Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting In The Mood

We are at the beginning of my favorite time of the year....Autumn! 
I can't think of anything I dislike about Autumn. 

 And I plan on enjoying this season as much as possible before I go back into the hospital on October 15 to have my right knee replaced. My left knee is doing pretty good. I finished physical therapy this past Tuesday. Of course I have exercises I do at home.

Happy Friday and a lovely weekend to all.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy Saturday

Good morning and happy Saturday! 
Hope your day is off to a great start. 

As usual I was up early. Early mornings are nice and quiet. 
I did my pt exercises, (after a cup of coffee). 
  I try to do the exercises three times a day and
 it's good to start off the morning with the first set. 

This afternoon Dan and I are going to the Hall family reunion. It is always fun to see family and eat good food!  We also have an auction to raise funds for this yearly reunion.  Everyone donates items for the auction and it is a lot of fun to watch and bid. Wonder what we will end up buying this year?  

Take care


Friday, August 22, 2014

Liebster Award

Judy, from My Grateful Heart nominated me for the Liebster Award. 
Thank you, Judy! It's an honor!

The Liebster Award isn’t really an award as much as it a meme,but it’s also a great way to find new blogs and make new friends! So I’m honored that Judy nominated me and I’m happy to participate. Thank you again, Judy

Here are the rules that I found:

Official Rules:

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (I have the no right click script on my blog, so if you choose to accept, email me & I'll email you the rules.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

Judy’s eleven questions -

1. What's your biggest fear?
All of our children and grandchildren living far away from us.

2. How many brothers and/or sisters do you have?
I have three brothers and one sister.

3. What's the best life advice your parents gave to you?
Put God first, always.

4. If you could live life over, what's the 'one' thing you would change?
I would have gone to nursing school right after high school.

5. Are you a night owl or a lark?
A lark. I love quiet early mornings.

6. Do you have any specific talents?
I don't think so.

7. If you were given 2 hours of uninterrupted hours to do anything you wanted to do, what would you choose?
If I was physically able, I would walk in the woods and take photos.

8. Name one thing you like about yourself.
I try to look for the good in people & situations.

9. What was your nickname growing up, or now?
Pam, Pammy

10. What's your biggest pet peeve?
abuse to the innocent

11. What was your favorite decade (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, etc)?

My Eleven Random Facts

1. I studied Art History in college.

2. I graduated college with an Associate of Arts Degree

3. My "happy" place is Mackinac Island.

4.  I just started drinking and loving coffee this year.

5.  I enjoy baking Christmas cookies and giving them away.

6. Candles are one of my favorite things.

7. I enjoy browsing antique shops with Dan.

8.  I was on a bowling league with Dan for several years.

9.  When I am alone in the car, I sing along loudly with the radio.

10.  I could watch the movie, "You've Got Mail", everyday.

11.  I do not like spicy foods.

I now nominate -


My Eleven Questions For You

1. What is your favorite way to relax?
2. Do you live in the vicinity of where you grew up?
3. What is the best vacation you have been on?
4. If you could live life over, what's the 'one' thing you would change?
5. Are you a night owl or a lark?
6. What is your all time favorite TV show?
7. Do you prefer reading on a device or reading an actual book?
8. What is your favorite summer outing?
9. Are you an animal lover, if so, what is your favorite animal?
10. What's your biggest pet peeve?
11. What was your favorite decade (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, etc)?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday 4 Meme

A lot of my blogging friends are participating in memes,
 so thought I would give this one from Toni a try.

#11 Personal Preferences

1. Quiet evening at home or Out on the town?
    I mostly like a quiet evening at home. But sometimes out on the town can be lots of fun!  When I was younger I enjoyed out on the town much more.

2. Watch a movie or Reading a good book?
 I have to say both.  I have always enjoyed reading and movies are fun.

3. Order a meal or cooking one yourself?
  I enjoy cooking for family dinners and events more then just the normal daily routine of cooking.  

4. Going for a walk or taking a ride in the car?
I love going for a walk, but due to my bad knees I haven't been able to do this for quite some time. I just had my left knee replaced and will have the right knee replaced this fall. I enjoy taking rides in the car as well.


Monday, August 11, 2014

love my family & friends

Let me start by saying, we have wonderful family and friends. We are very blessed.

 After making sure I was ready to be home alone, Dan went to the cottage Friday and came back today. He had to cut the grass and do some maintenance.  He took Bentley with him and I had Tucker here with me.
I was checked on several times a day and evening by phone, not only by Dan, but several friends and family. Thank God we still have our home phone line because my cell phone died Friday shortly after Dan left!  I kept in contact with lots of people with FB private messaging, the next best thing to cell phone text messaging. I chatted with Kelly quite a bit over the weekend. MISS HER!
Saturday was a fun day. My friend Cindy came to visit Saturday afternoon. She brought me watermelon and a delicious red velvet cupcake.

My Mom came Saturday afternoon as well. Had a nice visit and she brought me a really cute gift from her recent trip to my happy place, Mackinac Island.

This cute little sign is from my favorite Mackinac Island shop,
love my Mom!

Saturday evening my brother Tim and sister in law Jennifer brought over dinner. We ate together, had a very nice visit, and they cleaned up the kitchen.   I was complaining to Jennifer how weeds were taking over my flowers outside and she offered to pull weeds for me!  I kept telling her, thank you Jen, but no, you don't need to do that.  She wouldn't take no for an answer! She went outside and pulled of all of the weeds around the back of the house. It looks so much better. That was so thoughtful, so kind. Thank you Jennifer. Tim took Tucker for a couple walks, played with Tucker, giving him lots of attention.  Tucker loved it!  

Sunday afternoon my friend Julie and her daughter Maddie came over and spent a couple hours with me, just chatting.  Julie took Tucker on a nice, long walk while she was here.

Thank you family, thank you friends for checking up on me this weekend, for hanging out with me, sending messages and talking on the phone.  You all helped fill my weekend with love and smiles.