Sunday, May 04, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In

Wow, what a busy weekend it's been! Saturday, we did the garage sale in the subdivision & then we out to eat dinner & did some grocery shopping. We decided to set up the garage sale again today since another neighbor wanted to as well. We didn't have very many sales today, but all in all, we made over $225 for both days, so I'm very happy with that. We also did some yard work today before heading to the gym & then, of course, laundry was calling my name. I decided to snap some pictures around my garden & I love all the things I'm finding.
This gorgeous bleeding heart plant is right between the side of our garage & our walkway. I didn't even know what it was at first & was actually going to pull it out because I thought it was a weed until the flowers showed up the other day. I don't know a lot about this plant (how long does it bloom? how much does it bloom?), but I do know that she's pretty!
Our next door neighbor told us that these are Lily of the Valley. I actually took this picture a couple of days ago & now they already have little white 'bells' on them.
These are/will be Black Eyed Susans. Jim hates them, but I think they're pretty & I can't wait for them to bloom!

I also have several hostas coming up throughout the yard which I've always liked. Then we have 2 crabapple trees out back that are just now getting their flowers on them.....I'll have to take some pictures of them this week. I love seeing all the things that are coming up throughout the flower's like a new surprise every week :)

Well, it seems that going to the gym is helping.....I'm down 2 lbs in 1 week! Woohoo!!! I was actually kinda nervous about getting on the scale, but was so happy that I did! It's given me even more motivation to keep this up. Since we joined the gym on April 25th, we've been there 7 out of the last 10 days & each day, I up my speed & my time on the treadmill. Today, I did 2 miles in 36 minutes.....that may not sound like much to some people, but to me, it's a LOT! Especially with as out of shape as I've been for the last 15+ years!

I didn't do anything scrapbook wise for National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, but that's okay as I'll be going to the Great Lakes Mega Meet this coming week. I'm still not sure what day(s) I'll be going yet. I was planning on going on Thursday, but now I'm thinking I might just wait until Saturday to go. Jim wants to go along, but since he has a welding class all week this week, he probably won't be able to go until Saturday. And no, I'm not dragging him there.....he actually enjoys going & counts the other men that are there, lol.

Last week, Sarah awarded me with the Arte y Pico Blog Award. Wow, thanks so much, Sarah! That really means a lot to me! :)

Here are the rules:
You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of
'Arte y Pico’ blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
To show these rules.

Now, to choose 5 blogs.....this one isn't easy at all because there are so many blogs out there that I love!

1. Staci. Her layouts are always so inspiring & wonderful! She has so much talent & I consider her a really good friend!

2. Lorrie. Although we haven't met in person (yet), Lorrie & I share so much of the same interests & I know we'd be the best of friends if I was still living in Virginia!

3. Aimeslee. I just love reading her blog as she has a wonderful sense of humor & wit about her :)

4. Kim. Kim & I actually 'met' through the AOL Scrapbook Message Boards & she's such a sweet person! One of these days, I'm going to take her up on her offer to drive down I-75 to visit her in Florida :)

5. Okay, I'll be honest.....I'm having a very hard time picking just 5 people to give this award to & don't want to leave anyone out. Sooooo.....for those of you that are regular readers of my blog, consider yourself awarded & pass it on :)

Off to make the bed, put away the laundry & then go to bed....I'm pooped!

Have a great Monday!



Staci Compher said...

ahhhh...thanks Benita!!! ...I need to go pass it the pics of those bleeding hearts? might have to get some of those..they're gorgeous!!

Sue said...

lots of blooming goodness in your yard! I think my lilacs will pop today :)

Sarah C. said...

Way to go on the weight loss!! :) That's great news. Your garden is looking lovely. Love spring and all the beautiful flowers & new growth.

toners said...

I am so proud of you!!! Awesome job!!

Your garden photos are beautiful :)

Lorrie said...

YAY ME!!!!!!!! you are sooo right Benita, if/when we finally get a chance to meet, we'll hit it off famously and we WILL be buddies, I'm sure of it!
Thanks for the award, and I love your garden shots.

Emily said...

Congrats on the weight loss! And, I LOVE black eyed Susans!

Aimeslee said...

Hey, thanks, Benita, for the award, sweetie! I was secretly wishing someone would award it to me, so you made my wish come true! hugs!!!!

CircesMagic said...

I just love bleeding hearts, they are so pretty!

We are also having a communtiy garage sale this month and I am hoping to sell a few things. I wouldn't mind making a few hundred.

Have fun!