You NEED SteadyStraps

Last week I attended FreedomFest 2021 virtually and one of the sponsors for the day was SteadyStraps. So I checked out the website, learned about the company and thought, “Oh, what a clever idea.”

But then the host of the virtual event, Rich “Trigger” Bontrager, talked about using SteadyStraps from his personal perspective as he introduced Larry Walters and Rich made me think again, “Maybe I need to buy one to check it out.”

So just as I was looking at which one strap to buy and try out, you know, to see if it was too good to be true… my name was called in a special giveaway drawing for the attendees of virtual FreedomFest. It pleased me greatly for I had not yet placed my order. I had won not one but THREE PATRIOTIC SteadyStraps!

Yayeee for Me!

Definitely worth purchasing three! You save 10% and they are so easy to change out for different occasions!

Anyway, knowing I had three free straps coming I thought, “Hey, it would be nice to share my good fortune and support a fellow entreprneur by purchasing three straps to give to friends.”

So I did. However, it was a little difficult to choose from the many great collections offered. If my budget would have allowed it I would have purchased twelve! (Seriously. I want more.)

The moment I put my SteadyStrap on my phone I was beyond pleased! What I saw and learned about SteadyStraps from their site is exactly what I got! Exactly!

SteadyStraps are exactly what they say they are, from ease of installation to quality of the brand. The fabric is as soft, the stitching is very sturdy, and the color process used is as they say it is. It is an amazingly simple product that does not skimp on quality.

The SteadyStraps are easily, easily, easily adjustable. My husand is 6 foot tall and he has pretty big hands but the SteadyStrap works perfectly for him. My hands are average sized. Adjusting the strap to get it just perfect for me and trying to see how tight I could get was absolutely easy-peasy.

Shipping is included in the price of the item and I got mine within a few days of ordering them. I asked if I could order three and have my winning three shipped together and it was done as asked so customer service is fabulous and top notch! What is so cool is the SteadyStraps fit into a number 10 envelope so shipping is a breeze actually.

Honestly, SteadyStraps is the most useful item you need and did not know it until you purchased one, two, I mean three!


24 days left… But who is counting?

It is another end of the day only this one is not 1 of, it is 341 of 365 days of daily writing. And once this little ditty is posted I only have 24 days of daily writing left. (Hallelujah!)

It has been a challenge not to merely write but to be inspired to write something appropriate, kind, and not too personal. It has been hard to not want to drone on about political messes when there are enough talking heads out there already, and many of them are far better communicators than myself on issues. 

Through this process I learned that I am bored with Twitter and Facebook. Pretty much bored with social media altogether. It also makes me long for the day when I have a house with a craft/sewing room where I can sit and play and create. 

Going through older posts it makes me miss working out. I am ready to get back into working out again after a year of unfortunate incidents.

Mostly I am ready to be done with this daily writing challenge. I think I might take on a weekly challenge after taking a bit of a break from this daily challenge. I think I would rather write more thoughtful pieces, not just fill in a blank day with anything that comes to mind. 

Nonetheless, it has been a great experience.




Soccer Enthusiast: Ian Sagstetter

I had the opportunity to meet with some young friends this evening. In so doing I met some of their friends who are nearer to their age than mine. One particular friend, Ian Sagstetter, was very interesting because he now lives in Texas. That piqued my interest. Was he from Texas? 

No, Ian is a local boy. He is a true soccer enthusiast who played for several years for a variety of teams, even overseas, and now he coaches for The Titans in Corpus Christi.

It was really quite interesting speaking to him about his chosen profession and the direction his life has taken him. He is truly a very impressive young man. It was an honor to meet him and to hear a small part of his story. 




Holiday Challenge Row 2017


Having been under the weather far too often this year, I have missed out on a lot of WoD training.

Today as I ponder about the Holiday 2017 Challenge with Concept2,  I am feeling a little sad for myself because I want to row. I need to row.

However, I am not yet ready to row. I still have four more days until cleared to row. 


Still, I am taking a look at my schedule to see if I can get in a 100k row to qualify if I begin next weekend.

Hmmmm…… be continued…. 



A bit under the weather Monday

So this is my 10/23 post on 10/24 as I was a bit under the weather yesterday. I seemed to have picked up a bug from my little Charlie R., who was running a fever last week. 

Sunday night I went to bed really early, then slept in Monday morning. Charlie R.’s parents  were kind enough to make other arrangements for him that day, for which I was truly thankful. It allowed me to sleep off and on until about 3 p.m. when I actually felt better. 

Honestly, I woke up Monday morning sounding like some husky smoker broad. It was rather a bit of a fright. But a great day of rest and I was in much better shape by the afternoon. 

My sad news is I totally blew the 30 Day Jump Rope Get Fit Challenge. However, I have the plan and once I am recovered I shall jump again! 



CRJFC Week 1:Day 1 started today

The workout was not that difficult. I chose to do the baby WoD, the Beginner WoD. 

I felt like a baby elephant doing the baby elephant WoD. 

Could have challenged myself by doing the advanced WoD but no.

Oh well. I am started and I will keep going because it will get harder, no doubt. 

Love those guys and the guys. 

Thirty days of fitness. Thirty days. 


261/365  #TeamGunsOut #TeamBooGah



Collect your trophy: Pura Vida 5

Live in Florida? Love to CrossFit? Then check out this 5th Annual Competition: PURA VIDA 5 WoD that will be hosted by 26.2 CrossFit, Rockledge FL.

Information is forthcoming soon! 


I can hardly wait to get the Pura Vida 2017 T-shirt! Just sayin’.

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Friday the 13th: My lucky day

Not being a superstitious person, I claim Friday the 13th as my lucky day. Nevermind I forgot to post about it in my 365 writing challenge yesterday. 

My lucky day included:

  1. Some extra free time to run a couple of errands. 
  2. My PIANO GUYS order came! 
  3. My charming, little Charlie R. and I got to have lunch and spend the afternoon together. 

It was a great morning to get several things done, a delicious lunch and a fantastic afternoon with my Little Guy, and an evening filled with uplifting music, music that I have imported to make playlists for rowing and jump roping and crossfiting.

It was more than okay on the lucky-me day.

257 on 258/365

Love Sir Cliff Richards! He sounds fabulous!  The cd version is the second video below.

Snuggle fabric softener and a song in my head

Stopping at Walmart on the way home to purchase some bleach, I spied the Snuggle fabric softener across the aisle. My favorite is the Lavender & Sandalwood scent. But I have not been able to find any in Montgomery. All I have seen here is Lavendar & White Orchid and it was the same at the Walmart tonight. 

Yeah. That was a bummer. Sandalwood is my thing. 

The other day I came across a show on Feeln. It is a series titled LEGACY staring Brett Cullen so I had to check it out. The series, apparently, was not picked up. It ends a bit abruptly at the end of Season 1. 

Yeah. That was a bummer. Unresolved issues are so irritating.

Below is the theme song, by Loreena McKennitt, that is now stuck in my brain. 

Yeah. That is a bummer when only a section of the song, the theme of the unfinished saga, plays repeatedly as a reminder you are left hanging.

Other than that my day has been pretty great. It started off with me pushing my little Wall Ball, Charlie R., in his stroller for a 1.4 mile walk/Granny Shuffle run. I walked 500 meters to warm-up then shuffled 100m then walked 100m cycles until the last 90m when I walked it out. 

Yeah baby. Granny’s got a great pair of shoes. Missing my Brooks but loving my Altras. 



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