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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Date Night!

On Saturday my Shug and I went on a date!
Just the two of us!!! 
 We went to Monticello, which is about an hour from our house and went on the Madam Carroll boat.
I love nautical bunting!

 They say it's the largest boat in Indiana. There are two decks.  The inside deck has a bar and the upper/outside deck has a snack bar.  Lucky for us they have an inside deck because it POURED RAIN right after we got on the boat!
 Oh...and I ran into one of my cousins there that I haven't seen in a few years!
 The inside deck holds 220 people!  That's pretty big!  And btw this is the first time I've ever been on this boat and I have lived in Indiana my whole life.  Ridiculous.


(I'm kidding.  Those are the only two boat terms I could think of!  I do know Port wine, but not where Port is on a boat, except at the bar!) 
So these pictures show one end, and the other!

 And they had a band!  I don't know if you remember Henry Lee Summer.  He was very popular in the 80s and right as he was going national, he got into some trouble, with drugs.  So sad.  I read some of his interviews and he said when he was rehabbing, the people who sold to him would put drugs in his mailbox or throw them in his yard because they wanted him hooked again so they could get his money.  Anyway, he's had a rough road, but peeps he can still sing.  And sing he did.  He started at 8:30 and didn't stop until 11:00.  I thought he was done.  But he came back out at 11:30 and when the boat docked at 12:30, he was still singing!  AND his voice is still the same!  I LOVED IT!  A lot of 70's and 80's music which was so fun to dance to.  I woke up with leg cramps!  LOL!

 My cousin and I were trying to get a selfie with him, only he was busy singing so he didn't know!

 He's coming back to the Madam Carroll on October 7 and we want to go and celebrate my Shug's 60th birthday!

Have a listen to his music.  Give him a chance. 


PS - today's habit (from Day Designer - blog listed to the right) is to meditate or read devotionals OUT OF A BOOK.  And to make notes in the margins!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Day May Day!

So I'm a Day late with May Day.  I'm actually a lot late with this whole Blog thing.  I had an Easter post ready to go.  I don't know what happened, I think it was Internet problems, but I lost a bunch of it. So here's the thing.... 
I have ALWAYS tried doing things in chronological order.  
It's an obsessive/compulsive thing with me. 
Well, I'm breaking that habit. 
I'm going to start posting what I want, when I want! 
I said it OUT LOUD!  Easter might be posted in July and July might be posted in December!

And the first thing I'm going to say is
This is our pond...if you look closely, you see the trees are IN the water.  That's because it has rained EVERY DAY since LAST WEDNESDAY and the wind has been horrible! 
The pond is out of the bank.
 This was the rain over the weekend.

So, in an effort to help the attitude, I've joined a couple of "groups" that you might be interested in.

The first one is through Facebook.  It's The YOU Challenge by Rebekah Teal. It's a closed group but I'm sure she will let you join if you want to. 
It's about making yourselves a priority.  
It's a walking group. 
The thing about this group is I started last May.  It's only a month long.  But what it did for me is make me find a path to walk that I really enjoy.  And I've done it every day that the weather has been nice since last May, 2016.  Of course, it's Indiana, so the weather isn't always nice.  But for the month of May I am walking EVERY DAY, no matter the weather.

So here is what I did yesterday.
I quickly walked on the gravel part of the path that my Dixie Doodle and I have created.  The rest of it will have to wait for another time because it's a mud bog.

 This is our flowing well.  It's a natural spring that runs all the time.  No turning it on or off.


 Dixie was ready to go on the grassy part of the path, but like I said, it's a mud bog. 

The other "walk" I did were these steps.  My Shug is working upstairs and he is ready  to change jobs, so these tools need to come down, and others need to go up.  It took me six trips up and down 15 steps.  l80 steps.  Not bad for a first day.
Ta Dah!

The other group I joined is by Day Designer.  You join by e-mail and they send you a Habit a Day for the Month of May.  It's actually called 30 Days to your Best You.  The first two habits are

1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning
2.  Make your bed every morning
Anyone else need a fresh start?