I’m ready for spring….

I had to get some plants in some dirt. I needed to feel something growing and watch it burst out of the ground. I got my wish..

That was after just three days. March 2nd I started sowing the seeds and by the 5th I had growth. Yesterday was the 17th and this is what I have.

15 days and I have sprouts everywhere. It’s looking like everything but the tomatoes will be ready soon….opppps however I’m going to put them in a bigger container till after Mother’s Day. Here in the 937 it’s not safe for them to be planted. We usually get just one more good frost right before Mother’s Day. Last year we planted a week before and lost two beds full of plants due to frost.

My cousins run a Facebook page called Beginner Foodie and I will be live streaming on there and sharing blog posts. Showing people how easy gardening can be and how they too can go Garden to table. For those of you finding my blog I hope you enjoy it as much as I like writing it.

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It’s the little things in life…

As crazy as the world gets sometimes it’s the little things in life that make me smile…


A sleeping dog that has decided that my coffe table makes a great bed….or


Playing monopoly card game because we are both not feeling well (surgery recovery and a fractured arm :0()

But even with the fractured arm I still can make muffins


Happy Fall everyone! Hope we get a lot of color here in the 937. I’ll keep ya posted!

Ohiophotogrl

So far so good

Well the new year is here and it is going well.
Joined the neighborhood Planet Fitness, have gone 2xs even contacted a personal trainer that will get back with me later in the week.
Eating better or at least eating things that are better for me. Adding fruit and veggies to meals is helping feel full :0)
Yesterday it snowed here in the 937. Spent time shoveling and snow blowing. That was a bigger work out then the gym for sure. Now it’s just bitterly cold. Nieces have only had one day of school this week. Guessing they won’t have it tomorrow either. Gonna be even colder tomorrow…brrrrrrrr
I had forgotten how much energy I get from walking in the mornings. I have been cleaning today like no bodies business. It’s been crazy.
Resolutions are going well! I know only 7 days in but you know I feel good about it!
The dogs have been barking and acting crazy all day…they hate the vacuum. After I shut it off this was Luna….

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Silly dog :0)
Looking forward to what this year brings!

I remember

Got to thinking about the Christmas season today and I was reminded of the Rikes Store windows. When I was a young girl my mother would bundle us up take us to see the window display. We would walk down our street to the corner bus stop and get on the RTA bus and ride it downtown. We didn’t go downtown but one time a year so this was a big deal for us.
Here are a few pictures of the displays that now resides in the Schuster Center on Main St in Downtown Dayton.

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These are just a few pics of this wonderful display. It brings back many great childhood memories.
If you get the opportunity to come to Dayton this is a must see!

Warmth…

So many ideas went through my brain as I was thinking about our the word of the day. Here in Ohio I saw my first snow flakes of the year as I was running errands this morning. The thought of this just makes me cold. When I opened the front door I saw this on the couch….

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It’s one of the clan all curled up on the couch with her favorite blanket and her sweater on. Snug as a bug in a rug :0)
The warmth of a smile is also a good one for this…there’s just something about a happy dog that warms your heart!

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I may love the fur kids….just saying
But what really shows warmth to me is to capture moments like this…

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This was from my nieces Jr. Prom this last spring. Cute kids :0) I may be a bit bias.
These are just a few of the things that show warmth to me. What about you?

Day 5 Solitude

Webster defines solitude as the quality or state of being alone or remote from society.
I recently went to DC and spent some time at Arlington. I got there when it first opened and there were very few people there. I spent a few hours walking around and enjoying the quite of this cemetery. This place touched me in a way that I can’t even explain. As I looked around I saw this and had to take the shot….

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If you get the opportunity to go to Arlington National Cemetery don’t take the tram around the cemetery, take a walk.
I got there first and the solitude of the Honor Guard walking the Tomb of the Unknown Solider is so humbling….

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But I have one more to share…

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Being by yourself and just listening to the world around you and what is inside you is the best medicine.

Day 2 Street

Today we were asked to think about the word street. Here is one of my favorites….

