OTEN36's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OTEN36 OTEN36's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Less than http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835231 Less than two weeks before Jan. 1st. <BR> I'm looking forward to being back on track. <BR> Hubby says he's going to try and diet some also. <BR> <em>91</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:10:32 EST December http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829561 Though I have not been doing all that well keeping up with good food choices I find myself "gearing up" for January 1st. When it will be time to stop messing around. <BR> And get back in the saddle. <BR> Have a great week. <BR> Dee Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:27:30 EST Cooler weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805840 I start back on the night shift tonight. <BR> I'm ok as the temp's are dropping and I'll miss the warm fall <BR> we had here in Minnesota. We don't get that too often. <BR> I canned 30 pints of apple sauce yesterday and have 2 more bushels <BR> that will wait for me when I get off work. <BR> But it comes at a cost being I have no extra time to get a walk in after <BR> spending so much time in the canning shed. You must harvest when it's harvest time. <BR> So off I go to get some time on the ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:42:44 EST Lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796738 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399866274.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2112136449.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143718958.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141401309.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l978350774.jpg">I'm going to start a "To-Do" list today of all the things I want to have done before it starts to snow. <BR> I am happy to report that the only "garden related... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:49:43 EST Pickled Asparagus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794601 Today I'm going to pickle asparagus. Dill pickle style. They are very tasty. <BR> As I can escape from the kitchen I'll grab 10-15 minutes on the treadmill so I don't miss getting my hour in today. <BR> I hope you too get something fun in today besides work. <BR> Have a great day <BR> Dee <em>4</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:22:22 EST Snow and Night time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791831 Today I switch to the night shift for the weekend. <BR> It snowed and rained today. <BR> My goal is to stay on track with eating and exercising this weekend. <BR> There isn't much room left in the 24 hour period called a day for much else when you work 12 hour shifts. <BR> I will be looking forward to good numbers on the scale when I track my weekly with the 5% body challenge group and on my own SP page. <BR> I am wishing you all good numbers also. <BR> Dee <em>192</em> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 16:11:06 EST Only one more day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790852 This is my last dayshift. <BR> Ten shifts behind me and four more to go. <BR> Tomorrow I swing back to the night shift. <BR> Not as hectic and less boss's then. <BR> I'll be glad to get off this long work stretch. <BR> I have however stuck to a good eating plan while working. <BR> Enjoy you week. <em>9</em> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:34:57 EST Hectic Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788809 It's hard to believe that it's the beginning of a new week. My work week started last Monday is won't end until Next Monday. <BR> I'm doing well in the eating department though and managing to get in 45 to 60 minutes of walking in each day before and sometimes after work. <BR> I've also managed to not eat white flour, wheat flour, sugar or white rice nor products made from them all week. I definitely feel less bloated. We steer clear of packaged foods any how but I'm trying to go one step fu... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:49:47 EST Embarressingly Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786356 <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2529428 </link> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> I'm eating the last bowl of my Chicken Tortilla soup and wanted to share how delightfully easy and simple it is to make. <BR> The vegetables can be changed around to what you have in your garden or freezer. A great way to use up those frozen bags of veggies that only have a cup left in them. <BR> If you don't have V8 juice use tomato juice and just add extra spices. I used what I had on hand... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:09:16 EST Shift Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785584 One shift down and 14 more to go. I'm actually in the right frame of mind to work all these shifts. It leaves very little room to deviate from my goals. <BR> #1 goal is to stick to SparkPeople like glue. Log every day and don't stray. <BR> #2 goal is to PLAN out every morsel of food that will go in my mouth. <BR> Not hard cause if I don't pack it in my lunch bucket I can't eat it. <BR> #3. WATER water WATER <BR> #4 goal Move move move...even if I'm working 12 hour shifts I should be able to f... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:42 EST Nights Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784890 <em>102</em> <BR> Here it is time for my night shifts again. It seems like I just got off of them LOL <BR> But the timing is just right cause I am very structure (food wise) while I'm at work. Good thing cause I'll be spending the next 2 1/2 weeks there on 12 hour shifts. <BR> I will miss our Indian summer but the over time will help pay for a vacation to Disney World come Feb. When it's so cold here in Minnesota. <BR> Have a good week everyone! <BR> Dee Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:33:03 EST Rain Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782922 Today is a rain day for me. This is good as I've been holding off getting some things finished as winter is fast approaching and so many things need to be attended to outside first. <BR> My closet in the master bedroom always could use a good cleaning/organizing once a year. Today is that day. Then I'll be able to take care of my plants that I brought indoors for the winter. <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l472883534.jpg"> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:24:06 EST The Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775077 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1990902662.jpg">It was announced that the fall 5% challenge will begin on Sept. 20th. <BR> To mentally "gear" up for this challenge I am going to go thru my Spark recipes and get them all organized. This will help me to "refresh" my mind on what I enjoyed the most and to wrap my head around my healthy grocery list. <BR> I hope you enjoy your Sunday. <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894846010.jpg"> <BR> This picture... