Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cracker Trail - Wolfe 1

Robert Wolfe riding his mustang D'Jango

Jet pulling the wagon with Jim Tipton driving

My photos of the Wolfe/Tipton family friends on the 30th Annual Cracker Trail Ride off to Fort Pierce, a 7 day ride.
UPDATE since comments mentioned sore muscles. The crackers were doing this as their Grand Entrance into Fort Pierce, they don't crack the whips all the time.. just when parade or a show
I took 7 days for them to reach Fort Pierce, in the video you can see why it is called the Cracker Trail

Monday, February 27, 2017

Cracker Trail 2017- Wolfe 2

Kathy Tipton Wolfe
On a spur of the moment , I said to Bob" Do you want to go watch the Riders leave on the Cracker Trail ride today?   Not really, he says, it is a bit much,  but he ponied up and went anyway.

If you want a stable relationship, get a horse.
This horse is named Cookie, her registered name is Hanks Last Hurrah, I took photos of her the day after she was born.. Post HERE to see her 24 hours old. She was born July 5, 2007.

My photos of the Wolfe/Tipton family friends on the 30th Annual Cracker Trail Ride

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Self Care, a divine responsibility

Never let anyone dull your sparkle...

Every scar I have, makes me who I am
Self Care is a divine responsibility

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it... Rick Warren
The LORD is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.  Psalm 34:18

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Excercise Extraordinaire

I tried to bend over and touch my toes, and when I decided I could only wave at them, I thought there must be some excericse that will burn calories that will not kill me. That will give me PURPOSE.

Using house work as exercise I created The List... this includes everything I hate to do that is listed under HOUSEWORK...

Taking all the STUFF out of dresser drawers, closets, cabinets..... My New Motto is      remove/purge/replace...... UCK!

Socks with holes, socks with no matching sock, bras not worn in 10 years.. (when I start to throw away things that don't fit or are worn, I think What if in the future I get so poor I can't buy any, I COULD wear these if I Had to, Right?).

As I cleaned a shelf in the bathroom I thought, why do I have a bottle of makeup that I am allergic to? Will someone else want it? will I suddenly NOT be allergic to it and use it before it hardens from old age? TOSSED IT... Will this gunky mascara someday thin itself out and become usable again?

Will shoes in boxes that have not been worn in 10 years EVER be worn? ( one pair when I took them out of the storage box, the rubber heals had melted into crumbs of rubber, I KID YOU NOT)

I buy a new bathing suit every 6 months because I swim daily at the YMCA, they get thin and stretched. I keep the old one  for use in  our pool.. so why do I have SIX stretched suits in the closet? Will I ever run out of stretched suits and need these? Don't I get a NEW stretched suit every six months?


Friday, February 24, 2017

Weight To Go

If you have lost your appetite today, I think I have it.

 I started eating sensibly January 26th.

A friend at the YMCA told me about TOPS and I joined TOPS on Feb 9. .. and now I can't weight to go to meetings

I am Down...14 LBS as of 2/23/2017 ..

TOPS Meetings every Thursday AM are now Pound Zero for fun socializing and accountability.
The meetings take  me outside my box by making me drive in hated traffic and sit in a group of people, which I have not done in years. Hubba Chubba, Shed Happens and there is a slim chance I will be thin again...I will update on my Highway to Health as it happens in Real Time.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

PiP Collage

PIP Camera has the neatest Collage Templates. Dozens of backgrounds, solids, stripes, polka dots.A couple dozen shapes and templates.

PIP is on my tablet, I email photos from phone or computer to myself, download on tablet, play with PIP and email back to myself since I post from desktop.

Ponderings...  Velcro is a rip off and broken pencils are pointless....

as I cleaned Bob's bathroom this morning, my mind pondered this.... If I die first, who will clean his commode? Will the hair on the sink/counter just pile up? will it grow there? Will he soon be buried in empty bottles?  😂
type Alt and 1 to get this☺☺☺☺ or use the new insert in blogger for this 😂😃

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Here to HOOT...

Hey, Owl you doing? Oh, who gives a hoot? Owl will always love you. 
I was Owl by myself in Wal-Mart and suddenly my phone starting Snapping!

I am talon you, my baby boy is 50 today... Happy Birthday Daniel.....

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cracker Trail 2017 - Clyde

Bob says Clyde the Mule is the most beautiful mule he has ever seen. I agree 100%. Isn't he handsome? When I aimed my camera he looked right into the lens..

Advice from a Mule.
Be surefooted
Follow your path
Work hard
Go slow and steady
It's OK to be a little stubborn
Get a little kick out of life!

