Thursday, August 21, 2014


Found this picture on my camera and thought is was kewl...
In a weird Artsy way.

(Just tilt your head to the left since Blogger won't let me rotate it)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On a Package...

This was on a package that MBB received...
Made me laugh!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

APA Anyone?

I play in an APA league, well, actually - two of them...
Yes, I play pool.  No, I am not very good at it...
But I have fun...and I am doing something with my husband in one of the leagues.
The other league - is one only for women.

I was fortunate enough to win a spot on the woman's team going to Vegas this year!
No, I really am not that good - the team is filled with high and low skills due to a skill level restriction for the team. I am a low skill level, but hey - I've only be playing for 1.5 years... What do you expect?

After my team is out of the tournament, I may join my husband in playing some mini-tournaments!
I have some items to cross off of my bucket list!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Foe and A Friend...

Meet my foe...
The one that I dread coming in contact with...
The one that I need to come in contact with...

Meet my friend...
The one that helps me conquer my foe...
The one that helps me survive!

Yes, I'm back on the transformation bandwagon.
Look for updates as it helps me stay accountable!


Monday, August 11, 2014


I opened the dishwasher the other day to find that a certain little body can now open it and is starting to load it for Nana.

I really need to check it before I hit "run" from now on!


Friday, August 08, 2014

New Neighbor

We have noticed that the deer population around our place is huge!
It's almost like we didn't have a deer season last year...
Luckily, the season is about to start up again!

 I was leaving for work awhile back (yes, I had a lot of pictures to go through on my phone), and saw that we had a "neighbor" hanging out in our yard.

Thursday, August 07, 2014


I tend to take lots of random pictures while I'm traveling.
And then forget that I took them.
Or even forget the details of where / what it was.

I was looking through my pictures the other day and found this one...
Luckily, I know exactly where (Philadelphia) and what (table decoration at a WBENC event) it is...
And - it was pretty!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Hurry Up and Wait

I am an inpatient person.
Didn't you know?

Pretty much, if I have a plan and a timeline - I'm good.
I don't have either right now.

It is driving me crazy that I really don't know when our where we are moving.  We are stuck in limbo, to put it politely.

And why in the world does Swype put an extra space after a comma? 

I think the waiting is bad.  Every time I see my grands, I think about leaving them.
Almost like pulling a bandage off REALLY SLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWLY.
Sucks doesn't it?

Too many unknowns.
I may go out of my mind!


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Positive to Traveling

Today, I am being very productive...

The clock in the hotel room says 6:55am, but since my body (and apparantly this blog) thinks it is 9:55am…
I have gotten in a few hours work, did 5K on the elliptical and am now trying to get some blogging done. If I don't hit my 10,000 steps today, I will not be a happy camper!!!

I still have two hours to get ready to catch a flight to get back home and get some work done. Granted, it won't be that great when I get home at 8pm tonight, but I am trying to focus more on the positives!
Especially since my travel is getting ready to pick back up again.


Monday, August 04, 2014

Feeding new friends

My dad used to have a hummingbird feeder when I was growing up. 
He may still, but for some reason... I keep thinking of the one when I was younger. 

I am having issues keeping my hanging baskets alive.
You know - traveling a lot and trying to keep something watered is a challenge. 
And having a hummingbird dive bomb my head awhile back got me thinking about a hummingbird feeder. The down-side... 
I keep filling up the feeder and never get to see the hummingbirds! :( 


Sunday, August 03, 2014


Where did July go?

I didn’t do much traveling for work (was able to hold it off until the last day of the month), but definitely FILLED up the time with getting caught up and working on stuff around the house.

As is obvious by this page, blogging did not fill up my time much!
We were on a mission to get the deck built – and an unexpected inspection by the insurance company pushed that a bit.
We got a bit creative which did cause some additional time working on it, but since we will be able to enjoy it for the next two summers – I think it was worth it.

August finds me traveling much more, so I’m not sure how much more I’ll be able to help working on the house and the To Do list is huge on that one.

I'll try to post pictures soon...


Saturday, August 02, 2014


July also found an unexpected trip to my hometown as my dad faced a pretty severe health challenge.
Luckily, he pulled through and had an amazing surgeon.
Counting our blessing on that one.

Unfortunately, I realized that I need to watch my sodium levels more and that has become very depressing…
Have you looked at sodium levels on food labels lately? Y
ep – so depressed that I probably will have to give up cottage cheese.
Having already given up pop and caffeine… I'm not sure how much my more I will be willing to give up.

But as my family is all starting to experience health issues and I am not super far behind them in age – I need to get on top of my health before it becomes a bigger issue later on.
MBB is not too enthusiastic about my worries / potential changes…
And potentially, not my wallet either.