Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
My days are pretty much the same. We have learned to live a life of repetition. It's been a couple of years now since Neil and I have gone to the store, mall, etc... together. Forget movies and trips. This time in our lives are devoted to his Mother. Staying home is the only thing we can do now. I've never been one to be able to sit still long unless I'm in a full fledged depression. That's changed.
All those muscles I had, I had some serious strength, have turned to fat and cellulite. My energy is at zero level. I have never had to watch my diet. Seriously, I had such a high and nervous metabolism that I ate anything and it fell off. If I was depressed or upset before, I didn't want food. I was never a nervous eater. Well all that has changed now. I eat all the time. Pure junk to make it worse. Lots of coke, hardly any water. If it's bad for you I'm eating it. And I am so uncomfortable. I haven't weighed lately but I'm sure I'm at least 25 lbs overweight. It's time for a change. We stay up all night and sleep most of the day. That means I do most of my eating at night and go right to bed on all that food. It's nervous bored eating.
I'm one of the lucky ones. I don't have any real addictions. I've never smoked, don't use drugs and can drink in moderation. To be honest I can't remember the last time I drank a beer or mixed drink. But I'm not kidding, Coca-cola and the dentist (because of coke I'm sure) has made a fortune off of me. I really can't stand the thought of running out of coke and knowing there won't be any in the house for the morning. I even know that in the past when I've committed to exercising I craved more water and less coke. When you stay away from coke for awhile even the food tastes better, I crave more fruits and vegetables and actually the coke doesn't taste that great anymore. Yes Coke as in Coca-Cola is my down fall. Well I am a chocolate addict too but I could probably give that up easier than coke. What can I say I'm a child of the Coke generation.
Have you ever been to the World of Coke Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. It's been years since I have but it's got some really amazing stuff. And have you ever spent anytime looking at old coke ads and memorabilia. They have some of the most beautiful ads. It's simply iconic America to me. The above ad is a Dutch poster that translates to say to say "Me Too!"
Well there is no real point to the story (this is not a sponsored advertisement). I just start on one subject and it runs into another one. No moral to gain from this but it's my squawk box and that's my squawk. Thanks for listening.
Smiles and hugs...Tracy
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I really do have to overcome all this envy. Just look at what she creates and lucky for us is sharing in her giveaway. Hurry because she'll be picking not just 1 lucky winner but 2 on Wednesday, June 16th. I just love all Miss Rhea's sweet Pinkness!
Monday, June 7, 2010
I cherish owning creations from blogland friends more than anything I could imagine. I have a few from Elizabeth and though I don't have my own craft room, I have them prominently displayed so each day I'm reminded that a friend cared enough to gift them to me. How that makes me smile! :)
Do you have a special handmade item that you cherish? I"d love to hear about it!
Have a blessed week....Tracy :)
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Well she is hosting a giveaway to celebrate 100 followers, which will be 200 before this giveaway ends, on her young blog Tea Cup Stitches I'm sure. Just look at all that pink goodness that she is generously giving one lucky person. Her giveaway ends on June 14th, so don't be late. Stop by and meet her if you haven't yet and enter her giveaway. I can't wait to go back and visit again and see what she comes up with next!
Have a wonderfully sweet Sunday. xxxooo's...Tracy :)
I've found another lovely lady that I didn't know was in blogland. Her name is Yvonne and she is having her very 1st giveaway and she made sure it was special! . Stone Gable is the name of her blog and it suites it to a tea. And all you foodies are really going to love it. She has the most delicious looking food and the presentation is beautiful. Please stop by and enter her giveaway before it ends on June 8th. I barely found this one in time.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Every day, ordinary people are changing the world in extraordinary ways. This online community is dedicated to telling their stories.
I've been waiting to share this with ya'll. Not much exciting happens for us anymore. So it doesn't take a lot to thrill me.
Last month HGTV showed up at my house. I know can you believe it? When they first introduced themselves my heart started skipping beats. I'm sure they realized I was on the verge of passing out so they hurried forward with an explanation. They were actually here asking if they could take some shots in my yard for the Crusader of the month. HGTV is proud to honor these people who are making their communities a better place to live.
Judy Kelly of Jacksonville, Florida (here) was chosen for the Crusader of the month June. I had never met her before but she was such a sweetheart. After only minutes of talking you felt like you'd been friends with her forever.
Of course when the film crew asked if they could use our water front for a few pictures I said yes! It was fun watching them work. I asked if I could stay in the background and take a few shots for my blog, hence the really dark far away photos. They offered to send me some still shots and press info before the June 1st release. Unfortunately just as I thought they forgot. I'm sure it wasn't on purpose but not a big priority for them. I did ask if they would take a picture with my camera of Judy and me. They were so nice. Not only did he take a few shots (the good ones obviously) but the background crew even held up they light diffusers or what ever they are called to really make the pictures turn out.
You can't really see much of the view as Judy is the focus and the background is just that, a rather blurring background. The video shows Judy all over Jacksonville. There is one shot with a big old Victorian home in the background and Judy walking up the path. That is my neighbors home. She is now in a retirement home and it's been vacant for some time.
Even though I was disappointed that I hadn't been nominated by some beautiful soul for a landscape makeover, I was thrilled to have my day spiced up a bit.
I would love to get to know Judy better. She had the sweetest spirit.
Oh' the glamorous life I lead!
The Red, White and Blue is really starting to show up now. Don't you just love the sweet doily above! I want to share a new blog giveaway to with you to help you celebrate the 4th of July. I just found this creative blog tonight called Stitchin Time Farmhouse. She creates the most lovely doilies.
The owner (whose name I don't know) of this cute blog is a certified crochet instructor and has been crocheting for over 30 years. Just click here or the Stitchin Time Farmhouse on my sidebar to visit her blog and enter her giveaway.
P.S. How do you like my new blog look. Come on, be honest I can take it. This was the easy part. I really need to clean it up and move things around. I'd like to figure out how to have separate buttons maybe up top for giveaways, reviews, diy's, etc... I also need to find out how to get a cute twitter and facebook button. So much to do and so little tech knowledge to do it with.