Thursday, August 1, 2013


Shew what a day. When it rains around here it really pours!

Issues, issues and more issues. I went to PT yesterday for my total knee replacment and got good and bad news. I am only 10 degrees off from normal (yeah!) and I have way to much fluid around my knee which keeps me from having my mobility back which in turn would allow me to get out of the house and go job hunting which I am eagerly looking forward to. I'm much more productive when I am working. I think most people are.

So, back to the doctor on Monday and hopefully he will drain the fluid from my knee. I was on a steroid pack, Medrol, and it just tore my stomach up. Since I can't take the Medrol I am back on a ice machine-15 minutes on-15 minutes off. Not so bad but I am just ready for the whole thing to be so over with.

I'm looking forward to hearing what fun things are going on in your world today~


Friday, June 7, 2013

Headed to Ohio's Amish Country

Hey! A great friend of mine, Jenny, and I are headed to Amish country this weekend. We are staying for 3 nights. So excited! I've never been to Amish country but have always been fascinated by the way the Amish live. 

If you have been to the area and have a favorite shop or restaurant please let me know.

Look for pictures later!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


A beautiful day in the Queen City. 
Paul Brown Stadium, home to the Bengals, is center and in the upper right corner is the Great American Ballpark, home of the Reds. Located next to the Red's ballpark is the newest addition to downtown, the Great American Tower. Crowning the top of the tower is a tiara that was inspired by Princess Diana's tiara. 

The tiara was an idea started by St. Louis Based Company, Hok and founding partner Gyo Obata to give this Great American Tower some character.
"Recognizing that we're known as the Queen city. Gyo Obata began to study tiaras that in sense symbols of Queens, and he continued his study of tiaras to study, Princess Diana's tiara."
San Marco said it took about 20 years to make this vision come to life. They wanted to create a unique building downtown, but they also had to make the design realistic to attract new companies and new jobs.
Marco says that really was the primary objective. Something to remember the past, while looking towards the future.
"Very proud of course of the tiara, and the steel workers who put the tiara together, they were special, certainly brave men and women that worked on the tiara to erect it and make it what it is today."

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now you've got a friend

You've got a friend until the end, all you have
To do is just open your heart and let Him in,
You've got a friend.

This is Sammie and Red (I know Red is an awful name but it was the only one we could think of). 
Sammie is the queen mum around our house. She monitors over the cats and our beagle, Gracie Belle. Sammie isn't much for snuggling AT ALL so to find her this close to her friend is funny. 
Now Red is the most laid back cat ever known to man. He is all about love.

Monday, May 20, 2013

I have fallen in love, again! I know pyrex has been around for many, many years but for some reason it has just now caught my eye.

I'm trying to decide on a favorite pattern but there are just too many to pick from.
Pink Gooseberry
Amish Buttercup

Harvest Wheat
Spring Blossom

I'm not so fond of the spring blossom series. I don't like the color at all
I haven't picked up any vintage of my own yet but I sure am looking forward to the hunt!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It has been awhile.....

You can always tell when I am struggling with darkness. I'm never around.

I'm still in a fight with depression but have decided the saying "fake it til you make it" just might become my mantra. So, with that being said I am making my blog a priority. And I'm hoping that you will help keep me accountable.

Would you mind leaving me a note to encourage me?