Thursday, August 28, 2014

#ProjectThankful14 ... volunteers, t-shirts & National Dog Day!!!

“Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
08.21.14 Red Scarf makes me happy
Sometimes its the small things in a day that makes you happy
... & how can a red scarf not make anyone happy?...
This was given to me as a Christmas gift by a sweet friend.
We actually saw it when we were in a store headed to Women of Faith.
I had no idea she snuck back in & got it for me & kept it for a few months to give to me at Christmas... that's just precious right there...
So when I wear it, I think of the kindness & thoughtfulness of friends.
08.22.14 Cold Brew Coffee
I've been seeing a lot of blogs talking about cold brewing coffee for iced coffee.
I was excited to try it so Friday night, I got it all together, did what the YouTube video told me do & let it set.
Verdict?  It was alright - nothing amazing.
To me - not worth all the hassle... maybe if I was a REAL coffee freak, I may be able to tell the difference
... but I'm glad I tried it... & glad I have some extra mason jars now.
08.23.14 Cancer Sucks!
I have seen this shirt on many a race & every time it goes by me (because everyone goes by me) I say I want one
... well, we went to the fair on Saturday & there they were
... & my hubs got me one!
I want to wear it every day to talk about how I feel exactly about cancer.
08.24.14 Volunteer
I talked about this in Monday's post
... still am so thrilled I did this...
Its been something amazing to see all the posts on Facebook in the Ironman Louisville page & blog posts people have written specifically for the volunteers from the race.
The appreciation is amazing.
I totally can't wait to do it next year!
I'll be a little tired - its following the day after I shoot a wedding, but I'll still be there!
08.25.14 First day doing P90X
So many people have scared me about doing this program.
I had bought it from a church friend a LONG time ago - even forgot I had it.
Ran across it & thought, why not? ... I decided I'm doing the "Lean" program which is more focused on calorie burn, more then the bulking up.
Let's get the calorie burn first & then after 3 months, I can always go back & bulk up
... & yes, it has some moves that COULD hurt my shoulder, but I've been doing this thing called exercise for so long, I know moves to substitute.
I'm excited to see how this works for me.
08.26.14 National Dog Day
Every day is National Dog day in my house.
Look at Zoe - she kept running from me & I wasn't about to have a blank square in the pic... & Harvey was wondering if he was in trouble getting his picture taken.
How we love our babies.
... side note... please keep prayers going for Sydney - she's starting to not eat & just looking tired.  I don't even want to think about what lies next - I want to focus on the amazing fighter she is.
08.27.14 Yarn back in my hands
I miss knitting so much... I actually grieve holding knitting needles.
Stupid bicep tendonitis.
So when a friend of mine started sharing adorable hats & things she's made with a knitting loom, I had to give it a try.  Equipped with a 40% off coupon, I headed to Hobby Lobby - picked up a clearance skein of yarn & let me tell you... last night, I already got about 6 inches of a hat done. & it didn't hurt!!!!!!!!!!!
I can do most of it left handed, not hurting my bicep tendon!
If you need me, I'm going to be on YouTube or sites that show me all the things I can make with these babies...
(I'll post a pic of my first hat from this when I finish)
What are you thankful for this week?


  1. I'm glad that you may have found a solution to your knitting dilemma.

  2. that scarf is so pretty! :)

    and this was the first year i heard about national dog day! never knew it existed! :) i agree that every day is national dog day! ha!!

  3. Loved the red scarf, and the wall with all the crosses on it!!!!!

    I'm thankful I can start new every morning...


  4. Absolutely love that quote!! It is a great reminder! Without sounding terrible - i'm really thankful for this 3-day weekend!!

  5. Saying lots of prayers for Sydney. Love your red scarf, I can't wait to break mine out again!!

  6. The hats I'm selling on Etsy are made with those looms. I love them. I've made a couple baby hats with them smallest one recently.


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