Wouldn't life be so much nicer if we did this.
In case you haven't already signed up for my Origami Owl giveaway, you can still on this post. I posted about it in my last blog post. I said it was for a free locket. I think I will change that a little. You will still get a locket. I thought that you needed to have some charms with it. So it will be a small/medium size locket of your choice and a couple of charms. I will draw the winner on Valentines Day. If you haven't checked out my site, here it is debbymessner.origamiowl.com
My heart is sad today with the passing of Shirley Temple. I grew up with her movies when she was a child. They are so wonderful. What a cutie and what an actress. How could you not love her. I even named my daughter Heidi. I told everyone I wanted a little girl with brown curly hair and brown eyes that looked like her. Not sure why I thought she had brown hair but I did. My daughter did have brown curly hair and brown eyes.
My mother always talks about having a Shirley Temple doll. She didn't have much money when she was growing up. Her doll was the last doll she was able to get. Her mother let her pick it out. Then my brother destroyed it when he was little.
Someday I will give my Heidi this doll.
My husband insists that my word for the year be "HAPPY.". I told him I was already HAPPY. Maybe he was trying to tell me something, I don't know. So be prepared for a lot of HAPPY.
I am doing well on my wishes. Well, except for the Paleo diet. I have had issues with my stomach since I posted that I wanted to try that. I did start out the first day keeping track of what I ate and calories. It just about pushed me over the edge. Too many memories of all the diets in the past where I lost weight and gained it back. I can even remember being on a diet when I was a teen. It's painful. I don't want painful right now in my life. My stomach already gives me that. So, I will continue to make healthy Gluten-Free choices. The exercises is the one area that I haven't gotten to. I am using the minus degree temps and snow covered everything......as my excuse. Jane suggest a video for exercising at home. I am going to look for one. Thanks for the volunteering suggestions. Don't think badly me of me but I can't do nursing homes or hospitals. Just too sad and personal for me. BUT I am volunteering at our elementary school. My first day was last week in my grandson's class. My granddaughter's teacher saw me and wanted me to help in her room. The two teachers were fighting over me.....hah.....it was funny and made me feel good. So I am going to help them both. My granddaughter's teacher taught my middle son. She has been teaching for 42 years.......she does not show her age at all. Now my grandson's teacher taught my youngest son. And get this, my oldest son teaches her sons. Small town, small world. The rest of the elementary teachers I know from working at S.A.C.C. but I don't have any connections with.
A little not so happy note.........Granville, Ohio is home to Denison University. We lost a student over the week-end. He was last seen leaving Brew's a popular restaurant/pub alone at 2a.m. (This was on the video security camera) He wasn't wearing a winter coat. (remember we are having minus degrees) He probably had too much to drink. He turned the wrong direction leaving the pub and walked about 1/2 mile and was found dead in a snowdrift. So so sad. He was a senior and very handsome . He was on the swim team. At noon he was discovered missing and the search began. I feel bad for his family and the whole community Lots of fingers pointing blame to the pub and to the college. He was 21. At some point we do have to take responsibility about our actions. At that hour not many would be out and about. There is so much drinking that goes on in all colleges. Denison addresses that all the time. But still so sad.
Goodness, I think I need to post more often and avoid writing novels. Must be going now. Stay warm and safe. Sorry coastal states that you are getting the storms this week. We are having a little break. Can't wait on above freezing temps.
Take care and BE HAPPY.