Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm a Genie in a bottle, Baby!

Here's my new Jade Plant.  I've been babying this plant since I got it because I lost the last one I had from "Root Rot".  I know totally gross, but you didn't see what I did and smelled!  PU!

For Christmas my daughter got me two of the Plant Genie!  It's an automatic Watering System, so I won't over water my baby plant.  At least that's what I'm hoping.  Wish me luck! 

This mini globe simply needs to be filled with water and stuck into the pot next to the plant. It then waters it a little bit at a time, keeping it watered without giving it too much.


Because of its size, it is hardly noticeable. However, it does mean we have to remember to re-fill it once a week or so; a process that isn’t as hard as it might sound.  They do come in bigger sizes for bigger plants.  So, we'll have an update in a few weeks.

HAPPY WW!

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!  I guess I forgot to post my Wordless Wednesday last night.  So, sorry!  Well, this morning I slept late needless to say.  These pain killers the doctor has me on is really kicking my butt!  I can have a good couple of hours where I'm totally wide awake Eyes Poppin
and then I could have an hour of Whoa 
Then I could have a morning like today where I just can't wake up Falling Asleep.

Today I go to the health club, and I'll take you with me on the short ride there.  Our first picture is our morning sky above our little town Batavia, IL., and our next picture is the bridge of Fox river in downtown Batavia going west on our short little ride.  Our next picture is our Gazebo on the river, which is across from the Batavia Police Station and park.  OOOPS!  How did that get in there!
No, THIS is our Gazebo!!!  LOL  Yep, it's right on the Fox River.  Well, I  hope you enjoyed our little ride.  Don't forget to check out my give-away and put your entry in.  Today is the last day!  For all of you that enjoy Rock & Roll or just listening music the CD is free to two lucky winners!  Link is to the right at the top of my blog!  Thanks so much!  For all those who are reading this and want to enter you have a 2 FREE entries  Just type:  Rock & Roll  Lives! 
 
And just a mile down Randall Road on Delnor property we arrive at the Delnor Health and Wellness Center where patents also come for physical therapy, and people come to get fit and their daily exercise!  Have a great day, and thanks for keeping me company on our little ride.  Waving    

For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Follow me Back Tuesday!

Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis. Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog
It's a great way to start off your week and get more BF's !!

 How it Works
  • Follow the 4 Hostesses #'s 1 -4 ( leave them a comment so they can follow u back
  • Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
  • Grab their button & the link code to post on your blog
  •  Start to follow as many blogs as you would like ( make sure you leave a comment so they can follow you back )
  • And when you receive a comment from a new follower  return the favor & follow them back.
  • ENJOY & HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY!

It's Music Monday one of my favorite Meme's to do.....



Yes, Music Monday!  Today's theme is from your first record, CD, etc. Well, I'm not quite sure what that means, but as far back as I can remember I had storybook records when I was little, and I remember Peter and the Wolf was one of them because it use to scare me to death, but as for my teenie bopper years I think one of my first records was "Rag Doll", by the Four Seasons.


What's  moving you today?  So, the only thing I can tell you what I really need to do today is too have "HAPPY FEET", because I've gotten behind on my work.  So come on feet let's get a movin'!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Update on my Shape-Ups Skechers

I told you I'd give you an update on my Skechers Shape-Ups, and here it is.  I've been walking on these at the health club, and around the house.  One thing I found out about them is they're heavy, and hot!  I use those little footie socks, and that seems to help some.  Heel/Toe, Heel/Toe that's the key to these shoes otherwise, you'll stop yourself short, and trip yourself up.  It definitely makes you stand up straight, so it does give you better posture.


I also have to admit that these shoes have the most cushion in them then I've ever bought.  They are so, so, comfy.  They're like walking on pillows tied to my feet.


So there you have Skechers has my vote as far as comfort and fit.  Now if they help with the exercise, toning, etc., I'll let you know in a few weeks.  The Skechers Shape-ups shoes, and I have become one!  I always did love comfort!

*Disclaimer: I have not received any appreciation for publishing my review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the view and opinion of myself and myself alone. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.*

Friday, June 25, 2010

FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK!

A friend of mine started "Friday Photo Flashback" because of having so many pictures from her PRE-digital camera days. She thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!  I personally think it's a great idea, and sounds like fun!  I totally love old pictures.  Hey I use to have a camera like that.

