Thursday, March 17, 2011

I am sort of back.

Hello people,

I have returned to my blog somewhat. I was very distracted by Facebook games. Farmville and the latest was Frontierville. Went on vacation and was unable to connect to Facebook and found that I did not really miss it. I see where you get sucked into the games because you have all of these challenges to complete in a short period of time. You have to have tons of neighbors who you have to visit everyday and make sure your crops are harvested and planted for the challenges then you need to collect the bonuses to get points to advance in standing. Then is a race to be the one on yours and your neighbors list with the highest points.

Too much. Too much.

I have kind of missed coming on here and sharing some of my thoughts and feelings. So, I am going to try it again.

Lots has happened and I hope to share with you some of them. But enough for today. Just wanted to say hello and hope to reconnect with some of you.

I am a Facebook game addict and I have a problem. 

On our cruise.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Wow it is week 19 and I don't know where the time has gone. Well, I have been bad and not kept you up to date on what is happing with me in any aspect of my life. Last week was another week of a gain of weight. I gained .6 last week so I was very disappointed in myself as I have worked so hard in the past to let this happen. I have been kind of down because of it and became determined not to let it happen this week. The challenge for the last week was we could not drink anything but water (plain no additives) milk, or juice. That was one of the hardest I have done. You just get tired of plain old water. I did find a juice where the points was 0. It is Ocean Spray Diet. They have several flavors and they are not bad for one who doesn't really like juice.
I had to go and weigh in tonight at we are heading out for four days at Lake Tahoe for the work junket. Two days of golf and eating and drinking. Oh joy! I just have to really watch what I am eating and make the right choices. I lost 2 pounds this last week and I don't want to gain any of it back. I want to lose that 10 pounds before we head to Hawaii. With the gain this last two weeks it has put me behind on what I can safely lose before we leave. So, I will keep you posted.

Have a great week and live your Life in Celebration.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


As you can see the poor tree has a health problem. You may remember the yard reworking. While I was putting the weed barrier down I noticed the problem. This little tree in our front yard has had a very rough life. When the builders installed the front yard they brought in this Canada Maple and left it on the ground with it's root ball exposed during the heat of the summer for several days. When they planted it the poor thing never really got a good start. We would give it extra water, fertilizer, bracing stakes, and a lot of attention. Nothing seemed to be working. The tree was in the ground for about ten years with no major change in growth. A friend told us about this miracle hormone for plants. After three years of feeding the trees with this hormone (Super Thrive) the trees have doubled in size. I will have to tell you I did threaten this one tree that if it did not start growing I was going to rip it out of the ground and plant something that will grow. So, to tell the truth I don't know if it was the threat or the plant hormone. My money is on the hormone but, you never know.
So, after many years of tender loving care and a little threatening the tree has started to really take off we find the tree has been invaded by some horrible pest. BORES! I took this picture down to the local nursery and had the specialist look it over and give me the solution to fix it. Had to use a fairly harsh pesticide with a tree paint to rid our little tree of it's pests.
I hope this will work because I know I don't want to replace the tree now it has become apart of the family. It is really gratifying to see that it is growing and doing well after all of the care.
I hope my tree has Life in Celebration.

Saturday, August 29, 2009



Went to the Farmers Market here in Salt Lake this morning with two very good friends (Mary and Carol) and you would think I would have taken my camera. But, NO! What a great opportunity to get some great shots of people, places and things. On the upside I did have a great time and got a few things that I really like. I found some cards with photo's of doors and windows which I love. I am planning on putting them into frames and hanging them over the buffet in the kitchen in Mesquite. I think they will look fantastic as did the friends. We also found some really great veggies and fruit. We bought us a couple of personal things as well. I found this skirt that is reversible and wait to wear it. The hubby and me have a couple of functions this coming weekend I will wear it one way the first party and the other way the next party. Two for the price of one how great is that. I also found a little dress for my goods friends daughter who is turning 2 this next week.
We rode the Trax train down and ended up having to walk four block to get the venue. It was unexpected but it was a wonderful day. The Trax stopped early because of race they were having downtown. On the return we were tired and ready for a little rest it was good that the train was once again running the full route as we were able to catch it a block and a half away.
Fun was had by one and all. Mary and Carol are the best.

Life in Celebration is time spent with truly good friends.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Well it is bad news bears I have to say. I gained 1.2 lbs this last week. I have been having a really hard time this last couple of weeks keeping focused on the goal. I have not been journaling as we all know that is the key and I can't seem to get my butt out the door to walk. What to do? What to do? I really want to lose 10 more pounds before we head to Hawaii. Still going to meetings and I am a little renewed in the quest. You remember the challenges this leader likes to have with her classes? Well, we have a new one. This one is setup the same way the other one was, you have to journal everything you eat, you have to eat all of your points and you activity points and the weekly challenges. The new twist is we are divided up into teams and the goal with the team is to have five people from your team to lose 10 pounds. The team that is still standing with five people who have lost the weight wins. Not sure what we win other than we win by losing the 10 pounds. I am in. I also hope this is the kick I need to get back into the groove.
And speaking of journaling I need to go and do that for the day. I don't think I went over but I need to make sure I did not. I might want to have a little treat tonight. Did I tell you I am off soda and treats candy, cookies, cakes and the hardest ice cream sandwiches. I was thinking of having maybe a glass of wine or just a cup of tea. There is a good chance it is going to be the tea.
Well it is good night for me.

Remember to live your Life in Celebration. Wish me luck.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Friends who also play the Park City Playing for Life tournament.

Board members who put this who thing together. Some very hard working women. They did a fantastic job. Fun was had by one and all.
Two more of the hard working ladies.

Every year the Park City Ladies League hosts the Playing for Life golf tournament. They sponsor the tournament for The Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. They raised this year from this tournament alone $200,000. It is a tournament that is well received by many of the ladies through out the state. They also draw ladies from out of state to play. Lucky for me and my partner Linda we took 2nd gross. We won $278.00 plus I won the longest drive and received another $50.o0. This money is redeemed in the pro shop at the golf course. I generally get golf balls and trade them in at a local golf shop and then purchase things that my husband would like.
It was a great week spend in Park City the weather was great the tournament was way too much fun. I had the shot of my life. I was 136 yards out behind several very tall trees and I took my 8 iron with nothing to lose I hit the ball up and over the tree and a pond landing on the green about 8 feet from the pin. The shot of my life.

That day was truly Life in Celebration.


This is a photo of the women who leads the Wednesday night meetings for Weight Watchers. I can't spell her name as I have not seen it written with any clarity. So, here is my guess on how it is spelled, Janece. Well anyway, she is a real inspiration to many of us who attend her meeting. She is battling the same thing we all are in the class, staying on track and keep the weight loss going. When I first started going to her meetings we were at the same weight and I found out at the last meeting I am ahead of her in weight loss area. She is about 3 lbs heavier than I am and yes ladies and gentlemen I am down one more pound. I am now 19.8 lbs. lighter than when I started this journey. Last week I had some trouble finding the WW while I was in Park City. I had to go to Heber to look for one and I could never find it. So, the reason you never saw an update on the journey.
This last Wednesday I was all set to see a gain and I was kind of expecting it but low and behold I had lost 1 lb. I am encouraged to keep it up. In class this last week Janece is going to mix it up some and I think we are going to get into teams of five and we are going to have to lose 10 lbs each by a set date. It should be good for me as I want to lose 10 more pounds before we go to Hawaii. So, I hope that this will help me.
I am also going to try and get more posts done as I have really be slack in getting to the posts.

I hope your Life has been in Celebration.