Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Day 12 Halloween Challenge

Hi everyone! Sorry for my absence...I have been a blank slate. I just have not felt like blogging lately although I have been reading all of yours like it is my JOB! HA

I have decided that maybe I should join a blog challenge to get me back into the mood of writing...sooo here goes!

I am jumping in on JNW's Halloween Challenge - you can read about it here! It goes for the whole month of October and I am only a few days late in joining, right?

Today's theme is Bobbing for Apple's.

I have not bobbed for apples lately but I do have an awesome apple story! I went the the mountains last weekend with a close girlfriend for a girls weekend away! It was awesome and we had so much fun! I was excited to spend time with Laura and equally excited to have access to crisp, fall apples. What better place than a weekend long Fall Festival right? WRONG! LOL!

We stopped at a little roadside stand on the way to the hotel we were staying at and bought about ten delicious looking Jonagold apples! As soon as I got in the car I ate one...first bite...ICK! So mealy! So old! So disappointed! I did not have the heart to go back in and return them (sweet little old man running the tiny store) so I called it a donation to his livelyhood and we threw them out the window one at a time to feed the wildlife as we drove to the hotel to check in.

Needless to say, I did not have one single apple that weekend! After I dropped Laura off on Sunday I swung by a local orchard, Trax Farms, and grabbed a bag of Jonagolds! As soon as I got to the car I ate one....AMAZING! I love fresh, crisp fall apples!!

Anyone else and apple snob?! I just cant even stand the texture of an old apple. Just me?!?

Hope you all have an amazing day! #JNW

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thanksful Thursday 9/15/16

This past week I have been thankful for.....

I am thankful that I found this link up to join on Thursdays with Rebecca Jo over at Knit By God's Hands!!  Why not link up and join in!!

I am thankful for my entire family that I am going to see this weekend at Hershey Park!!! Yeah - sooooo stinkin' excited!

I am thankful for my precious cats that give me hours of joy snuggling and playing!

I am thankful for my somewhat new car..I bought it last year and realized today that I have already put 20,000 miles on is that possible!?!?! I guess I am also thankful for all the traveling I get to do!! LOL!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's changed in your life, home, or community since your last birthday? 
My birthday was May so not very much at all I am sad to say. Actually nothing really. I really like my predictable life right now! LOL
2. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like/listen to classical music? If so what's a favorite piece and/or who is a favorite composer? 
Not really a fan at all unless I am at the Opera. Is that classical? LOL
3. Besides The Bible, what's a book that has positively changed your life, relationships, career, or perspective? How so? 
I love the Big Book! It has transformed my entire life and even, do I dare say, given me a life! I owe everything I have today to those first 100!!!!
4. I read (here) these ten hobbies will make you a musical instrument, read voraciously, meditate regularly, work out your brain (puzzles, sudoku, board games, etc), exercise often, learn a new language, write your feelings down (blog, journal, just write), travel to new places, cook different kinds of meals, participate in sports actively. Are any on this list your current hobbies? Which hobby on the list would you be most inclined to try? 
I workout everyday (running, barre or body pump) and I love puzzles and board games! I also journal all the time when I need to talk something out with myself!
5. What sports traditions does your family have? 
No traditions - we just LOVE our Pirates, Penguins and Steelers with every part of our being!
6. In a few words, weigh in on the current football/National Anthem brouhaha. Keep it family friendly please.
There is too much drama for me in everyday stuff that just does not need that much attention. I feel exactly the same about the election! We could learn a lot from the older generations that say "if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all".
7. Where do you have loads of patience, and where do you most lack patience? 
Driving is the only area where I completely lack patience! I have zero when I am behind the wheel of a car! LOL
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am so happy that half the week is over! 

Week 7 - Weigh in Wednesday

Hi everyone!  It's that time again!

Time for Weigh in Wednesday results!

I started on July 24, 2016 and have lost 22.4 pounds since then.

From last Wednesday to this Wednesday I have lost 1 pound. UGH!!!!! I am watching and not cheating and drinking water and exercising and I feel like I should have lost more than that!!! I know I should be happy that it is still gonig down but WOW...only 1 pound! Oh well, I will take it and hope for more next week!

I have been watching. measuring and recording everything I eat and making sure to get at least 10,000 steps a day and drink my water! This week I have also found the time to add in two or three classes of Pure Barre along with my running/jogging/walking training for the half marathon in October at Hershey.

I really need your help!!! Please, won't you join me and this check in to stay accountable!? Spread the word and let's all help keep each other motivated!!!

Won't you please come and join in with me? Simply comment below!! Lets keep each other on track!!!

What do you to reward yourselves?!?! Ideas are so very welcome!!!