Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Workouts and Haunted Trails

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts, hosted by Stacy Uncorked.  Grandkitty, Lola, would love for you to participate.

Sweaty selfie with Allyson, Shelby, Kim, Alexis, and myself

It's been six weeks now and I'm still faithfully going to workout class every Monday evening.  I'm not particularly losing weight but feel much better in the strength and endurance departments.  If the class offered a referral program, I'd be at the top of the game.  I've gotten four other girls to sign up after me.  

This meme describes me to a T!

scarecrow face on my front door

Allyson and I spent Sunday afternoon at the Hannibal, MO Folklife Festival.  It was an open market of pottery, jewelry, paintings, wood carvings, crafts, and local foods.  I ended up purchasing the scarecrow face pictured above, along with a couple other things.  I only brought a debit card which was a blessing in disguise.  Some booths didn't take card.  I was ready to spend, spend, spend but got shut down.

My brother is a year and a half younger than me.  He's tatted head to toe and looks kinda rough.  He has no filter and a tough exterior.  He's actually a really good guy but doesn't get sappy very often.  So, I was almost brought to tears when he posted this on FB:

"Had a talk with my daughter today about appreciating people and letting them know they are awesome.
So figured id throw this out there.
I had 3 amazing women help me with this lesson through my life now.
And i want to say to Nancy Hoos, Terra Heck and Traci Kelley thank you for all raising me to be the man i am and leading me to find way here. Through my roughneck shit as a kid, through the busted faces and broken hearts. Through jail and a needle you were always there for me. Thank you for keeping me alive long enough to enjoy my queen and our beautiful angels. I love you all so much."

My heart melted.

Just wanted to share this pic of my husband (on the right) doing his thing at church.  He looks good in red ;)


This is no joke, all good blog posts come to me when I lay down to sleep.  I can craft an amazing post in no time.  Crap part is, the computer is in my teenage son's room.  He'd have a conniption if I ran to his room every time a great post came to mind.

me and MaKynzee

Me and Jason went through a haunted trail in Palmyra, MO Friday evening.  He's not a fan of the things because a lot of them are kinda lame.  Even he was impressed with this one.  If you're anywhere near the area, GO!

Saturday evening I dressed up and took part in a haunted trail at Whispering Oaks Campground.  It's my old stompin' grounds from when I was camping every weekend.  It was colder than a witch's tit, but I had a good time catching up with old friends and even taking a ride on the tractor myself.  My great-niece was a wee bit scared till I agreed to ride along and keep her safe.
What's your randomness for the week?
Been to any haunted houses or Halloween activities?


Cathy Kennedy said...


My baby brother who's longer with us was a bit rough around the edges and lived many years doing the wrong things. It was those bad decisions that eventually costed him his life but thankfully he found peace with the Lord. It takes unconditional love and a whole lot of praying to get some through the messes they create. I'm glad your brother has turned his life around to enjoy it with his family. Happy randomness!

Curious as a Cathy

messymimi said...

Your brother is proof that so often with kids, it's a matter of keeping them alive until they are old enough to know better. He and your husband sound like amazing men.

While i admit i am a morning person (i fade around 8pm), the rest will never apply to me, either.

Unknown said...

Love that meme, but I'm pretty good at measuring pasta at least. Lol.

annies home said...

in our area there are many haunted hayrides as well as haunted trails. So much fun to be had

Stacy Uncorked said...

Grandkitty Lola is a cutie! :)

Way to go on your regular Monday workout! The awards meme matches me to a T, too (except I do happen to be a morning person, which tends to annoy non-morning people...heh!)

That scarecrow face is cool! When I go to crafty things like that, I'm usually not carrying cash, just my debit card, so it does ultimately save me from myself when certain booths don't take them...heh!

What a sweet post your brother did! That got me all melty. And your hubby does indeed look good in red! ;)

Love the purple hair! Bet your great-niece appreciated you helping calm her fears. :)