Wine & Cheese ~ 1st Serving 2017

wineandcheese2Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just search past postings. Sit back and join me now for a serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  I know, I know, it has been WAY too long since I wrote a Wine & Cheese post! In fact I couldn’t find a single one from 2016 when I searched my archives….oops! So, since it was my most read post(s), I’m bringing it back!

😦  Figures that I’m off work today, because the past several have been beautiful, sunny days but not today. No, today it is overcast and spitting rain now and then. This is not making me very pleased.

😦  I was so hoping my new pedometer would arrive before I had to go run errands, but not yet.

😦  Seriously, I know that some things are not visible, and there is maybe a reason someone is parked in a handicapped spot that is not evident, so this isn’t about you. But darlin’, if you can park there, then walk the entire super-sized grocery store, mall etc, you do NOT need that spot. Or if you park there only to leave said person who does need it, sitting in the car the entire time you are doing the shopping, SHAME ON YOU! Some of us have to wrestle a wheelchair out of the car and get between our car and the next one to get someone out and into that chair. I get that some folks need it on one day and not the next, but if it is not the day you need it, or your handicapped passenger is remaining in the car, then please, find another spot so those who do happen to need it that day can use it!

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🙂  Enough of that, time to smile! I’m celebrating today, it is #woohooWednesday and I have a woohoo! I’m down 14 pounds today, the end of week 3 in my program to take back my health! That means 56 pounds of pressure is OFF of my knees! I have energy like you cannot imagine, I can barely sit still! And it is all science based eating, no supplements/pills, just food!

🙂  I’m rocking this 2nd shift life of mine! It is like having two full days in one! On first shift I’d come home and be tired, didn’t feel like doing much of anything. Or I’d fall asleep while trying to do some reading or crocheting. Now I get 8 hours of great sleep a night, rise by 8am, have 6 hours to knock it out of the park with whatever I need to do, then go to work! I have a ton of energy at work, thanks in part to my new lease on health as I drop the weight, and I’m ready to sleep when I get home! I LOVE this!

🙂  My job..what can I say? I love working in health care, love being and STNA/MA-C and I love my sweet dementia residents! I never imagined loving a job as much as I do this one!

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The struggle is so very real!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 98th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 98th serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  What is with allergies and my body?  Seriously the weather is such that we can open the windows, turn off the A/C and enjoy it.  But NOOOOO my allergies are freaking out on life and my nose is running like crazy.  And to think I blamed the cats when in fact it seems the great outdoors holds issues for me too. Windows open, nose running. UGH!

😦  Laundry = boo!!!! Really I hate doing laundry and I’ve had to do 3 loads today.  That may not be a lot for you but remember, I only have my own to do and it was piled up in the hamper.  Heading into 5 straight days of working 12.5 hour shifts I will need my scrubs and won’t want to come home to do laundry before bed each night.  So, making sure I have 6 sets just in case something or someone goes sideways (I do mean goes as in poo’s) and I need to change my scrubs, that extra pair will be nice to have on hand.  Living in a large, spread out quad, that laundry room is a LONG way from my bedroom, adding to my unintended workout routine.

😦  I’ve truly neglected so much like my Avon business and my writing.  It took a while to get used to the job and the physical fatigue from those long shifts.  I’m not the spring chicken that I used to be at all.  Thankfully I’m adjusted now.

😦  Nothing like thinking you bought just normal toilet paper, 24 roll pack, the cheap stuff because it IS just toilet paper, and finding out it is 1-ply.  Making that discovery after it is hanging in 3 bathrooms and not wanting to be the laughing stock of the grocery store we keep on using it.  We considered keeping it in storage to use to barter for things during the zombie apocalypse but decided anything that awful wouldn’t get  much in trade other than used tooth picks so we used it up.  We’re too thrifty to just toss it in the trash. UGH.

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🙂  We are now about to break into a 24 pack of 2-ply toilet tissue.  Was that a chorus of angels singing?  Oh the bliss!