Time  leave and Clyde was stepping on out and pulling his lady friends behind...Check out the wheels on this mini-Conestoga.. I did not have the opportunity to ask their names.

Photos taken at 30th Annual Cracker Trail Ride

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cracker Trail Part 1

30th Annual Cracker Trail Ride the ride commemorates the 19th century cross-state cattle drives between Bradenton and Fort Pierce. (for details of the ride, use the link above)

“The Cracker Trail follows an east/west route across the state of Florida that has existed since approximately 1850. This trail was used by Florida’s early settlers to traverse the state,”

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article132308519.html#storylink=cpy

The name Cracker Trail came from the sound of many whips Snapping!

Saturday I was at the starting point at Manatee Historical Village.

they came in the gate at 10 AM  rode through the village

The Man on the horse above if our friend Robert, his wife Kathy is in front of the wagon and her dad Jim is driving the wagon. We have know Jim and Kathy for 50 years now. In a later post I will show them and the wagon.
They were  out the gate at 10:08. And as the police escort stopped the heavy traffic, the rode out onto State Road 64 on the Trail to the other side of our state.

The most fun filled 8 minutes ever!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Brighten Someones Day

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.  ~Aaron Rose

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness,
to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice

We cannot hold a torch to light another path without brightening our own.  ~Ben Sweetland

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Avon Art Deco from the 70's

Using PIP camera to place a heart around this 1970's Avon necklace
Aunt Helen, my Dad's sister and my  2nd Mom,was the aunt that bought me school clothes and shoes in highschool and  bought my boys school clothes every year.

She gave me her charge card at Christmas to buy for my sons.

At the age of 15 I worked summers in her day care on the playground with my Cousin Andrea who is the same age as I am. I worked for her from 1959 to 1972 when my children were both in school. From the time they were 2 and 4 I took them to her daycare free. My paycheck often included a 50 dollar bill and sometimes a 100 dollar bill in the envelope with my paycheck.

When I look at this I remember her love for me and mine and how much joy she put in our lives. She held my family in her heart until the day she died of Melanoma cancer in 1984.


Another funny and fond memory is this resin ring with flowers inside. One of my sons bought it for a  quarter at a neighbors yard sale and brought it home to me. That was in the early 70's also. I think it is a Vintage Lucite 60s MidCentury Mod Ring. see HERE.. and HERE

Friday, February 17, 2017

February's Flower Friday!!

Health benefits of Hibiscus Tea include
relief from high blood pressure
and high cholesterol,
immune system, and inflammatory problems.
It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer.
It can also speed up the metabolism and
help in healthy, gradual weight loss.

These flowers look so blooming good, I hope Thistle cheer you up! Thanks a bunch for stopping by.

This Hisbicus flower was 5 inches across.
Joining Dory for Flower Friday

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Highlights by God

color of my hair in Sunshine

Last week we woke up to 52 degrees and feels like 48, which caused me to wear a sweater while walking. I pulled it up over my face and thought... I wonder what I look like? Tablet Selfie!
When uploaded, I notices my hair has about 4 colors of highlights in it. Highlight by God, since it has never seen dye.  I headed inside to take a close up in the mirror and... and...

most of you know the rest of this story.....

Color of hair in myBathroom Light

HAIR PUNS , I typed in Google Search Up Popped,  Salons with PUNNY names.

Curl Up and Dye
Hair Way to Heaven
Crops and Bobbers
Combing Attractions
Scizzors of Ahhhhhz!

Since Bob cuts the sides and back and I cut the top, we are naming our back yard salon
Sheers Genius!
It cost of nothing, we do it outside to keep hair out of the house and have for 32 years

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Using your own fonts in PicMonkey

NOTE! if you don't use PicMonkey and never will, Skip down to the Yellow words and Just Smile at Jake Jumping and see you on the next post...I HOPE.

ABOVE....We can now use fonts that are in our computer or online, which gives us more to choose from in PicMonkey. Click on Text, Yours and find your text, use as you always do. Under Options, you can use blend modes, fade, or size. Under effects you can Drop shadows and change/add colors, move the shadows around. Se above Black Rose or Brutality. All of the above are fonts from my own computer.

Below....I added my fonts from my computer and also layered the text in and around Jake Jumping.
Link to PicMonkey Tutorial HERE

If your friends jumped off a dock, would you?
Say Yes, if you are a sucker for pier pressure..
Jake says......StayPAWsitive !

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine Day

Created for ALL of YOU by MS using Lunapic Clipart and PicMonkey Clipart and Text