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:07:34 EST Those Dog bone pastries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764559 <em>40</em> <BR> I had to stop by the grocery on my way home from work this morning to pick up some produce. <BR> Being it was 6 a.m. the store was full of fresh bakery smells. <BR> I shouldn't have done it but I went by the bakery counter. <BR> Staring me in the face was those great tasting, huge dog bone pastries with that smooth creamy white frosting/filling. <BR> I stopped momentarily. I had already used up all my calories for that 24 hour period. <BR> I grabbed the cart and made a bee... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:21:21 EST Night shifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762268 Back on the night shift after two weeks off. <BR> I managed to get to the pool this morning for an hour water aerobic workout. <BR> My goals for this week are to walk twice and swim once after work or before heading in to work. <BR> I'm also excited to have my new spark tracker. (The other two were wrecked by swimming with it). Needless to say I won't be swimming with this one. Very disappointing but it is what it is. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. <BR> Dee3 <em>237</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:25:00 EST 4 Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723014 I'm on the night shift this weekend. <BR> 6 pm to 6 am. <BR> I slept good during the day and got up early enough <BR> to take a 4 mile walk. It was sunny and I was able to enjoy some tunes. <BR> Great "kick off" for our summer challenge. <BR> <em>312</em> <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457688142.jpg"> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:32:28 EST Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722478 I was accepted to the Starfish team for the summer 5% body loss challenge. <BR> I'll be on there with my Spark Buddy Becky which I'm looking forward to. <BR> Also to meet some new friends to inspire me and keep me going. <BR> I'm really going to work on the daily charting and of course squeezing in as much exercise I can when not at work. <BR> Have a good weekend folks <BR> Dee Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:09:00 EST 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720346 I watched the News on ABC for 23 minutes while booking it on the treadmill. <BR> Not too bad for 4 a.m. <BR> Trying to fit some exercise in where I can. <BR> Have a Great Day Spark Buddies <BR> Dee <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:38:28 EST Fencing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705779 Been getting in some crazy hours in the heavy gardening department by driving fence posts in for our new Orchard. <BR> I can't wait to post some pictures of it. <BR> I've bought apple trees, pear, peach,plum and have raspberry, blackberry and goji bushes also. <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 07:32:41 EST garden time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703386 <em>334</em> <BR> I've got one last day shift and then I have two week off. I am really excited and have a list a mile long on things in the garden/yard I want to get accomplished. <BR> This is my favorite time of year. <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 26 May 2014 09:37:34 EST Summertime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702067 I think our warm weather is here to stay. It was a long winter here in Minnesota as well as many northern states. <BR> I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the summer. <BR> Dee <em>213</em> Sat, 24 May 2014 11:05:24 EST 5K results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699074 The results are in: <BR> 35 minutes and 4 seconds. Not to bad being the beginning was so slow with all those people in front of you. <BR> I placed 487 out of 836 runners. <BR> <em>364</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l75601376.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1571252634.jpg"> Tue, 20 May 2014 09:22:21 EST Leaving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696360 Just packing up some veggie plants to bring to my daughters and then we will be making the 3 1/2 hour drive to St. Cloud, Minnesota for the Old Glory Run 5K. <BR> I know I will be able to finish. Running the whole way was a hidden goal also but I wasn't going to speak it out loud. Last Saturday though after too much gardening my back started hurting and I felt it wise to ease up on the training. My back feels much better for it. <BR> I'm still doing to do my very best to run most the way but ... Fri, 16 May 2014 11:42:18 EST lunch date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693463 Leanne (Bovey63) and I finally found time for our lunch date. <BR> We had a great time visiting and agreed to hook up sooner <BR> Next time. Hope you all are able to meet your spark buddies soon <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652845974.jpg"> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:18:38 EST water aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691385 Today I really worked out hard in the pool. Making sure I did a lot more laps to keep myself going nonstop. <BR> 7 days before our 5K. <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1521511836.jpg"> Fri, 9 May 2014 15:06:25 EST try again 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689365 A short video right after I finished a practice 5K run <BR> Sorry it's sideways again. I have a plan to turn my phone around next time. