Friday, June 25, 2010

World Cup ROCKS!

I love the World Cup...soccer is one of my favorite sports, and the World Cup is always a total joy to watch. This time around the USA is actually doing a decent job. After Donovan's golden goal in their match with Algeria, the US fans went crazy, as evidenced by this totally awesome video put together by Robby Donoho, an avid soccer fan from Purdue University. Thanks for this, Robby...it's an awesome tribute to a great victory:



If you want to watch truly gorgeous, talented athletes at the very top of their game, little ones, tune in to the World Cup. Every game is poetry in motion! And unlike most American sports, the "world's best" at the World Cup truly ARE the world's BEST!!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Filling the Time

Once I decided to make some changes in my life and get a bit healthier, I had to figure out what the heck to do while I watched TV. For decades my action of choice while watching TV has been to eat, constantly. Well, I wanted to stop doing that completely, so I had to find *something* to do with my hands when I watched TV. I came up with two things...one is to play Nintendo DS games (usually word games) while I watch TV, and the other is to cross stitch. I love to cross stitch...it's rather like coloring for grownups. Here's what's kept me outa the food since January:




These are all small pieces (2" to 3") meant to be used for scrapbooking or giftwrap decoration. I'll likely sell 'em at a craft fair in the fall (or at least try to).

With World Cup games to watch for the next few weeks, I'm gonna tackle a bigger piece for a while...wish me luck!

Fill your time wisely, little ones....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cup o' tea, gov'nr?

I *love* technology! Thanks to computers, webcams, and Skype, I can talk to my little grandson "face to face" now! Last night we talked to him and his folks, and he and I had a tea party, put a puzzle together, got terrorized by plastic snakes, played with Mr. Potato Head, and shared lots of kisses.

Every Skype visit with my grandson is bliss...the distance between us (500+ miles) literally disappears and we are together again for a short period of time.

When he was tiny and still lived where I do, I had the honor of babysitting him a few days a week while his folks were in classes at the local college. I thought my heart would break when they moved across the state, but with periodic trips to see them, and the instant gratification of Skype, I'm surviving. In fact, I'm thriving.

I want to be in my little guy's life for a long, long time, so I finally made the changes in life I've needed to for years. I exercise a LOT more and eat WAY smarter (and less). I'm losing weight, I'm able to do more, I'm happier, and my blood pressure is way down. All thanks to my sweet little grandson...and technology that allows me to actually see him and talk to him face to face, no matter how far apart we may ever be.

Use technology to enhance your lives, little ones....and have a spot o' tea with the ones you love, no matter how far away they may be.