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FOR TODAY March 2nd, 2015

Outside my window…Still dark out, and still cold. Its not as bitterly cold as last week, which is nice. We do have on the horizon another snow storm predicted for tomorrow, that I am dreading as it will make for a not so nice commute home from orientation!

I am thinking…about how my pup will do with me being gone all day to day (and for the remainder of the week)

I am thankful…That I am going back to work.

In the kitchen… Not a whole lot will be going on this week, with me being gone all week. Lots of quick/easy meals for the first half of the week that will produce enough for leftovers for the remainder of the week.

I am wearing… black dress pants, a pink top with one of my knitted scarves I made over the weekend, black socks and soon to be on my feet my black heeled boots.

I am creating…still working on the afghan for the hubby

I am going… to orientation in a little while

I am wondering…same as above “thinking statement”

I am reading…“Plain Living” by Rachel Bauer.
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I am hoping…that this week will go by fast with all that will be going on

I am looking forward to…seeing some old coworkers later this week

I am learning…arm knitting. I have been wanting to do this for a while, and finally decided to just do it! Who knew just using your arms as needles could be so much fun!! I am slightly addicted!
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Around the house…All is quiet, and clean! I did all of my Monday cleaning over the weekend in anticipation of this week of orientation and training.

A favorite quote for today…
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One of my favorite things…Spending time with my hubby and boys. Yesterday was a good day….both boys were able to go to church with us and then out for a late birthday celebration lunch for our oldest. (I forgot to get a picture of them today, so this pic is a few months old, but still one of my favorite pics of them!
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A few plans for the rest of the week: Monday/Tuesday is orientation days, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday training days for my new job. The weekend, will be catching up on housework/laundry and sleep!!!

A peek into my day…
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17 Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim’s meme in our “Previous Victims” widget. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!! 

17 Meme

Stolen from: Survey Haven

Are you a jealous person? no

When is the next time you’re traveling out of state? April maybe…all depends on what and when we plan our girls only weekend.

Can you write your name in a foreign language? no

When you’re getting ready for something, do you listen to music? I do

What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday

What is something you did yesterday and wish you could’ve done today? hung out wtih friends

If you woke up tomorrow and knew/spoke a different language, which language would you want it to be? Italian

What did you last order online? a new phone case

Do you have any specific hobbies? crochet and knitting

What’s a song you recently discovered that you want to tell everyone about? I can’t think of any

Favorite fall or winter accessory? any one of the infinity scarves I have

What did you last eat? chili and corn bread

Look to your left. What’s there? the afghan I am working on

How long does it take you to fall asleep? usually a half hour or so

Is there a TV in the room you are in? there is

What comes to your mind when I say red? roses

Name something you think is pointless? a pencil that isn’t sharpened….. LOL

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Jodi over at Beacon of Hope has come up with this fun meme after the host at Friday’s Feast went MIA. Join in if you want! A little feast without the calories!!!

Food 4 Thought Friday!

A little feast without the calories!!

Feel free to play along for some yummy fun! I will post a new one each Thursday night. JOIN IN!!!

Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week’s questions:

Breakfast What is your current favorite song?

Lunch What is something that can always brighten your day no matter what?

Dinner What is something you feel like you have improved on the past week?

Midnight Snack If you could go back and change one thing this week, what would it be?

Recipe of the Week (instead of your recipe for life what is it just for the week?)


BreakfastWhat is your current favorite song?Try by Colbie Caillat

LunchWhat is something that can always brighten your day no matter what?Snuggles with my pup or kitty

Dinner What is something you feel like you have improved on the past week?The skill of arm knitting. I have been wanting to learn it, and after a few tries I think I am doing pretty darn good at it. See one of my last posts for some pics!

Midnight Snack If you could go back and change one thing this week, what would it be? The weather! I am so over the bitter cold!

Recipe of the Week (instead of your recipe for life what is it just for the week?)Put a smile on your face, as it may be just what someone else needs to see.


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Went shopping today with a friend to do one of my least favorite shopping trips: the dreaded bra shopping trip. I am still scarred from one of the last shopping trips, as I walked out after trying on, I kid you not, 60+ bras with not one in hand, and lots of tears!

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Today’s outing was much better! I had 3 in hand to try on, and my friend found 2 more and brought them into the fitting room for me to try on as well. So 5 altogether, so much better than the 60+. One of the first ones I tried on was perfect! It kept the girls in place, and so very comfortable! So back out to grab one more in that stay, just a different color, and out the door we went. We were in the store no more than 15 minutes! Success!

Its the little things I tell ya that makes a girl happy!

Then it was off to Jo-Ann’s to get my Ott light to replace my halogen one that broke on me last night. I do have to say I got my money’s worth out of the halogen lamp! I had it for over 20 years. Still unsure how it snapped off the base!

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This is the one I got, wish they would have had purple, as I would have snatched that up! Love the 50% off, plus I had a $5 off $35 coupon that could be used on sale items! I also picked up a couple more skeins of bulky yarn to make another arm knitted scarf in shades of purple. I posted the first one I made here, and then this morning I made this one before I went out shopping. I see more of these in my future, as they are great accessories for an outfit!!

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I may be a little late to the arm knitting craze, but I finally figured it out. I know how to knit, but trying to figure it out with my arms, was driving me crazy. I started a few times, and then scrapped it today. But finally said to myself…… you got this so Do It!

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Now I need to go get some more colorful yarn to make more! So happy with the outcome! It even helped with my mood I was in earlier today as well! I should have been happy all day as we finally had the sun here in Michigan!


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