Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Someone asked me what a 'hank' is, and when I tried to describe it, words failed me. Since a picture is worth 1,000 words - here's the picture. (on Spark Page)
School today (need to wash my hair posthaste). No school tomorrow because they have an early dismissal (at least once a month!!). Have a great day, everyone.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Warning. This blog starts with a lot of whining....
At my annual physical a couple of months ago, I was told I'd lost another 1/2 inch in height....that makes a total of 1 inch over three years. I finally got my DH to measure me today, and I really DID lose a half inch this past year. I cried awhile, then wiped my tears. I'm upset because I've been taking extra calcium and Vitamin D for years now - why, how could this happen? I feel powerless to do anything about my life - I'm shrinking, my knee hurts, I'm tons over-weight, whine, whine, whine.
So, I've decided to do what I can. I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill this evening, at the whopping great speed of 2 miles per hour, then did some strength training. The heck with pain. I'll be using an ice pack shortly on the knee.
I've been tweaking my food intake somewhat, but will have to do better (yes, I track on SP). And I'll try to love myself as I am, not as I want to be.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Ok, so the ugly sweater is finished. I don't like wearing yellow - it's fine on others, but I don't like it on me. That begs the question of WHY DID I BUY SOME yellow yarn?!! I don't have an answer for that.
I'm on to crocheting Amigurumi for the craft sale this fall.
I'm mentally prepared for having the kids/grands over for dinner tomorrow, and the table is set. But first, I'll enjoy worshiping the Lord and celebrating His resurrection.
Y'all have a wonderful, Happy Easter.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
30-something years ago, after the birth of my youngest, the stitches rotten far too soon and I started hemmoraging. I'd lost so much blood that I was given 2 units 'push' - and let me tell you, when the blood hasn't had proper time to heat up first, it's COLD. "They" had left my chart where I could reach it, so I looked at it: my blood pressure had dropped to 58 over 0.....I was 'shocky'. No kidding.
Anyway, I tell you that to explain why I donate blood several times a year. Someone else had donated so I could have it all those years ago; so maybe my blood will save someone else's life. There is always a shortage of blood - everywhere. So let me urge you to donate if you can. For all the Rx meds I take, I can still donate, so don't think you can't unless a blood bank has told you so. It only took me 45-50 minutes from the time I arrived at the bloodmobile until I got back into my car to come home.
Ok, enough of my soapbox, and no, they don't pay me for the advertisement. LOL
Yesterday started out sunny, but by afternoon it had clouded over and rained last night. Today, it's misty, foggy and miserable, and it looks like tomorrow might be the same. Oh well, we did get some wonderful 65 - 70 degree days already. But since then we've had some 28-30 degree nights. Not good for things living outdoors. Still, this all beats 10 degrees and sleet! : ) And we've gotten some BEAUTIFUL flowering trees several weeks earlier than usual. I posted a picture or two on my SparkPage is you care to see them.
DH is training Darby (our dog) to sit about 4 feet away from the door and 'wait' when she wants to go out. Then he opens the door, and depending on whether or not someone has come to the door, Darby gets to go out. It beats letting her bolt out the door.
I had a really good time this week at the shelter. Right after I got there, Socks started climbing up my leg. Fortunately, I wear blue jeans, so it didn't hurt. I picked up Socks and held him and it was a mutual happy moment. He's so affectionate.
Have a wonderful Palm Sunday weekend, y'all.
Friday, March 23, 2012
For those of you who have followed my knee saga, it IS getting SLIGHTLY better, SLOWLY. sigh. I'm just not very patient; but I did pull out my resistance bands and am using them to exercise my leg. Also, following dr's recommendation, I'm using my treadmill a little. I keep it at zero (flat) level, and a not-fast speed, and only spend a little time on it. But since I increased the speed to 2.5 mph and time to 24 minutes the other day, I spent the next two days with increased pain. I'm going to try it again today to see if that's what caused the pain.
I've added a couple of pictures to my gallery. They are of various flowering shrubs and trees in my neighborhood. It's so beautiful right now, but I can't spend much time outdoors due to allergies.
I started knitting a sweater recently, and will eventually post a pic of it....I may or may not be in it. I made a mistake when I bought the yarn over a year ago: I bought 3 hanks, not sure what I was going to do with them. I left the shop, decided I wanted to make a short-sleeved sweater and when I got back to the yarn shop 2 weeks later, found that color was all gone (WHAT did I THINK was going to happen?!!) I picked up the same yarn in a couple of other colors, and am incorporating them. We'll see how it all works out.
I hope y'all have a beautiful, wonderful, fulfilling weekend.
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