Monday, June 27, 2016



Happy Monday, everyone!

I'm slowly getting back into the work flow. I'm still trying to get stuff put away in the new studio/ office. The challenge being is that I am severely OCD. I can't just put stuff anywhere - or in any fashion. I am getting there little by little.

I am also still dealing with the tendonitis in the right arm. While some days are almost completely normal, there are still some days I know not to over-tax the muscles and join.

I had gained a pound over the past week but not sure how. However, when I got on the scales this morning, the gained pound had disappeared. So while there is no lower number this week, I'm not still up. ::: thumbs up :::

I hope to bring you my first stop on the Appalachian Trail (Walking 4 Fun) on Friday. While I've been diligent about putting my numbers in my little notebook each evening, I've not updated my trail steps on the site.

FUN FACT!: Did you know you can gain steps riding the lawn mower? I racked over 5k in steps during my one hour of mowing last week. Hmm I don't think I can legitimately count those though.

I am pledging today to get on the treadmill every day. While I'm not striving to break records, I do want to work up to a minimum of 3 miles per day by the time I attend the writers conference in Eureka Springs the second weekend in Oct.

So as soon as these blog posts are up, I'm headed for the treadmill.

Whatever your plans for this week...

Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, June 20, 2016

WEEKLY PLAN - 6/20/16

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Okay.. that's a lot cheerier than I feel. I'm running on less than 6 hours sleep. Definitely a nap in my future.

I've tracked my steps most days but have yet to input them into the Trail tracker. Will try to do that in the next day or two.

I spent 4 days at a hotel last week doing some techno-spring cleaning. Deleted over 8,000 emails amongst several accounts!  I'm going through the email much faster now. Yay!

I've also lost 4 pounds! Hoping to keep that momentum going.

I had made a pot roast for supper yesterday and was planning to use the  recipe on here for Wednesday, however, as I normally do - I failed to take a picture of the end product. I'll work on that. In the mean time, I'll try to find a recipe to link you up to.

The heat is ramping up here in the Ozarks. I'm still battling the tendonitis and the occasional flare-up of the knee. So not a lot of outside walking nor treadmill work. I did work out in the pool at the hotel one day last week and plan to do that again tomorrow and Wednesday.

The big thing for me this week is that I FINALLY have a dental appointment to get my teeth taken care of. I'm going through Aspen Dental. I'll post a review when all is said and done. Tomorrow is just the FREE exam/ x-ray/ consultation then we'll go from there. Not looking forward to having all the teeth pulled but am excited to be done with all the teeth issues I've had most of my life to be over with!

How's your week shaping up?
What ever you have planned....
Enjoy the Journey


Monday, June 6, 2016


Appalachian Trail

Man, being back to work is such an awesome experience. I truly am a workaholic and am a much happier person when I'm DOING something. I can not sit idle. Being inactive makes me want to just sit around all day... even nap. 

When Bob is gone, I hit the floor running in the morning. I pause to put a load of clothes in the washer as I come out of the bathroom, make my coffee and jump right into business. I keep rolling from there. Sometimes there is an afternoon nap in my future. I've attributed that to days when I normally am not drinking enough so I try to remedy that the next day.

A scrapbooking friend of mine uses a website called 'Walking4Fun' to track her daily steps. The various virtual trails on the website encourage you to get your steps in so you can move on to a new trail.

Since this year marks the 100th Anniversary of our National Park system, I thought this would be a great time to join this 'virtual' adventure.

I've always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail (National Park Service Link) and the Ozark Trail. has some excellent information for a real-time hike. I signed up today and am beginning my step counting with the Appalachian Trail. In reality, the trail is 2,202 miles long from Atlanta GA to central Maine. My body would never be able to hike this trail in real life but I can look for things via the internet along the way. 

This LINK will take you to a map of the trail with potential spots to check out along the way. Today, I will hop on the treadmill and begin just north of Atlanta at Amicalola State Park at  Springer Mtn. I'll try to include pictures or tidbits of the area along my journey. 

Whether you just to do a virtual hike, or hit the trails in real time, I encourage you to join me at Walking4Fun.

Enjoy the Journey!