🙂  I am officially 20 pounds down now and loving it!  Pulled out a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in oh, 5 years now?  YES!!! Slid them right on.  I admit it, I did a bit of a happy dance about that, it felt good to be back in them even if they are old and worn.

🙂  I have so many great books to read!  Just finished up The Drummond Girls, and now reading #GIRLBOSS.  I have a pile of them waiting for me to attack.  I also have to finish up the baby blankets, though cooler weather will make that happen as it gets a bit too warm even under a baby blanket to be hooking my heart out.

🙂  Is it okay if I say again (as in so many posts now) that I just LOVE my job? Really, who would have thought anyone could enjoy what I do in long term care, but I truly love it!  My residents are special to me, I even worry about them when I’m not at the facility.  I leave work feeling like I really made a difference in the little corner of the world in which I exist.

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There is so much truth in this one, and I cannot count the number of times!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 95th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 95th serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  I am so done with winter.  I mean really over it.  I know we don’t have the snow Boston does but still, I’m really ready for SPRING!

😦  Now, no offense to those with a handicap placard who really need it, so save the hate mail.  But really folks, it clearly states on it to NOT DRIVE WITH IT HANGING ON YOUR MIRROR!  Remove it when driving.  And when that is hanging on the mirror and you are driving, does it make your car go slower or what?  Do the freaking speed limit or get off the road slow poke!  And for the record, if you can walk the entire mega super size grocery store, you don’t need to park in a handicap spot.  Save it for the folks who really need it.  Being obese is not an excuse, for crying out loud you NEED the extra steps!  And again you manage to walk the entire store, you can handle the walk in the lot.  Oh, and you can walk 20 feet TO PUT YOUR SHOPPING CART WHERE IT BELONGS! STOP BEING LAZY!

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🙂  Life is good.  I mean really good.  The Badge, he is just awesome sauce!  We have a time table for the move to Sarasota (before mid-autumn this year) and we have 10 glorious days of vacation on Siesta Key coming up the end of June and beginning of July.

🙂  My baby girl finally, at 5 months along, has a baby bump!  She is one of those really fit people so her abs are really strong, making it take longer to show.  We find out at the reveal party on this coming Saturday what this little grandbean is going to be! Only hitch is I will likely be on Siesta Key when the baby arrives.  I’m praying he/she shows up before Nana leaves on her vacation, or waits until I return.

🙂  I won’t have a super model style bikini body come vacation, but it will be much better than it is now.  Loving going to the gym, even at the ungodly hour of 7am.  I FEEL better now that I’m consistently working out, and I have so much more energy.

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Wine & Cheese ~ 94th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 94th serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  I hate winter.  I hate cold, snow, wind, all of it.  I hate wearing a coat, heavier clothes and the shorter day light hours.  Pretty much if it is part of winter, other than Christmas, I HATE IT.

😦  I had lofty aspirations of getting the year off to a running start.  It is 1/7 and not so running.  Who am I kidding, not even moving!  But that is being adjusted, read on in the cheese section.

😦  The Florida house hunting/vacation trip has been pushed back to June, but that too has a cheese side to it.

 

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🙂  I did something rather radical today.  Okay radical for me anyway.  I joined a gym/fitness center.  I know, sit down and breathe slowly, I’m shocked too.  But I am sick of my weight, and I want to be bikini ready come the Florida trip so the only way to ensure this was likely was to join.  See, it is too dang cold to walk outside and I figure if I am going to pay for it then I will go.  So, I’m meeting the trainer tomorrow to get a program in place for me to bust my ass into shape.

🙂  Yes, Florida got moved to June due to The Badge’s work schedule but that is okay.  I just have one more month now to reach the weight that it says on my driver’s license and get toned up so I can rock that string bikini.  Not to mention the several pairs of jeans in my dresser that I want to be able to wear.

🙂  I even found sweat pants at the thrift store, for only $1 a pair!  I am not there to be seen, so I don’t care if Kim Kardashian wouldn’t be caught dead in them.  I hope NOT to be seen as that is my early morning, no makeup, leave me the hell alone time.  It’s get into shape so that by late Spring I can rock the shorts instead.

