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I'm a bit silly & I like to make people laugh. People tell me I'm rather loud but I am usually quiet until I get to know you. I love life, I live life to the fullest & treat others as I would like to be treated.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Not your "typical" girl

Tomorrow is going to be so super exciting!! We are going on a lil road trip to Green Bay, Wi. It's the Green Bay Packer family night celebration. Both the hunky hubby and I are avid Packer fans. In fact, we may even bleed green and gold. 

We will be meeting up with two of our other friends and two of our nieces for lunch. That's sure to be an excellent time. We've been mighty blessed with amazing friends and family.

I'm looking forward to trying out a new BBQ place in the city before we head to Cabellas. I'm not the "typical" gal. I don't fancy big malls and fine jewelry, etc. Tomorrow will be filled to the brim with friends, family, BBQ, swimming, football and Cabellas. We are in the market for a Dutch oven...and that has me flip flippan stoked!!!

 Enjoy your weekend peeps and be blessed. I'll have a post in the near future of our dutch oven investment. 

In the meantime, feel free to share any Dutch oven cooking recipes with me. I'd be superly duperly appreciative. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gardeny Goodness

Today I rode my bike to our big garden.  The sun was shining.  It was a perfect day to be in the garden.  Wait, who am I kidding, any day in the garden is a perfect day!!

Last winter was harsh and we even had a snow storm in May.  That, combined with my surgery on May 27th put a slow start on the garden.  Thank goodness for my green eyed geek and lil brother.  They got the garden fence up and then they, along with our neighbor and a bit of myself, got it all planted. 

The beans and peas are finally flowering and in a week or two I should be picking some gorgeous delicious produce.  We have 56 tomato plants, green peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon, acorn squash, butternut squash, buttercup squash, onions, carrots, green beans, yellow beans, corn, peas, pumpkins, zucchini, broccoli & purple cabbage planted. Growing food is so extremely fun and rewarding.  I don't mind the labor and work one bit. 


I titled this  entry "Life."  It's what happens when days turn into weeks, weeks into months...so on and so forth. So many things and events...events that seemed to take away my writing mojo.  It is my hope to get back to writing as my life has started to come back together. So what has gone on in my life for the past several months?  Let me kinda sorta fill you all in. 

I continued to be unwell physically and emotionally.  Hormones will do that to you.  I finally had a full hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy in May.  I haven't felt this good in years! It's no wonder as I found out after surgery that my left ovary was tangled in my colon and intestines.  Also, my other "lady guts" as I refer to them were filled with endometriosis and some other type of "osis." The dr said those organs were all stuck to other things.  So I was a mess.  I have no regrets at all about having everything removed.  It's a real celebration and such a relief to have the junk gone.  I am currently working with some natural hormone replacement therapy.

We adopted a senior doggy from our local shelter in December.  We named her Isabella.  She came to us frostbitten and thin.  We celebrated Christmas with her and gave her the best we were able to.  She even went big riggin with us.  Unfortunately she got very ill and she crossed the rainbow bridge on February 27th, 2014. 

February 27th, 2014 also brought us a sad farewell to our little Allison Jeanne.  Allison brought us so much love and joy in the 12 years we had her.

Losing Zander in August, Macey in October, and Isabella and Allison in February was incredibly hard and very emotional for us.  I still miss them so much.  On March 1st I got a tattoo on the inside of my right wrist of three pawprints in memory of my girls.

Winter was not only hard on our emotions, but it was also a rough winter weather-wise of record setting low temps and plenty of snow.  We haven't had a big winter like this past one in years.

Summer is going by so fast.  The garden is growing and soon I will be up to my eyeballs in gorgeous, delicious produce.  I am thankful I am getting my health back on track and am looking forward to getting myself back in shape and running races.  I am also quite excited to begin writing again.  I have oodles to share.  Canning, domesticness, gardening, cooking, the crazy Woodbury fur babies, big riggin with my babe, crocheting projects, and you know, all the crazy, ridiculous, scatterbrained thoughts that pop into my head.

Hope you all are doing super awesome!!