Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hooping it up!

I've been bitten by the hooping bug. A couple of years ago I met Sara, the writer of one of the blogs I love. Her personal blog is here. Recently she was bitten by the bug and has started writing about it. She actually started a new blog dedicated to it here. I was getting more and more inspired by's great exercise and lots of fun, and very graceful to watch. Well. I'm not graceful, but maybe some day...with practice! I started looking it up on youtube and finding cool videos like this one.

I decided purchase a hula hoop...I wanted one that was adult sized but I couldn't find one anywhere except online, and they were a little pricier than I had imagined. I happened across a comment someone made on some forum or another mentioning making your own hoop, and after searching around I found this site and this one. "Great!" I thought...I just need some irrigation tubing and a coupler. Off I went to Lowe's and Home Depot but I didn't find what I needed: 3/4 to 1 inch tubing an internal coupler. Can this be so difficult to find??? Again I searched around online and came up with this. Obviously, that store is good for you only if you live near where I do.

Funny story...I walked into the Urban Farmer (see the link above) and asked the guy there for 3/4 inch tubing. Before I said anything else he said, "You're making a hula hoop?" I guess he's had some other hoopy (loopy? haha) folks in there before me! He hooked me up and for about $7 I made my own hoop. Perfect!

So! I have my own hoop and practice in my garage. I'm not ready yet for anyone to see me do it though, so you'll have to wait before I post a video! In the meantime, you can watch Sara here. I can only hope to be as good as she is one day!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Down Time

Sara wrote a great post. Click on her name to read it. Couldn't say it better myself. In light of Real Life, today has been filled with prayer and outreach, iced tea, home made poptarts, and laundry, pretty much in that order. This evening will be some sewing, maybe, some reading, maybe some hot tea later, and probably not a whole lot else. Down time.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

It's way past time to roll up our sleeves and fight to get our country back from the misinformed, unthinking, self-oriented, self-promoting people who want to make it into a socialized nation. Or worse. Our forefathers didn't give their lives for what's happening today. Some men are NOT more equal than others (read Animal Farm by George Orwell).

So...with that in mind, happy Independence Day! It's not just 4th of July...that comes around every year. Let's make sure we continue to celebrate Independence Day every year!

On a lighter note, Independence Day around here may or may not involve blueberry pie. And strawberry pie. And banoffee pie. Lots of the above. With plenty of whipped cream. And ice cream. Just sayin'. 

Great weekend to all!

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