Monday, August 27, 2018

Weekend Fun

As many of my readers know, we are avid campers in the summer and fall. This weekend was no different. However, we were looking for a nice and quiet place to go and close to home since my daughter and her fiancé wanted to go and he had to work. We found it at Johnson County Park.

It is a smaller campground and there is not a lot to do near there, but it was very clean and well taken care of and we were very pleased with it! The camp host was parked next to us and my husband and I spoke to him for a few minutes on Saturday evening. He is a retired gentleman and very friendly, but we discussed some of the rules and he does seem strict about them being followed.
The really nice thing about our site was that a fairly newly built playground was across the road from us and my grand doll loved that! She played so much on Friday and Saturday that she was in bed at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The rain was nasty Saturday morning, but it stopped by noon or so and the afternoon turned out to be quite pleasant. The temperatures were in the 70's and maybe lower 80's and it was pleasant. Evenings were cooler, but perfect for sitting around a campfire! I did not want to go in the camper as the weather was so nice. We knew the people across the drive from us as she was a former co=worker so that made the weekend even better.

Johnson County Park is actually located on the public side of Camp Attebury. There is also a horse park near there where shows take place most weekends from spring until late Oct. Johnson County Park is located near Edinburgh, IN and is somewhat of a country setting, but not really rural. The park has nice graveled lots as well as a very clean shower house and a nice playground. The also have older swings, a couple of cornhole games and a dump station . Very simple campground but nice. They do not allow tent camping, which being that I am local, I am thankful for as it used to be a lot more ran down than it is now and the host says it keeps a lot of the riff- raff out. Now, I know many good people that enjoy tent camping, but that area seemed to attract a lot of drug activity as well as many not so nice and unlawful citizens. I am pleased with the decision! 


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Good Thursday Morning

Hello to all my friends in the world outside this farm. How are each of you on this cool fall like morning? Yes, it is cool in my neck of the woods this morning as temps are in the upper 50's. Don't rush to buy pumpkins though as the heat index is supposed to soar to over 100 degrees by Monday. UGH!!!

It seems to me that this has been a very hot and somewhat wet summer. I am looking forward to some mornings like this one. I would love to see temperatures stay in the 70's and lower 80's for a bit. Yesterday the high was 76 degrees and it was wonderful to be outside and play with the grand doll.

Mornings like this and days like yesterday are good for hikes. I got this photo from Pixabay,  but I feel like it is taken on the back side of our property because it looks exactly like the view you could get from it. We have trails like this that we made when a neighbor and his friends used the property to ride Suzuki Samari's back there. I miss those days! My girls loved to ride with them.

I decided to do this early today because the grand doll will be here at 7:15 and I never find time to get anything done but play with her when she is here. I also have to work at my in laws today so my day is fairly busy! I enjoy my morning by myself. I like to sit outside with my coffee, but it's never light out anymore when I get up so that is out of the question. So here is my view this morning.
I am visiting with my friends. I am blogging and reading what each of you have written. I wish you all the best of days and I hope to visit again later! 

Until out trails pass again, have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Tiny Tidbits

Hello everyone! I am attempting to start a new plan in order to keep my blogging more on track. I am thinking that if I can find something that I can share and make a catchy title, it might keep me more on track.

My Tuesday Tiny Tidbits is going to be just for me currently, but I am thinking about opening up a weekly post that other can link too and help others too. I know that blogging seems to come and go at my house, but I do enjoy the time that I am here catching up with all of you.

Tuesday Tiny Tidbits this week is going to just share my other blog with you. I currently have my business blog as well as this one. On it, I share products that we sell and other business related information. I hope that you might check it out, here.

I also wanted to share an update on my grand doll. The surgeon says that her right leg is beginning to really look good. The growth plate is even beginning to straighten. The left leg is not straightening quite as well as we hoped but it is getting better so we will take it. It's been a long journey and she is looking at probably 2 more surgeries, but it does not seem to stop her and she is growing and doing all the things that a 3 year old should so I would say that she is ok.

