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!


I just added some songs to my YouTube playlist.  This morning I’ve been listening to XM Radio Channel 20 on 20.  I like this station pretty good.

I want to call my sister and Aunt Judy today.

Great song– “No Surprise” by Daughtry  I just put it on my new songs playlist.

I loved my coffee this morning.  What a great way to start today!

I’m listening to the DJ’s talking on the 20 on 20’s station.  They are so funny!  They are discussing  their lives and requesting listeners to go to their website and give their personal imput on questions relating to their stories. Here is the link to their website if you want to check it out– The Morning Mash Up/What We Talked About.    I’m going to bookmark it.  It is very interesting.

Looking forward to getting some exercise on the treadmill today.

I’m trying to keep my thoughts positive today.  Do you ever wake up thinking of sad things that really work on your mind?  Why would my brain automatically want to focus on things that keep me down?  I’ve got to





I’m searching for something interesting to write down.  Interesting to me may not be interesting to you. I have just finished listening to Psychosocial by Slipknot and Use Somebody by Kings of Leon for the first time.  I love to find good music.  My dad and stepmother like mostly country music.  I can only appreciate so much country music in a day.  Rock and pop are my favorites.

I’m looking forward to getting in touch with my Aunt Judy and Aunt Mary by phone today and finding out if they have an email address.  If so, I can send them scanned letters from my grandpa written during WWII.  They would love to read them, especially Aunt Mary.  She was just a baby when the majority of the letters were written.    I haven’t went through all of them yet, but I have already found an old card especially sent to Papa’s first born baby, Mary. In one letter he drew pictures of himself in uniform, my grandma, and Mary. In many of the letters he is wanting my grandma to tell things to Mary, like “tell her I love her and tell her to be a good girl”. There was also a picture postcard of the Eiffel Tower and a picture postcard of the boats in the canal.  These letters are special to me and I’m glad to have the opportunity to have them scanned for later generations to read.

As I finished that last sentence, I am reminded of what my father-in-law preaches.  He is a Free Will Baptist preacher and the pastor of my church.  He thinks this is the last generation to live on the earth.  He thinks his grandson will possibly see the second coming of the Lord.  He has studied the last book of the Bible, Revelations, for many years and has written about it.  He preaches that the prophesies are almost fulfilled.  My thoughts?  I have read through the Bible and believe the same things.  I think it is very scary and sad to think about.  I think of all the sin in the world.  I feel very sinful myself.  I’m supposed to be a Christian but I don’t know what the Lord thinks of me.  I still have worldly desires.  Am I still wrapped up in the world?  God has to be first for me to be a Christian.  It is depressing because I don’t think I can keep Him first.

I didn’t mean to sound depressing, but sometimes things come up that have to be faced.

OK, there has to be a positive plan for the day.  I’m thinking….my son and I can work together on the landscape.  I can talk with my 2 aunts today.  I might also play piano while listening to some songs on YouTube.  I love to play along with the original music!  It’s sort of like Guitar Hero.  It is challenging.

Life goes on!