Saturday, August 02, 2014
It is raining. My flowers are just soaking up the rain drops!
My daughter and grandson came over to help with the tubs. They are heavy and I can not lift them. We went through six of them. I found one that was full of CD's. Another of them had clothes from when I was a buyer. It was office wear. I had them for so long they are back in style!!
I found one tub of baby clothes that I had made for my babies. When they were little I sewed everything! I made diapers, sleepers, undershirts, receiving blankets and baby quilts. When they got older I made them snowsuits, little coats with hats and muffs. I made jeans, tops, even their panties and bras! As they got older they wanted to 'buy' clothes like their friends. Oh well, it was wonderful while it lasted! I got great satisfaction doing that.
Instead of buying blankets I made quilts every year so each girl had her own quilts. I made embroidered table clothes and napkins for each of them. Sort of a hope chest, I guess. Their pillowcases had added lace and embroidery. It was all a great satisfaction, too.
I knitted sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, slippers and afgans. I was pretty much a homestead mother. I used to love the Mother Earth magazines. My kids had from scratch meals from breakfast to dinner. Being super busy trying to be supermom did not leave much time for myself. That was a big mistake. I had learned to give but not to receive. And that put me into emotional eating. It was the only acceptable (?) way to be good to myself.
Gaining weight was not a problem most of my life. But as the children grew up - I grew out!
It is not because of having children I gained weight but because I some how lost myself in the process.
I know I am rambling on. Hope you all have pleasant journey to weight loss even though it is hard work.