Monday, August 22

Catching Up!

That's what I'm doing in this post and that's what we've been doing for the past two weeks.
1.  Our Library sale made over $31,000 and that was a record!  We had almost 100 new  memberships which I need to process since I'm the membership chair.  
2.  Lash is getting more involved in his volunteer work and is loving it.
3.  We're having our house painted which means almost daily discussions and decisions:         color choices, where does the trim paint go, what does the painter need to have moved, opened, closed or not touched. 
4.  We went to visit daughter #1, SIL and grandson last weekend.  Yippee!!  We had loads of fun and helped our daughter with lots of cleaning which usually comes far down on her to-do list (after her husband, son and job).  Her hubby has been studying for a test which will mean more pay and better jobs and he passed it on Saturday!  We're so happy for them.
5.  Daughter #2 is dissatisfied with her job.  They've been on mandatory overtime for months and she's getting worn down with the 12 hour days and weekend work.  We try to be supportive but we worry - that's what parents do, right?
6.  Our moms are hanging in there.  My mom ran out of savings and applied for some VA assistance which has taken months to come through but is now approved.  Another Yippee!!  It will allow her to stay in assisted living which is where she is safe and happy.  We're keeping our fingers crossed for her cancer checkup in September.  Lash's mom seems to be OK but is a little lost since her close friend moved away.  She'll be 91 soon! 
7.  Hay fever has made us both miserable but I think the weed and grass allergen levels are getting lower (or so says AccuWeather).
8.  I've been trying to stay on a strict diet and exercise plan so that my doctor won't start me on a bunch of medication.  When I saw her today, I'd lost 7# (in three weeks) so another Yippee!!  I have one more test to see if I'm getting enough oxygen at night.  We live at 8000 feet so it's not uncommon to have this problem.
9.  TTWD:  It's been hard to find time with travel, allergies and an inconvenient paint crew hanging around outside the windows.  My attitude has slipped but we've had a few chances to get back on track.  Lash said I was "pissy" this morning about my doctor's appointment but I think I was just being "proactive"!  
10.  I'm trying to catch up on reading blogs but with over 13 million (or thereabouts) waiting in Google Reader I'm pretty far behind so I probably will just read and not comment.  I've read some really good posts in the last 2 weeks and have to say that this community has the most insightful, sensitive and wise bloggers!  Reading them has kept me from going crazy when I was fussing about all of the above!  Now a few more good spankings and I'll be nearly normal!

Wednesday, August 10

So that's why.....

.......I feel soooo cute right now!
Anyone else feeling "cute" today?

Friday, August 5

The Path of the Paddle

I just have a couple of minutes but wanted to show you what I unpacked at the book sale this morning:  this book and one called the Way of the Paddle.  Look on Amazon and you will also see The Song of the Paddle and The Thrill of the Paddle.  Too bad they're not about....... you know.

Thursday, August 4


     I'll be MIA for a few days because I'll be BIB (Buried in Books).  This weekend is the annual book sale for an organization where I serve on the Board.  Every year we fill a Ballroom at the local event center with around 40,000 books that have been donated and sell them all weekend.  At the end, we give away the leftovers and start all over for next year.  Another 40,000 donations will come in during the year and our town only has a population of about 10,000 (year round).  We raise over $30,000 annually for our local library.  I'm proud of our little town and the talented hard-working people who live here.  
     So no blogging or commenting from me for a few days, but I'll try to read when I can.  Have a great weekend everyone!  And support you Local Library!

Tuesday, August 2

On a lighter note!

This was started by K's Sweetie @ Surrender to Submission

What is your screen name?    
Meow, it stands for My Ever-lovin' Obedient Wife"

How long have you been practicing TTWD?    

2.5 years
What is your astrological sign?               


In what part of the country do you live?   

Rocky Mountains

Do you have children?           

Yes, 2 grown daughters

Do you have grandchildren?            

1, he's 18 months old

What is your favorite color?             

Morning or Evening?                      
Definitely Morning

Favorite Ice Cream?        

Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche

First person who welcomed you to blogging?  
Daisy and Davey

Title of your first blog entry?                           


What are you wearing on your feet right now?   


What are you listening to right now?    

Typing on my laptop

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Is kinky a flavor?

Coffee or Tea?                                             


Favorite non-alcoholic drink?  

Water, am I boring or what?

Favorite alcoholic drink?                         

White wine

Favorite vacation spot?    
We retired to our favorite spot, so right here

Favorite season?                                     


Place you want to visit?              

Where my grandson lives                         

If you had to start all over again, would you
still choose TTWD?                                           


Best piece of advice you can pass on about
One word for beginners:  Patience!