Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday News

Today started the new program. I went to my first work out and it went better than I thought. I am not kidding myself, this may be the hardest thing I have ever done, but the rewards will be greatest. So, between the work outs and the food plan, will see where this heads, and where it ends. I am creating a journal to document all of it, which ever way it goes.

Saturday night was the big skating performance. Here is my daughter J, she is 14 going on 40 most times. The rest of the time she seems to be going on 10.

The performance cost us about $100.00 to participate in when it was all said and done, but at least it was for a good cause, Breast Cancer research. There fore all the pink. It was really cute, when they lined up on the ice they were in the shape of the pink ribbon. She did great, executed her spins successfully (which had been a bit of a worry) and didn't fall either. She hit her mark every time and I was so proud of her. Isn't she cute. The best part of the Condors (our local minor pro hockey league) won the game and clinched the first place division for their league.

On another subject, my work desk is pretty much completely covered. I am just about sick of the whole project I am on and may put the rest of it up for a while for a break. So here is the project. When we moved my mom here, there was a plastic bin put in our garage of old journals and greeting cards. She wanted to throw them away, but wanted to make sure that there was no address or way to identify her. At any rate, it has been over a year so it was time to finally throw them out. HOWEVER...I had to look through them a bit. The journals I through away, they really weren't to interesting for historical sake. I did keep a couple of them though. One of the journals my oldest daughter C had given to mom as a gift. She made a collage of photos all over the front and back cover of the book. I want those photos as they are of the kids. The other one I kept just because I really loved the fabric covering. Besides, I really wanted to keep a little something that was in Mom's handwriting. My dad didn't write much so there really hasn't been anything to save of that.

I had decided to cut the cards apart for little images to use on other projects. They are really some beautiful cards with lovely little scenes, flowers, butterflies, even some bright little fish. As I sorted through the literally hundreds of cards, from over thirty years (because she lived in TX the last thirty years and some of the card were from my brother and his first wife - early 70's) I would sort them according to ones that I thought could be recycled. Wow what a stack. The most wonderful thing happened. I actually found a card that some writing in it from Dad. Not just his usual name or initials. A whole two sentences, but it was still in his hand. I cut off the written part and plan on putting it in a scrapbook page with photos of my dad.

I guess that is about it for now. I am going to head up to the scrapbook store that is closing and see what is left, want to buy some more Ranger inks if she has any left. Everything is at 40% off, and that is the only place locally I can get individual colors. I also want to see if there are any reinkers (finally figured out what that word was and meant) so I can keep the colors going.

Yeah me, I now have 20 followers. Maybe I will have to come up with some type of challenge and give away for when I hit 50 followers. Come back to visit often and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Good luck on your fitness program (let's NOT call it weight-loss, just fitness)! I wish I'd done it when I was your age. Maybe I wouldn't have the problems I have now! You go, girl!

    Daughter J is a beauty. She DOES look older than 14, but most all girls look older these days. If only they realized how long they have to be old, then they wouldn't be in such a hurry to grow up!

  2. You'll be hitting 50 (followers) in no time! Good luck with your fitness program. I've vowed to get fit myself and drop 20 by Easter. Not sure that's possible, but I'm giving it a part is hard right now since I'm still hobbling around on crutches...hey maybe my arms will tone up?
    Your parents' handwriting is super special. My mom had very distinctive handwriting and I've kept a lot of her things with her writing. Like you, however, I don't have much with my dad's. I'd love to come across something with his.
    Your daughter is beautiful. Congratulations!
    Take care!

  3. Hi, Dianna! I have an award for you over on my blog!!

    Snoopy :D