🙂  I’m currently rocking the Highlander Grogg Coffee and my jammies at 7pm.  I am also about to go curl up with a good book!

🙂  All this talk of fitness and I’m debating joining the running group at church to train for The Flying Pig.  Even if I do NOT run it, I’ll be that much more fit! Not mention the fun of making new, like minded friends!

 

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Wine & Cheese ~ 93rd Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 93rd serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  I decided that a flu shot was in order, since it is moving through everyone I know it seems.  My arm hurts!  I rubbed it like they say to do but dang it still painful.

😦  Read, after the fact, that this year’s flu vaccine is only about 50% effective, as they guessed wrong about the strains that would be going around and missed the most prevalent one.  Oh well, 50% is better than none at all.

😦  My favorite pair of jeans are falling apart.  I bought them already slightly loved at the thrift store near by.  It’s my favorite way to buy jeans, already soft and broken in.  But this pair is starting to rip apart and are so well worn that it is going to be time to get new ones.

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🙂  The scale is moving D-O-W-N again!  I have a serious goal so that helps.  And I’m taking intentional actions to achieve my goal, like logging every bite that enters my mouth, every ounce of water, every minute of activity and walking distance.  I refuse to give up.

🙂  It’s pretty awesome when you hit the end of your day, and have been so careful to eat right that you have to have a beer in order to hit your minimum calorie range on your SparkPeople account!  That is just breaking my heart!

🙂  I got my roots done and sporting pink in my bangs again this week.  Was purple last time for The Badge as that is his favorite color. So glad I went back to blond.

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I thought of my daughter-in-law when I saw this, and so my daughter.

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And this is a dose of “awww”, my grand-pup’s first experience with Christmas lights!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 92nd Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 92nd serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  The Diva Den has a plague of the creeping crud moving through it.  So far I’ve managed to avoid coming down with it which is good, that way I’m not spreading it to The Badge.  My hope is that IF I have to endure this dreaded illness (a flu like bug) it isn’t until he leaves to be out of town next week.  Then I can suffer through without issue of risking his health.  I hate being sick so mentally I have simply determined it ain’t happening.

😦  Acid Reflux attacked me in my sleep last night.  I was out hard, sleeping like the dead, and started choking on acid creeping up my throat.  Most unpleasant and it really ticked me off because I was already in bed after 1am thanks to the final episode of Sons Of Anarchy.  SPOILER ALERT:  I know it was a great way to end the show, but damn I hated seeing Jax die.

😦  I’ve been doing so good lately not missing my little side kick so much, until I made a bowl of popcorn last night to watch SOA.  I climbed in bed with it and my heart hurt some when I realized that my little fur pup wasn’t sitting there with her little head cocked to the side watching me eat it, hoping I’d share.  Sometimes I forget what a constant presence she was until I do some ordinary thing and expect to see her and just her unseen spirit is there.  😦

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🙂  I love when my life is full and busy!  This week is packed with things I need to do, or get to experience and I love it!  Tonight I get to serve as one of the hundreds of volunteers that make the Awaited show at Crossroads happen.  I’m going to see the show Friday night, and Saturday I get to see all my Avon sisters for lunch.  I got to spend time with The Badge on Monday evening and he is going with me on Friday.

🙂  One of the best things I’ve done is STOP watching news.  It tries to creep into my life but I shove back.  The world is so full of amazing, good things that I can focus on.  Simple, wonderful things, like holding my 11 week old grandson while he slept during the Bengals game on Sunday.  The face of innocence and sweetness dreaming while in Nana’s arms is one of those fleeting pleasures in life that I have treasured in my heart and memory.  And just about the time he is crawling around, my daughter’s baby will be here to keep my baby-fix fed.  I never imagined that this chapter in my life could be so special.

🙂  There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast!  But it sure is fun messing with them for a while.  Pixel was determined to get me moving this morning.  Purring hard and kneading all around me.  If I peeked out she was nearly nose to nose with me waiting for my eyes to open.  She dug for my hand under the pillow so she could rub against my nails with her head and wouldn’t give up until I finally got out of bed.  I had fun playing with her, it was a great way to wake up.

