So Many Springs

My husband and I were at a small town hardware store last weekend.

I love small town stores. They have so many unique things to look at. 

Usually I wander around the store while my husband shops. Today he was looking for an inner tube for my grandson’s bike.

While wandering I found this unique display of springs in a corner of the store.

Wow! I had no idea there were so many different kinds and sizes of springs.

I definately learned something new today.

I doubt if I will ever need a spring but at least I know where to go if I do. Lol

Why Am I Hanging On To The Calendar Pages?

I didn’t toss my calendar pages.

I kept them.

I’m hoping to learn something.

I think I am looking for something in the words on the pages. The problem is that I don’t know what that something is.

After thinking about this for awhile I came up with a list if my my why’s.  They are as follows:




A solution to my problem(s).

A road map to help me get to where I want to be.

What I have been doing is reading 20 or 30 pages at a time and saving what speaks to me and tossing the rest.

Within the pages I think I’m looking for certain words or feelings. Maybe a pattern of something.

Or maybe I have no clue of what I am looking for at all.

I’ll let you know what I have found in an upcoming post.

Fun Friday: A Year Of Weight Loss

Every Friday at work I weigh myself and write my weight down on a piece of paper. I’ve seen my weight go up, stay the same and sometimes go down.

Actually it went down a bit.

Last night at work I was showing my coworker my weight loss numbers and after she walked away I looked at the date I started.

July 22, 2021!

A whole year.


It’s been a rollercoaster with more ups than downs. It was tough to learn I had diabetes. It was tough to give up white bread and pepsi but I made it through.

I lost 40 pounds in the last year.

From to 205 pounds to 165 pounds!

Yay me!!!

I took pictures of my weight loss numbers.

I’m really proud of myself. I’ve come a long way in the last year.

I look better. I feel better.

Life is good!

10 More Items Gone

As I was cleaning over the weekend I found 10 more items to let go of.

2 ice cream buckets

1 pen from Vegas that never worked but it was cool looking

3/4 of a package of poise liners

1/2 box of dryer sheets that I don’t like the smell of

1 insulated cup from menards

1 light up Mason jar with handle

1 half used tube of hand lotion

A decorative spoon I had on my desk

I’m a little closer to my goal.

25 + 10 = 35

65 more to go!

Calendar Pages

I have saved three years of pages from Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass page a day calender.


I don’t know.

I don’t look at them that often.  Maybe when I need inspiration, but that is it.

So why do I keep them?

This is what I keep asking myself.

Last week I put the pages on my desk so I had to look at them when I walked by and think about why I was keeping them.

I think I wanted to use them on this blog although I can’t remember why.   Maybe to inspire.

I have anxiety about letting these pages go.

I don’t know why.

I have the 2022 You Are Badass calendar on my desk at work.  I have all of her books.  I really don’t need to hang onto the pages.

I decided today that I will put them in the donation box.  Maybe someone can use them in some way.

I don’t want to be the one to toss them into the recycling bin. 

It don’t want to let them go, but I will.

I just need to figure out why I am keeping them. 

I don’t get why don’t want to let them go. 

It feels like I’m pulling off my left arm.

Maybe I should write in my journal about ii and maybe get some clarity.

I will let you know what I come up with.


Where Would You Put Your Purse?

I’m at the clinic today for my allergy appointment.

I had to use the ladies room and was wondering where to put my purse.

Here’s a picture of the ladies room. No stall. One toliet

I didn’t notice the purse hanger behind the door probably because I was looking at the floor.

I put my purse at the end of the counter.

I wondered where ladies put their purses when using the ladies room when was looking for the least germiest place to put my purse.

I’m not a germophobe, but I like to be careful. I’m probably too careful. I haven’t had Covid yet and I really don’t want to.

After I leave the ladies room I always wipe the bottom of my purse and the handles with a clorox wipe or hand sanizter. You never know what germs the last person had or what germs overall that are lurking in the ladies room.

So my question to you is:

Where would you put your purse and why?

Just curious on how people view this.