Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Should All Be Very Jealous (or alternate title) Wendy I Love You

You should know I love receiving packages in the mail. I mean REALLY love it. So when my dearest cousin Wendy leaves me a comment telling me that she found something whilst out thrift store shopping and wanted to send it to me the excitement factor was off the charts for the following reasons:

1) Wendy is the BEST thrift store shopper ever! I've never met anyone who can find the most fantastic things in the world. No one has the mad thrift store gem finding skills she has. Pink Chair anyone?

2) Did I mention the joy I find in packages delivered to my house?

Now here is the part where you should all be very, very jealous. I got home today and found my delicious package waiting for me to open. When what delight should burst forth?!?!


Imagine lots of happy dancing and some very high pitched squealing upon seeing this! Thank you, thank you, thank you Wendy. I love it so very much.

Now if only I could find some people interested in playing it with me...................any takers?

Friday, October 24, 2008

"Earn Your Turkey"

The details and registration are now available! Come one come all.....I think the name puts it quite aptly.

I'm excited to race with all my dear family on Turkey day. Click HERE for all the details. The adrenaline is building all ready!

Please notice that there is a 2 mile "health" walk, so no excuses for all of you non-runners out there. Come and hang out with us run or walk (Kathy, Penee, Mal Pal ).

Just because you don't suffer from A.S.S. don't feel like you can't join in the fun. Friends and card carrying members of the Arnett Fan Club are welcome as well :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Liquid Liner

This morning as I was rushing around like a mad woman running just a little behind and feeling stressed about it. I found a reason to be grateful and it came in the form of liquid eyeliner.

I haven't always worn liquid eyeliner or for that matter eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara......ok you get the picture. In my younger years I rarely if ever sported make-up. As I've gotten older, and hopefully a little bit wiser, I have decided that my face looks better with a "fresh coat of paint". I think Grandma Ethel would have agreed that this can apply not only to lipstick but to all the arts of make-up enhancement.

Now the reason for my gratitude. I'm one of those who always has something swirling in my brain. I literally can not sleep in on a Saturday morning because I wake up thinking of the million things I both need and want to do that day. Most days of the week I'm rushing to get out the door and get to work on time. I feel grateful for the liner because it gives me the opportunity every morning to take some deep breaths, settle myself and find peace, even if it's just for the 2 minutes or less it takes me to apply it.

For those of you who have ever worn this particular make-up enhancement, you know what I'm talking about. Maybe some of you are much more skilled at the art of putting it on than I, but for me it can not be a rush job. It requires a steady hand and a bit of calm to not walk out of the house looking like a disaster. I find that once I've conjured up that calm it stays. Maybe it doesn't last all day, but at the very least it follows me out the door.

Today I felt grateful for all of the moments of calm and peace I have in the sometimes stormy seas of life. I'll take it, even when it comes in liquid liner form.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Jane Bennett Hump

I'm sad to admit that I previously had been starting to get the Jane Bennett hump. All you who have seen the '95 BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice" know to what I am referring.

Good news though......thanks to all the running and therefore strengthening of my back muscles my hump is almost all gone.

So thanks running, one more reason to love you :)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Girl Can Dream

I now have a new dream. I first heard of these bikes for rent in France from Lex on her European adventure this year. I borrowed this photo from Dave's cousins blog. My new dream vacation involves Paris, one of these bikes and riding them along all the many bridges throughout the city.