Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to those who celebrate and observe those days.
Today I went to a couple stores and the mall, needed cat food and computer photo paper and a few things at the grocery store. I was looking for ice cream cones, the empty cones but couldn't find any here. I needed them for a cake I was attempting to make. This is supposed to be a Halloween cake shaped like a pumpkin. It's 2 small bunt cakes stacked bottom sides together and frosted with pumpkin frosting. It's supposed to have an upside down ice cream cone in to top for the stem but couldn't find any cones here. Also a couple of my Halloween cross stitch projects. The pumpkin frosting didn't really come out tasting like pumpkin but maybe better next time.
It's almost the "Witching hour" here, therefore almost a new month. New Hampshire time is 4:46 PM and here it is 11:46 PM, our time won't change here when it does in the USA so we will be 8 hours ahead of East Coast instead of 7.
Well, I did good for 2 weeks then fell totally apart. I got on the treadmill or did strength workouts every day for 2 weeks and I was proud of myself. AS far as the weight goes, I don't know since I went from one scale in one country to another scale in a different country and there was a difference of 5 pounds. It could be possible I lost that weight.
I will do better next month!
I have been back here a whole month, it's gone by fairly quickly and also slow. I can tell it's getting a tiny bit cooler out but still not cool enough in the mornings to go for an outside walk. DH goes back to work on Saturday after being off for 2 weeks due to the muslim holiday Hajj.
Tomorrow is Halloween in the USA and a few other countries but not here. Here it is forbidden, illegal, against the law and frowned upon since it is a pagan holiday. There aren't any American kids where I live, I do have my Fall/Halloween cross stitch projects put up around the house.
I hope you all have had a GREAT and successful month!
Sadly to say I haven't been concentrating on the treadmill or strength training exercises unless you count sprinting through malls and grocery stores looking for frozen turkeys that are nowhere to be found in this country. We've done that every day since last Thursday. We've also been looking for other things as well so i guess all is not lost.
I have also been curled up in my stitching corner doing more cross stitching and today I experimented with plastic bag crochet. I have a pile of plastic grocery bags I've collected just for this project. You fold the bags neatly, cut off the handle ends and the bottom end, then cut the bag in strips-(I am cutting in 1-2 inch strips but other sites use much larger strips) leaving circles of the plastic bags, you then connect them looping the strips together. You can make them into a plastic ball. I've used several different color bags. You use an "N" or a "P" crochet hook and make a chain of however long or wide you want it then use single crochet. It does take a lot of getting used to working with plastic.