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Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy and Sad

Little things make me happy...

Like finding out a paper straw will fit the sipping hole of my YETI. It is life changing y'all!:) I am amazed at how well this cup keeps water COLD. And coffee stays hot too as I learned when I burned my tongue the other morning. Now I leave the lid off when I am sipping my early morning coffee.

My Matilda Jane dress arrived this week.

I found this pretty scarf at Cracker Barrel of all places. It will dress up my dress a bit. All three of us girls are wearing Matilda Jane to the play tomorrow. Grandpa said he was sad he did not have an MJ outfit to wear! He likes to tease Kendall and Margaret.

We are all excited about seeing Beauty and the Beast tomorrow. It has gotten wonderful reviews. I am having a little talk with Margaret about theater etiquette today. Kendall attended A Christmas Carol at the Alabama Shakespeare Theater and she was good as gold so I am not worried about her. I am going to remind both girls to be sure and thank Grandpa for this nice treat.

I also found out that Hoffman Distributing will be reprinting some of the Prairie Schooler Patterns!! I was happy to hear this as there are some patterns I missed along the way! I checked out some of them on EBAY but they were too pricy for me. Thanks Hoffman ..all of us Prairie Schooler stitchers applaud you!

The sad in my title refers to the fact that my FitBit died yesterday. I took it to the store where I purchased it so see if it could be "fixed". And apparently they only last about a year. Mine lasted 16 months. I have to say I was disappointed that it did not last longer than that. So now I am going to try the Garmin Vivofit. It is not as expensive as the Fit Bit but I do not need all the bells and whistles the FitBit offers. I just want to know how many steps I walk each day. And before anyone comments that my phone will track my steps, I know that but I do not carry my phone with me all the time so that will not work. A pedometer is too easily lost so I am sold on one I can wear on my arm.  I really have come to rely on my FitBit  to keep me on track with my exercise and I am afraid that without it, I will turn into a slacker.

Margaret and I are on our own today. We will go to the grocery store, do some crafts and pack her bag to go home tomorrow. We will drop her off  on our way home from the play.  It has been a fun week and Elliott is planning that he gets to come NEXT TIME!

11 comments:

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Oh, I'm so happy you are getting to see Beauty and the Beast! I really thought hard about trying to go up to see it, but it just won't work with my schedule. Please tell us all how it goes!

Debby said...

Have fun at the play.

Terri D said...

I love my Garmin VivoFit!! The battery life is something like 9,000 hours, too, so I expect it to last about a year and a half. It never leaves my arm. Have fun at the play and let us know how the girls liked it! I love your dress and scarf. Sure hope we get to see all three of you in your MJ finery!!

Arlene Grimm said...

Leslie Anne I will be reporting on it Monday....I hope my girls behave! Terri, I will be getting Marvin to take some pictures of me and the girlies in our finery.

Arlene Grimm said...

Terri, thanks for the vivofit endorsement. I have had several people tell me they love theirs. Debby, I am praying for a little rain that might cool down our temps here. It is HOT!! I wanted to do a picnic on the theater grounds but unless it cools down we will eat our sandwiches in the car.lol

Jedidja said...

I love you yeti mug. It's new for me. Very nice.

Gina said...

Arlene, what a beautiful scarf! I need to wander through Cracker Barrel soon! I'm sorry to hear about your FitBit. I hope that you find a replacement soon.

We love plays! My husband and I did see the Beauty and the Beast play in NYC a few years ago. I remember the power went out early into the show and they just started the whole thing over again. I believe it was mid opening song.

Have a lovely time!

Nonnie said...

Love the scarf! I have found some pretty white shirts at Cracker Barrel that I always receive compliments on. Enjoy the play. Am I the only one who doesn't have a Fitbit?

Arlene Grimm said...

Jedidja, these mugs are very popular here right now. Gina, I have found several nice necklaces on the clearance aisle at CB. I love wandering their store. Nonnie...I am addicted to my step counter. I am pretty lazy so this keeps me going.lol

Mari said...

I've been thinking about getting a fitbit. I'll have to check on the Garmin one you mentioned. I don't need bells and whistles either. I love that scarf!

doodles n daydreams said...

That is a very pretty scarf you have to wear with your new dress. i hope you all enjoyed Beauty and the Beast and Margaret was on her best behaviour, I'm sure she was. I haven't been to something like that with my grandkids for many years. I'm on the board at our local Aglow and yes, we are thinking about Christmas already too, it's not actually that far away is it.
Have a great weekend.

Diana