Saturday, February 28, 2009

life has it's ways

Hi All, you have no doubt gotten tired of waiting for me to update this blog.

Life has it's ways of getting in the way of things you want to do versus the things you would like to do.

I have decided that if I am to have a blog, I will need to discipline to occasionally post.

I have some tatting and some crochet to show you so that you won't think that I just while away my time twiddling my thumbs. but that will need to wait for tonight or tomorrow. Today is Saturday and the housework is calling. Also there are some comments that need to be moderated. I apologize for the delay.

Most of kids decided as a New Year's resolution to do a Biggest Loser Challenge. we are half way through, and though I decided to try to lose 10% (15lbs) of my weight, I have only been able to lose 6lbs. That may not seem like much, but for someone who suffers from hypothryoidism, that is big.

Just a bit of news, we were notified this week that Grandbaby #9 is on the way for this fall, so we will be busy, a wedding and a new baby all in a couple of months time.

I am also in the planning and getting ready stages for a trip to South Carolina leaving here on the 12th of March. I have never been east of Milwaukee Wisconsin, nor have I flown before so this will be a very interesting time. I am going with a neighbor who has a daughter in the area. I will tell you all about when I get back.

It is now Lent. I decided to do the following: no eating between meals, and only clear liquids such as water or tea. No reading other than the newspaper and religious books. both of these will be hard. I read like a vacuum cleaner, I just suck up books, but that gets in the way of housework or other things I should be doing. Also the not eating between meals - the worst part for me will be during meal prep times. I have a tendency to grab a handful of nuts or something "to tide me over" until the meal is on the table. all the extra calories are really not needed, just a crutch. So, maybe this will help me get a bit more weight off.

I am also trying to walk at work. I have a route figured out that takes about 300 steps so if I do that 4 or 5 time 2 or 3 times a week that will increase my activity level over sitting in my office chair all the time. That should help my metabolism I hope.

Alright, you got me, just to whet your appitite, I will post a pic of part of the tatting that I did for the Christmas presents. Can you gues what I did with it?

Stay tuned for further updates.

Gotta go wash the dishes and do another load of laundry.


  1. It could be one of my favourite challenges - invisible thread? Mind the stitches look too even for that! Fishing line? Well, that's almost the same!!

  2. WOW! That snowflake is gorgeous with the beads and the color of the thread! Beautiful! Congratulations on losing 6 lbs! That is wonderful! :)

  3. I messed up and hit the wrong button and rejected a comment from LadyShuttleMaker, but copied it from the email notification and will post it here
    LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter has left a new comment on your post "life has it's ways":

    The snowflake is simply GORGEOUS! Congratulations on losing 6 pounds that is really awesome and congrats on #9. You DO have your hands full...

    If anyone knows of a "do over" button please let me know where to find it.

    Thanks for all the comments,

  4. I'm just happy to see you back. And since I understand about hypothyroidism (me too) 6 lbs is huge! And the thing is that with our metabolism, it is better to eat about 6 small meals a day (counting those snacks ~ nuts in moderation are good for one)than to go without...
    Lent ~ well I decided to give up my chocolate fix each evening, or any desserts. Which is easy for me, as I don't really like dessert but love chocolate. We have a really good series of homily on Wed. evenings..which I'm enjoying.
    The snowflake is lovely, but I have no guesses ~ just enjoyment.
    I've missed your posting...
    X BJ

    LOL the 'secret word' is mauls..I could maul a good hunk of chocolate about now~ :>)


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