Friday, February 25, 2011

Have You Seen This?

I first saw this YouTube video when one of my Facebook friends posted it the first of the month.  At that time, it only had six million hits.  Now it has over seven million.  Several hundred of those hits are from me...

This video makes me smile.  I love it when she pretends to whistle along with her dad, then she asks him if she will learn to whistle.  She adores her dad.  You can tell by the look in her eyes when she looks at him.  It is that same look all little girls have for their daddies.  

Find out more about this young father and his daughters here.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mi Mi Mi Miiiii

I'm getting my voice all warmed up.  You will want to do the same as Sunday is an important day.  

It is Hoodie-Hoo Day!

What, you ask, is Hoodie-Hoo Day?

Every February 20th, at noon, everyone is supposed to go outside and run around waving their hands in the air while shouting


That will chase away winter

and bring in spring.

The weather here in North Carolina has been so lovely this last week, I would hate to see winter return.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter's Last Gasp

Or maybe just a whisper...

Yesterday everyone was talking about the latest snowstorm being forecast in North Carolina. The grocery store was really busy for a Wednesday. Lots of schools in the state delayed the start of school by an hour or two.  This is what we woke up to this morning.

A lot of my friends and family in the midwest are digging out from under lots of snow...again.  They are enduring sub-zero temperatures as well.

Hang on just a little longer, my friends.  Take a look at what I found peeking out of the ground.

Spring is on the way!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Keeping Busy

For Christmas, Hubs and I decided to get a membership to our local YMCA instead of getting things that neither of us really needed.  It has been a great decision and a good investment for our health.

I attend a spin class three times a week.  The instructor for this class is Maria, but I call her Mania(c).  She is intense!

Two days a week I attend a class that works all the muscle groups.  Most of the time we use our own bodies for resistance.  Ouch!

The only thing I have been able to get Hubs to do so far is to attend yoga classes with me three nights a week.  That is okay because yoga helps him relieve stress, gain flexibility and increase balance.  When we attend a Yin yoga class, we work on the connective tissues around the joints which helps his arthritis.  I receive the same benefits as well as stretching and relaxing all those muscles I have worked so hard in the other classes. 

Since I have been following this workout schedule and eating less, I have managed to lose this...
I have several more of these to lose yet.