Sunday, September 15, 2013

Oh what a Beautiful morning!

Oh what a Beautiful morning! The rain is coming down, there is a light breeze coming in through my open windows, bringing with it the scent of rain. One of my favorite scents! What a glorious start to Sunday!
It is a new day and the old is washed away. A gentle reminder that we start fresh every morning, that each day is an opportunity for something new and wonderful! May you all have a glorious day filled with many blessings.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's been a Loooong Time!!

I have not posted for such a long time! I could not get into my blog. I finally figured it out!

Happy St Patty's Day!

I am an Irish Lassie. Irish on both sides of the family. It's always been part of who I was growing up. It might have been because my maiden name was Ireland! We are very proud to be Americans, to be descendants of hard working people who settled the land and worked hard to make a living and a life.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring oh Spring...where are you?

We got a little taste of Spring and then bam! Right back into Winter! Forecast 3-7" in our area for tonight & tomorrow. Hmmm....Where is that groundhog at?
I am still on this journey towards better health. I have been at it for 24 days. I did not lose even a pound despite taking out dairy, gluten/wheat products/ processed foods. Eating whole organic foods as much as possible. Finally today I am down 2 1/2 to 3 lbs! But I have been losing inches all over my body & I feel better.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The sun is shining thru my window...

I am home today and the sun is shining thru the window reminding me it is a new day. After a long winter, it has been so nice this week. The time change means I get to enjoy more daylight hours after work each day. The snow is almost gone and today is supposed to be the warmest day so far this week. I need to stay inside and clean my house, but definitely will have to get out later. Maybe a walk? Hope to be productive today!
This is officially day 15 on my 28 day Freshstart/Detox and my weight has not changed even 1 pound. Not sure why but I am going to measure later and see if I have lost inches. I am determined to keep going for the whole 28 days and not give in.

Quote of the day: A smile costs nothing but gives much!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Nice Quiet Saturday At Home

My son is gone this weekend. My husband went to work today and took ALL the dogs, so it's just me! I do enjoy spending time alone at my cozy house. I should be cleaning (which will happen soon) but I am catching up on the computer. I think after that I will get laundry, dishes, and baking going. What to bake? Bars? Cookies? Muffins? Hmm.... the guys do like to have something for breakfast that's easy to do since I'm usually gone to work before they are. Muffins for sure! Grandma's apple? Mom's struesel topped muffins? And maybe some bars for snacks. (For the guys of course!) And supper? I think some kind of casserole or crock-pot meal!
I plan on doing something crafty or scrapbooky (is that a word?) today too. I just LOVE my office/scrapbook room that my hubby made for me! Well I better go DO something - catch you later ~ N

Quote of the day: "It is not in the still of life, or in the repose of a specific situation, that great characters are formed." ~ Abigail Adams

Friday, March 11, 2011

WOW! The Snow is Melting!

It got so nice and warm today but of course the SD wind blew! Wind Advisory - mid afternoon the highest wind gust recorded about half an hour away was 59. The snow really disappeared today. Still alot left but a huge amount is now running everywhere. I've been out trying to keep it away from our house & basement. I do love my Bogs! And the kid in me kind of enjoyed a little sloshing in the melting snow. Don't tell my husband though!

Verse for today:
"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Numbers 6:24-26

I got to be home today. Our numbers are down at work because so many kids are sick. The influenza has been going around and around this area. We have lysoled and cloroxed everything so many times! My husband took most of the day off too as he has a terrible cold. My son is gone for the weekend so we are "puppy sitting" his new dog. Buckwheat is such a puppy but he is getting better about accidents as long as you pay attention. We also have another puppy at our house for a few days. He is going to a friend's soon! They "fight"play hard and yet cuddle up to sleep.

I am a week and a half into a detox/freshstart program. I have completely taken out all dairy, gluten, sugar, processed foods. I am trying to only eat whole foods and as much organic or unprocessed as I can. We live in a mostly rural area with small town groceries so not as easy to find some things. I hope to find out what things bother my system. At the end of 28 days, I add things back one at a time to see how I react. I also was hoping for some weight loss but so far that has not happened. We will see how it goes.