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Fitbit and a Painting


Hi Guys!

Just a few random things that have no relation whatsoever.

Hope you all had a swell weekend. The cooler temperatures combined with the bonus of a relaxing weekend, as opposed to one of the least relaxing Labor Days I have ever had, made it most enjoyable!

I woke up on Saturday morning thankful I did not have an agenda. Seriously, NO plans. I did computer stuff. I caught up on a couple Project Runways that had been lounging on the DVR. I did so little that I cannot even remember what little I did! I do know that when Honey woke up and saw me still in my pajamas, he laughed at me. I said I was taking a personal day.

Just in case you think I am pulling your leg, I told Abby that I consulted the Fitbit after church at 12 and I had already walked more steps than I had the previous entire day!

Speaking of the Fitbit, I am liking it! Nothing makes me more aware of my activity or sloth level. What has been most illuminating has been the tracking of my sleep.

Until this current stage in my life, I was a pretty good sleeper. Sure, stressful things could knock my train off its tracks, but for the most part, I slept decent. My sleep has gone the way of the hormonies, unreliable and all joophered up. I can usually fall asleep, it’s the staying asleep that is elusive.

The pink lines are awake, blue means restless.



Of course these are a couple of my worst nights, a usual night has me restless about 18 times. The natural path doctor asks about sleep. She reasons if my sleep is poor than I am not getting that good, restorative REM sleep. She wants me to bring my Fitbit sleep record when I come this Friday. I have to say it has been a little better since I last saw her. She says my nervous system  does this thing called switching and she is trying to get that straightened around. It does not surprise me that my nervous system is confused, my body confuses me a great deal at this time in my life.

She is having me take two little supplements that taste like dirt at bedtime, combined with my usual 2 magnesium supplements. Y’All, I am cautiously optimistic.


Maybe I am getting less confused.

We have a friend who is a local artist named Thomas LeGault. He is a lovely man who is enormously talented. Because Honey likes a project, he looks for these paintings on Craigslist. He found one several years ago and snapped it up. It is hanging in his office at this very moment! I love this picture.


I was not aware that he continued to look, but he found another a couple of weeks ago! It is also hanging in his office, on the advice of Capri Patt. She said it was the perfect spot.


The gal we bought this one from said her mother was downsizing and she was selling it for her. I mentioned that we loved his work and she said her mom did too and had about 15 other paintings on her walls! She said she would keep our number and call if her mom decided to sell more.


I am thankful for Tom’s God given talent! And for Honey’s thrill of the hunt mentality.

BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) starts back up this week! Honey and The Ab-Cat go tonight and our class starts on Thursday. I have mentioned before that I am apprehensive about studying Revelations. It seems hard and weird and people like to argue about their interpretations. I have said it before and I am continuing to repeat “I will be blessed, I will be blessed, I will be blessed…”

Revelations 1:3

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Ok, bring it on.

Have a productive Monday.

The Tail End of The Sassy Cat Visit


What would a visit to Sassy Cat Hill be without a little shopping? We don’t have the stamina like we used to, shopping from morning until night. Oh no, we are morning until mid afternoon gals now. Plus we had to get home to feed a baby beaver, you know how that is.

We have our favorite stores and we both had some luck, which is always nice. Schmenky blobbed about it here.

Like she mentioned, we usually have our Memorial Day Extravaganza the end of May. But this year Capri Deb and BFG’s daughter was busy getting all hitched and such so we just shifted the Hootenanny to later in the summer.

Because of the later date we were able to shop for TWO seasons instead of our usual summer attire. Always good for me because I don’t shop as much as I used to and it seems I do the majority of it while on vacation. Summer stuff at Schmenky’s and winter stuff in Florida.

Mrs. Schmenkman found this at Kohl’s! She didn’t get it because she has a fear of white clothing but it sure was cutey-cute! And appropriate!


I usually only find one or two of the flowy top thingies that I like to wear, but this time I hit the jackpot!!!! Oodles and oodles, summer AND winter, I am a happy girl! Long enough and flowy enough to hide things that need to be hidden! I even talked Schmenk into a couple! I don’t think they were as important to her because she still wears pants with zippers.

Speaking of pants with no zippers, my bargain of the trip, the month, and also possibly of the YEAR, were a sweet pair of black Bandolino capri jeggings from a place we lovingly call The Big Cheap Store. I only saw the one pair on the rack, they were amazingly MY SIZE and they fit like they were made for me. PLUS, with the added bonus of being only $5.99!!!!!!! And when I got to the cashier they came up as $3.99!!!!!!! I have worn them almost every single day since, that’s just how strong the love is.

I am quite sure that the outfits will show up on the blob as time goes on, I will try and make it a point to mention it.

We always like to take a picture to commemorate the trip. It’s always a mixed bag. Schmenky was using her tablet and we had a bit of timing trouble. Then my glasses were VERY uncooperative. We tried switching sides. Location, location, location!


Aren’t our hairs cute? We cut one day, then tweaked another. It’s funny listening to hairdressers tell each other how to cut their hairs. Not at ALL technical. Tweaking is essential.


Thanks for having me for TWENTY YEARS Schmenky Catherine!!!!!!! Here’s to 20 more!

We discussed plans to meet again in the fall and this time I will bring Honey! He and Mr. C will have a fine time doing manly things like fitchin’ and stuff. Can’t wait!


Goodbye Sassy Cat Hill, see you in the fall!!!!!!!