I am sitting here listening to the baby birds chirping to each other as they are learning to fly outside my window. Such a happy little sound on this bright sunny day!
I am also hoping that none of them land on the ground where my cat is waiting to pounce
I have had a few slips this past week, but managed to curtail them by grabbing an apple or carrots. One evening I went way over calorie allowances but am happy to report that it was all apples and carrots! Five big carrots at that. Not sure why I experienced that, but there it is.
So I am feeling fairly confident about weighing in on wednesday.
A friend dropped off three tops for me, saying you know, you have been losing weight and these are too young for me....they really are cute and I am hanging on to them. I can get them on, yes, but, far too snug for my tastes. I do not like clothes snug, and especially if you sit down and they show every roll your belly has, especially when clothing is tight enough to make an extra roll or two appear! heaven forbid! But they will be good incentive to achieve more weight loss!
I was at a charity event selling Marmalade for the Lions club the other day and across from our stall was the Kiwanas club with a garage sale. A small sparkling white cabinette caught my eye, about waist high. I suppose it was for a microwave, which I don't have, but it looked perfect to hold some plants at window level in my house, so I bought it for $10
A friend brought it home for me, very kind of them to do so, and then she even helped me get it inside. Wonderful! So I spent the afternoon unloading a bigger dark brown clunky cabinette and was amazed when I got it all into and on the smaller nice white one! Perfect again!
When I changed places with these two, the whole corner brightened up dramatically and the plants were bathing in the light from the window! It also didn't take up as much room width wise and allowed me to place a bigger plant between it and my computer desk, which in turn made a more comfortable space for the dining room table in front of the big window, which in turn, gives more light on the table where I paint!
I am such a happy camper when ideas come together so perfectly! What more could I ask for, for $10 bucks?
Tomorrow, another event. We are taking clothing to a seniors facility, to give away. A combined effort of my church and the Lions club. It is something we started last year, collecting clothes that no one wants anymore and distributing them through the community for free. There are several thrift shops here but we fouind they were getting too greedy, raising their prices so that people on limited income had to really think about buying...whats the point of that?
People would rather buy a t shirt brand new for 10-12 bucks than buy a used one for 5-7 bucks, At least, that is the way I think and what I was actually doing.
This program has been working out very well for both groups. We are filling a need and helping people stretch their dollars. And in return, these same people are donating clothes they no longer use too! So it works real well for both sides of this coin.
There are several people like myself included, that swap clothes as they lose weight. What a bonus! We can look good at every size we come to now! Before, I used to wear clothes til they fell off me in rags or size whichever came first. Now everything fits properly, all the time.
The only things that I don't take from there, underwear. I can not stand the thought of used bras and panties. Probably just a quirk on my part, but that is the way it is.
So thats my yak for this morning! How are you all doing this week?