You wouldn’t know S#*T from Shine-ola

I’ve heard this saying since I was a little girl.

But I never knew what Shine-ola was. I knew for sure what s#*t was. So in a little girl’s mind, I thought Shine-ola must be some kind of shoe polish. Right? Cause if you weren’t careful, you could step in s#*t, and it was brown, and shoe polish was either black or brown.

Reasonable conclusion? Maybe for a little girl.

Imagine how surprised I was today when I went into a nice jewelry store to have my wedding ring checked over and cleaned when I saw the Shinola Display.

It peaked my curiosity immediately.

Shinola is out of Detroit, and they make fabulous watches, journals, and other haberdashery. Now I know!

Heading to an Inversion class

Since March I’ve been taking yoga, and I’m having a great time.

Today, I’m heading to an Inversion class where we will work on our head stand, shoulder stand, and hand stand techniques.

I’ve recently graduated from my headstand with a wheel, to a solo head stand. I hope that today, I can learn a little better form, and have some fun.

Happy Saturday!

Getting back to business, nose constipation, and other silliness. 

It’s so good to be feeling better, and getting back into my routine.  Getting back to work.  Getting back to working out.

I went to my Monday night TRX class after quite an absence, and was amazed at how weak I had gotten.  I was teasing with the instructor when she asked where I had been.  I told her my nose was constipated.  She looked at me funny.  I continued to explain.  The last 2-3 days I was sick, I could breath, but there was a lot of crap stuck in my sinuses that would not come out!  I got a quite a chuckle out of that.  Of course she went on to kick my butt in the workout, and I went home a tired, sweaty mess with completely clear sinuses.

The other side product of being sick was losing my taste for wine.  I tried having a glass Friday night with dinner, and I was not interested in finishing it.  So it’s been a couple of weeks of being alcohol free, and I’m thinking I will just keep that status, and see how my physical self responds over time.  It would be great to lose some weight.

One of the other great quandaries going on in my head, and on my head is what to do with my hair.  Do I go gray?  Looking at the now substantial roots of gray, and thinking about having to go through the color, highlight process….do I want to just let the natural gray come out?  Do I have the patience to do that?  I see more and more beautifully gray-haired women own their silver tresses like champions.  It’s very motivating, I can tell you.  What I have to decide, is it for me?

I have to do something quick, decision-wise, on the hair.  I’m on the road again Friday, and this skunky gray streak down the middle of my head won’t pass muster.

Today I’m grateful for choices.  I’m grateful to be feeling better, to be able to work out, and to be back to work. 


What a lovely week.

I took flowers to the office for the staff who continually makes me look good.  It made me so happy to give them a little smile.  Not the flowers in the picture, I found some beautiful yellow roses, a symbol of friendship, and Texas.

It was just an ordinary Tuesday, and the week hadn’t started off very well at all.  Never the less, a change of attitude can turn a blah week into a fabulous one if you don’t let sour thoughts take over.

Be someone’s sunshine today.


image credit Hippie Peace Freaks (toni) Facebook.



It’s just down I-10 a piece

It’s a good thing there is a little winery on the way….but I can’t vouch for the vintage being this is just west of the Louisiana border.  East Texas isn’t famous for wine, sorry.

Besides Beaumont, and El Paso on this jaunt, there is Baytown, Houston, Katy, Columbus, Schulenberg, Flatonia, Luling, Schertz, San Antonio, Kerrville, then it all becomes a blur….coyotes, cactus, dusty planes, the Llano Estacado ( if you are a Lonesome Dove Fan, you’ll remember the Llano.)

When was the last time you drove 900 miles and stayed in the same state?

My attempt at a song a day

Oh, thank you  for the nod Diane,  to join into the song a day challenge.

I may just jump in this once.  I’m not as musical, or an over achiever like Meg.

Music speaks to me specifically, so many ways.  It doesn’t matter if it is pop, rock, gospel, classical, comical, cartoon, or what.  I love music.

So Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande in Faith from SING….Oh yea.  I got faith!



Happy Friday!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

I found this in Pinterest this morning, it made me smile before I had my coffee.  That takes a bit, just so you know. 

This one I took at an Irish Pub in Indianapolis.

Cheers to a fun weekend. 

Love James Bond

So, imagine my delight when I boycotted the Super Bowl I found a really cool 4 part series on Ian Flemming on Netflix!

Rejects Unite!

Ian Flemming:  The man who would be Bond

Check it out. WWII era London.

It’s a fun, but short indulgence.