Over 50 – Over Weight – Under Motivated

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As I get older I have become more and more, what’s a good word for it, oh yes – LAZY.  I haven’t been what I consider thin for over 20 years.  Even 10 years ago I was comfortable with my weight.  When I was in my 30s I discovered Jazzercise and I loved it.  I loved it so much that in my enthusiasm I jazz-squared instead of chasse’d  and twisted my ankle pretty bad.  That was the end of that.

That was probably the last time I did any type of cardio exercise.  I used to take my dogs for daily walks and that gave me a little workout.

Within the last 4 years I’ve put on an additional 40 pounds.  That’s a little embarrassing to say, but it is what it is.  Several factors played a part in that. Read More


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I’m one of the 800,000 plus federal workers affected by the government shutdown.  I’m not going to make this a political post.  I’m not going to whine about what me and my family are going through.  I want to take a moment and jot down what I am thankful for.

I’m thankful for my husband who has kept my spirits up by making me laugh every single day that we’ve been together.  18 years and counting.  He shows me he loves me every day in so many different ways.

My children for the wonderful adults they have become and am amazed at how thoughtful and generous and loving they are.

My sisters for always being there.  Loving, laughing and commiserating with me.

I have a roof over my head and food in my fridge.

We are all healthy, happy, and warm.

I am truly blessed.



January 11, 2019 – Reflections

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Day 21 of the shutdown.  One of the few (very few) upsides is that I’ve been able to spend a lot of time on this blog.  Although it’s been a lot of fun, I’m so ready to go back to work.  Even more ready for a paycheck!  Also, I haven’t been able to whip up some enthusiasm to get into my craft room and create something.  I thought I would spend a lot of time in there finishing some quilts, creating some greeting cards, making a pillow or two.  Every time I go in there I walk right back out.  Depression?  Maybe. I don’t know, but I need to snap out of it!  A co-worker of mine going through the same thing said the song Reflections Of My Life is helping her get through it.  I had forgotten what a beautiful song this is.  I’ve decided it was worth uploading the video here:
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January 4, 2019

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I’ve heard of writer’s block but this is ridiculous. I’m not a writer, I’m a story prompter. I am really great at thinking of story ideas. I can plot a story line, set the scene and name my characters. I’ve even gotten so far as writing a few paragraphs. After that, nothing.

I have an entire folder with nothing but story prompts and first liners. Can you make a living being a story prompter? Read More

January 3, 2019

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A nice warm fire is taking the chill out of the room. One of the nice things about Texas is that it’s only cold for a couple of months each year.

Now that I have the website up and running I think I’ll spend time in the craft room tomorrow. I need to get the quilts for the grand daughters completed! Time to stop procrastinating. I’ve been in a quilting funk the last year or so. I have so many projects that I want to get started on. But I need to finish the two quilts I have in progress first.

Weather today, cold drizzle. 37 degrees

January 2, 2019

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I’ve been off work for 13 days. What was supposed to be a nice stay at home vacation has turned into a 12 day (so far) furlough due to the government shutdown.

Needless to say I’m not happy, but, I have to make the best of it. My husband and I have caught up on a lot of shows and movies. We have watched two versions on Wyatt Earp. Read More