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The Most INCREDIBLE Therapeutic Massage EVER!


If you know me, you know that I generally don’t spend money on massages.

Yes, I like getting a massage, I think most people do, but…there is that money thing…and I just can’t justify it with other bills to be paid.

HOWEVER,

It was recommended to me that I find someone who could do myofascial release, so I did some searching.

This woman, this Valerie Nesteruk, has not been trained in that area, and she stated as much when we talked.  (Honesty…I like that.) Read more

And Life Moves On…


Today is a day of firsts.

Not only is it May 1st…

But it is the first day for Physical Therapy on my shoulder…(EEE-OUCH)

And it is my first day as not being an owner of Secret Sisters Boutique.

Yes, you read right.

Tim and I decided it was time to take a step back.

The primary reason is the need to give my body time to heal. With one shoulder done, another very sore, and a few other issues, it’s just time.

I will miss my little shop…but my partners, Autumn and Marcia will carry on the Secret Sisters name as they have since it’s inception.

And I would like to say how much I appreciate my dear husband and daughters for putting up with me while I was on that adventure! And of course a thank you to Autumn and Marcia for inviting me to join them 5 years ago…it was a fun ride ladies!

Now, you will find me blogging more…

Playing with the babies this summer (Sam will be watching them)…

Continuing my volunteer work with Ely’s Young Life committee…

And hopefully finding more fixes…and a lot more healing…

I’m so ready for this worn out body to be good as new!

And yes, I’ll also be praying for more patience!

Remember? And then God Laughed…

Yes, well…we’ll just keep saying it as a mantra:

Dear Lord give me patience…and if I can’t have patience, please give me Grace!

I thank God for this wonderful community of people I’ve found through blogging!

Here’s to more blogging…the funny, the serious, the inspirational, the prayerful.

You get a little bit of everything with me…

Take it or leave it – but I hope you take it!

It’ll be real, it’ll be nice, it’ll be FUN! (said by Mary Jo Shively on Designing Women) 🙂

Thanks for listening…

Talk more soon.

Have a great day!

Patty O

ps…thank you Pinterest for the image.

I Want Cake!


I’m casting the diet aside to celebrate…

I was going to be good.

I really was.

I made it all the way home today without stopping at McDonald’s for a large Iced Caramel Mocha…now that’s a feat! Read more

A Beautiful Foot Muscle (?)


My Neurologist told me I have a beautiful foot muscle today.

We had been discussing Peripheral Neuropathy and EMG testing and she wanted to see my feet.  Her assistant/student and I had a good laugh when she commented on the beauty of my foot.

We really laughed when she told us how she looks at people’s feet and thinks to herself – I’d really like to poke that foot!

For those of you now thinking that this Doctor is nuts – what she’s talking about is doing an EMG on people’s feet. Read more

There are Moments I’m a Hater…


I’ve always hated the word hate.

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty positive person.

But there are moments I succumb to the world’s frustrations.

Just now was one of them…

I realized the toilet had plugged up once again…(let’s just say it happened before everyone left the house this morning so we don’t point fingers).

It’s a finicky toilet, that seems to plug up fairly regularly (no pun intended {insert faint smile}). Read more

Choosing Excellence

We try our best making daily decisions and yet sometimes....... Join my journey in learning how to "choose excellence" in this beautiful, full life. The Valley of Shadow of Death, Israel 2014, Psalm 23:4

The Poem Explorations of Mr. Creery

Perhaps, I like this life.

Weavings of a Wayfaring Woman

Prose, Poetry, and Musings of a Bush Teacher

Margaret and Helen

Best Friends for Sixty Years and Counting...

Blog of an Artist

Creative Design, home decor, travel and Inspiration

Coffee With Tina

Coffee makes all stories better. Drinking my coffee and lettin' the stories roll.

Bristles & Thread

Home sweet functional home.

An Odd Fashioned Girl

Tiny budget. Big ideas.

Diary of an Aesthete

Follow the Journey...

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