Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Where did 2011 go? It seems like only yesterday we just started the year. This year we had surprises. I got a new sister-in-law in June, a friend getting hit by a train north of town 10 days before Thanksgiving, 2 classmates losing their fathers this year (both men were truck drivers), and finding out that I'm going to be a great aunt in May on Thanksgiving. What else is going to happen between now and New Years in this family and to my friends.
Hope that everyone had a great Christmas. My dad and I went to my aunt's house 11 miles south of here. It takes 15 minutes to get there. We ate with her. Her husband was my dad's brother. Her and dad had ham and I had the sides as my meal. Then we went to my stepcousin's house (my stepcousin's stepdad is my dad's oldest brother) to deliver Christmas gifts. Still have more Christmas gifts. 1 stays here in town, 2 to the north, and 2 to the south even the 2 are in the same bag since it's going to the same place. A couple that my dad worked with in Macomb, IL, gets the one that has two in the same bag. The two that goes to the north goes to my aunt and uncle in Galesburg, IL,. They're my mom's brother and sister-in-law. Should of taken those two with us when we went to Galesburg but we were in a hurry to get up there to get the car serviced and I needed to get some more yarn for the baby afghan that I'm working on.
I'm going to be posting more baby afghans on here whenever I get them onto the computer. There will be 3 that I made from the beginning and 1 that I just finished up. My dad's oldest brother gave me a couple of afghans that weren't 100% done. One that I finished up and gave the afghan to him and the other is done but that is going to be given to my youngest niece for the baby since the colors are pastels and perfect for a baby. It has yellow, purple, white. and turqouise. It's the perfect size for a crib. It has a lot of rows and has at least 8 squares per row. It may have 6 to 7 rows with at least. I am not sure. Never counted. It reminds me of the one that I made that has black, white, red, gold, beige, black with white, and white with black afghan but in pastels and isn't as thick of yarn.
Does anyone have any resolutions besides losing weight? That is one big one for me but the others is learn a new hobby (may get that one done before the New Year), keep up the house cleaning (starting to fall back on some things), and a few other things. I hope that dad helps me on one of them and you can guess on one of them. My weight. If he doesn't, I'm going to get on his butt and have him help. He keeps on eating things in front of me that aren't good for him and for me and I get to the point where I end up ordering it. Like tonight he ordered fried chicken and I ended up ordering french fries. I've lost a pound since ending T.O.M but that's it. I may have lost another pound or two but I'm not holding my breath on that one.
I'm going to ask all you ladies out there to be sure this isn't me that is having this problem and I may of asked this already. Does anyone have a belly ache before, sometimes during, and after a T.O.M. that comes without warning? Does it come at night on foods that are either good or not so good for you that you're splurging on? It varies with me on certain T.O.M.s but not all of them and sometimes the pain and length of times too it happens. I don't drink any kind of soda pop when I'm on T.O.M because it extends it a few days or more. The only way I can get rid of it is antiacids or Sierra Mist either regular or diet depending on what I can get a hold of at the time or what's on sale. I 'm wondering since I'm getting over T.O.M and I've been fighting a belly ache off and on today. I had one this morning before breakfast and got rid of it and then I got one tonight. Thought that I got rid of it before we got home when I took what dad and I usually take but it came back. I sucked on a candy cane that I got in a package of 12 (I paid a dollar for at Target) and it has helped some but not enough to where it's 100% gone. It's to where I can sleep.