 This was taken back in 1992 when I was only dating my husband and we were in a band together.  I played keys and sang, and Dave was lead guitar and vocals also.  In case you're wondering Dave is holding a shaker in his hand, and that's a mic in  mine.  Rick was behind the drums.  We played the Tiger Club here.  The name of our band was:
  "Perfect Chaos"

SURPRISE/ALOHA FRIDAY/ HAPPY FRIDAY FOLLOW!

ALHOHA!
Today is the day I let you in on my little secret.  I have been accepted for a scholarship at the Delnor Health and Wellness Center in my neighborhood.  Last Monday was my first day, and I signed up for their Water Aerobics.  First let me tell you I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis in 2006.  I've had surgery (L4&5 fused together), but it hasn't done any good.  Actually, it's been getting worse.  I've decided to do something about this on my own (being as there isn't a doctor out there that can help me thus far).  The first thing on my agenda is to lose weight.  As I have told you, my darling daughter bought me the Sketchers, and recently she won the ShatoBu, which is a tummy shaping, muscle toning, and calorie burning shaper.  The workout you wear!  I will be doing an update on my Sketchers (possibly tomorrow).  I have weighed in on Monday, and I shall be keeping a log as to how much I lose each week.  What you see to your right is the scale in the Women's Locker room (which has recently been remodeled).

What you see here is to your left is the Delnor Health and Wellness Center.  This is not only a health club, but it's also where therapy is done for all sorts of health problems young and old alike.  They also have personal training available,and you can even schedule a massage.

Below are the showers (to the right), and straight ahead is the Whirlpool that  you can sit in after a good workout!  Also, to the left they do have steam rooms. To the right is our track and treadmills etc. Some of the pictures are from the website because I found out that I couldn't take pictures unless I had permission, which I'm looking into.  I'll be filling you in from time to time, and let you know how I'm doing.

So that's my update for  now.  More to come on Tuesday.  Stay tuned for the new life for XmasDolly (I hope.  Do wish me  luck I'm afraid I'm going to need it this time.  Have a wonderful weekend).  



"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So here on Fridays we're taking it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’m asking a simple question for you to answer & nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers!

My question is:  What is your favorite way to lose weight that works?

Mine is the no white diet.  No bread, pasta, etc.  It worked once for me.  Now, I  have to see if I can do it again.

I am also joining in with Friday Follow. So if you happen to visit and follow me, I will definitely be following you back!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

Goodness me what could this be! Gloried clubhouse do you think? No, it's going to be the start of something big (I hope). This is just a few clues I'm giving you to ponder over.  Soon I will have more information for you, but until I'm positive I don't want to jinx anything.  Isn't this a great place?
The story will probably break this weekend.  So, until then just a couple of teasers!




For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

Monday, June 21, 2010

FOLLOW ME BACK TUESDAY!

Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis. Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog
It's a great way to start off your week and get more BF's !!

 How it Works
  • Follow the 4 Hostesses #'s 1 -4 ( leave them a comment so they can follow u back
  • Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
  • Grab their button & the link code to post on your blog
  •  Start to follow as many blogs as you would like ( make sure you leave a comment so they can follow you back )
  • And when you receive a comment from a new follower  return the favor & follow them back.
  • ENJOY & HAVE A GREAT DAY!

MUSIC MONDAY!







It's Music Monday one of my favorite Meme's to do.....

  It's also  Music Monday!  Today's theme is to choose a song that is important or has special meaning for you and your significant other.  

What's  moving you today? There are moments in a movie you just never forget, and I have quite a few, but here's a couple of my favorites, and I hope yours too.  HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Another BIG favorite of mine:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Official Bag Toss Game Giveaway & Discount Promotional Code & Free Shipping!

Baggo has got to be one of the most played games at picnics, outdoor parties, family outings etc., and definitely the most fun.  Backyard BBQ on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, birthdays oh you name it, wouldn't be any fun at all without this fun, action thrilled game.  Children and Adults can play this game together, and when they go eat let the guys hang out, and have a ball!

    Right now at J.leigh designz my buddy Jenn is holding a review/give-away for The Official Bag Toss Game BAGGO!  Jump on over there, and enter for this fun filled exciting game.  I wish I could split myself in two so I can enter twice, and if you win invite me over so I can play too!

