Sunday, February 26, 2012

Making Your Home Sing: Move It, Move It!!!!!

Making your home sing Mondays

Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday meme! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?

It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless.

I am fond of chocolate. And desserts. And cookies. Did I mention I'm fond of chocolate?

I try to faithfully exercise five days a week. "Try" being the operative word here. Did I mention I'm fond of chocolate?

My children are getting older, and apparently I am too. Funny how that works. The older I get, the more I need the exercise.

Being around little kids can really show you how out of shape you are. They run, jump, hop, skip, bend, roll, and do just about every conceivable exercise move you can think of, and they do it three times as fast. It's only when they start to get a bit older that they discover the wonderful world of t.v. and computers, etc., and often have to be forced or persuaded to "go outside and play."

My elderly mom walks very slow. When we go outside she holds onto my arm and uses her cane. She would love to be able to have the range of motion that I have. She'd love to be able to walk in the snow again and make snow angels, or run outside in the sunshine, or walk in the rain without being afraid of falling.

When we have a snow storm she stares longingly out the window, wishing she could go out and play in it. During a wind storm she wants to go outside and just feel the wind beating against her body as she strains to run against it. She wants to go outside and splash in puddles and enjoy the rain storm.

Some day I will be her age, and I will fondly recall the days when I could run and my legs would carry me, walk and my body and balance would not fail me, bend and my knees would get back up again, reach and my tiptoes would hold me and I wouldn't fall, lift and my hands and arms could carry the load.

As I age, I am hoping to keep my body as healthy and flexible as I can with regular exercise. I am hoping that I will continue to try to eat healthy ("try" being the operative word here, and did I mention I like chocolate?). As I get old, I am hoping that I won't "grow" old.

My mom's body may be aging, but her mind isn't. She is curious and interested in the world around here, and she's not afraid of technology (unlike her daughter, lol!). She even has a facebook page and has a wonderful time staying in touch with friends and family members that are far away.

Are you enjoying your youth? You may feel "old" to your kids (if you have any) or even to yourself sometimes, but you are young compared to some people, such as my mom. Are you enjoying the things that you can do? Are you enjoying the health that you have?

Maybe your health isn't what it once was, but are you thankful for the health that you do have? Are you making the most of it? Maybe you have your health and feel great, are you enjoying it or just taking it for granted as we tend to do sometimes?

When's the last time you ran to the mailbox, just because you could? When's the last time you pushed your shopping cart as fast as you can and jumped on for a ride? When's the last time you put on some fun music and danced around the room until you collapsed in a fit of giggles? When's the last time you appreciated this wonderful gift of motion that God gave you?

Don't grow old before your time. Don't let your body grow old before its time.

Move your body this week. Walk, run, hop, skip, jump, dance. MOVE! Relish the beauty of motion, and what your body is capable of.

Don't just settle for sitting at the computer or in front of the t.v., saying there will be time later. Don't waste what God has given you NOW in favor of later.

Whatever you can do, do it. Maybe you can only walk a few steps. Do it. Maybe you can only jump rope 10 seconds. Do it. Just get out there and MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!!!!!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own "Making Your Home Sing Monday" Linky on your blog. As always, please don't forget to link to this post. Also, please don't forgot to leave me a comment!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's All For Ewe




Me: "I bought this for ewe."

Hubby: "You bought that for me?"

Me: "Yes."

Hubby: "Why?"

Me: "Because you had a busy day and I wanted to buy you something to cheer you up."

Hubby: "You thought I needed cheering up?"

Me: "Yes."

Hubby: "So you bought me a sheep?"

Me: "Yes."

Hubby: ?????

He totally knew I bought it for myself, but if you buy something for them they can't complain, right? Tomorrow I'm buying him a pair of shoes in my size.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Making Your Home Sing Monday

Making your home sing Mondays

Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday meme! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?

It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless.

I was working on my post for this meme and a friend called and asked if I wanted to go out for ice cream. Well, you know I am all about setting priorities and finishing what I started.

So, of course, I said yes!

I mean, seriously, how can you say no to ice cream????? Not to mention hanging with a good friend. I do hate the fact that I have to get dressed, though.

Yes, it's nearly 6:00 p.m. my time and I am wearing a t-shirt and pajama bottoms. Tinker Bell pajama bottoms. Yes, I DO think that you needed to know that.

So, for now I am making my home sing by leaving it and spending some time with a friend! As for the rest of the week, I am certain I can find *something* to do.......

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own "Making Your Home Sing Monday" Linky on your blog. As always, please don't forget to link to this post. Also, please don't forgot to leave me a comment!

If you want to use your blog header or profile picture, use the "from the web" button on your right (after you click to link up). If you want to use a picture from your computer use the button on your left (unless the picture is on your blog). Please let me know if you have any problems with linking up.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Making Your Home Sing: Closets And Cupboards And Drawers, Oh My!

Making your home sing Mondays

Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday meme! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?

It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless.

I had a "meme" post all ready to go but I just wasn't happy with it. So now I am meme-less!

However, I am never without at least something I can do, improve upon, or work on to make my home sing that week.