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Dee.... <BR> ANd you also Leanne!!!! Tue, 6 May 2014 23:33:13 EST 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689137 my best time by 2 minutes. You also Leanne! Tue, 6 May 2014 17:36:55 EST Grand Daughters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687284 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1819078030.jpg">We had a great visit with our little princesses! <BR> I am holding Neela and Gpa is holding Freya. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l310647125.jpg"> <BR> <BR> sorrry they keep going sideways Sun, 4 May 2014 15:21:28 EST NonStop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687078 We had a good visit with my son and his wife this week. <BR> While talking about our up coming 5K race we have all entered, my son said it's not that different than walking. You can walk for a long time right? Right, I said. <BR> Then just think that way when you are running. If your lungs are burning and you can't catch your breathe then your going too fast. Slow down. Other than that...ask yourself why you are stopping. Are your feet hurting? Is your back hurting? If you don't have an answ... Sun, 4 May 2014 10:35:08 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678853 <em>9</em> <BR> Yesterdays time for my 5K practice was 40 minutes. <BR> I was able to run 2.2 miles nonstop this time. <BR> My last record was 1.87 <BR> I'm getting better. <BR> 3 week left before the race <BR> <em>364</em> <em>186</em> <BR> Dee Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:56:43 EST A Surprise gift for a Soldier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676775 <em>104</em> <BR> This week I will see my son. <BR> He got married last June and left in July for Afghanistan. We are all excited to see him. <BR> His sisters, wife, my hubby and I have decided to have his pickup truck detailed as a little surprise. <BR> While speaking with the man who is going to do the job I explained that we would pay to have the interior detailed only. He said he would take care of the exterior of the truck for free as a token of his appreciation for my son going overs... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:40:13 EST Who am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676615 <em>40</em> <BR> So My goal today...here in Northern Minnesota was to get off work at 6:30 pm and get a practice 5K run in (on the tar road) being it was finally 70 degree's out. It was 30 this morning when I went to work. <BR> My goal was to break Friday's run of 1.2 miles without stopping..then continue with a walk/run until the 3.1 miles were complete. <BR> Well...I seemed to have messed up the "APP" I put on my phone and ended up running more than I had planned. I finally stopped afte... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:35:06 EST a Broken Record http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675502 <em>186</em> <BR> After work last night I was determined to run just a little longer. I had already broke my record before work by running 1.0 miles NONSTOP. So with Hubby on his bike along side me we set off for the highway. <em>217</em> <BR> With the wind in my face my time was a little off but I managed all the way to the highway. 1.1 miles and then turned back and got another .1 miles before taking a walk break. Total run time nonstop was 1.2 miles. Total walk/run ended up being 2 ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:29:55 EST One WHOLE mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675077 Today I got on the treadmill and ran until I seen 1.0 miles. It took me 13.5 minutes. <BR> My last record was running for 10 minutes. <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> I'm seeing improvement! <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:25:04 EST Can I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673334 I have 90 minutes before I have to leave for water aerobics. <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> I am in training for a 5K in May and have been on a walk/run schedule. <BR> So far the longest I've run non stop is 5 minutes. <BR> Right now I am going to break this record. <BR> To Be Continued......... <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> I did it! I ran for 10 minutes non stop. Then finished it with a walk for another 14 minutes. <BR> Not t... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:18:08 EST "She" did this to me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670805 Two weeks ago a Spark Girlfriend asked me to join a challenge with her. <BR> I work 12 hours a day and have So much on my PLATE....but "She" is an important person in my life and I've been in on 2 other challenges and she was nervous never being on one. <BR> I didn't want to let her down so I agree'd. <BR> In the week it took for the team to start. I lost 1 lb. Today was weight in day/one week later and I lost another 2 lbs. It's an 8 week challenge. <BR> Now I am super pumped although still ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:01:23 EST Walk/Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668935 Quick update on my 5K <BR> This morning at 3:20 a.m. I got up before work and walked 2 minutes jogged 4 walked 2 jogged 3..repeat until the 3.1 miles was over with. <BR> I'm looking forward to my phone arm band to show up so I can use my new app. on my phone to keep track of this without me holding my phone. <BR> As soon as I have a day off I will jog on the road instead of the treadmill. <BR> Today I have no thigh cramping or shortness of breathe to report....woohoo <BR> making progress <BR... