Monday, May 17, 2010

Sometimes it’s Just the Simple Things in Life

This past weekend Doug and I set off to Lompoc to experience a twelve year old Relay; since we are newbie’s to Relay. We surprised Deb, ACS staff partner, and took a lap with her; again what an amazing experience to witness so many people coming together for such a worthwhile cause. I have volunteered to be the Team Captain Chair next year for Nipomo’s Relay For Life. I had been told that once you experience Relay you are never the same again…so true!

On our way back from Lompoc we stopped at Costco to buy vitamins and came home with a Wii. We had so much fun creating our Mii’s in our own likeness and we are hooked on bowling; I may just may able to beat Doug before long! Yesterday morning we synced up the Fitness Board and we found out, according to Wii, we are obese!! Our Mii’s expanded before our eyes as it assessed our personal information...we couldn’t fib on our weight as the Fitness Board weighs you!! So our goal is to each lose 20 lbs in 3 months. We each have a personal trainer to help us meet our goal…who need’s a gym anymore when you can have a personal trainer at your disposal anytime day or night! We decided to cut out dessert since we have to be accountable and check in daily. We started cracking up because we are intimidated by our Wii!

We have been getting together with friends for Game Night and we can’t wait to have a bowling tournament…I need to get my wrist action down and become more consistent. Doug told me yesterday that I don’t have a competitive bone in my body; they are all competitive. Game on!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Sun is Shining…And My Garden Is Growing!!

I decided this past (rainy, rainy) winter that we should move our garden to a larger area in the sunniest part of our backyard! Did I mention we had a very rainy winter! I had a lot of time to ponder what our next project would be. A new garden!! First though; we had to remove Doug’s beloved horseshoe pit (we are going to rebuild and relocate it) and move all the Pennsylvania flagstone to get the area ready…we then moved the garden shed; that took 10 strong men and it was not an easy task! I thought we could do it ourselves with the help of our son and daughter-in-law…yikes was I wrong! Doug found an article in the Home & Garden section of the Sunday paper with DIY instructions for these planter boxes and decided to take on this task. You know us; when we start a project we go all the way and just about kill ourselves getting it done!! We just aren’t as young as we used to be; are bodies remind us…our minds just haven’t caught up!! Doug "out did" himself, they are beautiful and he did such an awesome job building them. We are looking forward to enjoying the fruits or in this case the vegetables of our labor!

I have planted squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, peas, string beans, eggplant, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, lettuce, pumpkins, watermelons, cantaloupes, strawberries, peppers and Doug is going to plant corn! I hope all of the critters that roam around here don’t find the garden before we get to harvest!!

Tip of the day…don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees. ~Anne Raver

FYI...Relay For Life in Nipomo was this past weekend and our team raised just shy of $10,000...WOOHOO! We had at least one person walking on the track for the whole Relay…way to go team; together we helped make a difference one lap at a time! Please check out our team page and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life website to learn more and how you can help in finding a cure for cancer. Relay For Life takes place in just about every community, or in one very close by, in the country; if you aren’t on a team it isn’t too late to join one!!

Until next time…I am off to tend to my garden!