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Monday, May 04, 2009

this & that

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” — Barbara Kingsolver

A little bit of this and that from the past week (or so...):

Thanks to me my baby sister knows how to use jumper cables without blowing anything up. I know how to use them, but don't because I am scared.

I am also scared of the courthouse...weird. I get really anxious when I have to go there (and I do sometimes have to for my cemetery secretary job).

Troy gave me this lovely quilt set for my birthday. All matchy-matchy. Isn't it nice?
(thanks sweetie)

My friend and fellow blogger sent me the most delicious message the other day regarding rhubarb. She knows I love rhubarb and a huge - HUGE - thank you to Farmer Shelly @ this old farm. Thank you Thank you Thank you! We are loving it (and will love more if it you have anymore w/out a home - hehe).

I've begun running. Don't tell anyone. K? Thanks. We're keeping it on the down-low. I'm not fast and don't go far, but I do it and that is what's important right...to just DO it!?! My cousin, personal trainer (yes, HER, Lorinda) and my husband are getting me running. Very important - running shoes (these were my gift to me - saved and saved and were my healthy birthday present). I went to Fairhaven Runners and was properly fitted by a nice guy named Erik. Good shoes make a huge difference. HUGE.

Remember that sister I mentioned above? She adopted a pound puppy from the Humane Society. This sweetheart, Chloe. Chloe has joined DeAnne, Alex and Charli Ann in their home. She is a beautiful four-month-old Boxer-something mix. Full of life - so fun!
What else? I've been scrappin' away with cousin Lorinda, working away at school and the cemetery, basking in the lovely Spring weather that is turing to storm tonight, loving my family, enjoying my friends.

Happy May!


  1. I didn't realize you got the matchy matchy bedding set. Wow, that's going to look different when I see it in your room. What do the cats think of it???

    I was thinking about your shoes earlier today so I'm glad you posted a pic of them. I can NOT wait to see you running your little butt off around town. Fun times - be sure to wear your spandex!!! hehe

  2. Good to have you back. I am very proud of you! Running, indeed!

    I love stripes. Very pretty quilt. I think there is something very restful about stripes so they are a good bedroom choice.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  3. Sweet shoes! Yeah, I noticed the running on FB. Nice work. I've been walking (fast) with a little running thrown in... need to add more running, but really do need new shoes, because you're right they make a HUGE difference!

    Happy Spring!!


  4. Sweet shoes! Properly fitted shoes DO make a difference!

  5. Awww, Chloe is cute! My husband has started running about a month ago and has gotten up to 6 miles. I'll just stick to yoga and my treadmill for walking! Way to go!

  6. Pretty quilts and keep up the running... that is awesome!!



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