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:33:06 EST 2013 Garden Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1596794137.jpg"> <BR> I just couldn't resist putting up this picture of the tail end of my garden produce from last year. I'm down to 8lbs of potatoes and SUPER happy I was able to go this long not buying from the Grocery store... <em>244</em> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>334</em> <em>367</em> <BR> Dee Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:12:07 EST 5% Challenge-Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663873 I entered the 5% Challenge and was put on the Firecracker team. <BR> I'm super excited and hope I learn the ropes quickly. <BR> My Plan: <BR> Is to keep up with Food logging. I like to think of myself as a Flexitarian. <BR> 75% plant based and 25% lean meat. <BR> I don't eat anything processed and enjoy learning the Traditional way of cooking and fermenting. <BR> My exercise plan is to continue on the 5K training program and water aerobics. I'm looking forward to our snow melting and I can ge... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:47:59 EST 5K Training Process http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662327 Week one of this second training program. Sunday was 47 degree's so I was able to run on our tar road. That sure was a lot different than running on the treadmil. <BR> My knee was sore at first and then my ankle the next day. I went to water aerobics the day after and that actually helped but I was still pretty stiff. A few asprins later and I was ok enough on Tuesday to do another 5K run/walk on the treadmill. This time I made it the whole distance on that run/walk where as before I'd end up... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 06:24:55 EST Old Glory Run 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657702 Today was the last day of my Sparkpeople 5 week (run/walk 5K training) <BR> I am pretty pleased about finishing that training and never missing a single training session. <BR> Next....I am going to create my own training schedule as the other programs don't seem to fit my upcoming needs. I have 7 weeks until this 5K...so I'm off to figure it out.. <BR> Have a great day. <BR> Dee <BR> <em>364</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:54:52 EST rocotta cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645576 Who knew it was this easy yo make? I just <BR> Youtubed it. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989556149.jpg"> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:36:16 EST Love Handles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644615 Today my love handle are soar again. <BR> YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> I'm doing something right! <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> Hugs <BR> Dee Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:38:43 EST Dear Mr. Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643719 Dear Mr. Scale, <BR> I see the number you are showing me today is the same number as last week. <BR> That isn't very nice of you but I forgive you. I know my weight loss journey has left you feeling like you have lose a companion even though it was one that always was stressed at the numbers you showed. A companion that was constantly consulting you. They say misery loves company. <BR> We have to find a new way to love each other. From now on I can only see you once a week. <BR> I did a wond... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:52:39 EST Gas Station Kvass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639712 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l545309770.jpg">While traveling this week I happened to stop at a gas station near Duluth, Minnesota. To my surprise they had vegetable kvass, coconut water and a product called Bai. <BR> Never having tasted any of them, I bought all three. <BR> I tried the Bai first. Dragon something was the flavor and Holy Cow...it was so flavorful. A must try drink at only 5 calorie. <BR> The next day I had the Veggie Kvass. That was very good also. If yo... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:54:54 EST Training week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638671 This starts week number 2 in 5k TRAINING. It's going okay. I can see that just walking like I was could have been more vigorous. It's all a learning curve I guess. I used to work up a sweat but not until around 20 minutes. Now I'm totally sweating inside of 5 minutes with this walk/run back and forth training. <BR> "I feel good"....do do do do....(can you hear the song)? hahaha <BR> Hugs, <BR> Dee <em>364</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:20:02 EST New Babies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719510291.jpg">Both healthy and almost 6 pounds each. <BR> We enjoyed being able to two days there. <BR> Thanks to everyone who wished them well <BR> And all the prayers. <BR> Hugs <BR> Dee <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:57:52 EST 5K Run (am I nuts)???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633995 Crazy news! Cold Springs, Mn will be having a 5K walk/Run in May. My son will be home from Afghanistan by then. <BR> He and his wife want to run this marathon as it's for the Disabled Vets! <BR> How cool is that???? <BR> I have to juggle my work schedule but agree'd to run this marathon also. <BR> Now...to figure out the best training. I'm a walker not a runner. But that is going to change. <BR> I might be 50 years old but I want to be able to say I ran a marathon once in my life! <BR> <e... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:58:45 EST baby beanies in pink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l830567101.jpg">So we went fishing again this weekend. I couldn't help but take the left over yarn with me and quickly printed out some directions on infant beanies. While driving to and from the lake I was able to make several. <BR> I hope they fit at one point. <BR> I'm still waiting for that phone call that the girls are here for us to meet. <BR> <em>269</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1206862891.jpg"> <i... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:39:26 EST Second Set of Blankies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620450 <em>73</em> <em>173</em> <em>269</em> <em>170</em> <BR> I just wanted to share with you the second set of baby blankets I made for my GrandTwins. <BR> 0-2 weeks before their arrival. <BR> I'm super excited! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Dee <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1761613201.jpg"> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:15:22 EST