Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Water Intake Tracker

This isn't the best picture as far as clarity, but I think it'll work.  I made up this method of keeping track of how much water I drink each day.  Each dangly bit represents one 8 ounce glass of water...there are 8 dangly bits.  I slide them over from right to left (there's another green magnetic circle on the left end of the wire) and once they're all there, I know I've had my required water for the day.  It works, if I use it.  If.  I.  Use.  It.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, old man!

Adam is 30!

Happy New Year!

One of my New Year resolutions is to update this blog once a week.  So, here goes!

2011 is gonna be a great year!  I'm determined to live a more content, happy life in every aspect; family, home, finances, all of it!  How?

"Contentment doesn't mean life is on hold."

I can be happy and still want changes in my life.  I doesn't have to be black and white...life is gonna be a little gray from now on!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Elves are HERE!!

The kids discovered Tinsel and Crumbs on the porch, 
all tangled up in a blow up decoration!  
I think they were trying to put it together themselves! 
Adam set it up for them...very cute! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Broken Bird

Red bird came all winter
firing up the landscape
as nothing else could..."
-Mary Oliver

...then my husband knocked it down with a pillow
and broke it's tail.  Thanks.  Thanks a lot.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Do Not Enter!

This morning was cool, breezy, and felt like the perfect time to do some yard work.  I headed to the shed to retrieve my arsenal of tools and do-dads, but stopped short for fear I'd be killed.  'nuff said.  I went inside.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pallet Deck

Here's my latest recycling adventure!  I hated walking through the mud when it rained, the rocks when it didn't, and the dirt all the time so I recycled some old pallets into a "deck" of sorts for my recycling cans.  Those two are for plastic and aluminum, respectively, and I'll move a box from the laundry room for the other things.  Cardboard will stay in the laundry room, but what a difference this has made in my life already!
The best part of the whole project was that the pallets were free!  I was at our local recycling/garbage dump and met a man who had a huge trailer he was filling with just a few pieces of junk metal to recycle.  I offered him a large amount I've been collecting if he'd bring me some of the pallets that were sitting out there.  The deal was a good one!  He got more materials to sell and I got my beloved pallets.  Life is good.