The Great Outdoors,Chinese, and Renovations

Saturday was an okay day. Matt and I ventured to town for some supplies and to checkout the newly opened Gander Outdoors.

It is an okay store, I hope they bring in a broader selection. I really enjoy their fishing department. We will probably be heading back for supplies.

Saturday ended with our weekly visit at Matt’s parent’s house with his Aunt and Uncle.

Sunday morning we spent our time working on our basement. I’ll tell you what..painting is NOT my favorite thing to do.

After that, I got myself ready for some girl time with my sister in-law.

We went out for dinner at Pi King, a Chinese restaurant I had never been to. The food was fantastic! I may have ate a little more than I needed to.

Then we went to pick up a few things at our local Walmart and Dollar Tree.

There was a mother in Walmart with her four kids. One of the kids was screaming and crying, she, with an embarrassed look, said ” Sorry. Unhappy baby.”

We both just looked at her smiled and said we have both been in your shoes don’t worry about it.

I tell you what, I think as mothers, when we see another mom in a situation like that, the last thing we should do is judge.

Anywho, after grabbing what we needed we decided to go see how much snow was still around Fummee Lake.

It was so nice.

We ended our day with picking her daughter up, surprising my in-laws with Chinese we got for them, then heading home.

How was your weekend?


Fitness Coach

Today I started my journey as a fitness coach. It has been something I have been pondering for about two years now. So I took a leap.

I’m not doing it for the money, just to genuinely help people. Because that is one thing I absolutely do love doing.

I am someone who works out everyday. I have always had a love for fitness and eating healthy.

I really fell in love with it in middle school when I joined my schools Cross Country team. I had the best coach, a coach they should write a movie about he was made such a difference in so many lives.

From him I learned so much. One thing being is to never give up and always reach out and help.

I hope I can do as much as my old Coach did for me, if not more for my customer.

If you are interested in please come join my group and take The Cardio Core Challenge W/ The Outdoor Redhead. First time is Free.

5 Miles Of Fresh Air

We woke up this morning with the sun shinning, the sky is blue, and the air clean. So we did what we always do on a gorgeous day. We took advantage of it.

Matt loaded up the truck with snowshoes, the backpack, gun, and vest. I gathered all of Casidy’s things and got her ready. Off we went out to the families camp.

Once we got there I helped casidy get dressed in her snow pants, sunglasses- boy did she think she was the coolest girl around with sunglasses on- and jacket. Matt and I then strapped our snowshoes on. And!… I bet you can guess it…

Yep, we started walking. Shotgun with one of us- you know, just in case we see a bunny rabbit of course – and casidy with the other.

We walked about 2.5 miles out to the cabin, then 2.5 miles back.

🎵Over the swamp and through the woods, to the camp we go.🎵

It goes without fail that I fall, I’m the clutz. It only happened three times though!

Taking turns trading gun and our daughter (who is to little for snowshoes.) We made it to the cabin.

There were plenty of tweety birds and pheasants that were out and about.

As for hunting, we saw quite a bit of rabbit tracks,but no rabbits.

After shoveling ice off the deck, a snack, and a diaper change. We headed back.

Now, we are home. Dinner is in the oven. Matt is moving the living room around and me,lol. I am trying to type this up and in the way. So, he is just picking me up and moving me along with the furniture.

Soon we will head out again for our weekly visit with our Aunt and Uncle at Matts parents place.

Thank God for the gorgeous walk . I love this land. I love my family. It was a perfectly spent day.

So, that’s this redheads families Saturday. How did you spend your St. Patrick’s day?

You can find more pictures from today on my Facebook Page.

A Drink With A Little Fire

I enjoy the small things in life. Today was a nice day to do that..

This evening we kept things pretty simple for a Friday. I had one of my occasional drinks with my dinner and then we headed outside and did a little spring cleaning.

My husband gathered up some scrap wood and started a fire in our fire pit. Then helped a friend of ours put a new exhaust on his motorcycle. I cleaned up my box I usually plant my tomatoes in, then took a walk outback to scope out a place where we could maybe put a play area for Casidy.