Last week I attacked a drawer. Ever have one of those drawers, cupboards or closets that seems full to overflowing? Well then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

I took everything out of the drawer with the intent of sorting through everything and then putting back only what I really thought I'd use.

Only I never sorted through it.

I never put any of it back either.

So my dining room looks like something exploded in there. Good thing we have an eat-in kitchen! So this week I have a few closets, cupboards or drawers that need my help.

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own "Making Your Home Sing Monday" Linky on your blog. As always, please don't forget to link to this post. Also, please don't forgot to leave me a comment!

If you want to use your blog header or profile picture, use the "from the web" button on your right (after you click to link up). If you want to use a picture from your computer use the button on your left (unless the picture is on your blog). Please let me know if you have any problems with linking up.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cartoon Fun


I saw this on facebook and thought it was so cute! I wish I could give a credit for it but don't know where it came from. But I wanted to put it on my pinterest board, so figured I'd put it on my own blog and then I could pin it from here, lol!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Making Your Home Sing Or Sink??????

Making your home sing Mondays

Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday meme! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?

It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless.

I know tomorrow is Monday. I know it. But frankly I don't believe it. The weekend went too fast and I, for one, am not ready for Monday.

Monday, Monday, sometimes I dread you, sometimes you dread me. Can't we all just get along?

This weekend my oldest came home from college for a visit. While we were hanging out at Costco (where else?) he mentioned that his shoes had a hole in them and his socks got wet when it rained.

So, what do you suppose his mommy did? That's right, I bought him some shoes. He is a college student and he doesn't have any extra money, lol!

Both my sons are in college (one lives at home, one lives in another state) and they are relying on scholarships, college loans, money saved *before* they started college, and working their way through college. They take their schooling seriously, and for that I am thankful.

What if we worked at our homemaking that diligently?

What if we worked as hard at our homemaking as we would if we were graded on it? What grade would you get on your housecleaning skills? What grade would you get on your cooking? What grade would you get if you were graded on managing your home? Your children? Yourself? What about your job outside the home (if you have one)?

What if you were graded on your appearance? What grade would you get? Are you getting dressed every day or is every day "pajama day?" What grade would your bedroom get? Your bathroom? (Right now I think my bathroom would get a Pass but I'm thinking my bedroom would get a Fail.)

What grade would you get if you were graded on the amount of time you put into facebook or playing around on the computer?

Sometimes I think I'd get a 4.0 at goofing off. I aim to be so diligent at my homekeeping at the start of the day, and I have new recipes I want to try and by golly, I am going to mop that floor if it's the last thing I do.

Then somebody leaves a comment on my facebook status, or someone sends me an email or leaves me a comment on my blog. A favorite t.v. show comes on. My favorite magazine comes in the mail. A friend calls.

It sure is easy to get distracted when no one is standing over you, telling you to get to work, or you know you're not being graded on it.

Hmmmmmm, maybe we should pretend we're being graded on what we do and see if our homes are going to sing or sink!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own "Making Your Home Sing Monday" Linky on your blog. As always, please don't forget to link to this post. Also, please don't forgot to leave me a comment!

If you want to use your blog header or profile picture, use the "from the web" button on your right (after you click to link up). If you want to use a picture from your computer use the button on your left (unless the picture is on your blog). Please let me know if you have any problems with linking up.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Foot Can Predict The Weather

My foot can predict the weather.

Don't you wish your foot was a barometer? I won't bore you with the long story but there was surgery and lots of blood involved, a severed artery, and some severe nerve damage. Oh, and a bikini.

Don't you wish you could lie around bleeding to death in a bikini?

I do feel the need to say that I haven't worn a bikini in years. And years. Aaaaaaaaaand years. Decades, really. Maybe even centuries. I also don't walk barefoot on the beach anymore.

Anyway, my foot can now predict the weather.

Don't you wish your foot was hot like mine?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Post Title

Every time we post we are faced with it. It's enough to make a grown man (or woman) cry. It's a challenge, a test, a teaser, and a pain in the patootie. If you don't know what a patootie is, ask my mother.

We've written our post, it's ready to publish.....and now we have to come with a TITLE for it.

Talk about putting fear into your heart. Will the title convey what the post is about? Will it interest anyone enough to come over and read further? Will it be witty and clever? Have we used it before?

I honestly think that I spend more time trying to think up a title than I did writing the post itself.

Sometimes I want to put "A Post Title" on a post.

Then, on the next post I want to put "Another Title" and then "Yet Another Title" and so on and so on.

Sometimes I can think up awesome titles, but I can't think of any post to really go with it. Maybe I should just write the awesome titles and then leave the post blank and let people fill it in themselves. You know, use their own imagination. Maybe it would be a hit!

I wonder if I can write a blog post that has absolutely nothing to do with the title. I can, right? Because it's my post and I can title if I want to. Sing it with me........

I just want to know that I am not alone in agonizing over what to call my blog posts. I put much less thought into what to name my children. I mean, seriously.

I put much less thought into choosing my husband. O.k., not really. It just sounded good. So did he.

I wonder if I could make a living at writing blog post titles and selling them. Maybe I can start a new cottage industry!