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I love this, it even LOOKS like my cat!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 91st Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 91st serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  I went out to check the mail today and bring in the trash can from the curb.  Just as I grabbed the handle to roll it in, the damn tornado sirens went off for their monthly test.  Scared me half to death, lost 10 years off my life right there on the apron of the driveway.  I’d say they ought not test in winter, but we have had snow, thunderstorms, temperatures in the upper 60’s and tornadoes. All in one week.  In January.  The weather in Cincinnati is always interesting.

😦  Grrrr!!! My publisher called today to check on the progress of my non-fiction book.  Guess I really need to F.O.C.U.S. and finish it.  The novel is waiting for me too.  Time management is a real challenge for me lately.

😦  Sons Of Anarchy Spoiler Alert  If you did not watch last night’s episode, stop reading right now…..OMG really????  I mean I get that Gemma can be a real bitch, but wow, offing your own mother?  And Unser??  Juice, though he died too, at least in the end was still all SAMCRO loyal.  I hate that this show is ending, it is one I need to buy all seasons when it comes out as a package.

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🙂  Our trees are up!  They are not decorated yet but they are standing, fluffed and lit, which is a major start at this point.

🙂  My baby girl already put in a request for her blanket for the baby.  I make each grandchild one when they are born so she wanted to be sure I knew which one she likes the most.  It’s top secret for now, just between us.  I will get to work on that right after the holidays so it’s ready for the baby shower(s).  I am finishing up the one for my newest grandson at the moment, a bit over due but he is so tiny still that it’s okay.  Nana has been a very busy lady lately but cannot wait to work on this next one!!!

🙂  I have more books to read than I can possibly get too right now, and I love it!  My Kindle Fire is full of reading crack!  Now all I need is wine and time!

🙂  Just got a cup of fresh, hot coffee.  Little things just rock my world!

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All us ladies do this, don’t we!

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Wine & Cheese ~ 90th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 90th serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  It is too early for snow.  We have it, I get that it can happen this early in the season, but honestly I don’t like it.  Winter starts December 21st and the 4 or so inches of white death is annoying.  So is the cold.

😦  I am just a tad annoyed that the ebook I have on hold with the library is not yet available.  Whoever you are, please step up the pace I want that book!

😦  I did not manage to fall asleep until after 2am last night.  I was awake at 7am.  Seriously my sleep patterns are just a mess right now and I have no idea why outside of menopause.

 

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🙂  Recently my stylist, Beezer, came to the house and stripped all of the auburn from my hair, taking me back to blond.  Then she cut it in a super cute style I had found.  “Badass” was how she describes it.  She, like another before her, totally encourages my insanity when it comes to my motto that life is too short to have boring hair.  Today when I stopped in to get my eyebrows waxed she dyed the underside of my bangs deep pink.  That should last a few weeks before I have to go back, so about the time I am due to have the hair cut again she can brighten the pink up.  I love it.  One of the techs at the vet’s office made the comment that growing up she always liked that I had stuck to having fun hair.  

🙂  While I am the first person to complain about being cold, I will admit this weather is best for hooking blankets and baby booties and stuff like that.  I prefer blankets as they keep me warm as I am making them.  My sister and I swear we are going to get things made for our Etsy shop one of these days but then life gets in the way.  I need to really focus on it, I love making things and winter in front of the fire and watching TV is always better if I am hooking my way through.

🙂  Went out over the weekend with The Badge, and then attended church together (at my church) where we have some mutual friends.  That is all I’m going to say at this point other than I’m enjoying our lively text exchanges and really had a good time.  It is refreshing to find someone who like me is in agreement to putting off intimacy in order to not allow it to influence the relationship so we have time to get to know each other.  Wasn’t looking to date anyone so this was a very pleasant surprise.  Will see where this goes.

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Wine & Cheese ~ 89th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 89th serving of some whine and cheese!

