Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Beautiful Weekend!

I had a beautiful weekend.....it envolved grandkids...shopping and hubby time. First off hubby and I got to keep two of our grandbabies on Friday night. So happy about this. We hadn't seen them in two weeks. Their mother was keeping a tight hold on them as she was without them much longer than we were. I got to love up on them until noon on Sturday.
Hubby and I then had to get out in the boat. Soak up some sun....well I soaked up sun while he fished. I don't mind fishing....just prefer reading and sun bathing. If I have me some chip and salsa it would have been the perfect day!
Hubby on Sunday decided we needed to check out a new store in our area called Sheels. I decided if I must try out a new sporting goods store then D will needed to run me by Ikea because Ikea hasn't seen me in a while and I am sure their sales were down because of it. So Sheels was a beautiful store, that also had beautiful prices. You see D and I are thrifty people. We love a bargin or a sale. And if we had a coupon we are all over it. Sheels doesn't have coupons....or frequent buyers card...or anything that D thought he could live without. You see D is a Bass Pro kind of guy. He is a freguent buyer their....he has coupons.......$$$ of $50 purchase type of coupons. This place speaks his love language. I think Sheels will need to come up with some type of specials or D will not be flattered.
After D decided that Sheels is not his kind of store we moved on over to my kind of store Ikea! Oh the money I could drop in that place....Oh the money I have dropped in that place. You see I have a gift card that was screaming to be spent. My plans were to purchase under the kitchen cabinet lighting. And that is what I did. But then there was this beautiful black lantern that just begged me to take it home....and I did, right after I threw by back out checking out their new beds. Beds are half way through the store which means.......and if you all have ever been to Ikea there is half the size of a football field of shopping left to do. I am in so much pain with my back but was I going to let that stop me. I don't think so. It would just require D to carry all my stuff. Hey, I suffered through Sheels the least he can do is carry all my stuff. And when we were almost to the end. There it was. The lantern that I have been swooning over in all the magizines. The price was unbelievable! It now sits on my patio table on the front porch. It was made to go there, if was ment to be. It was because of all the back pain and suffering that I felt I needed a little gift to help. And it did!

Friday, July 3, 2015

5K on the 4th and a Tornado!

In my fight against Diabetes I have decided to join my friend Beth in my very first 5K. I will not be running. Running is not my friend but I will be walking....fast. If I survive, I would like to partake in as many of these 5K's as I can. Hubby and I bought appropriate shoes for me this past weekend so I am ready to go....at least I think I am.
If I do survive this 5K, hubby and I will spend the 4th of July doing what we do best. Boating, fishing and just relaxing. We love to pack us a picnic and just spend the day on the boat.

My hometown has not seen a tornado in many years but two were spotted too close to my home this past Wednesday. I directly went to the basement of our home and hunkerd down with my yorkie. Then she decided this was not fun and ran back up stairs and promptly hide under our bed. Not even bacon treats would coax her out. I called hubby...where was he you ask? Oh, that fool was in the middle of a lake right in the path of one of the sighted tornados. I thought I was going to have to admit him to a psyc unit at a local hospital. This man is a avid fisherman. No tornado is going to slow him down. Oh but wait, there were other fools with him because he was on a fishing tournament. He won...the fool. Thank goodness there was very little damage and no one was hurt. We consider ourselves very lucky.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!