Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Whole Lotta RANDOM!

Yep, this is going to be one of those random, all over the place posts so bare with me.  I am so far behind that this is the only solution to the problem.

Back at the end of last year, I had my blog redesigned.  Overall, I adore kinda screams me. BUT, over the past six months I have started to pick at it.  Nothing major, just little things here and there that have been nagging at me. So, with that being said A Beautiful Day is getting a little work done.  I am really excited to finally have it just how I want it.  Hopefully, after that it will only be header and button updates.

Speaking of the followers are SLOWLY but surely climbing.  Just shy of 50!  There for a while I thought it was never going to happen.  To keep the momentum going, once I hit 75, I will be doing a giveaway.  Haven't decided what, but it will be something fun.

A couple of weeks ago I went out to dinner with one of my dear friends Megan....she has made blog appearances before.  She and I live really same zip code close, but schedules are hectic and sometimes it is hard to coordinate get togethers.  Anyway, we try to make a point at least every few months to get together for dinner and to catch up.  For our latest dinner she suggested this place:

Mind you I am not a traditional sushi fan.  I prefer cooked, plain and simple.  But Megan rarely, if ever, steers me wrong, so I took the plunge and dove right in. I AM IN LOVE!!!!  Feast your eyes on the Latino Roll:

 shrimp tempura, asparagus, ginger cream, cream cheese, avocao, crab, jalapeno, cilantro (I have mine minus the crab)
I seriously think I could eat this once a week, every week FOREVER!  I have already been back once.  If I haven't sold you on it yet, the martinis are pretty "Killer" too.

Our little apartment has grown by 4 feet errrr....PAWS!  Come back on Monday for all the details when I link up with Becky at Reinventing the Ordinary, for the Puppy Love & Cats Photo Party.

I finished my latest scrapbook last week.  As usual it was a big one, chock full of fun pictures just like I like them.  I am not going to get into specifics about money, cause that just isn't me but I was handsomely rewarded for my efforts. I cannot begin to tell you how rewarding it was to have someone actually realize all the hard work, not to mention heart, that goes into projects like this.   Don't know why the photo won't rotate, but it is kind of fitting, because when I saw the check, I did pretty much fall over.

Anyway, check back soon for the Scrapbook post.  Hopefully, I will get it done sometime this weekend.   Hope everyone is having a great week!  Wednesday is almost behind us, so that means we are on the downhill slide to the weekend!!!

On more thing....for those of you that read my previous post about Lucy, you have to read this: A Lazurus Moment.  It is nothing short of a miracle, and once again  proves in my mind that prayer is indeed a powerful thing!

P.S. Before I was able to post this, I hit 50 followers!  This may not seem like much, but I am THRILLED!  Thank you to all of my followers and especially the ladies in Texas Bloggers Facebook Group that made it possible to hit my first blog milestone.  I feel lucky to be connecting with such great ladies!


  1. Yummy sushi! Piranhas sushi in F/W was actually the first sushi place I went to when I moved to Texas! So delicious, and it set my standards for sushi pretty high! Haha.

    Thank you for the update on Lucy, as well! Take care.

  2. Congrats on finishing your latest scrapbook!

    I am not a sushi fan, but AJ loves it! I've tried it, but I don't even like cooked fish, so raw is just too much for me. Fortunately, the sushi places around here also makes delicious chicken dishes and I just get that!

  3. I love sushi. I am the only one in my family that does. Congrats on 50 followers. We all enjoy new followers and posts to read. You will hit 75 before you know it. I am now following you.

  4. YUM sushi! Congrats on getting to your blog goals... It's a lovely space you've created here Julie.

  5. Gonna have to try Piranha! Thanks for the recommendation. Keep up the writing.


  6. being vegetarian -- i misssssss sushi.
    been contemplating a cheat day with some sushi... oops!

    congrats on 50!!!
    you rock and should have 500! ;)

  7. OKEDOKE...ONE MORE TIME! Did it work?????


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