Saturday, March 26, 2011

Woke up to a sunny Saturday morning which is so very nice.  :)  My "plan" is to spend the day in my cottage working on signs for my friends who are doing a craft fair in Troy, NY.  Then,  I "plan" on measuring/cutting four signs for orders at school.   Tomorrow I might just get to spend the day with my sister-in-law, one of my closest friends. 

Notice how I wrote "plan"?  I'm not foolish enough to think everything goes as planned.  One of my favorite sayings is..."Wanna' hear God laugh?  Just tell Him your plans!" 

I hope that wherever you are, it's sunny and warm (not too...let's not rush Summer), and that you can spend the day doing something you love.   Happy Weekend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Whew.  Weigh-in yesterday wasn't too painful.  I was down 1.6 pounds for a total loss of 4 whole pounds in two weeks!  Yay...only 37 more to go. (thank goodness for mini pretzels!)

You know how my husband has been having medical issues that are forcing him to retire early and apply for Social Security Disability?  Let me tell you, what a time-consuming, mind-numbing ordeal.  But, you know what a very cool benefit is to all that?  Guess who does the dishes, laundry, and COOKING now??!! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hi there.  Another Monday in Paradise, if you think Paradise is defined as a cold, damp, gray, snowy, rainy Monday (and some of us do!).

You know how I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago?  Well, I did ok last week, but this week has been a serious emotional struggle, which translates to serious emotional overeating.  Tomorrow is weigh-in, so I'll know more.  I'm still going to try, though; I've done it before and can do it again.

Onward, dammit!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Almost Ready to Sell

Hi again.  I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours uploading more photos of new signs to my selling blog.  Whew.  How clueless I was last November when I innocently posted that it would be up and running in about two weeks...yeah, if I had nothing else that required my presence!

Anyway...I still have to get the descriptions, price and shipping costs recorded, then I'll be DONE!  Or maybe I'll be STARTING...who knows.  Either way, I'll keep working on it til it's ready. :)

Til then, here are a few more signs I finished recently.

This one speaks for itself!

I did this one in four different color combinations.

One of my favorites.

I highly distressed this one, which I love doing!  I think if you click on it, it'll show up better.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hi friends.  Happy Monday to you. :)

I hope everyone is well and able to feel the warm sunshine on their faces.  

Things are ok here, although my  husband is facing a "forced" early retirement because of the unexpected blood-clotting issue he's been facing since January 20.  It sure wasn't in our plans, but it's here, so we're doing our best to  move forward.   We were sitting in the doctor's office today, waiting, and told each other that no matter what, there's always someone who has it worse.  We'll be ok, one way or another. 

I hope everyone you love is healthy and safe, and thank heavens Spring is on the way FINALLY!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weight Watchers Again!

Raise your hand started back at Weight Watchers today.  (sigh)  Me too.  But the cool part is that now I get to use a cute little calculator to measure points. :) 

The only part of my body that doesNOT depress me is, um, ears!  Yeah, my ears are quite lovely in both their shape and their flatness to my head.   Besides that, I'm disgusted with every inch of me. 

While going through all the old paperwork from my past WW ventures, I found out something interesting.  Turns out that whenever I get to within one pound of a certain weight, I start going back to meetings.  I don't weigh myself at home because, let's face it, even though I know I'm more than that number on the scale, it still controls my  moods.  Not good when you use food as armor.

So...let's see how this WW trip goes.  If I can lose 50 pounds, I'll be at a number I can live with.  I've done it before, I can do it again.  Tally ho!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Raise your hand've had a cranky day but felt way better after a nice visit with your mom and your brother.  Me too! 

Also, raise your hand if it's raining like hell and will be until tomorrow and you have water in your basement and the street drain is blocked and that water is making its way sneakily back towards your house!!  AAAGGGHHHH! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Raise your hand're very VERY happy that tomorrow is Friday.