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If I Was Just A Few Inches Taller, I Probably Wound Not Have Knee Fat

Seriously, where does this stuff come from.

You are young, thin, and 27 when you start having babies.  Now you are 38 15 pounds heavier, and you have acquired fat around your knees, which makes your legs look horrible.

If you do not know what I am talking about, please go away.

Just kidding.

Why or why can’t it be easy?

Why does everything have to slow down after 35.

Why does Sonic have to be so good?

Why can you exercise for almost a year and not lose weight?

These are the million dollar questions that are plaguing my brain.

Very Very Sad.

So I am sitting here drinking a Herbert’s Lemonade looking for some exercises and some cute summer clothing ideas that will make me feel a little bit better about getting older, and all the fun it entails.

You can find some exercise ideas here.

Now clothes.

I am very pear shaped, so trying on clothes can be very painful.

I have yet to find pair of skinny jeans that look good on me, but am so very grateful for the forgiveness a boyfriend jean provides.

I am not really a shorts wearer if my words above on knee fat is any indication, but I love to wear skirts in the summer.  It is really hot in the summer here in Texas, and the more places you can catch a breeze the better.

I have read that pencil skirts are a good choice for a pear, as are flowing skirts with a cinched waist.

Here are a few that I have picked out that I would wear on any given day.


Summer Skirts
Maybe it is because I am from a small town in Texas, who knows, but I love a cute jean skirt.


This One Left A Mark

I am one of those people who when she reads a book, or watches a t.v. show or movie, gets completely drawn into the story.  So much, that it can totally consume me.

That is what happened when I read Me Before You.

I would like to say it is a story about a man falling in love with a woman, but it is so much more.

Here is a quick synopsis.

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and he is not interested in exploring a new one.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, Lou sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

This book to me was more about choosing to live a life no matter what kind of life was dealt to you.  Will was a man who lived a big life, and he could not see a life or a future past the chair to which he was bound.

This made me so sad.

Getting to live is a privilege.

Life should be cherished.

I understand why his character chose to end his life.

I applaud Louisa for trying everything humanly possible to get him to see how important his life was.  In anger and sadness, I would have called him a coward, which I think she may have.

They fell in love, and in the end, she had to let him go.

I have no idea what I would have done in her shoes.  Actually, knowing me, I would have fought to the death for him.  It is my nature.

Ugh, I need another tissue.

Seriously people if they make this into a movie (which the rights to the book have already been sold) I will not be be able to watch it.

First, because it will be heart breaking.

Second, because they will have someone like Selena Gomez or worse Kristin Stewart play the part of Louisa.

I cringe.

I have cried many a time while reading a story, but this book.  Big, ugly face crying in the shower so no one would see you, so you would not have to explain that it was over a book.

It most certainly has left a mark.



What A Fabulous Idea Mr. Kell

Mr. Kell came home early yesterday afternoon, and decided it would be a fun idea to go down the road to the lake and have a picnic.   He made sandwiches, I cut up fruit and grabbed the chips and salsa.  We jumped in the swagger wagon and off we went.

It was the perfect day to have a picnic.   The weather was warm, and there was no wind.  We ate, played softball, and walked around exploring.

We do not get to have many family days with  work, and the girls schedules, but when we do, they are pretty fabulous!



031I need to buy this poor guy some new clothes.  I should probably turn in my wife card now.








When we got home, I cleaned the kitchen and finished laundry.  Guess I can keep my wife card!


A Missing Plane, Sunflowers, Banana Bread, And Iron Man 3

I am obsessed with the airplane.  I have said it, and cannot take it back.  Unless that plane is sitting in the bottom of the Indian Ocean, I do not understand why they cannot find it.

I found my phone using my computer the other day.

I want that plane found, so those families of the passengers can have some kind of closer.  All this waiting has got to be eating them alive.

I just cannot wrap my mind around it.

So, I am going to think of happier things.

This flower makes me so happy.

I am doing this 100 day happy challenge.  I never seem to follow through with anything any more, but I am going to do this.  I am generally a happy person, and I love sharing things that make me happy.

Extra mushy bananas means I will be making this banana bread.

We have Starz for free right now, so I am going to watch Iron Man 3.  He is no Thor, but he will do for the day.

Arms, abs, laundry, and some Spring cleaning to my cabinet, and I will call it a day.

Then my girls come home and the craziness starts.




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