Saturday, May 08, 2010
We awoke to rain and WIND this morning, and the hi temp was probably early, early this a.m. While the rain is supposed to stop by mid-day, the winds are expected to be STRONG all day. I'm thinking my grandsons' ballgames will be cancelled, but we'll see. If not, it will be a messy day.
If the games ARE cancelled, I plan to finish a book ("Sarah's Key") and knit some more before going out for my Mother's Day dinner. I hate to go out ON Mom's Day because that's the busiest day all year for restaurants.
"Sarah's Key" alternates between what happened to a 10 yr old Jewish girl in 1942 France, and a 2003 (45-yr old) American woman who married a Frenchman and 'accidentally' finds out about the girl. The woman's husband had moved into the apt vacated by the girl's family when the French police rounded up Jews and shipped them off to German concentration camps. Good book.
On the 'crafty' side, I finished my Mom's capelet and am working on the cotton top for myself.
Having been thru Nashville, TN a number of times, and having been to the Grand Ole' Opry, I find it 'unbelieveable' the amount of flooding they are experiencing. The GOO stage was under 2 feet of water. Amazing! And very sad for people who drowned and the survivors who have lost so much to the water.
Y'all have a great weekend. Take a few minutes to remember all your mothers have done for you, and if possible, thank them. It's a tough job.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I am down because (among other things): I can't seem to lose any weight (and keep it off) - I've been stuck losing and regaining the same couple of pounds for ages now. Also, I'm on medicine for my 3rd sinus infection of 2010; etc, etc, etc. What I'm going to do now is emphasize the positives.
Since last June, I've lost and kept off over 22 pounds.
Since I joined SP in Aug 2009, I've lost and kept off 17 of those pounds.
In that time, I've gone down a jeans size.
I feel better than I used to, and have more energy, and can walk longer and faster w/out needing my rescue inhaler.
I'm drawing closer to the Lord in daily Bible study.
I've met and made friends w/so many wonderful people on SP.
I need to remind myself more often of the GOOD things and release myself of negative thinking. Also, losing weight should not be a goal in and of itself - asking myself WHY am I working to lose weight? What do I want to accomplish after I've met my goal weight?
Monday, May 03, 2010
This is shaping up to be a busy week (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). We volunteer at one grandson's class today and Wednesday, and at the other's tomorrow. Thursday morning is our usual visit to work at the animal shelter (especially fun for me - I get to play with kitties!) and I'm lobbying to be taken to lunch on Friday. I'm not particularly excited to go out to lunch ON Mom's Day - it's the busiest day of the year, and since we attend church, we can't get to a restaurant early; so, I generally opt for a meal out on another day. There are also a couple of little league games this week and weekend. As I said, busy.
Speaking of church, this year our church men are preparing breakfast for the ladies at church.
I found the prettiest buttons to go on Mom's capelet. Now I'm knitting the button and buttonhole bands, then after I sew the buttons on it'll be finished. I'm still trying to work to guage for the cotton top for myself. I expect I'll have to settle for nearly-guage and then adjusting the pattern. sigh. At least I've developed a 'talent' for being able to do that.
We had thunderstorms last night, and Darby, our dog, barked at the thunder until we were able to convince her it was 'ok'. 'Twas funny. Darby barks when the neighbors shut car doors in THEIR driveways. We've been working with her, saying "Enough" and I think she's getting the idea. Still need more work for certain sounds on the tv.....doorbells especially.
I'm working on not being discouraged about my weight. All my weight and measurement numbers went UP last week. I'm trying to convince myself that it's an abberation, and to not let it bother me unduly.
God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
We attended both little league games today. Both grandsons play just about every Sat. It was HOT, HOT, HOT today, but I used an umbrella for shade part of the time, which made it bareable. Enjoyed the games.
I'm 'chillin' tonight trying to work some more on the capelet for my Mom, and trying to find proper gauge for a cotton top for myself. I finished a second sundress for my granddau yesterday, and think that 2 this summer is enuf for this grandma.
Y'all have a great rest-of-the-weekend.
Friday, April 30, 2010
I finally had enuf hip pain (and besides, I have my 3rd sinus infection since Jan!) so I went to the dr yesterday. Her opinion is that I most likely bruised/irritated the bursa sack in my rt hip, and maybe even 'contused' a bone when I bumped down the stairs a few weeks ago. I can walk, but no inclines (leaves out my neighborhood), and only at a moderate speed, so long as I can talk w/out panting while walking. Also, Aleve for two weeks, if my stomach can stand it.
Sooooo, my walking buddy and I won't be walking outdoors for awhile. I'll use my treadmill, following my dr's guidelines. I really want to get over/past this problem.
I bought some fabric yesterday for a second sundress for my granddau, and this morning I cut it out and started sewing. There isn't much left to do (yipee!) so I think I'll try to finish it tonight.
This afternoon my DH and I watched a DVD and I started knitting the collar on the capelet for my Mom. I also want to knit some swatches to check guage so I can start an all-cotton summer top from a varigated blue cotton thread/yarn.
Speaking of movies, I recommend "The Young Victoria" about Queen Victoria. Really good movie.
(snif-snif) Smells like dinner is about ready, so I'll close.
Y'all have a great night, and a super weekend!
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