Monday, October 24, 2011

What A Nice Weekend!!!

Did everyone enjoy this gorgeous weekend we had!!!!  We gotta make use of the nice weather while we can!!!!!

This weekend we got quite a bit accomplished, which we are both thrilled about as every weekend starting about a month ago until Christmas we have something pretty much planned!!

So we are hosting a Halloween Party & I have been slowly working on a project for Halloween & we finished it up Friday night! 

Check it out......

This is an extra set of hollow-core doors that I had painted black - with paint I already had!  Then I got white wooden letters at the craft store and attached them!  Now this is a project I can use over & over again!!!!!!!!!!  I was so thrilled with how they turned out & you can see them from a long ways away!!!!! 

 We also were able to do some yard work, got the hoses all put away, the back door of the shed back together & D built a door for the front of the shed as when we purchased the property there wasn't a door on the shed at all!  We got a huge remnant of carpet bought & laid for the basement family room so it's an actual usable space now, did some cleaning and had my family over on Sunday!

  Check out one of the many appetizers we had:
YUMMM!  Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos, stuffed with Cream Cheese - straight from Grandma's Garden!!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I recently had an experience where someone told me something hoping to make me upset.  They did this over a weekend through a text message, so I had time to process the information before just blowing up or blowing it out of proportion. 

I knew this person wanted to make me angry & see me upset or hurt.  The next time I saw this person the only thing he wanted to discuss was this bit of information that he thought I should be mad about. 

I was able to take the weekend to prepare & go into the conversation with a positive attitude knowing full well that wasn't what he wanted. 

However, I didn't want to buy into the negativity & have a bad attitude!  By the end of the conversation I was so positive about it he got mad and walked away & I realized I really felt that positive about the situation that I normally would have allowed myself to be upset by! 

 I don't understand why people do this & why we allow ourselves to buy into the negativity - I think if we only had time to process information or took the time to process things there would be a lot less hurt around all of us. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011



Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing of my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can't see.
I say
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It’ll cost Nothing to Dream and everything not to.

Wishcasting Wednesday!

Today Jamie Ridler asks us "HOW DO YOU WISH TO BE LOVED?"

I think there could be so many ways we could wish to be loved - but I'm going to keep it short & sweet UNCONDITIONALLY!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

From The Universe

Sometimes things just speak to you:

It's as if before you there are countless doorways, all leading to new and different hallways. So you wonder and think, calculate and stress, over whether or not you'll knock on the "right" one.

But what you can't yet see, Lacey, is that all of the hallways beyond all of the doorways eventually lead to the same great room, in the same great house, with the same great party.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


"The moment you can vizualize being free from the things that hold you back, you have indeed begun to set yourself free..." unknown

Sculpture by Zenos Frudakis ... "Freedom"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday!

Jamie asks us this week...

What do you wish to done day?! 

Don't we all think a lot of the same things, - be happy, joyful, successful, travel, meet new people - we all wish for these things!

 But I also want to make a difference in people's lives in a positive way!

Alright - I also want to get married & have babies!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Manual Labor!

So over the weekend Dave & I worked on taking down the horse stalls in the barn - which really is just a a shed - but to me with it being full of manure when we bought it & having horse stalls - it was a barn!   However, with my assistance we now have a shed!  I have to admit I was pretty impressed with myself (I think Dave was too) with how much work we got done & the things I can do! 

I climbed a ladder, grabbed a pry bar & got to work helping get those stalls down!  Then we had to sort through each board & determine what is good enough to keep & what we needed to burn.  Then we stacked & sorted those.  After that we got had to move a snowmobile by hand - the thing doesn't run - so I grabbed an end & pulled! 

Then we got out the bobcat & got work getting the huge posts out!  Being it was just the two of us that meant one of us had to run the bobcat and one had to control the post.  I wasn't very comfortable doing either but I had a chance to do both!!!! As Dave pointed out to me while doing all this work - "You always say you can do anything a guy can do."  This came back at me this weekend for sure while I was running the Bobcat, hooking up chains to posts, moving trailers & filling holes! 

 Then on Sunday with the gorgeous weather we had I was out power washing the deck as well - thank goodness for some beautiful October weather!!!!!