Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Wednesday Words of Weight Loss- the HOP

Patrice, at Everyday Ruralty, hosts Wednesday Words of Weight Loss every Wednesday!  It's a fun HOP that offers encouragement and company on the issue of weight.  Come on, this is your week to join in the FUN!

1. What's your favorite thing to do outside when spring arrives?  The first thing I do is complain about being short changed on winter---because we always are.  But then, slowly, I begin to appreciate little things like not having to bundle up to take Tucker for his morning walks; opening the windows and watching the birds; not having to turn on the AC or the heat; and PREPARING THE GARDEN for planting.   

2. What flower are you most looking forward to seeing this spring?  I don't look forward to seeing spring flowers but that's probably because we seem to have flowers around here year round and I take them for granted.  I do, however, enjoy the yellow jasmine that flows over the bad neighbors privacy (yeah, right) fence onto my fence---very pretty.  

3. Is there someone who encourages you to be healthy?  Yes, my BFF does.  And it gets annoying because it's more like a beat down than encouragement. I'm kidding.  I only see it as a beat down when I'm not motivated to do it.  Like now.  

4. Where would you go on vacation if money was no abject? Okay, this has nothing to do with weight, but it's a fun question!  I don't know- it could have something to do with weight because if I looked better I would feel better and might be more likely to go somewhere.  Then again, I'm not really a traveler.  Instead of traveling, I would probably rent a house right on the beach (for one week) big enough for the whole family plus many extended family members.  And take Robert Hopkins' excursion out to Capers Island for a day!  

Birdie, her BFF, DoodleBug, Deanie, and Breezy headed out to Capers.

5. Is there something nice you can do for someone else this week?  Yes.  I will be cooking for my college lovelies tonight.  And Hubs could probably stand a bit of pampering this weekend since they've been working so much overtime this week---breakfast in bed for him perhaps?  

This is the 16th day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) for the month of March. The theme for this month is: in a word! My chosen word for today is: MEME because I wanted to participate in Patrice's HOP or MEME! 


  1. Haven't seen this meme before. Enjoyed reading your answers. Have fun with your lovelies tonight!

  2. I like all your little "cartoons" to go along with your answers!!!

  3. Beverly- It's a fun one! Thanks- hopefully it'll turn out good, new recipes tonight!

    Deb- thanks!

  4. Thanks for joining in! Your "vacation" sounds like fun. Your lovelies in the picture are...well...lovely!
    Have a great week!

  5. Patrice- I look forward to this HOP every week! Thanks!

  6. "Short-changed on winter". I don't think I've ever heard that before. I say, good riddance to winter every year! Bring on Spring. I'm sure hubby will really appreciate breakfast in bed.

  7. What fun answers. Spring is almost here.

  8. I was just stuffing a large piece of cake into my mouth when I logged on to your blog...guess's back on the plate now. I really should make more effort but it's still cold and grey here so I don't feel inclined to exercise or lose weight just yet. Maybe when I burst the zip on my trousers (pants!)
    Stick at it (says Mrs Lazy Arse here!)
    By the way - just laughed at your comment you left me...Freudian indeed!

  9. chele- We just get so darn much summer--very little of anything else--so, when it does get cold, I enjoy it!

    Carmie- Thanks! Spring sprung here last month.

    Carol-more like get back on it and then stick at it! LOL What kind of cake? Oh, no matter, any kind is ok by me! LOL

  10. I've had one Lent week of Atkin's and lost 6lbs. Only half a ton more to go and I'll be slimmer than a bus :O)

  11. Good answers this week. I should really hop on this weight loss thing.


  12. #4....I especially enjoyed. As I'm not much of a traveler either [especially now-a-days with all the security issues at airports...and driving long distances is not my cup of tea either]...but your weekend excursion sounds blissfully fun and relaxing!!!!

    Then I get to #5.....breakfast in bed? know how to spoil you man, now, don't you?!!!

    Thanks for visiting with me yesterday!!! My Thursday Theme Song Link:
    Irish Eyes are Smilin'

    Have a great day

  13. Jane- That's AWESOME! I thought about trying Atkins...what do you think of it?

    Susan- Join in the hop next week--it's good for ideas and support!

    Anni- Admittedly, he is spoiled. Just as bad as our daughters and the dog. LOL

  14. Oh, try the Outer Banks in NC. They have tons of huge gorgeous houses to rent right on the ocean. Our family of 22 has gone for the last 10 years -- couldn't be a better vaca.

  15. Jessica- We went to the outer banks a lot when I was a kid. Now, I prefer right across the bridge--it only takes 5 minutes to get to the beach as opposed to 450 miles! LOL


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