Once again, many things are running through my mind that I want to share. But none of them merits an entire post.
Yesterday morning at 6:00 we went to a wedding. Well, let's back up a minute - we thought we were going to a wedding. To clarify, my niece was getting married over in England and it was supposed to be fed to us by Internet link so that we could be there in live time. It was 1:00 p.m. there, thus 6:00 a.m. here. We arranged to have my folks, my sister, and her husband over for breakfast and the wedding. There were others in other areas of the US and the UK who were going to watch. We logged on, but alas, there was a glitch in the feed, so none of us got to see it. It's supposed to be loaded on the web site later this week, so hopefully it will work, but it won't be quite the same as live - at 6:00 a.m. But it will be fun to see. Thankfully, the 5 days of rain decided to end just in time for the occasion.
It's time to acknowledge some lovely awards. From Crackerjacks, mom of two darling little girls, I have been privileged to be considered worthy of this one:
And Hootin' Anni passed this one along:
What fun to receive awards. Thank you, ladies!
The other day dear Becky at Butler's Wife said "My stars and garters" in one of her posts. It brought about some interesting comments. Turns out that I have actually said those words in my lifetime. Something else I say often, according to Care Bear, is "Oh, for crying out loud!" Does anyone else say this silly phrase? It means absolutely nothing, but is something that everyone in my family seems to say. It really irritates Care Bear. She is a very astute young lady. What other goofy things do we say that mean nothing, when you attempt to analyze them?
So - you know that I'm on a weight loss mission - again. I haven't posted the ticker, because I haven't lost any since the last time. But I have to say that I went to church convention and ate out for 3 days and didn't gain. That's the good news. But I want to share something I found in a newspaper insert this week. It was an article about three people from our town who have lost lots of weight with diet and exercise alone - the only way it'll ever happen for me. One of the ladies was quoted saying this:
It's hard to be overweight, it's hard to lose weight, it's hard to maintain weight. YOU JUST HAVE TO PICK YOUR HARD.
That is seriously one of the most sensible things I've ever read when it comes to the fight against being overweight.
I put a lot of books on hold at the library rather than buying them. Sometimes I have to wait a long time to get them, because they're brand new and others do the same as I do. So what usually happens is that 3 or 4 of them come in at once, and they're all due in 3 weeks, with no renewal allowed. So right now, I'm trying to finish quite a few books - not all are new, so I'm reading them first and renewing the others. Here is what is waiting on my shelf, besides about 8 magazines.
Last - the beautiful sunset yesterday evening, as we headed up to see Kev and Sema's new abode. Sorry about the traffic signal - DC was shooting the pic as I was steering from the passenger seat. Yikes!
Have a wonderful week!