Friday, July 23, 2010
Wow!Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday or gave me a goodie! It made my day to receive them. You're all so terrific! It was a lovely day, I got to do as I wished with NO INTERRUPTIONS (precious to me....) and my DH gave me a lace-wing hydrangea I've been wanting for years and have never had the determination to but (silly me). It's pink! So thanks again!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I visited my doctor today and found out that I've lost 17 pounds since I was last at her office! (4 months ago...) I am THRILLED! AND....my blood pressure is be..u...ti...ful!!! I feel skinny, or at least skinnier....I'm going to work some more on the low carb eating that helped me loose those pounds.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
The day before Halloween I asked my 17 yr. old son , Daniel "What is it you want to be for Halloween this year"? This all felt rather vague to me...we're in the throws of applying to colleges, and finishing his BSA Eagle badges, and school papers, and the last week of Marching Band...etc. Halloween was way down the list.
He said: I want to be a Leprachaun, and Chris is coming over to put on theatre make-up me. Can we go get a costume?". My first thought was that I have a basket we can cover in green foil (and there's some of that up with the wrapping paper!), and we can buy some of those gold leafcovered chocolate coins at the supermarket....I've got that covered....Then, I thought , buy a costume? ...the day before Halloween?....(we had a short but sweet conversation about doing things last minute...!)
So we head to Party Depot....he's sure there is something there....he goes in, and I stay in the car to read, because I'm sure there's nothing there.....but he's in there a long time???.....so I go in....
Well, there WAS something there....a friend (of the female sort) from marching band and they talked and talked and talked....so I got him out of there, and I'm thinking: costume, costume, Leprechaun?, ?..... so we go over to the other party store (I humor him a lot - but he's my last...) (Ok....I said a lot....ugh...)
...and it's a few doors down from the fabric store!!! Wow!....I'll just go in and look.....
Well, the Simplicity patterns were only $1.99, The fabric was on sale for $4.89/yd...it was bright green satin.....what else could I do??
I had such fun! I made pants (unisex nurses elastic waist), a vest(formal, 4 button), a tie(I'd made them before for my brothers-in-law, when I was about 15 - they were good sports! LOL), and a hat (this I had to be inventive with...complete with cardboard cut out brim!) He got to the party more like at 7 instead of 6, but he was a hit!
My DH says this is early empty-nesting hitting hard, but he helped...he ironed the tie (he should know how a tie should turn out, right?), while I sewed on the brim of the hat... What a guy...I think he's right about the empty nesting though. And Daniel isn't leaving for college for another 10 months!! Oh boy....But, it WAS fun!
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Yesterday I sat outside in a stadium for 11 hours. I was watching the PCI marching band competition, in which my son's band competed (they came in 2nd intheir class - YEAH!) This is the BEST competition of the 4 I'll go to this fall, because at the end the kids perform a "Review", marching to a military tattoo, and marching in both clockwise and counter clockwise directions, passing one another around the track. They're in full uniform, carrying their instruments. It is AWESOME, and worth waiting 'til the whole competition is over, to see. I'm sure you can find it, or parts of it on the internet if you want to check it out....
Monday, September 28, 2009
Last week, when pulling out of the gas station, the older, kind of careworn attendant told me to have a good day. I smiled and said I'd try....well, he paused, smiled, and said "don't just try. Do it!" I was pleasently surprised with his enthusiasm, and said I would. and it hit me...He's right! I left the station looking at the beautiful clouds, the sunny day, thinking about what's going right, and realized it's up to me. I can try or I can do it.I've been on SP for almost a year, building up courage, I think. This week I made some decisions. I can't handle it all. (I try, believe me, I try). I decided to let go of some things I can't control (other people's "stuff") and deal with me. Me. Did I say me? ME!
This week I logged ALL my food. This week I took on challenges and exercised (UGH - barf!!)....but I DID it. I didn't try. Nope....I didn't try. Today is day one of week two for me, and I'm not going to try this week, either!!
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