scrapbook room on the wall, which are of flowers and a peacock.

Friday, September 12, 2014


We finally finished painting the bookshelves and doors to the "library"...
and got the floor installed on Monday...I am thrilled!!

Also on Monday our wall unit finally came. Ok, when I say "finally", I mean we bought this thing and the store ordered it back when the snow was still flying in April!!!!!!!!! There was an attack on the factory (I'm assuming somewhere in China) and the whole thing had to be re-built and shipped. Anyway...we love it!

I'm going to paint the seams behind the tv...that's just how I roll and that's OK :)

As always....

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Renovating partners?

Absolutely NOT! So, Paul loves this show Fixer Upper with this couple...

We've had our fair share of fixing up lately. We got the bookshelves in the "library" done...

We're thrilled with the way they turned out. Next Monday the flooring guys are installing the hardwood floor...YAY!

Anyway, back to my story. When Dory moved in, there were no doors in the doorway to this room. I guess it was an office or formal living room or something. Anyway, we had Harold get us some doors. We just now are getting around to painting them. The mullions were horrible! I mean they put glue all around each pane of glass that was gooped up in the was awful. So, Paul managed to get a coat of primer on them a couple of weeks ago and then a couple of coats of paint. Well I told him to leave the mullions for me.

Today I started to paint and got one side done. I turned the doors around and all around the windows were staples. Big holes that looked like ants! I could not LEAVE them just out there! So, I called Paul after searching the basement for some Spackle. He asks me what I want it for. I tell him when I turned the doors around there were all these little holes from the staples. He says he didn't know I wanted those covered! I never said anything before about them, he says. I never saw them!!

I say to him...ARE YOU FREEKING KIDDING ME? So he tells me to get the caulk gun and use that. I had to fill 200 holes!! Ugh!

Needless to say, we are so opposite when it comes to remodel and fixer upper things...we will never partner up and renovate a house together..EVER!

Ok, vent over. As always....

Friday, August 29, 2014


blessed! I've been running with my neighbor, doing the ease into 5k with her. We're at week 7 and running 26 minutes without walking. Today was a beautiful crisp temperature morning and since Debra is out of town, I ran a little later..8 am. Well, I didn't realize that an hour or so made such a big difference. The park that we run in is usually pretty quiet with only 1 or 2 people at 6:15 or 7:00 but this morning I must have seen 10 people. And..usually the fountain isn't on but it was this morning.

I'm so lucky this park is only down the street and by the time I get my 5 minute warm up walk in..I'm there!

Jenn has been a little down lately and I've been thinking of her and this song all morning so I posted it on Facebook and told her how she means the world to me..

As always...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, it's sweeping the country...maybe the world! I was challenged by my sister in law, Barb Ault to take the ice bucket challenge and I accepted. I was feeling honored actually.
My friend Sandy's sister died not too long ago from ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and I did it in her memory.

There's a lot of um's, A LOT. I wished I had cue cards because the hardest thing for me - EVER - is to talk in front of people, but I guess that makes it all the more meaningful-for me.


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Thanks and as always..