Friday, November 19, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Hubby and I were going over our party planning for December and this is what we have ahead!
Dec3 First Friday Chamber Breakfast and Holiday party at my Sister's and she always has tons of food.
Dec4, Puerto Rican Festival, probably won't go.
Dec 5. Chamber Ambassadors Party and gift exchange. Food, food, food
Dec 7, I think there is something but can't remember what it is.
Dec 9, Host party with Chamber of Commerce, Food galore
Dec 12, Egg Nog Party at Yacht Club, Food again
Dec 14, Chamber Staff Christmas Party at our house catered by Golden Corral. Left over food probably is left here.
Dec 15, Cultural Awareness meeting and potluck at Chamber of Commerce
Dec 16 Retired Military Officer's Club Christmas Party dinner dance. (May not go)
Dec 17, Barbershop Chorus Christmas Party with food food food again.
Parties are over until Christmas. Might have the neighbors in but I doubt it. Probably be too pooped to do anything.
So you can see why it is difficult for me to lose weight. This is not a normal month but last night we were out again. I haven't cooked but one meal in 2 weeks. Next week on Wed we have the annual Chilil Supper at our church and of course Thanksgiving the next day. And then of course there is Christmas and New Year's Party.
Last night we had a Chamber business mixer. I started with a plateful of carrots and celery with blue cheese dressing. Should have skipped the dressing but oh, well. Then I filled my plate once with the rest of items and drank diet coke. At least I didn't pig out. Later.
Thought I'd share. Later.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
Well, I'm home today catching up as I am having my van logo put on that was supposed to be done in May. I'm the only one driving around here so it didn't matter that much to me but if I want to get a bonus, I have to comply. International Franchise rules. I don't mind, maybe I'll have a ribbon cutting.
WEll, I rejoined WW last week and we ate out every night and when I weighed in on Tuesdy, I was the same. Not bad considering we ate out EVERY night. This week is not much better as we attend so many functions and ribbon cuttings where there is food. I'm eating less of it though so that is good. I figure it is dinner and I don't have to cook. Monday night, there was a lovely hors doeuvres buffet and I ate a plate and I had one lemon square, about 1 ". I stood by the tray of sweet goodies and didin't succumb. Good for me. Last night we were out and tonight we are out and Friday we will be out. I'm just trying to eat sensibly and less of it.
I do appreciate the WW meetings as they are encouraging. Maybe today, I can track my points. I continue to quilt, spending way too much money on magazines and kits. I bought a really cute three wise men wall hanging and nearly finished it. They are really the three wise guys, so cute. I figure that I can also make a wall hanging with the left over scraps and some of my stash so I'll get 2 out of one pattern. I finished my underground railroad quilt and now need to get it quilted. I'll pay for that. This is an expensive hobby as I've said before. Maybe I'll get a better sewing machine someday.
I've got a lot of work catching up and bill paying to do so later.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
We are skipping church today because my hubby got in early (2 a.m.) from the FSU/Clemson football game. (Go Noles. We won!) He's a little tired and just wants to take it easy. This is very unusual for us as we go to church every week but both of us feel like a day off today!
Last night I attended the NAACP Annual Banquet. To say the least, it was interesting. More than half the seats were empty even though the absentees had paid $50 per meal. Some kind of free concert going on. I felt like the only Republican in the room and the speaker was obviously not a Republican. Guess I know how it feels when my democratic friends are in the room when the talk is about politics and the participants are heavily republican. Politics really ought to be kept out of friendship. I went because hubby had gone to the game and my friend Pat is black and a member and I went with her.
I was never a political junkee but the recent goings on in Washington have inspired me to glue myself to Fox News and get involved. What I really didn't like about last nights speaker was that I felt like she ( as a member of the national NAACP) was promoting the institution of racism, trying to keep alive the notion that racism still exists (yes it does) and that the NAACP exists to fight it. Yes, this is probably all true, however, you are not going to change the opinions of people by shoving it down their throats. I thought her whole speech was negative in that way and it was all I could do to keep from getting up and walking out. But I was good and I said nothing. I was sitting next to a recently elected Republican Country Commissioner so I wonder how he perceived it.
I try to understand what it is that keeps these people fiercely committed to Barak Obama and his politics. If the only reason is that he is our first black president, than that is racist in itself. If they really believe that the rich should pay for the poor, I can't agree with that. I think our government should be fiscally responsible and not get into any more debt. We need to balance our budget and not spend more than we take in. And not impose any more taxes.
I shouldn't be talking like this and I apologize if I offend anyone but I really would like to seek understanding on this subject and be able to converse with someone in a sensible fashion without either getting angry. The speaker's first paragraph included a statement that the recent election brought out people who wanted to take back our country! Yes, that makes sense to me in that we want fiscal responsibility. In her interpretation, I felt like she was saying that in taking back the country, we were going to instill racism again in a big way. Not even a close idea. Racism has nothing to do with it.
Oh, well, I'll get off my political bandwagon and do something productive, like clean off the bar in the kitchen. Later.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Yesterday was a great day. I am a veteran of the Air Force and retired Lt Col along with Hubby so we had the day off. After a leisurely breakfast and coffee, I migrated to my sewing room and made 2 easy quilt blocks! Then our grandson had his first birthday and we went to Chic-fil-A for a little party. He is so cute, blonde hair and blue eyes! Looks just like his daddy when he was that age. I briefly went into a sewing store and quilt shop which is next to Chic-fil-a. Never been in there but what a beautiful store and I'll have to go back!
After that, we drove down to the Mall where I marched in the local Veterans Day Parade. Had my picture in the paper this morning giving out flags! I guess I can count a 1 mile walk for exercise yesterday! Since I live in a community with 2 large military bases, a reserve base, an army unit and many other things, the military gets top billing around here!
Afterward I was pooped so I took little nap while hubby went to the YMCA. Afterward, we went to Subway for our dinner as kthey were giving away free 6" sandwiches to veterans! I got a BMT loaded with fresh veggies and it made a nice healthy dinner. No mayo, just oil and vinegar. It was nice to walk out not paying a dime. There were many other restaurants in town offering free dinners to veterans.
After dinner, hubby went off to sing with the barbershoppers and I went to my quilting group. It was a lot of fun seeing all the projects that others have made. There are some really talented people in there. The first weekend of March, there is a big quilting expo at our local conference center and I may sign up for a day long class to make a beautiful log cabin quilt. This hobby has taken off for me. And I'm so happy as I used to love to sew and it is coming back. HOwever, I can't let it get in the way of doing my work. Have to watch that.
Opened the paper this morning and one of my very good clients for many years passed away. And another friends young wife whom we both love, was operated on for cancer this week and it doesn't look good. There is so much of this going on it seems. So sad.
Take care and have a great day! Not doing too badly on WW considering I've not had a home cooked meal since I started and that includes this evening. Oh, well, just keep at it.
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