Life Is Great

Oh wow, I get to go shopping tomorrow!  The ride to the big mall is a long one, but worth it.  I like the scenery.

I’m exercising again and counting calories.  I’m definitely getting fitter.  I love to watch Dancing With The Stars while doing my workout on the treadmill.

I look forward to getting things organized this weekend.  My husband built a garage and has moved his tools and things out.  That gives me some room to work with.  Oh yeah!

I got a paycheck in the mail that I was not expecting.  Great!

After getting the house straightened up as it should be, I want to paint my living room and kitchen so that it will be more inviting.  White walls will be a thing of the past!

I cleaned up my sewing area a few days ago.  It is so much nicer now.  I can’t wait for my house to come together!

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It’s A New Day!

There is a new purpose to my life this morning and I am excited to share it with you!  Just a few minutes ago I was so sad because I missed the relationship that I used to share with Jesus Christ.  I read a few emails that were sent to me and the messages were just what I needed!!!!  They both pointed to the relationship that you have with the Lord.  Well, I was REALLY missing that bond I used to have.  So I just bowed my head after reading that 2nd email and asked the Lord to forgive me and to help me to be a light for Him.  I want to shine and never let my light grow dim again!  I want to have such a bond that nothing or no one could ever shake it again!!!!!

I’m here to let you in on something.  I am getting a makeover–a spiritual one.  I am going to be so beautiful when God gets through with me!!!!!  I want to allow Him to do with me whatever He needs to do until He achieves the result He wants.  I’m so excited about this!  What a way to start this day!  Readers, I know you think I’m silly!  I’m putting everything in God’s hands now.  That’s the smartest thing that I have done in quite a long time!!!!!

What To Do?

Today will be a great day.  I have a positive attitude to start with.  It makes a difference how you approach things.  I’ve got so many things going for me.  I won’t even try to list them!  I love life.  I love this time to blog.  What a way to express yourself!

I want to make some music with my fingers.  Piano practice is on the list.  I want to connect with my family in Alabama.  Phone time is on the list.

I’m going to approach my housework and organizing skills in a better way than usual.  I will tell myself that….

  • the house will be so inviting after a good cleaning!
  • I will not have to go through all those sticky notes to find those new phone numbers.  They will be in one place after today.
  • I can send all those letters back to Mama when I finish the scanning.  That will be out of the way.  Plus, I will find more great history about my family as I’m reading them for the first time.
  • I will be ready for unexpected company, no worries then!
  • my refrigerator will be inviting and the food will be accessible.
  • my son’s room will be in working order with my organizing skills.  He will thank me for it.

“….lala, how the life goes on.”—- The Beatles, \”Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da\”



To Do: Check Out listography.com It’s A Great Find

I’m so happy!  I found the coolest site,  listography: life in lists.    It is just what I need!  I have already made a grocery list, an on-going to do list, and a to do list for today.  That is just the beginning for me.  I can’t wait to have the time to add more lists on there!!!!  That will be my reward for finishing off the daily list, ha!

I am currently in a SparkPeople Biggest Loser Competition.  Today is weigh-in.  I hope to lose .5 lb./week.  I have 13 lbs to go before my goal weight of 125 lbs.  I have been walking a lot more this week.  I love my  free  Walk Across America program.

My son got a laptop for his early birthday present yesterday.  He loves it.  I might check it out later with him.  It’s an HP 15.1 in.  My husband can always find the best deals.  He’s the greatest!

Now, on to the list!

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Drop Dead Diva Is The Best New Show! Plus, More Guaranteed Rambles!

My favorite new show?  Drop Dead Diva!!!!!  I can’t wait to watch the next one.  I have set my DVR to record the series.

I don’t feel very inspired this morning.  I do feel great, but not full of bright ideas.  I guess I’ll just ramble on as usual.

I have walked 11.6 miles so far.  I have been tracking my miles for about a week now on exercise.lbl.gov.  I began in Yorktown, VA.  Now I’m 1.3 miles from Williamsburg, VA.  There’s pictures to “see”  where you’re going along the way.  I’m taking the TransAmerican Trail.

I continued making my music list with speeds yesterday.  It is so fun to walk/run to the beat of your favorite songs.  Time and distance go by swiftly that way.  I hope to get in a long walk/run today.

I tried out my new body ball yesterday.  My son wants one of his own.  We wound up taking turns using it, after a song played out on the radio.  I like to bounce to the music.  It reminds me of the exercise equipment I jumped on in elementary school decades ago.   I know this is not the best way to get in shape using the body ball, but it is a very fun warm-up exercise.

I plan to scan some more of my grandpa’s letters today.  Here is a Christmas postcard that he sent to my grandma.

WWII Christmas card

Bye for now!  More ramblings later!

Hmmmm….How Can I Make My Blog Inspiring?

My blog’s name is “Inspireandbeinspired”.  I would like for this blog to be inspiring, but it is just a taste of my simple life with a few things that I have found interesting.  After reading my posts, I realize how mundane my life sounds.  This isn’t inspiring!

IDEA:  I’m thinking of writing some things down that I like to do and dream of doing, adding some images to create some inspiration to this blog. I’ll try to post in this way for the next blog.

I had fun with my workout today!  I listened to the songs on my mp3 while adjusting the speed of my treadmill to match the rhythm.  Here’s the list that I worked out to and the miles per hour that I was walking/running for each song.

  1. “Vogue” by Madonna – 3.1
  2. “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”  by Georgia Satellites – 3.1
  3. “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club – 3.8
  4. “Material Girl” by Madonna – 3.6
  5. “Stay” by Maurice Williams – 3.1
  6. “Tonight She Comes” by The Cars – 3.8
  7. “My Prerogative” – by Bobby Brown – 2.9
  8. “La Bamba” – 4.0
  9. “Lean On Me” by Club Nouveau – 5.0
  10. “Jump” by the Pointer Sisters – 3.6
  11. “99 Luftballons” by Nena – 5.6
  12. “Love Man” by Otis Redding – 4.0
  13. “When Doves Cry” by Prince – 3.3
  14. “Doctor, Doctor” by Robert Palmer – 3.7

I’m planning to figure out the treadmill speeds for the rest of my mp3 songs.  After writing all of the information down, I want to make a polished playlist, picking out the songs based on their speeds.

I went 3.1 miles on the treadmill today!  I hope to get more in tomorrow(actually today now).

I love to eat Honey Nut Cheerios with yogurt!  It’s my new snack.  You know what’s so much tastier?  Honey Nut Cheerios with cherry vanilla ice cream!!!!!  Yogurt by itself is blah!

OK, I’m rambling!  This blog was not created in hopes of having a rough draft for publication.  I am trying to be more spontaneous and I need to loosen up in life. Life needs to be fun!