Monday, April 18, 2011

Lazy Blogger- found it

The week just kind of got away from me. And here it is almost monday again. Was able to atitch a little bit every day (which always improves my mmood) Worked some on Jenny Bean-slow progress but the piece still makes me smile. Also started a small piece for an exchage I am doing in the fall. this is a group exchange where there are several themes. The one I am currently working on is a fall theme- and I decided to modify the little house monthlies- I am using October-I love the pumpkins and the gate- am still working on what words to use at the top. Then I need a creative way to finish it. I have other themed items I need to work on for this exchange- and as we all know time has a way of getting away from us so I want to be on top of things. My birthday is coming up soon and I am a firm believer in gifting oneself (isn't that just another name for stash) anyways I have been debating about buying a sewing machine-just something simple to do some basic finishing and maybe a little sewing (I have never had much success in this area-I'm not patient, but patterns now seem so simple) anyways JoAnns had a sale this week and I bought a basic singer machine. I'm sure I'll be successful at this because Martha Stewarts picture was on the box and if Martha says I can do it well who am I to doubt Martha - we shall see-. Have a great sunday- stitch if you can and get some sun. Huggs

Missing Blog?

Well yesterday I wrote a lengthy blog and phoof it is nowhere to be found. Dosn't that just bite. Well I'm going to post this short note (to make sure all is working well) and then I will be back later this afternoon to reconstruct yesterdays note.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Funky Day

Spent yesterday feeling not quite myself. Not sick, somewhat bored and definetly tired. Did all my usual chores. Avoided going back to bed, really wanted a nap but I knew if I did that I wouldn't sleep last night. Never even picked up my stitching once during the day. I guess some days are just like that. Today I intend to make it a better day. My stitching buds are coming over this afternoon and I am looking forward to that. We have been meeting on Sundays as a friend has been working on Saturdays but I know I will be glad to return to stitching on Saturday afternoon. I try to have a less structured Sunday, family time and getting ready for the work week. Have been really faithful to my eating plan although it did not show up on the scale this week, stayed the same. I was kind of surprised as I had weighed myself several times at work and it seemed i was going in the right direction. Oh well since I knew I had been faithful to my eating plan it didn't much matter. I know there will be weeks like that this is a marathon not a sprint. And I know logically its not about the number on the scale (but that so matters sometimes)it is about the changes I am making towards a healthier lifestyle. I have been attenting my local OA (overeaters anamoyous (?)) meeting. I'm not sure its my thing yet, but I am willing to use all the tools available to me to help me get healithier. I have no problem admitting I'm addicted to food and that my life has become unmanageable, just not sure I am ready to give up control (yet). Guess I'll just keep listening. Have a great Sunday, Hope its sunny where you are. I am grateful for the beautiful day here in Virginia.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The gov't owes me money!

Realy the truth is they will be sending me back my own money but its more fun to think of it the other way. Every year I wait to the last minute to do my taxes. Tajes no time at all and you do it free on line. So whats my problem? I always think I'm going to owe money-so I allow my self to be anxious for a few months its good self abuse, don't ya think. So I did the fed and got back a respectable $141 (I have a problem with letting the gov't spend my money for a year and then giving it back to me with no interest) so I play it pretty close with my withholdings, when I did the state I got back $435! shocker! what will I do with that money, Pay off bills? hell no, save it? yea right, buy a little stash? you betcha! I will be having a little extra spending money when I go to Williamsburg next month. Oh the fabric, the fibers, the colored preferated paper, all mine, such joy. OK sorry for the bragging I'm just a happy girl. Got a little stitching done this morning and a little ripping out(which is unusual for me since I usually live with my mistakes). Enjoyed my lunch with my sister yesterday the lobster salad did not disappoint me. Doing my time at the Y after work (dosn't it sound like I'm talking about prison, well it feeels that way) Everyone have a great day and thanks for following my blog!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sittin at Panera Bread

Well I'm well into my third cup of coffee, read the newspaper, checked out some blogs, enjoyed a bagel and now its time to give you a little update of my weekend. Yesterday i got up early and did a good amount of stitching on Jenny Bean. I then went to the Y and did 30 minutes on the tread mill, I've decided to hold off on the strength machines for now as they are very busy when I get to the Y and I seem to be slowing up the flow as I'm not familiar with them also I need to "LOVE" the treadmill or at least tolerate it.So I have my "workout" clothes with me and will do my time at the Y before enjoying the afternoon with my stitching buds. Last night I experimented with making egg rolls, I put them in the oven rather than deep frying them. They were pretty good, next time I will leave them in the oven longer to get more crispy. 4 of them were 8 ww points, with that I had a salad, was a very satisfying meal. Tomarrow I am taking my sister out to lunch. We are going to the Green Onion in Norfolk ( for those of you who live in the area) They have the most amazing lobster rolls (only for lunch), somewhat pricy ($20.00) but you get tons of lobster in two New England style hotdog rolls (which are toasted) I will pass on the fries (which are also very good) but I WANT both rolls so I will have a light supper of vegtable soup. I have been looking forward to this meal but I do want to have another good weigh in (2.8 lbs lost last week) I would like to reach my ten percent goal by my birthday (8 lbs-4 weigh ins). Yesterday I pulled out some old journals and read through them. Kind of depressing, seems I've been battling the same issues for the past 10 years. At first I was feeling that I have made no progress in these areas then I decided I was just a slow learner, then I ripped out the old pages. They will not be there 10 years from now to laugh at me. Have a great Sunday, be good to yourself!