Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I'm back.....

It's been a long time since I've found my way here. There's been lots of changes, some I planned for, some just found me.

Back doing renos! Somehow different rooms got started but not a single room was ever finished. Sigh...A recent health scare has spurred me into action, with a goal to selling, moving and hopefully, retirement.

The last couple of months of 2014 were filled with uncertainty and tears. Now with a diagnosis and a treatment plan I can work on all the things I thought about during that time. What's important in my life, how I want to live, who will be included. There's nothing like an illness to make things crystal clear! And there's nothing like an illness to show you who has your back.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


A few months ago I splurged a bit on a boudoir-pic photo package, with plans to schedule the shoot after I was at my 'goal weight'.  (I lost 33 pounds!)  So a couple of weeks ago I found myself in a rented suite~it was lovely and I felt like moving in~with a few outfit changes and some props.  And my photographer,Melissa Knowles.  Melissa photographed our "Images for a Cure" pics a year or so ago.
It was such a fun afternoon and I love how the pics turned out!  Here's a teaser~more to come when I receive my disc!

photo by Melissa Knowles Photography

Monday, January 30, 2012


Last October, at the Westcoast Women's Show, I tried on a couple of corsets at 'Felix and Kitty'.  I still had a few pounds to lose, so didn't buy one.  Last week I went to the 'Taboo' show, and decided to get this fabulous one!  Love the colors!  For the first time in my life I have cleavage!  Once it's on, it makes your waist tiny, tiny, altho you can't really see it in this photo.  It's also reversible~the other side is denim, for those times that call for a more casual corset!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sigh...what is going on?

He came in the room just as I finished
tidying up.  I looked at him and felt so
much emotion rush thru me!  Throwing
my arms around him, I gave him a big
hug and kiss.  "Are you playing with me?"
he asked.  "No", I said, shaking my head,
"I love you, Mr. P."

And that's when I woke up.  We broke up 5 months ago.  Why am I dreaming about him now?  What does it all mean?

Monday, January 2, 2012


Goodbye 2011!  I'm so ready to move on to a new year and new plans.  But first, some of last year's accomplishments should be shared and celebrated!

~In April, Mini got a job at one of the 'Big-Box' stores!  She's done really well and is on management's radar.  November brought a promotion to a different position and a pay raise.  It also brought a new, 4 AM start time, which we are slowly adjusting to.

~Last January I set out to lose 30 pounds, thru a change in life-style habits.  Christmas Day I weighed in 33 pounds lighter and several sizes smaller than I was at the start of the year!  It's amazing and a huge accomplishment.  The reward is looking and feeling so much better.  Being able to wear cute and stylish clothes that fit.  No more 'fat-sucking garments' needed to be able to fit into a dress!  And I found a love of power-walking in the process!  Bonus after bonus!

Yesterday Mini and I found ourselves on a walk and ended up at a coffee shop nearby.  Just a casual and low-key start to the year.  We shared soup and a grilled 4-cheese sandwich that was so, so good!  And snapped a few pics to remember the day.  One of my plans for this year~to take more pictures.  To keep a better record of the year, both with photos and writing.

And my wish for the New Year?  That we all have a year filled with love, laughter and good health. 

Happy New Year!  

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I was so excited this morning to see I was
below my goal weight of 130!
The scale read: 129.8
So I've now got a new goal: 125!

fabulous photo taken Sept 18th by the talented photographer
Erica Miller

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The Annual Motorcycle Toy Run took place on the weekend.  There's nothing like the
rmmm,  rmmm of about 1500 bikes to rev things up on a Sunday morning! 
There were big bikes, smaller bikes, dirt bikes,
 3-wheeled bikes, bad-ass guys on bikes, clean cut guys on bikes, and,
 I was happy to see,
 lots of women driving bikes!
I took my new camera, the one I got with Airmiles, and am so
pleased with the photos~they are amazingly clear!
This is really the start of the festive season events, and one of my favorites!
I wish I was bad-ass enough to ride a bike!