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😦  It is one dreary week here in the greater Cincinnati area.  Rain, more rain, grey skies, more rain.  It is hard to keep a positive attitude and remain upbeat when all one wants to do is SLEEP.

😦  Sleep is just what I did too, yesterday.  I had given blood earlier in the afternoon and while sitting at my desk working on my book I got SO sleepy.  I thought, “just lay down for a few minutes” and woke up nearly 3 hours later!  I was out so hard I missed my weekly call from my business coach.  😦

😦  My oatmeal is cold.  SIGH…I should have focused on eating it faster I suppose.

 

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🙂  I love living here in the Diva Den.  We have, as I have said before, more fun than the law allows.  Last night while getting ready to watch NCIS (which means mom makes popcorn and we all grab a beverage and hit the couches in front of the big screen), my niece came down to find her mom and sang “mama” and I responded, “just killed a man” and off we went through the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.  Each of us would sing a line and some together.  We live in a musical sometimes and it’s so fun!

🙂  Saturday evening my brother invited us to come over for Sunday breakfast.  Usually I am a stickler about nothing interfering with church, but family time is so rare and important to me that I decided to go.  I am SO glad I did!  My 9yo nieces (3 of them) had set the table (my sister-in-law is teaching them all about where things go on the table, which fork to use etc) and made menus.  They were our servers.  My brother and his wife cooked, and it was awesome!  Omelets and pancakes, sausage, egg sandwiches and blueberry muffins.  We all enjoyed it very much.  Very sweet memories made that day.

🙂  The plus of donating blood the other day was the awesome Bengal’s jersey that they gave every donor.  I love it.  That and the guy who was my phlebotomist did such a great job I didn’t bruise this time, and he got me on the first try.  I have a tendon in both arms that sits snug against the vein they like to use, and my veins like to roll a bit they tell me.  But he was good, and I am very grateful.  I have a blood type that is somewhat rare, only 9% of the population has it, so I get called often.  I don’t mind, it’s the least I can do to give back.

🙂  I am SO excited about an upcoming event I want to do at church, GONOLA!  Our church encourages us to GO as a church and make a difference.  They are doing another trip to New Orleans to help with the ongoing rebuilding there from hurricane Katrina.  Who knew they still have SO many homes to rebuild.  Next summer, in July (yep hottest days of the year there) we will get on a bus, up to 200 of us, and go down and build homes, do VBS with local kids, clean up blighted properties, all in humidity at 100% and extreme heat.  I cannot wait!  We get some down time to see and experience the city.  I cannot wait to start raising my support for this trip, it will be wonderful to go there and get my hands dirty and work hard to help someone else.

 

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Wine & Cheese ~ 88th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 88th serving of some whine and cheese!

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 WINE WHINE

😦  My legs and backside are killing me!!!  Way too much walking this week so far, and not on flat ground.  I was up and down streets, steps, driveways…all while dragging my old lady style grocery cart behind me full of Avon brochures. OUCH!

😦  The weather has been a reminder that winter is coming.  Autumn temperatures that make for the need to wear long sleeves or a light jacket have taken over.  I’m not happy about it at all.  No leaves really changing color much yet, though plenty are falling already to help reinforce the fact that summer is over. UGH

😦  Still waiting on my unemployment to finish processing.  Until my Avon business gets going I need the money.  Hurry up and…wait.

CHEESE

🙂  Yes the legs are screaming at me but the scale moved down again!  I know that ache only means that things will tone up and the scale will keep moving on downward and that is a very good thing.

🙂  While I do miss my pup going with me, I have to say I move so much faster without her along for the stroll.  I will just have to walk her each day to make up for it.

🙂  I love my Kindle Unlimited subscription.  I had a bunch of books on my Amazon wish list that I realized were on the Unlimited!!!! SO now I get to read them for free and then ‘return’ them when finished and not spend anymore money.  OH life is so good!

🙂  Tonight I am enjoying the Soundscapes music channel and burning the Cucumber & Mint candle from Jewelry In Candles.  It is so relaxing!

DESSERT

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