Sunday, August 27, 2006

Just The Weekend...

The weekend... rainy, yet pleasant.  Quiet, yet eventful. I was hoping to take a drive out of town to add more covered bridge photos to my collection, but it wasn't to be.  

Yesterday I took the girls to the movies to see "Invincible".  If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.  It's based on the true life story of Vince Papale, a simple, bartender/lonely man who takes a dream of playing football and turns it into reality.  His life is in shambles, when his wife suddenly leaves him and he is flat broke.  His friends at the bar talk him into participating in an open tryout for the Philadelphia Eagles.    Yep, it's about football and sweaty, muddy men... what's not to like? LOL... Above all else though, it has heart.  Never thought my girls would like it.  I was wrong!

I also decided to shop for some new fall clothes for school!  For ME!  This was quite the treat, since I haven't bought myself new clothes in forever.  And it showed ~ okay, excuse me a moment.... *~HAPPY DANCE~*   I went down 2 pant sizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YIPPIE for me!  Now I'm only more determined to keep pushing forward with this.  I'm tired of looking at old pictures wishing I still looked like that!  Okay, just had to share that excitement...

I am taking part in something fun... a journaling friend of mine makes beautiful jewelry, and she has decided to start a traveling necklace adventure.  Sort of on the same lines of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".  Only, obviously, it's a necklace!  She is mailing it out with a notebook to "sister" #1, and she will wear it for a week and write in the notebook about her week's adventures (if she so wishes), then she will send it on to sister #2, and so on and so on.  Then at the end it will travel back to it's talented creator and she will draw names to see who gets to keep it.  I'm looking forward to recieving and wearing it. Perhaps it will bring me luck!

In all honesty though, I have been feeling pretty lucky and blessed lately... I have many people in my life who care about me, love me, and touch my heart.  My family is healthy, happy and safe.  I have a job that I love and that allows me to always be the one to take care of my children. 

I am blessed with many friends as well.

May your week be full of smiles and happy memories!






pippa1116 said...

I am looking forward to getting the necklace too!!!  tina

nhd106 said...

beautiful rainbow....implies hope.
We love Soundscapes too, btw!


bgilmore725 said...

Sister of the traveling Necklace, then? Who are the sisters? I think it's a great idea!!    Bea

zosche973 said...

Love, love, love that picture! All your pictures are great, Michele; catching up on my alerts, been away for the summer, and had no Puter! Congrates on the weight
loss; and I love that idea about the necklace! What a good idea-keep us posted,
won't you? Have a good weekend! ~Diane~

viviansullinwank said...

What a beautiful entry, Michelle. I had seen something about the traveling necklace before but not with as much detail as you have shared.  I wanted to thank you for your comment in my entry about the awards. I'm looking forward to it!


bgilmore725 said...

And thank you for checking out the "Vision, Passion, Purpose" video that I linked in my journal. Wasn't that awesome? I know your days are full, but I miss your entries... I'll be posting new pictures of my classroom soon. It isn't completely ready yet, but I'm teaching in it anyway. I have things in boxes up against the walls. But it's MY classroom!! bea

ksgal3133 said...

The preview for that movie looks really good. We'll have to go check it out. Everyone needs to see an uplifting movie :)
Love the rainbow!
Have a great weekend :)