Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I met my goal of working on scrapbook pages today. I actually did two with one more on the way. As delightful as digital cameras are, there is a whole slew of new problems. One is that now that you can, you do; you take thousands of pictures in the hopes that you captured just the right one. Unfortunately, you never get rid of the ďsecondsĒ and then you have to search through those thousands. My problem is having to choose just a few and printing them. It always takes me so long to make the decision that Iím tired of the page before I actually start putting it together. But yesterdayís work paid off and I had my pictures ready to go, so I today I only had to work on the layout. Tonight I printed some more and tomorrow I can finish another page. I feel good for having actually finished two pages and positive about my ability to finish one more tomorrow; of course my craft room is a mess now and will have to be straightened before I tackle quilting again. But thatís another day.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I had great plans today to work in my craft room, scrapbooking. I did get one scrapbook page done, but then I got involved in a web site I found for Photoshop element tutorials. I spent the rest of the afternoon glued to the PC screen. I learned all kinds of new tips and techniques. I know I wonít remember them when I need them, so I started a tips document as a reminder. Of course I also bookmarked the site so I should be able to find it when I need it. There are so many things you can do in that software, from enhancing your photos to creating scrapbook papers and pages. Unfortunately, I didnít get any more pages done, although I did find some pictures I think I will scrap next.
When I turned 60, my daughter thought I should do something special to mark the new decade. Something I had never done and always wanted to. I like soaring above the earth looking down. I always choose the window seat on the plane. So I thought why not a glider ride.
It was fantastic. Itís not as quiet as everybody thinks as the wind is quite loud as it rushes past. Still itís a different noise from the mechanical roar of an engine. I of course did not pilot the plane, but sat in the front and snapped a lot of pictures. So today I found those pictures and had a great time reliving the experience. I managed to print out a few in hopes that tomorrow Iíll actually finish a scrapbook page. Then maybe I can meet the scrap to lose spark teamís challenge this week. Weíll see.
I am back exercising today. I changed my upper body strength training routines today to try something new and make my muscles work harder. I also walked 5 miles with Leslie Sansoneís Walk at Home video. I tried it backwards from the TV set every once in awhile to get a different perspective and also jogged around the room for my boosted walking cause I donít really like the forward and backward motions. It was fun trying different steps instead of following every movement. I need to learn to be not so rigid and conforming. I want to be one of those old women who doesnít care what anybody thinks and has earned the right to be herself. I need a red hat to go with my purple exercise outfit!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I saw a new number on my scale this morning, in fact I saw a new decade (ok decade is not the right word, but you get what I mean). Itís not going to stay there, itís just my scales way of teasing me. Somehow it always knows when Iím getting discouraged and teases me with what is coming. Most of the time Iím upset with my scales since the numbers never seem to change but every once in a while this unlikely source offers me encouragement and keeps me going. I am jazzed today because of that new number. I am twice as committed to eating healthy and keeping busy. Even knowing that the rest of the week will show the same old numbers, I will not be discouraged because I know success is right around the corner. My scales, like a friend, tell me the truth when I donít want to hear it and encourage me when Iím down. Does that make my scales my new best friend?
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