Friday, November 29, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
No, I did not contract early onset Alzheimer's on my birthday and forget how to blog. I just don't have anything to share. I've started several projects, but haven't finished them. I went hunting, but didn't see a thing. My garden is done. I'm afraid I have the blogger blues. I couldn't even get a good photo of my mascot the Blue Jay. Hopefully, it won't last long. In the meantime I will look to my blogger friends for inspiration.
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Monday, November 4, 2013
A day older...
Lesson 1: Stay Fit - I learned something at 40 that I took for granted in my 30's. Staying in shape. I became a principal in my 30's. I was so focused on the challenges, that I let my exercise routine slip away. I entered 40 with a determination to get back in shape. My niece encouraged me to try something different. We both agreed to run the Mickelson Trail Half Marathon. I hadn't run since high school. I did the 13 miles (gulp) and in a decent time. I was going to burn my shoes after that, but my friend in Denmark signed us up for the world's largest 5k (a mere 3 miles). Since then I have kept up with my running and weight lifting. I will continue running and am appreciative that I have good friends that push me when I need it.
Lesson 2: It is never too late to Learn - Pinterest has given me the resources to try different things that I was always interested in, but never had information on. Again, I had kind of become stuck in a rut. Just doing things I had always done. Now I am expanding my quilting, garden projects, recipes, canning, and even some beauty stuff. Now, I look ideas up all week and Sunday is project day. I look forward to Sunday and what new ideas I can try next.
Lesson 3: Rise to the Gardening Challenge - My husband has been the person who pushed me to this realization. When I only grew perennial flowers, he built me a rose garden. Only professionals grow roses, but by golly I have had some survive (not all mind you, but my survival rate is improving). Next, he built me a greenhouse. Vegetables? Only my Mom and sister can grow vegetables, I missed that gene. What do you know I even had sweet corn and potatoes this year. I've added two outdoor beds and have thoughts for a third. My orchard is starting to produce, which took patience. My last achievement is this year I grew annual flowers, which always eluded me. I was so excited about my peaches and cream hollyhocks and dahlias.
Lesson 3: Take care of your Body - I never cared much about make up, creams, and such. They are expensive and I am notoriously cheap. Then I learned how to make my own and I liked knowing what was in the ingredients. I realized they did make a difference Not everything I made worked, but some did and I can tell the difference. I now use homemade hair conditioners, sugar scrubs, and face toner.
Lesson 4: There is True Love - What can I say? My husband followed me halfway around the world. His support and love amazes me more and more every day. I am so lucky. My love for him grows with every passing year.
That's what I have learned so far. I'm sure there are plenty of life's lessons still waiting for me. I look forward to what I have yet to learn.
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