Friday, January 28, 2011

My Adventure Book

I love the Disney movie "UP".  It was cute and heartwarming and I love the dog "Dug" and the crotchety old man.  My husband is like Ellie in the movie.  He is a man of never-ceasing adventure.  He will try anything once and if he likes it, then he we are in for the long haul.  So this means that I camp (thank goodness we have a trailer), hike, am learning to fly-fish and paddle a pontoon boat on a river with moving water.  I do not like moving water.  In fact, I don't like water very much at all.  He's also a cyclist and he bought me an expensive bicycle last year and even expected me to ride it with him.  This I actually do and I have to admit - I even like it.  It's good for me and I've ridden farther, longer and up and down more hills than I ever thought I would.  He would like me to join him in scuba diving (did I mention I don't do water) but I don't think that is for me.  I can't understand why anyone would want to jump off a perfectly good boat, into water where they can't see the bottom and swim with fish bigger than they are that could eat them for lunch.  Go figure....anyhoo...I digress.

Recently my friend, Regena, presented me with my very own "Adventure Book" and an adventure pin like Ellie gives Carl in the movie.  I have badges that I have to earn and pictures I have to draw and for each accomplishment, I earn a badge.  I love them!  This year I am working toward earning my Black Belt in Uechi-ryu Karate.  This is one of my biggest adventures in 2011.  And yes - Regena has added this to my adventure book.  She will have the honor of pinning my adventure pin to my karate uniform when I earn my Black Belt. I will keep you posted on the other badges earned!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hot Mama Apron Swap!

I just registered for my first apron swap! I've never done a swap like this before so this is a "new adventure!" The theme for this swap is CHICKENS! I will be swapping a handmade apron with a chicken theme, a couple of chicken crock-pot recipes, some kitchen staples and anything else my heart desires I guess.  I will be assigned a partner (kinda like a pen-pal) for the swap.  Once I get the details on my partner, I'll share them.  Sounds like fun and I'm pretty excited.  I haven't sewn in quite a while so I hope I don't screw it up! Hey - I'm not "chicken" to try something new!  haha! - yeah I know...that was beyond bad....
You only have 1 week to join in the fun so head on over to and check out the details!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

What Was I Thinkin'?!

I am totally so not computer geekish at all, yet today I have entered the new adventure of blogging.  Seriously? Like I have time for this!  But I wanted to join an apron swap that my friends Regena and Karen are doing and one of the rules to participate - you must have a I go.  I'm going to treat this like a journal and maybe someday my sons and grandson will be interested in what I did during my life! I haven't a clue where to begin!