Friday, December 29, 2017

December 29, 2017 Closing out 2017 part 2 Fitbit

For the most part, life is what you make it!
My expectations for 2017 far exceeded my goals in the Fitbit category.
~~~ EXERCISE ~~~
I can gripe and complain and make excuses.
I can play the blame game and point my finger.
I can use injuries, illnesses, bad weather, not the right gear, yada yada yada.
Oh how I wish I was as agile and active as my children.
So much for my pity party........
Here’s to staying alive and active in 2018!
My Fitbit helped me to celebrate my successes.
My Fitbit also nudged me to ‘move it’.
I was 'boasting-proud' to take a photo and post it on Instagram after completing 10,000 steps ( 4+ miles).
Sadly, I didn’t wear my Fitbit everyday, nor did I complete 10,000 steps everyday.
Sadly, I’m crying in my coffee. Can you here me?
The year is not over, but it’s close enough.
Here are the numbers.

This 658 miles of walking averages out to about 2 miles per day.
OK... not the best for what I've been used to doing......... but........
Here is to remembering:
Put the past behind you.
Move forward and achieve great things that God has planned for us.
There is no way to be looking forward while still looking back.

Be a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here!
"Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 Closing out 2017.... part 1 (Paintings)

This is one of my favorite weeks in the year........
the time between Christmas and the New Year.
No activities, no parties planned, no what-evers!
I think it's normal to look back and say that "I'll do better next year."
But as I look back at 2017......
I'm more focused on the GOOD accomplishments.
Here is part 1..... the oil paintings that were done in 2017.
I didn't realize I had so many.
22 to be exact.
Some were sold, some were gifts, some are hanging in my home, 2 were commissions.
Some were loved, some were endured.
Some were done from photographs, some were painted using the inspiration of other artists, some from logos on merchandise!
With each painting, something was learned.
The sizes range from 5"x 5" to 36' x 48".
THREE (3) of these paintings are available.
The sizes and price are listed under the available painting.
Text, private message, or email at if interested.
One thing to for sure... I'll be painting my way through 2018.

18" x 24" 275.00

8" x 10" 65.00

24" x 36" 375.00