Essential Oils · Exploration

Local Activities Are the Best, Pt. 2

[Last post in my Halloween costume!]

My husband is a good sport. When he’s not working, he tries to get things done around the house, but he’s also willing to go on an adventure. Personally, I think he really has FOMO (fear of missing out)! Ha ha. I am not a sit around-er, if you have been reading my blogs. If there is something going on within 100 miles I want to be there! After all, this IS a travel blog! My father-in-law often says that I will get tired of traveling, but I hope not. Maybe it’s because I started traveling early in life; my dad was a Navy pilot. Wherever he was stationed my mom and the five of us kids went. We even got to live in Japan for two years, and I still know a little Japanese. Yep, it’s in my blood!

We didn’t make it to the nearby Championship Barbecue Cookoff in Meridian (not my choice), but we were able to check out the races in Cresson. Motorsport Ranch has two tracks on which individuals can drive their sports cars, race cars and motorcycles. While I have upgraded my Jeep to a Mercedes convertible (an early birthday present to myself!), I did not participate in the racing. I do not feel the need for speed, but apparently others do! It’s hard to get the low-down when you are doing 60 mph on the highway, so I am glad we had the opportunity to see this venue first hand. And even though it was warm and windy, we enjoyed checking out, watching the races and talking to the participants.

Sunday evening our neighbors got us tickets for an incredible outdoor experience in Granbury–The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. You all probably know the story of Ichabod Crane:

Ichabod Crane, fictional character, a lanky and unattractive schoolmaster who is the protagonist of Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Ichabod Crane is quite poor, and his main interest is self-advancement. He attempts to further his cause by impressing the daughters of rich families with his learning. He is also very suggestible, however, and his belief in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena ultimately gets the better of him.

The group who presented the story was great! Here are some pictures I managed to capture:

And speaking of Granbury, keep your fingers crossed that our wonderful little city makes it three years in a row for the Best Historic Small Town in America!

Now about exercise: when we first moved here I turned one of my bedrooms into my “gym.” I had a weightlifting setup, as well as free weights, a mat and a yoga ball. But I used it infrequently. It turns out that I am best suited to, and more motivated by, a gym where there are classes (Zumba, pilates, yoga) as well as stationary bikes, treadmills, and exercise machines that I can use at my own pace. My local YMCA fills the bill! Have you checked out an exercise place in your area? I often read a blog where the person works out at an Orange Theory. How about you? What keeps you motivated to exercise?

I’ll continue to promote Young Living essential oils–I think they are the best! Since it is fall (another cold front is finally getting here to Texas!), thanks to #heytherejae for these suggestions: 3 drops of orange, 2 drops of ginger and 2 drops of cinnamon; 2 orange, 2 cinnamon, 1 eucalyptus, 1 clove; 2 bergamot, 2 lemon and 2 eucalyptus. Fill your house with these wonderful scents!

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Family · New opportunities

Have Yourself a Staycation!

Bitmoji Image  Lezlie’s take:

Sometimes it’s not a matter of money. Sometimes you just feel like staying home, or in your town at least. I thought I was going to go somewhere starting this past weekend, but things didn’t plan out (more on that in a bit). Have I mentioned that my little town of Granbury was recently voted America’s Best Historic Small Town? Truth! One of the reasons we moved here is because there is always something going on, and 4th of July is one of the biggies! So even though the heat is really starting to be oppressive, Rick and I  had to venture out to watch the fireworks, some of the best ever. And since we have a lake, many people were out on their boats, which I know made it even more spectacular!

Indulge me–I had to take a few pictures!

Granbury also sponsored a free concert by a Dallas band. Free activities are my favorite! We packed our chairs and cooler and off we went. Thank goodness for the threat of a rainstorm because it dropped the temperatures by 10 degrees! It was a great evening.


Now the reason I didn’t go anywhere. My husband’s brother #1 (he has three) called a few weeks ago to share with him that their parents really want a family “reunion” of sorts. It is true that we never get everyone together. Seriously, the last time was about 8 years ago. I don’t know why we don’t get together more often because we all get along. And we’re so fun! Ha ha. I think it’s sad, but Rick doesn’t seem to mind. Hmmm.

So they are planning a get together–at our house! Say what?! Yes, it seems that WE are in the middle for everyone so here they come! I was going to help orchestrate this, get an Airbnb for the group, divvy up the meals, etc. when Rick interrupted. “Nooooo, not necessary. Everyone is only coming for a few hours on Saturday and then they’re outta here.” So unlike my family! We don’t just plan evenings, we plan entire weekends! Guess that is one of the big differences between our families: we genuinely like each other! Ha ha!

Which type of family are you? Are you the “whose house can we meet at this weekend?” or “we talk every few weeks/months and that’s good enough for me”? I’m curious to know. More on our rendezvous next week!

Essential Oil:  I know I have mentioned jadelemonJade Lemon before. I love its lemon-lime fragrance–good for mental clarity and it freshens the air. Put 8-10 drops with water in a glass spray bottle and spritz all areas of your home. Or just diffuse with purification; get some things done!

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