Contest ends July 5th at 11:59pm!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Happy Father's Day Dad - I love you!
Russell Wesley Chamberlin, Sr. 1.08.23 to 1.30.80 R.I.P.
Please click and watch it on U-Tube.  They took the video away today.  It'll be worth it.  I promise.

SHAPE-UPS ARE MINE - SKECHERS!!! WOO HOO!

So, as you all know it was my birthday last Sunday on the 13th, and what did I get for my birthday WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL,  I got Shape-Ups new from Skechers.  I've been wanting these for a while, and my Son-in-law and Daughter (NightOwlMama) got them for me.  WOO HOO!

  Shape up while you walk!  Hmmm, Easy for them to say.  When I tried them on at the store there was another lady walking around with them trying to see if she could balance herself.   "It makes you walk with good posture", she said.  I learned that you also have to put your heel down first, and then walk into the step. Heel - Toe. Heel - Toe.  Personally, I think these shoes are going to be for walking around the house at first then on to the health club.  My feet have a tendency to get hot fast.  So, maybe I'll look into those Skechers sandals.  Hmmm.

So, here's what I'm going to do.  This will be "Part I" of my Skechers Adventure, and I we keep you posted as to how I like them, and what they've done for me.  I'm also hoping they will help my back.  Having Spinal Stenosis is no fun, believe me.  We're still working on the problem, and I hope they find some solution soon.  The booklet says Shape-Ups are designed to promote weight loss, strengthen back, firm calf, and buttock muscles, reduce cellulite, and tone your thighs, increase cardovascular health, improve posture, and reduce stress on knee and ankle joints.  Okay, that's a whole lot of work to do just for a little pair of shoes, but we're all going to find out over the next month or so.

"The studies show that Shape-ups' dynamic rolling bottom, soft foam insert and dual-density midsole may produce real results. Check out the results from the tabs above to learn how you can get in shape without setting foot in a gym!"  Seems to me waitresses would benefit by these shoes drastically for one.  Maybe I should have had these when I was working downtown walking to and from the train station!  I must say they are extremely comfortable.  It's like walking on soft pillows, a cushions or even on a cloud in my bare feet.  It also states that not only do they strengthen your muscles, but they also increase blood flow, and reduce the impact on your joints, and lower back.  Ahhh, that's for me.  


They come with blue or white shoe strings, and they're quite stylish!  So, here we go;  Straight and tall, improves blood circulation, posture, strengthens back, firms buttocks, tightens abdomen, reduces cellulite and tones thighs, and firms calf muscles.  They recommend starting out with five to ten minute increments.  Okay, sounds good to me.  That will be done in the house until I get use to keeping my balance.  Since my back surgery I have this phobia of falling - so not good!  So, in the house will be fine for a while.  Then we'll venture outside maybe in the drive-way with my cane up & down.  That sounds good.  So, until next time and Part II of my Skechers Shape-Up Adventure!  "These Shoes were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do"!


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Friday, June 18, 2010

ALOHA FRIDAY - FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK -

A friend of mine started "Friday Photo Flashback" because of having so many pictures from her PRE-digital camera days. She thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!  I personally think it's a great idea, and sounds like fun!  I totally love old pictures.  Hey I use to have a camera like that.  
I was raised in Chicago, IL. (Mayor Daly's neighborhood), a place called, "Bridgeport", which was predominantly Italian at the time.  This little lady smack in the middle was my grandmother with her fur stole on & black hat.  She was a whole lotta woman & a whole lotta fun!  She was walking in the St. Joseph's Day parade, which my Grandfather was also President of the club at the time.  Behind her is "All Saints Church", which was torn down because of I55.  What a shame it was gorgeous.  (Second picture).


"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So here on Fridays we're taking it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’m asking a simple question for you to answer & nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers!

My question is if you could go back in a period in your life just to relive one day when would it be?

I have to say it would be when I was about 9 or 10.  We use to go to my Gram's every Sunday for dinner, and every aunt, uncle and cousins (mom's family) was there.  The love poured, and so did the fun.  Yes, that would be one of the times I'd like to relive.

I am also joining in with Friday Follow. So if you happen to visit and follow me, I will definitely be following you back!
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My husband's pet when he was little.  Her name was "Puff", and she liked to sleep in the dog food box.

For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

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