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The Old Courthouse

Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

I was wanting to try to paint or draw this picture of our old courthouse for our county seat. It is one of the older ones in our state that is still standing. The senior ci... Read more

Husband's Fault

Saturday, June 16, 2012      4 comments

I'm a little mad at myself and also at my husband...but really I am to blame..He decided to go with me to work at the gallery tonight...One leasson he learned is that it is terribly boring sitting there doing nothing...but when he gets bored he ... Read more

Love This

Friday, June 15, 2012      4 comments

I just had to share this picture..I love making my yard different and whimsical and this is just made with a mound of dirt. Looks like they may have sculpted the ears from con... Read more

Cutting calories

Thursday, June 14, 2012      7 comments

Our next assignment for the 5% challenge is to figure how to cut out extra calories from your diet without starving yourself..Here are mine.. 1. If I get the craving for something crunchy, then I will eat half the amount of Bagel chips or p... Read more

5% goals continued..assignment 5

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      2 comments

A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss? Calculated close to 10lbs. Current Weight: 199 pounds Target Weight: 189 pounds By When: Aug 18th, 2012 Goal to eat 1250 - 1600 calories per day Goal to bur... Read more

5% Summer Challenge Goals

Sunday, June 10, 2012      2 comments

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the... Read more

Garden Views

Saturday, June 09, 2012      6 comments

These are our potted citrus...the top is a lemon (I know it looks like a lime) and the bottom is an orange..not sure if the orange will be a miniature or not..Our winters are ... Read more

Squirrel madness!!!

Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

I know you are wondering why there is the above photo...well I have squirrel madness..We have 3 peach trees with peaches and one had almost ripened...but they were still gr... Read more

Blueberry Dreams

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      5 comments

I'm having blueberry dreams...Our blueberries are beginning to ripen. Yesterday afternoon we picked abut 2 gallons...then the DIl came out this morning and she and Miss Mol... Read more

Fast Dash Weekend

Monday, June 04, 2012      2 comments

Well our trip to Texas was a made dash!!!!! Really not much fun..no sight seeing and it was so hot and miserable the entire time. We left home around 8:30a.m. Friday and... Read more

Getting Ready

Thursday, May 31, 2012      3 comments

Well we have been getting ready to go to Texas tomorrow morning...have our bags packed and cooler is full of garden goodies for the kids and will pack our eating cooler in the morning. We have bathed the dog. and watered all the plants and now t... Read more

Busy busy day

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      2 comments

Have you had one of those days where the time just flew and you were just so busy that you had no time to think...I'm retired and still had one of those days..I had forgotten how tired it always made me feel at the end of the day. And really I w... Read more

nice day

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      5 comments

My sister and BIL came out today and ate breakfast with us. We cooked nad ate under the gazebo..had a great visit...and they went home with garden goodies. Got a short walk in before the heat became unbearable...going to have to start getting o... Read more

Jam

Monday, May 28, 2012      2 comments

This is what I've been working on today. I put up 35 pints of plum jam...We won't eat it all but they make nice gifts at holiday time..and it is so yummy...it is from our O... Read more

Little bit of Heaven

Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

I thought I would give you a few pictures of our place. First bounty from our garden. Every container has some kind of fruit or veggies. This is our gnome garden update. We p... Read more


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