As I was outside I took a moment and just breathed in the crisp air. My mind became clear, my body relaxed.

And I just observed my surrounding. Little tracks from the squirrels sat in the snow. The trees still and tall. It was nice…

I like days like this when we kick all of that garbage aside. Put our phones away and enjoy the company of our friends..I think maybe things haven’t completely gone to crap.

It seems these days all you hear when you go out is politics. Everything’s become politics. Its worrisome.

I think we all need more time away from everything media and more time visiting..

Gosh what I’d give to have some of the things our parents have. I wish I had random company stop in just to say hello and do a little front porch sitting.

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Wednesday is Hump Day

Woohoo! Two more days until the weekend.

These past two days have been busy for me.

Tuesday, I worked on T-shirt designs for my online shop, words with my daughter, and researching information.

Today, I worked. It’s not a job I dread though! I work pretty well part time at our local school. The kids are amazing. They definitely put a smile on my face. I just love teaching them when the opportunity presents itself.

But… this morning had me itching… we had turkeys over in the woods gobbling, I could hear they were close as I was getting the kiddos off the bus. One of our bus drivers came by calling them and getting them going. He began to tell me how he had hunted out west for them ( I’m fairly new they haven’t found out how much I love hunting yet.)

April..that’s when our turkey season starts.. Oh I need to hunt….

Oh Man It’s Monday

🎶Monday, oh Monday…why do you have to be here?

So it is Monday y’all and it sure is showing itself off today.

I was so excited to take my daughter out yesterday evening. The brown grass that had been hiding all winter was showing itself. The sun was shining. And it was warm.

Not today buddy. I can see snow flurries outside and the grass is covered back up with a blanket of snow.

Anywho, I thought I might tell you what we did this weekend.

Saturday we went shopping. Its the end of the season and everyone has their spring sales going.

So, so figured I’d just go into town and see if I could find me some jeans. My husband wanted to tag along, so we loaded into our little Chevy colbot “work” car and went.

Before I go on I feel I should explain, we live 45 minutes + from town and that town is small. Also, I’m all for shopping local before looking online.

First stop was at Walmart. I looked, he looked… no jeans in my size. I settled for one pair of those jegging things i hate and we bought our daughter new shoes she needed and left.

Second stop was Tractor Supply. This is a store that is just no good for my husband and I to go into…

One conversation with a random stranger from Arkansas, a look at the baby chicks and ducklings, a peep at the gardening supplies, another look at the chicks and ducklings, a walk all over the store to find my husband looking a a gun safe, and two shirts later… still no jeans.

Third stop was at Shopko. Lord a mercy they had Jeans, but they looked like they had been used to play tug a war with a lion.. we bought a universal remote and left.

Walking out the door I looked at my husband and said ” Can we go to St. Vinnies?” He huffed and drove me over there.

I went into that thrift store and walked out with 3 pairs of jeans, not warn, not holy, and not stained. Good enough for me.

We went home cooked and cleaned

Then we ended our Saturday with the weekly visit at my in-laws house with our Aunt and Uncle.

Sunday Morning I woke up to my husband hammering.

So I got up, put on some workout clothes. Got our daughter up, made her breakfast and got her dressed.

I did an hour workout. Oh man did it feel good.

Then I cleaned a bit, had some coffee.

Later it was so warm all of us headed outside.

I just slipped a coat and gloves on Casidy – my daughter.

Matt, my husband, grabbed his new lights to install on the truck.

Oh that fresh air was nice.

Afterwards we decided to take a break from the house and ride on the back roads and get “lost”. You know its spring when the roads are just covered with deer.

We enjoyed out ride, but had to come home and eat. I made loaded nachos.

After dinner I helped my husband cut and put insulation in our basement..time flew by and it was bedtime for miss Casidy.

Matt and I ended our night with cuddling up with on the couch and watching”Gone in 60 seconds.”

So, there is our weekend. Pretty simple.

What did you do?