All things Winnie

Location: New Castle, Indiana

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Digital Camera

I'm having a really good time taking pictures with my new digital camera. I've also been trying out Flickr and it's really pretty neat. I've posted a new set - Hawaii pictures.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Adventures in Fitness

So far, so good.

When I was in my late teens and early 20s, people told me that all the food I ate would catch up to me. I figured out that somewhere between 31 and 32, it found out where I live.

I've been a little blue lately and was seriously thinking about just not caring and getting really fat. But, then I decided that if I did that, I'd have to buy all new clothes. And as much as I like getting new clothes, I don't want it to be because I need a bigger size.

So, I decided that I'd start a running program. I've heard that running is the fastest way to lose weight. I started on Monday and I'm doing pretty good so far.

I thought that I would probably be too tired to run after work, so I decided that I would try to get up early in the morning and go before I go to work. I usually don't like to get up, so I wasn't sure how it would go. I'm doing pretty good though.

It's an eight week program (hopefully, I'll keep it up). If I can lose 1 lb per week, I'll be at a weight that I'm really happy with.

Since I got my new digi, I've been taking it with me in the mornings and taking pictures of interesting things while I'm walking/jogging. You can see my Flickr walk set by clicking on the picture at the left.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

My Favorite Things

I woke up this morning and was able to enjoy a few moments of one of my favorite things. I was laying in bed covered only by a sheet. I didn't have to have a pile of blankets 12 inches thick to be warm. It was a perfect moment. Not too hot, not too cold. Ahhhh, what a wonderful time of year.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Mother's Day Banquet Update

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything.

Last Thursday the ladies at church had our annual Mother-Daughter Banquet. It was actually pretty fun this year for a change. (I have to admit that for the past couple of years, the theme has been pretty dumb. For instance, the mother-daughter sleepover at the church. I boycotted that one, by the way.)

Anyway, we had a mother-daughter look alike contest. I still think we were ripped off. We didn't win and I know that Mom, Becky and I looked the most alike since we were wearing masks made from a picture of Mom. If I can get ahold of the picture, I'll post it. It's so funny! I happen to think that people in my family have the best sense of humor. We are absolutely hilarious. Although, sometimes I think that we think we are funnier than other people think we are. But, I suppose that's half the fun! I feel sorry for people who are only children. They don't have any idea what they are missing in life. I also feel sorry for people who don't have a sense of humor. How boring life must be for them.

Then, we had a makeup demonstration. Becky was the makeup consultant showing the ladies how to apply their makeup flawlessly. However, I was hidden under her cape and I was the one applying makeup to her. So, it was pretty funny because she was covered in eyeshadow and lipstick by the time I was finished. The really funny part was that about half way through, one of the older ladies in the audience said "I think there's somebody else under there." Gee, do you think so?!

We had a really good speaker for the evening. It was Kim Musgrave, wife of the evangelist who's been at our church for revival several times. She has a beautiful voice and she writes songs. I'm blown away by the gift of songwriting that God has given her. What a wonderful talent! I love her songs because they tell stories. They're always about something that happened in her life, something real. And then she makes the connection between what has happened and what God is trying to say through her. I'm always just amazed.