Thursday, March 17, 2011

My find…

Today after my workout I stopped in Deerwood at the Mustard Seed Thrift shop and found some really cool things. First I have to tell you about Kim. Kim is the most talented woman I have ever known. She is always doing something and the things she makes are awesome. Sometimes I want to do what she does and other times I’m just in awe that she can do these things. Well she painted this the other day… Here's the post...


And ever since see this I have wanted to give it a shot. She says it takes patience and time and both of them are not my most greatest assets but I want to try. So I found this at the thrift shop.


I love the little legs and a great thing, they screw off so I’ll be able to sand all the paint off. It was a whole .98 so if I screw up it won’t be terrible and since it’s wooden if I do screw up I’ll sand it down and bring it to Kim’s so she can help me.


I also got these too. I spent less then $5.00 for it all and I have ideas for all of the goodies. The little tote is a waterproof bag that I’m going to put my undergarments in for working out. I hate going shopping after working out in damp under things so I figured this would be a great thing to use. The placemats and napkins, well they were so spring I just had to get them. I don’t use placemats for like eating on but I love them under stuff. And the Easter chicken…well we use to have one that worked until Hannah tried to ride it like a horse. Now it still sings, it just doesn’t hop around like it use too. So now I have two noise makers with one that just sings and one that sings and hops.

Last night I went for a walk. You know about my Life Style Journey so you know that I’m trying my best to become the better me, healthier me. Well since I couldn’t get to the gym my daddy and I went for a walk. I went the first 2.5 miles alone because I need to do some running too. Then the second half daddy came with me.


And the boys brought out the 4-wheeler and dirt bike to sorta join us and play.


This journey of mine has been a great blessing in lots of ways. For me over 50 lbs lost, for daddy and I, a great way to just connect and be together. Daddy has even joined the gym and will go with me a couple times a week to walk, bike and swim. For the boys, it’s teaching them that there is more fun outside the house then always in and that cake, cookies and donuts are not the only things that taste good. It’s been an exciting point in my life and a huge learning experience too.

Oh I have one more great thing to share. I got my birthday present from Jim last night. Oh my birthday isn’t for another month plus but he put this box on the table and said I could either stare at it until my birthday or open it. There is no way that I’m going to let a box just sit there so here is what I got.


It is so neat to be able to print my own pictures whenever I want too. They print for about .12 cents a print and my local Wal-greens charge .9 cents plus I had to go get them. For .3 cents and the convenience of having it here. I’m happy!!

So there you have it. The Life of Riley. Now it’s onward and upwards to whatever this afternoon holds. I’m off today so it just might hold nothing, maybe just a relaxing afternoon. Then again, my desk area blew up and I have lots of filing and junk I should get done. But it’s also quiet and rainy outside, a prefect do nothing afternoon. We’ll see. I’m sure I’ll do something.

Take care my friends and have an awesome and blessed afternoon!!


Shawn Becker said...

You are so lucky to still have your Daddy to take a walk with and enjoy good conversation. I used to talk to my Dad everyday, on my way home from work, boy do I miss that! Your new printer looks like a fun new toy!

Have a blessed day, my friend.

BTW I want to thank you for stopping by my blog and always giving me such thoughtful comments, it means so much to me!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

You sound so joyful and carefree today that I just had to smile reading your post. I'm glad you are having some wonderful family time and that you have found a project to vent your creative energies on. I will be interested to see how the bowl turns out. Have a wonderful day!

Jill said...

What great finds! I know you'll do something wonderful with them, you're so creative!

Great pictures, and you are so blessed to be close by your dad. I miss being far from my family.

take care and have a great night!


kim said...

Love your bowl :) and thank you for the nice compliment! Have a great day and if I don't talk to you later have a great weekend too!

Anonymous said...

When I listen to my lectures and run, I think of your weight loss journey. It's keeping me active though.

Kim's painting skills are fantastic. Who teaches you girls to do such awesome stuff?

EmptyNester said...

I love spending time with my dad whenever he comes down here or we go to their house! Dads are the greatest, aren't they? Can't wait to see your new creation!

Thought I'd better check in on my miles walking so far:

January 52 miles
February 46 miles
March 30 miles so far

Flying high in the sky.... said...

WoW!! seems like so much fun!! shots are cool too!

Baby Sister said...

Good luck with your bowl!! That printer looks awesome, yay for that too!!