Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Painted Peacocks, Wrestling Prayer, Good Will Fashions, Sunsets, and fabulous fellowship

Wanna know a secret? 

I abandoned my family…husband, kids and all!!!

I did! I really did! Now don’t you judge me…you know you wanna do it too!!

My friend did too.

We ran away!

We told them we would write if we found work.



This was our first stop.  Anyone can work at Goodwill…right? 

We worked alright.

We worked r.e.a.l. hard at spending….we spent $104.00 and and then asked if we could GO TO WORK to pay it all off….

We lifted bought all these adorable, can’t live without, fashionable clothes :






We found a 50’s outfit for the chicken little who is going to a 50’s church social. Remember those plaids?

Goodwill didn’t know what hit it!

Two bargain starved runaways!

Goodwill will soon recover from our shoplifting err…bargain hunting and we will hopefully never recover!

It was a lovely beginning to a giddy girlie weekend.

Giddiness would be remiss without painted toes, colored socks, and of course carrots chocolate…





Who can resist peanut M&M’s? You can not! You know you want some!

Once we got all our giddiness out; we studied.



Really we did…

Stephen Covey and the & Habits of Highly Effective People.

We listened to his CD’s, journal-ed (my new word) our insights, and realized that we fall VERY short of being effective communicators! In some ways we were doing great…but in others…sheesh!!!

We decided that E.V.E.R.Y PARENT ON THE PLANET should have to listen and learn these 7 habits before having kids and even before getting married.

WOW!! How enlightening. We made a chart to put on our fridge, office wall, school wall, mirrors, dogs, and maybe even one for each kid to wear on their chest! It’s a snap shot of the 7 Habits.

We shall become effective communicators…I promise!

After all the brain and heart work we took a walk on the

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Staying at the Cottage…thanks Robert and Christine!



Lived among the animals…and no they weren’t our kids!

Enjoyed beautiful sunsets.


Wrestled in prayer until we could hear from the Father and worshipped until we wept.


And just plain ‘ole loved bein’ girls.


How can I describe this weekend?

Refreshing, rewarding, intimate, giddy, deep, and full.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 9-13 of Lean In 13

Well, life has it’s way of telling us to slow down every now and again.

My last few days of the Lean In 13 program had me in bed with a cold. I wasn’t able to get up for my workouts or even my fast walk. I spent time healing instead.

BUT, I want to tell you ….




Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 4-8 of Lean In 13

Wellllllllll…..I had this post finished and almost published and then *poof* it disappeared never to be seen again….uuuggghhh!

So, now instead of day 4 and 5 posted I have to do days 4-8…

I was hoping to post yesterday, but the computer, phone and I were having a date doing follow-ups with those of you who have jumped on the Lean-In-13 program, the 24 Day Challenge, and those of you who have begun to see a sizable Plan B income from Advocare! Woo-Hoo! Keep me busy!!!

So, we had to interrupt the previously scheduled post for some real world business….:)


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mantle Moods


I am jumping on the mantle bandwagon…

I have a mantle that begs attention…it awaits a large family portrait from the beaches of the south.

But, until that happens it speaks to me to line it with some fall decorations.

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The beginnings of a new mantle

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I actually took the green bottle and changed it with a clear one and I like it better.

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So, there you go…another mantle to add to your mantle moods.

Now to figure out what words to put into those picture spots?

Whaddya think?



Friday, October 1, 2010


My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary on July 18th.  And 25 years together!

So, this blog entry is a tribute to him.

I was on the treadmill….where I get my greatest inspirations and was “meditating” on what captivates me and ya know what?

My honey was the first thing that came to my mind.

I started thinking about all the ways he captivates me and this entry was born!

This is for you my sweets….

You captivate me in so many ways.

You captivate me with the way you look at me.

You captivate me with your smile.

You captivate me when you hold me tight and dance with me in front of the fire-light.

You captivate me when you come behind me and wrap your arms around me and whisper “I am so in love with you” in my ear.

You captivate me when you reach for my hand during a tear jerker movie.

You captivate me when we ride your motorcycle and I can look over your shoulder at your strong hands. Ya, know that’s why I married you!

You captivate me with your expanse knowledge of so many things that boggle my mind.

You captivate me with your soft and gentle answers.

You captivate me with the way you look at life.

You captivate me with your running after sunsets.

You captivate me with your words.

And most of all you captivate me with your faithful saying, for 23 years, you haven’t missed a day…….”How did you sleep, honey?”

You captivate me and I just keep falling in love with you.

Ps. To my friends….what captivates you?


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