Monday, November 22, 2010
We're in the midst of a trip, so I don't have access to my scales. I've worked a lot (but not perfectly - I don't want anyone to hate me for being perfect) on eating well. I've not done as well with exercise. But last Saturday we went to a football game between my husband's alma mater and another college. The walk to and from the car, and the going up and down stairs (a few times) gotta count as exercise. I couldn't access Spark People for a few days, but hope to be able to the rest of the trip.
I also visited each of four days with my Mom (in assisted living in another state), and she recognized me each time - even remembering that I'd told her Sunday noon that I didn't think I'd be back that day; then we did get back to see her a little while late that afternoon. I was so pleased she remembered, and was 'in the moment' with me when I visited. But I was reduced to tears (twice) to see my (formerly) competent, very independent Mom unable to do almost anything for herself.
I took my Bible one morning, and read to her.....I'm reading in Mark myself, so read some of that; then I asked her what she would like for me to read. She shrugged, so I said, 'well, Psalm 139 is probably my favorite' and Mom piped up, 'yeah, that's the one'. I'm glad she likes that chapter, too.
We've made plans to go see her again in a few months.
Now we're on our way to our dau's in northern MS for Thanksgiving. It will be so good to see them again - my ONLY granddaughter (and her brother). I'm carrying the dress I made her (I always give her a homemade dress when we visit or when they visit us); and a cardigan for her and a vest for her brother. I knitted both those items. Then, I'm giving my dau a bag full of fetal demise pouches to take to her hospital, and squares of flannel to wrap the (dead) babies in before they're placed in the pouches. The flannel gets tossed out, but the pouch goes home with the mother. All-in-all, our car will be less full when we leave.
I hope all you have a happy thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
A friend I hadn't talked with in awhile asked me today what I've been doing. My mind went mostly blank. Ahhh, the joys of advancing age. LOL
Most weeks I volunteer in my grandson's classroom, and at a no-kill animal shelter. I also attend a weekly gathering of stitchers: some knit, but don't crochet; some crochet, but don't knit; some do both. Some cross stitch, some quilt.....you get the idea - we get together and have a good time.
We always have projects going on - some of our personal ones, and some most of the group participates in. We do a good deal of stitching for charitible purposes, and one of our group always has something new going - a new stitch, a new pattern, etc. One member in particular is very, very creative. She brings in something she created (designed on her own) almost every week. What an inspiration she is!
This past week I showed off my first sock, and received much positive feedback....nice for the ego. Today, as I was nearing the completion of the matching sock, I realized I had goofed! I had worked the 1st one from the outside of a skein, and the 2nd one from the inside of a skein - the various stripes are reversed on the 2nd sock.
That's ok. I know better now (and yes, I'm too lazy to take it apart and re-do); and will still wear them with pleasure - all the while laughing at myself.
We have a busy day planned for tomorrow....Sunday School, church service, business meeting afterwards, count the offering, plus there's another meeting we'd like to get in on....we'll see.
Have a restful night's sleep and have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow.
Monday, November 01, 2010
I just did almost 30 minutes of (heavy) housework. Now that is behind me, and I also burned calories....double good!
My grandsons were out of school today, and while the younger went to a babysitter's, I watched the older one at his house (so he can play w/friends and/or the Wii). Then my DH (after mowing for hopefully the last time this year) picked up the younger grandson and us, and we went out for lunch. After that, we swung back by their house, picked up their mini-pincer and drove to a dog park. It's a huge place, with separate fenced areas for dogs over/under 30 pounds. All of us had a good time. It was nice to watch the dog (and younger grandson) run all over the place and play with other dogs.
I'm home alone with my dog while DH is watching the two boys at their house. Soon, I'll change places w/DH and he will start our dinner/supper. I'm so glad he wants to continue cooking during the week....I'm in charge on the weekends.
It's a busy week ahead of us, with helping at school (after voting tomorrow morning!) and at the animal shelter, plus a couple of appointments, etc. But I only have to sweep/mop the hard floors now, and plan to do that tomorrow afternoon.
Y'all have a God-blessed week.
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