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This is the street I grew up on. You can see the front of my car as I head down the street. To the left is the house I grew up in and on the right is the street light that I told time from. As long as the light wasn’t on I could be anywhere on the block. But when the light came on I had better have been on that front porch or I was spending the next few days in the house.
The houses around my parents home were full of people that I have fond memories of. There is the neighbor that carried me home when I fell off my bike and broke my arm (not sure who was crying harder me or her), or the man I called Grandpa that I watched every Cincinnati Reds game that was televised with from the age of 9 till I moved away from home. Most of them have moved on to the afterlife but they played an important roll in my childhood.
This picture brings a lot memories great for me.

Who knew….

So I have been walking again.  I know its bout time but I am doing this and feeling good about it again :0)

Last week I logged 28.74 miles and 66,620 steps.  I feel good about it too!

One step is better then one more second on the couch for me. I was going to skip it today and just sleep in but God had other plans.  I woke up from a crazy nightmare and thought well I’m up I might as well walk it off and I did!  Saw a beautiful sun rise.  I am blessed.

I am drinking more water again and eating better and am feeling good!  Started measuring again this week so I will get back caught up with that on my next blog.  Watching my BP.  I am on meds but my BP is way low compared to what it has been to get me on said BP meds.  I go to the Doc in 3 weeks and I am going to talk to her about that.  If it stays low I may have to adjust by calling her.  We shall see.  My BP after a 1.5 mile walk and a 25 minute bike ride in the humidity was 117/63  that seems a bit low but Im watching it.

Other then that life is what it is.  

I made zucchini bread from scratch.  Let me tell ya it was WONDERFUL!  Neighbors liked it and I am taking a piece to my dad and sister the rest well….its mine :0)

well that is my update…..till next time…….

It it almost done

As I have been putting together my last papers for College I have been reminded time and time again that life is to short to not take a minute and reflect on how far I have come in my life.  I am getting ready to Graduate College, something I did not think I could do after being out of high school for so long.  I have a family that supports me in everything that I do. Wish everyone had that :0)

I wish I could share this with my mother.  She passed many years back and I know how very proud she would be of me following thru and walking across the stage to get my diploma.  She will be looking down along with some of her friends and I will feel her wonderful smile and I will have a great peace knowing that.

On another note I am back to walking again.  I did come off half of my BP meds due to exercise.  You gotta love that. Doc thinks that I will be off more meds in 6 months if I lee this up.  I am all for that.  I still haven’t lost weight but I have seen more inches off my body.  She told me to throw the scale in the trash.  I am taking the one I bought back.  She is right if my clothes fit looser then I am doing something right.  We did decide that my body may think it is starving tis self so I am eating a bit more.  That seems to be helping as well.  My body needs more than 1500 calories.  Not many more but a bit.  I am also cutting out some carbs.  That should help too.  Still laying off the three pops a day and having maybe one a week and not a whole one :0)

I am ready for this last cram week to be over.  Exams next week and then next Sunday is graduation.  Then on to a new chapter in my life.  Bring it!

Life as I Know it

Thought I would take a minute and get a few things my mind.
School is going well. I am keeping up and my grades are above the class avg so I will take that as a win. Three classes was a little much but I am doing ok. It is odd not being the oldest in some of my classes this semester. Make the discussion boards much more interesting.
The move has had it’s ups and downs. Have 3/4 of it done. I have like a ten foot section left to paint and some wall paper to put up and we will be ready to empty some boxes :0)
The blog is still going well! Who knew I could stay loyal to something for the long. http://www.mrpsadventures.com
Being the visual person I am I have been checking out tattoos around campus and have been wondering why people get them. The women sitting in front of me today has a tat that says cowgirls don’t cry. It’s in cursive. She doesn’t look like a cowgirl but then again I don’t know her. Then there is the people I know that just get a tat that they thought looked cool on the Internet. That’s should mean something people….they last forever. There should be thought involved. All 4 of mine have a story. Ill post mine soon and tell that story!
Guess I should get to my first class.
Till next time that’s what’s on my mind!