11/11/13

Just Some Randomness or Maybe It's Rambling, You Be the Judge!

Hey everyone!  Do you ever have a day where your mind just doesn't want to settle on one thing?  Well, silly me,  I'm talking to Bloggers, and our minds are always juggling a gazillion different things, right?  Right!  Some days are just worse than others, let's put it that way.


One thing I've been thinking a lot about lately is my "fashion-style" or lack of.  I've always been one to get dressed first thing whether I was dressing for work outside my home or staying put.  Unless I'm sick, I have always (even when my children were little) done some level of makeup, my hair, & gotten dressed for the day.  Lately, though, I have felt that I was in such a rut, especially with clothing.  I was wearing jean capris & a tee-top every day.  It was my "uniform."  Do y'all have a uniform?  I'm not talking the professional kind or business clothing.  I'm wondering about those of you who are either stay-at-home moms, wives, or retired like me.  Do you always grab jeans/capris & a t-shirt or do you wear your exercise clothes (cannot blame anyone for wearing those, they are so comfy)?  Well, I am retired but active, and like to be comfortable.  I just needed a bit of change.

Meet my new "uniform!"  I still like to wear jeans, but I've added some lightweight denim and oxford button-down shirts.  For our climate and temps right now, I'm layering the shirts over a t-shirt so I can remove the oxford as the day warms up.  I'm so terrible at taking these "selfies," but this shirt is lightweight denim and has little tiny rosebuds all over it -- it's really cute and comfy!  I've been adding lots of silver bangle bracelets which just makes my new uniform more fun to wear.

Others that I know,  would opt for being a "Butterfly Princess" or Cinderella.  Little Miss gets kind of bored with Nana and her camera, but she usually tolerates it.....modeling your Halloween costume can be serious business!

Littlest Miss looks cute in anything, but truth be told, she would just as soon be "naked!"

Okay, I did preface this post with the words "random" & "rambling," didn't I?  These are some fresh batches of Friendship Bread Starter that I bagged, labeled and put in the freezer 
for future holiday baking.  If you missed the post about this bread, you can find it HERE.

Sometimes I feel like a "cook" and some times not.  On those days that I'm feeling less tolerant of being in the kitchen, I try to get something going in the crockpot first thing in the morning.  This particular day, it was "Chicken Fajita Soup" from HERE.  This is low-carb and very good!

Have you ever watched 5 year old girls play soccer?  It's pretty hilarious!  From what I observed, it's mainly about hair-fashion, but they do have pretty turquoise uniforms!  Little Miss (#6) was chatting with friends as she waited her turn on the field.

The "Stars" know all about staying hydrated!

Littlest Miss (aka:  team cheerleader) had to stay hydrated, too!

Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie. Photo by dojemi
Oh my, Pumpkin Pie!  Well, this is a low-carb version from HERE.  I did do some tweaking of the recipe and used Splenda Granular rather than the Splenda Sugar-Blend (if it has sugar in it, it isn't so low-carb.....lol).  Truly did not miss the crust!

I have hopes that these Rosemary cuttings will take root and be ready for planting into little pots 
for the Christmas season.  I probably should have started this a few weeks ago.....sigh!

If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know how much I love World Market coffees.  I get  Customer Rewards when I shop (simply sign up and then enter your phone # every time you make a purchase), so I not only earn points toward a store credit, but also "coffee points."  For every 6 bags of coffee you purchase, you get one FREE!  They do have sales on their coffees sometimes, but more often, they provide "double points" on your coffee purchases.  The purchase of these three Holiday blends has earned me a Free bag -- I'm doing a taste-test to see which one I want.  This morning I'm trying 
the Fireside Blend -- PRETTY TASTY!

I know a lot of you are already decorating for Christmas, but I'm not quite there yet.  I guess it's because we waited so long for Fall here in the desert that I'm just not ready to give it up quite yet.  Soon, I'm sure!


Yes, all of these (they are currently empty) will come down from the overhead garage storage and get packed and filled once again and put back into their snuggly space for another year.


 It makes me a little sad to see "Fall" go away, but I will be happy when.......


I start going through all of these!  I always feel like a kid opening presents, finding my treasures
that have been packed away for the year.  Do y'all do that?


I've already had my little Holiday Book out & have been planning away.  If you want to see what this is all about, go HERE.  I have to share that this post was only my 4th or 5th effort when I started blogging back in 2010.  I actually didn't do too many photos back then.....lol!

Well, I've been to the gym -- I'm still waiting for that "magical-thing" to happen, you know with the endorphins, that make me jubilant to go exercise!  Now I've got a bit of vacuuming to do, some dusting, and then I have a little project I want to work on.  OR....you may just find me in the fetal position curled up on my bed taking a nap!  Maybe I'd better have one of these......

Iced Coffee Mochas before I do anything else!

Thanks so much for stopping by for my "random rambling."  You are always welcome here!

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