A new gym

Joe and I joined a new gym right before Thanksgiving.  We were back there today and I had a free session with a personal trainer.  He was really great!  I had trouble with all of my personal trainers in Athens, but wondering if I should give it another shot.  I need to find out the price.  If it is reasonable then I will have to wait till after the Holidays.

It feels great being back at the gym again!

New job

I have a new job. I will be working for a privately owned eyecenter. They do lasik as well as everything else. There are 4 locations.

I couldn’t take working at the front desk one more day at the other office. That and they didn’t have anything together. Total disaray. Not only that but I was hired to run the Optical and then find out a week later that I will be doing 2 other jobs on top of that.

That and many other reasons are the why I left. I think I will really like this new job. I will be in Optical and possibly fill in when people are on vacations. I think it is going to be a better fit for me.

Super girly fun day!


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Today Lita and I went to South Park Mall. No not that South Park. Although everytime I see the sign I think of the show and giggle!

We were both fitted for bras at Nordstom. She was the size she was before. I however was wearing the wrong size bra. I thought that since I am smaller I needed a smaller cup size.

I did not realize that you have to take more into consideration. Like the top of of your chest (even if it is more flat) and the sides. I bought 3 bras and I am feeling better than ever! And my shirts are fitting better!

We went everywhere in the mall. I bought a little too much. But it was fun! I haven’t be shopping in a while. It is fun to go with a friend. I normally go on my own.

Lita did ALOT of shopping. More than me. But I had fun tagging along!

In this pic we are both wearing Lori creations!

Eight years


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Today is our 8 year anniversary. We started dating 8 years ago today!

We have had our ups, downs and health scares. Well I had the health scare. But we have made it through everything and are stronger than ever.

Joe makes me laugh! I love that! He is the kindest, sweetest, funniest… I could go on and on!

The years have flown by!

We have stuck together and are happier than ever!

Happy anniversary to us!

This necklace


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is my most recent creation.

Lita and I went shopping today. We went to Paper skyscraper and bought some things. All we both kept saying was “Look at this!” and “So cute!”

After that we went to the new Bead store in Myers Park called On a String. Lita bought the beads and I created the necklace for her.

It turned out really well! I also made her a stretch bracelet to match. She let me keep the left over beads. Now I can make something for myself. Great gift!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Today we are celebrating at home in Charlotte. Lita has come from Florida to visit this Thanksgiving. She said that it has been years since she has celebrated a traditional Thanksgiving. She will be in the Netherlands next year. I hope that this is a very memorable last Thanksgiving for her.

Joe and I ordered everything in from Reids fine foods. I am a good cook, but didn’t want to attempt it this time around. Especially since it was just the 3 of us.

There is alot to be thankful for today. I am thankful for Joe, family, and friends. I am also happy that I am living and healthy!!!!!!!!!!!

This time 2 years ago I was at Eves house with family for Thanksgiving and I was VERY tired! I did not feel well and thought that I was sick. One month later I was having heart surgery.

These past 2 years have been a blessing for me. When things go wrong or I am having a bad day I try to settle down and look back on all I went through.

Today more than ever I am truly thankful for everything. Everything that I have experienced in life. The good and the bad. I am so lucky to still be alive! I will always be thankful that God let me live.

Thanksgiving will always be different for me now. It has so much more meaning. I am glad that I will be around for many more.



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It is Thanksgiving tomorrow. Time to reflect on things we are thankful for. I am thankful that I had such a great Mom. That I have such great memories of her good and bad. But memories to hold onto. I found this pic of her and I. This was taking in front of our house in September of 1976! I am also thankful that she wrote the dates on the back of pictures.

She made my shirt! That was my favorite shirt. Little tulips. Wondering if that is why tulips are one of my favorite flowers.

I am so thankful to be alive, in good health and to have such a loving extended family and friends. Oh and I cannot forget a WONDERFUL HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Personal shopper

I think I missed my calling…. I think I could have been a personal shopper.

Today I was out getting some things we needed for the house. I ended up buying a Birthday gift for my best bud and cousin Maribeth. I picked out the perfect gift! There was a theme and everything went together! I so enjoyed it! I may have to look into that in the future. I would love to go to businesses and shop for professional women and men that are too busy. Just tell me your tastes and I can pick out the perfect thing. Gift, accessories, clothing…

Nice to dream though!