Monday, May 21, 2012

Flirtabulously Blessed

I feel so blessed sitting here...
It's summer break!!! Yippee! Barefoot Hippie Girl is as excited as the kids! If not more so. And that is saying a lot. Freedom!
LC has a Barbie book from the Library. Her bros picked it.
This is the outfit she put together to look like Barbie. Did she nail it?
I am rocking in my glider. My awesome rocker, in my corner. The kids are downstairs nicely playing legos.
I did my devotions first today and got inspired and encouraged and challenged. God is launching me on a new path. It is exciting, but unknown. Unknown can sometimes equal scary. Yet, this is what David told Solomon. 1Chronicles 28:20-21: Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with you; He will not fail you, nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord...the priests and the Levites, even they will be with you for the service of the house of God. God has confirmed to me over and over the past few weeks that this is the path. Do it. Thanks to all of you who read my blog for the first time just recently and left encouraging comments. I feel like I am making new friends. I hope you feel that way too.
It rained last night. I love night rains. It leaves everything clean and fresh for the new day. Plus rain is much better for all my little plants than just hose water. I can see them craning their little necks towards the water and sunshine. Growing-growing.
volunteer lettuce from my container that I picked to make room for herbs.
Btw, I really am appreciating the cleaned up look of my front yard. Plus I built an awesome teepee thing for my string beans. Our front yard finally looks like someone cares what it looks like.=) I do-a little.=) At least, enough to finally put some sweat equity into it.=)
green bean teepee-thanks Pinterest-source
I went thrift shopping Friday evening, and scored some cool finds. Several shirts, a short kaki skirt to stand in for shorts this summer, and long kaki slacks. Very nice for spring. But the "take the cake" find was this wrought iron cookbook holder. For $2.99. Can you believe it? It goes perfectly in my kitchen with my other wrought iron accents!
cookbook holder
I planted my smile flowers (aka-gerber daisies) on Friday, in the pot I can see from my kitchen window.
container gardens, weeded and planted
We went to a Preakness party on Saturday. In the words of BMV, we attended an equestrian event.=) The Preakness Stakes is the second race in the Triple Crown series. It follows the Kentucky Derby, and proceeds the Belmont Stakes. The Triple Crown is the race for 3 year old horses. You have one shot. That's it. The horse to beat is "I'll Have Another", although the media favorite is Bodemeister. All the hoopla is for a race last lasts under 3 minutes. But it is very exciting! We ended up watching it on Mr. Hippie's iPhone, because the television stopped picking up the station. Eight people crowded around this phone to watch the race.=) Kind of funny, actually.=) We bet candy bars on the horses. Freckles and Mrs. B won the pot with their bets on "I'll Have Another." The Mr. and I bet on Bodemeister. And this is where the excitement comes in. Bodemeister was in the lead the whole race. But on the home stretch you see "I'll Have Another" coming up from his position four horses back, to cross the finish line half a length ahead of Bodemeister. Amazing!
Rhubarb pie for Preakness

We have a bird nesting in our cherry tree. I don't now what kind it is. But I am thrilled!
the Mama bird
Meres batted her eyelashes at her dad this weekend. Unbelievable! And she also shakes her head no when she is heading to do something she knows she is not supposed to. A shake and a huge grin. What have we gotten ourselves into?
another shot of the cookbook holder, this time in action.=)
Mr. Hippie and I are looking at options for my own personal device. We are choosing between an iPad or a laptop. I am looking for feedback. Especially from fellow bloggers. What do you use? Why do you like it? Why not? The two features I use a lot on our laptop for my blog is the picture disk drive slot, and the keyboard. For all the typing. I'd especially love to hear from any iPad owners/users-how they get around not having those features.
Two of my goals for this blog is to encourage both humor and women's fitness. Here is an opportunity to fulfill both. This excerpt is taken from a brochure for our neck of the wood's summer activities. If you are looking for something to do, this might be up your alley. (don't forget to read with the proper inflections.=))

Flirty Girl Fitness Booty Beat
"Get fit, have fun, and feel fabulous!" That is the "Flirty Girl Fitness" way! Booty Beat is a class that will condition the entire body, using cardio dance moves that are non-stop! Come learn "flirtabulously" (Not a word, btw=)) Fun dance moves such as: Flashdance, No You Di'nt, and Booty Flurries!

I can't even imagine. But, I am thinking this might rank right up there with learning belly dancing. With my 4 baby belly. 
Who's with me?=)

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