Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th!

Today is April 13, 2012...Friday the 13th!! I always wonder why it makes everyone so nervous and they think it is filled with doom and gloom and unlucky to boot. I think that there are a lot of great and wonderful things associated to the number 13!

There were 13 people at the table for the Last Supper, there are 13 stripes on our flag, there are 13 original colonies, there are 13 olives and 13 leaves on the "Olive Branch, " there are 13 cards in a single suit in a deck of cards, there is the baker's dozen; 13 goodies (who doesn't like an extra donut, cookie, cupcake, etc.), etc. There are so many more examples to prove that it is just a number like all the rest of them!!

Great things happen every day, just as bad things happen every day...we have to take the good with the bad and be the best we can be. This thing called life is sometimes hard and yet at times it is so rewarding as we all follow the path that was chosen and given to us. There are many lessons to learn along the way; some are easier than others. Since none of us are perfect let's try to have compassion and and remember until we walk in someone's know the rest.

So my message for today is...extend an Olive Branch, salute our flag, play cards, go to the bakery and be aware and hopefully you will experience a wonderful coincidence! As I always say; there is no such thing as coincidence, it is God's way of showing us He is in charge.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Chapter 37...RVing

Well, Doug finally talked me into our next empty nester chapter...RVing! I have taken an extended break from "camping" after many years of it! I grew up camping (tent camping; fun as a kid and I don't remember it being rough), we camped when we were first married (really roughed it; no services) and we camped with our boys for many years (not as rough; we had a cab over camper with no hook-ups). I have such fond memories of those times, well most of them! So many of our friends have RV's and take off for weekend getaways. Doug has been commenting for some time now how much fun we would have. I was convinced that we would not be RVer's when we got old; well we are getting old and we are going to be RVer's...never say never! The Central Coast offer's some wonderful areas to camp, or as in our case ~ hook-up (woohoo; not rough at all), from the beaches to the mountains that are perfect weekend getaways!

I am looking forward to our new adventure and the opportunities to find treasures along the way, there's bound to be swap meets, flea markets, town festivals, antique/thrift stores, yard sales, etc. Doug certainly knows how to appeal to one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I think I am my most recent redesigned, recycled and repurposed project! I know it will take me a few trips to get back into the swing of things but I am sure it is just like getting back on a bike!
Happy trails...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tip of the Day!

While I was out on my Friday morning walk I was so taken aback by the beautiful blue sky, the warm sun and the fresh air. I just relished how lucky I felt to be able to enjoy such a simple pleasure...and best of all it's free! I love to let my mind wander as I enjoy the sights and scents and I'm always looking for ideas to spark a new project or some great treasure tossed to the curb just waiting to be reused and/or repurposed.

I'm sure we have a couple (at least) of tires!

So my tip of the day is...enjoy the simple things; sometimes they are so fulfilling! Get out and enjoy this great weather we are having...winter may surprise us and show up one of these days.

Love this, so simple!

These are a couple of ideas I have pinned on Pinterest!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy New Year!

I didn't realize that it had been so long since I last posted!! I was going to be very diligent and post regularly starting the first of the year...well, after all, it is only February :/
I would like to share Pinterest with those of you who have not discovered it yet...I doubt that there are many of you out there, if any of you at all! What a great way to lose yourself for hours at a really get's my creative juices flowing! I am having so much fun "pinning" and have tried some awesome recipes and got some great ideas... I now have a couple of great ideas for my 100 year old French doors!

Since my last posting we have just about finished restoring our Chicago Schwinn looks awesome, we are having the rear handle bars chromed as we could not find any new bars that would work and we realized that the old bars were perfect! We had thought it was a 1977 but the powder coater thinks it is older due to the welds. Schwinn has gone out of buisness and bankrupt a few times so it is hard to determine the exact year and replacement parts are few and far between if you can locate them at all. We would like to ride it so we have upgraded and replaced what we needed to. We can't wait to take it out for a spin. This takes me on to our newest restoration project, or should I say Doug's! We purchased a 1978 Ford F150 about a year was going to be our truck for junking, the dump, etc. Well, it is  now apart, all of it, and when I say all of it, I mean every thing! Doug is restoring it from the frame up. It is going to be awesome, however, I don't think it will be our "dump" truck! He has assured me it will be a driver though...we'll see!

Until next time...happy junking!