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Gaming (In my House)

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I enjoyed myself immensely over the last four days off from work! I got to see some of my hubs family and then my children/grandchildren came over two of the last four days! I am so blessed! I think the most fun I have is in “gaming” which means something different to me! In our family, we love love love to play games! Lately we’ve been playing a lot of “Codenames”, “Sequence”, “Ticket to Ride”, “UNO” of course, “Pass the Pigs, and our grandkids gave us a new game “Skull King”…

Red= Cheerful and Festive

Hello friends and happy Sunday! I am continuing with my series of shopping my closet! I hope you enjoy and I hope this inspires you to shop your own closet! Here I am (right after surviving my semi annual dentist appointment) in my red trench (Nordstrom Rack probably about three years ago I think it’s…

Closet Creativity

Hello friends! And welcome to another installment of my thriftiness/thankfulness marathon labeled as closet creativity! I hope my efforts to shop my closet help you think of ways you can also do the same! Today I’m sharing a new (yet old) outfit I created from my closet and I really had some fun! First I…

Couch Potato Plan

Hello friends! How are you all this wonderful Wednesday?? I’m so glad the week is half over. I’m telling you my training was tough tough tough. It’s the most difficult thing I’ve done for years! We spent the whole training in silence which was not as difficult as spending (25) 25 minute meditation-which means I…

Warrior Weekend

Hello friends! Happy Labor Day weekend! For me it really was a Labor Day yesterday! 😂 We drove up to my parents home in Wyoming Friday night (late Friday night- I discovered how hard it is to see on the toad when the cars traveling toward me have new headlights)! Or maybe it’s age- IDK! Anyway yesterday morning we wore our grubby clothes (my sisters remarked they were glad none of us were dressed up and are au naturel for this fun filled day😂🤣)and rode in the back of the truck toward the back end of the property next to…

Brutal Deliverance

Hey friends! All this week I’ve been in a work paid training to assist my clients in moving beyond their trauma. The intervention is DBT PE-Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Prolonged Exposure. The last two days we discussed (8:30-430) rationale for treatment, statistics showing drastic improvement or elimination of PTSD symptoms and structure of the intervention. Today and tomorrow we watched videos of actual sessions (signed release of clients in video to use for training-no names) to help us understand how to administer the treatment. One thing about watching the videos of sessions is that we as participants are privy to the…

Wish List

Hey friends! How are you all on this fine Wednesday? I hope everyone is well and happy 🙂 I thought I would share a little bit of my fun trip to Wyoming last weekend! I left on Thursday and returned Sunday. Thursday I had some fun in the thriving metropolis of Thayne Wyoming (actually it’s…

Celebrate with Shorts

Hello Friends! How was your weekend? I hope you and Monday are making peace with each other 🙂 Me and Mondays don’t always get along that why I wish this for you LOL I thought I would share a new found discovery: I haven’t worn shorts in about 16 years. I think I was always…

Stretch First

Hey friends! I have another birthday this week and it’s a good reminder not to do stupid things! My co worker (probably 15 years younger than I and parent to a young girl on cheer squad) on Friday said “I’ll give you $50 to do this”… and she straightened out her leg and propped it…

Real Talk about Hair Loss

Hello friends! I thought today would be somewhat different. I want to share my experience with hair loss. In 2012 I was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease and my thyroid surgically removed. Back in 2004 I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and I think things went downhill (health wise) after that, although the last couple of years…