Well, if I am going to read any posts I better get busy reading and stop chatting. Take care and have a terrific Tuesday!!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday 9 -The Nanny

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday 9: The Nanny

Saturday 9: The Nanny (1993)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is the theme from a sitcom that originally aired from 1993 to 1999. Were you a fan?

A. Yes, I loved the show. I found Fran's voice to be annoying at first, but I grew to love her and the show. 

2) The song tells us that Fran once worked in a bridal shop. Have you ever worked in a retail setting?

A. I have worked in a retail setting several times. I was a manager for Dollar General for about 4 years. It is an exciting job but a very tiring job and it seems that these days customers are generally rude. 

3) The kids in the Sheffield household appreciate their nanny's "joie de vivre," which is defined as "exuberant enjoyment of life." Are you feeling joie de vivre this morning?

A. I can't say I feel joie de vivre, but I tend to enjoy life and I like to be happy and joyful. 

4) "The Nanny" is the colorful one, the one who wears red when everyone else wears tan. What color do you think you look best in?

A. Purple is my favorite color. It may not be what I look best in, but it is what I prefer to wear.

5) The TV show, The Nanny, was the brainchild of actress Fran Drescher. She got the idea while visiting her an old friend in London. Her friend's pre-teen daughter enjoyed having Fran as a confidante and shopping buddy. Do you enjoy shopping as a leisure activity? Or would you prefer to just dash into a store, grab what you need, and get out and go home?

A. I would say it depends on the mood I am in and what store it is. I could spend hours in a bookstore and I typically could spend a lot of time in a hardware store, like Menard's. I hate to clothing shop and I don't like to grocery shop. 

6) The friend Fran was visiting in London was Twiggy, who was the world's most famous model in the 1960s. Name another famous model.

A. Christi Tiegs

7) The Nanny: The Complete Series is available on DVD on Amazon. It consists of 19 discs and takes 55 hours to watch, start to finish. What TV show have you recently binge watched?

A. I don't binge watch anything. I can barely sit through a show , much less binge watch it. 

8) The Nanny theme was sung by Liz Callaway. Her father, the late John Callway, was a long-time Chicago newscaster. Have you, or has a loved one, ever been on TV?

A. One time several years ago, I was on television. I was part of a newscast about a support group that I was a part of when my dear friend, then boyfriend, was deployed during Operation Desert Storm. Most members had left because their loved ones were home, but being a Marine he was still deployed. 

9) Random question -- Which of these adjectives comes closest to describing you: sexy, sophisticated or down-to-earth?

A. I would say that I am down-to-earth. We live on a hobby farm and so I tend to be with animals and the outdoors quite often. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Trip Of A LifeTime

The last time we talked, I was headed to our Pink Zebra reunion and I must say it was a fabulous experience. We learned a lot, had some fun and enjoyed some fine speakers. I actually got to meet Kelly Gaines, one of the founders of the company and she was a delight. The most exciting part of the entire reunion was learning where our incentive trip is going to be. It is Limerick, Ireland!!

Ireland has been on my bucket list of places to visit for so long now and I must say that I am absolutely thrilled with this choice!! It is the trip of a lifetime and can be completely paid for by the company if I work hard and dedicate my time to this business. Many of you are well aware that my plate is usually full with chores here and the grand doll as well as working as a home health aide and the other multiple tasks that I have in a day. However, I plan to do all I can to earn this trip!! I am looking into vendor events and other ways to sell products and make new contacts. I am so excited!! I literally cried when I seen where I could go!!

The even better part of the trip is that we are actually staying at Adare Manor, which is a castle!!! Where else does a Sprinkle Queen deserve to be but a castle?? I plan to make sure my daughter earns her trip as well so that we can share this experience together! Pink Zebra truly is one of the best in the world to work for! They truly spoil us as representatives and make life as wonderful for us as possible.

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