Monday, February 28, 2011

A Slacker's Posting

I am a slacker  - I just am.  so I post a joke or a card and here it is for the kitchen floor is being put down and I am without water and stove and please....accept this as a post for the day.  Don't you just love those two?  Weren't you there once or twice?  Here's one more and then I go.


Isn't that the truth? 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Getting ready for the big day.  Yes!  Valentine's Day!  I remember as a kid loving this day.  We had a decorated box in the classroom and for days valentine's would be dropped in that box.  At home we would have the make your own valentine book purchased at the magazine place.  You would punch out the valentine's from the many pages and cut out the envelopes from the back white pages then fold them and glue them together.  Many hours were spent pushing through the perforations very carefully to be sure the cards were altogether perfect.  That cutting and folding and glueing of the envelopes was a real chore.  But then!  the moment you waited for!  Picking the right card for the right person!

This one could not be given to a boy for example.  You had to select the girl in class who wore hats, obviously.  If none could be found then don't sign your name and the girl who got this card would always wonder what hat she wore that drove someone bats.

This one could be given to anyone in class;

And this one I saved for all of you.  Have a Happy Valentine's Day and I hope someone out there will make sugar cookies for all of us.  Someone's mother always did that way back then.  The afternoon of Valentine's Day in elementary school, the Valentine's Box would be opened and the cards would all be delivered.  I don't remember anyone left out.  We brought in goodies for the party and would eat at our desks while opening cards.  It was a swell day.  Hope you have one.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Fitness Challenge

I am going to try the 400 mile fitness challenge my friend Sara ( ) is doing.  You can find it at  along with a bunch of other things.  I think it is just to exercise regularly, walk, jog, bike, treadmill, stairs etc. so that you accumulate miles during the year and your goal is to hit 400.  I have fallen away from my daily walks due to the cold and ice and snow and selling a house and living in one under construction and my dog ate my sneakers.  The sneakers part is a big lie but I have gone from walking at least 3 miles a day, every day, any weather at all to zip, nadda, nothing.  Not good.  I'm hoping that this will tweek the motivator button and put me back on the streets.

The whatsit is over there on the right and if I did it correctly, you should be able to click on that giant sneaker and get to the details of the challenge and there, you can enter it as well.  I hope I move these feet and they in turn will move the rest of me.  Gotta do it!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Things That Fill My Days

I have been away for a while I see.  Sold the house.  Moved the furniture and garage stuff.  Shoveled snow.  Walked the dog on the iciest roads of all time.  Lived through yet another week of construction here in the house we will have moved to.  This construction has been ongoing since November.  Here's where it began and how it looked then

And then later

And now, the outside is done and we are doing inside things

And so I have been occupied with stuff.  I miss it here though and I will be earnestly striving to be more regular with the updates.  Thanks for hanging in.  Happy SuperBowl - Go Packers!