I had a few ‘wants’ for the new house; at the top of the list was an island, got it, a decent sized entry way, got it, and an exercise room, got it (but for re-sale purposes, it could also be called a bedroom)…. it’s a large room, with a big window, with lots of room for my flexing machine, my walking machine and other assorted paraphernalia that I may or may not use. I added a mirror, because all gyms have them, not that I ever use it, but it’s there if I want it. I love working out at home. I can go whenever I want, whatever time fits my schedule, I never have to wait for a machine to come free, (truthfully though, I only have 2 machines and I don’t use them on the same day….but I could if I wanted to), and I am in charge of the music, how loud, what type depending on my mood, and if “Better When I’m Dancing” is motivating me then repeat, repeat, repeat and no complaints….and lastly I added an ironing board. True story, and here’s why, my weight workout consists of: do a set, rest for a minute, increase weight, do another set, rest for a minute, repeat 6 times and rest for 2 minutes, then change exercise and start again….I’m all about multi-tasking and getting things done and it seemed to me that standing around doing nothing, even in minute intervals was a waste of time. Many times I’ve had a load of laundry to fold, then the challenge was how many towels can you fold in a minute or how many pairs of socks can I match up. Always up for a challenge. Then I thought, hmmmm ironing, not one of my favorite chores but if I do it with upbeat music playing, I might just get it done and actually enjoy it…. And yes it does take a while to iron a dress shirt in 1 minute increments, but I can get quite a few done and dress pants, too, by the time my workouts over…..Win-Win….I feel good physically, spirits and psyche uplifted, and folding and/or ironing done…..ok, it’s a Win-Win-Win…..
*ACCENTS ON* (And that would be a British acccent) Hallllloooooo!! Good Morning, I sure hope you all have your accents on today – and yes, I know I was yelling, this is very important. The Queen, and I mean the one in England, not me, is turning 90 today!!! ♫♪Happy Birthday♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸*¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ to you…. isn’t she simply smashing? The hats, the poise, the grace, and how about those castles, yes, she has more than one!! Just like she has more than one hat!! *Keeping that Accent On* Have you checked out the pictures and video on my page. Love them all. A huge thanks for sharing with me, jolly good, yes, absolutely jolly good. I was challenged last year to do *Accents On* at least once a month all year, and I did, but I seem to have fallen behind this year. Today seems like the best day to start again. *Happy Birthday♪♫• *¨*•.¸¸*¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…Dear Queeeeen-nie! ♪♫•*.. Happy Birthday♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸* to You¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Well, we’ve been in our new house with new neighbours for 4 months now and it’s really hard to get to know your neighbours in the dead of a northern winter, but that is all changing now that spring is here. Truthfully though, we’ve known our closest neighbours for a number of years, through mutual friends/family, I think it’s been so long that she wasn’t even a Mrs. when we first met her….but you really don’t know someone until you’re next door neighbours with them…..can you keep a secret? And this is a big one? Even bigger than when we lived close to an MI6 Agent…..Ok, here goes…..I think we’re living next door to the Incredibles!!!…..You know who they are right? The cartoon family from the movies? Now, I’m not saying we are living next to cartoons, cause that would just be silly, but I’m 99.99% sure that we’re living next door to the family that the movie was based on!! For those of you not familiar with the movie, The Incredibles were the world’s greatest crime fighters and then they retired with 3 kids to suburbia, to live a “normal” life. Well, you don’t get much more suburbia than where we live and wait there’s more.
Now before you say, Not true, just hear me out. I didn’t come to this conclusion overnight. I have been observing and taking notes for a while now. First off, I have it on very good authority that next door neighbour guy, let’s call him “Bob”, like Mr. Incredible, just to keep it simple, so I heard that Bob used to work with our very own MI6 Agent ex-neighbour. True. Story. A new MI6 Agent in Training or perhaps a superhero in training…..and the little Mrs. whom, we’ll call “Helen”, appears to have settled into suburban life really well and is using her super powers for baking, and I know this because she was our first visitor the morning after we moved in, and she delivered the most amazing cinnamon pull apart, that could only have been made using super powers. Yes, it was that good. And lastly they have 3 children. The Incredibles – 3 children. Neighbours – Girl, Boy, Boy. The Incredibles…..Do I need to spell it out for you anymore??? So to keep things easy and to keep their real identities a secret, we’ll just call the children Violet, she’s a real go-getter, Dash, the strong, silent type and Jack-Jack, is less than a year into the super-hero biz, just like in the movie. I gotta say that moving away from the old neighbourhood and the comfort and security that came with living across from an MI6 Agent was really hard for me, but I’m feeling so much better now knowing that right next door we have…..shhhhhh…… Real Life Incredibles, the world’s greatest crime fighters. Always remember and never forget: A Czech Proverb: A good neighbor increases the value of your property.
Just a quick recap of the first golfing game of the season: I finished with the ball I started with (always good) which was a lovely magenta color, I went to the beach on Hole #3 but got out quickly and moved on, Hole #4 I was on in 1 and would have parred it if I hadn’t of 3 putted, went for a swim on Hole #5, (I switched to a white ball cause the water scared me), then I decided that everyone has “that” hole and this was it for me, hacked, slashed and threatened to quit my way to the pin, Hole #6 involves teeing off and hitting over a huge gully, if you don’t make it you have to trek down the gully and mountain climb up the other side, it’s not as horrendous as I make it sound, but I was a driving fool today and BAM, nailed it, first try, over the green, 7, 8, and 9 and we were back to the clubhouse. Now I’m not saying I’m ready to go on tour tomorrow but I played pretty darn good, and then when He Who is So Lucky, went into the clubhouse, he was told that he won the Trade Fair prize of a new golf bag. Suweet except he doesn’t need a new golf bag, nor do I, so He Who is My Biggest fan, made a deal for credit to get me some new golfing clubs. All this and we got to spend the day with good friends, am I not the luckiest girl ever?
So here’s the thing, after being overlooked by the LPGA for the past couple of years, which was pretty heartbreaking, I must say, although last year with 2 rather damaged, gibbled up knees I totally understand why I wasn’t picked sooo….wait for it……I am off to making 2016 my year to make the team! I’ve decided that the best way to this would be to get some training in and I am here to announce that today, April 17 will be my first round of the season! I’ve got my golfing clubs ready, my pink glove, my golfing shoes, and once again the question was broached, How many golfing shoes does one girl need? And apparently the right answer is more than 1 but less than 5, but the season is just starting so that may change!!, my new ladybug counter is ready, and I might add, that I have 3 ladybugs in different colors so I can coordinate with my outfits, and I got new golfing balls!!! I am stocked, stooked and ready to go!! Stay tuned for more updates as the day/season progresses! It’s going to be a great year!!