Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good Things:

1. working in the yard on a beautiful spring day
2. no wind
3. budding things (trees, flowers, bushes)

Monday, March 28, 2011

I have been forgetting about ...

Good Things:
1. sunshine
2. black jelly beans
3. freshly washed sheets

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Two Surprises in one Day!

Surprise #1
I got a year older on Friday. And I was sound asleep at 12:40 am when a voice said, "Happy Birthday Mom!" Not a voice that should have been at my house in the middle of the night. K drove home from school to spend the weekend with me on my birthday! What a fun surprise. She didn't even tell G until Wed. Hence the second surprise was already planned. But it was fun to have her for a few days, and a great surprise.

Surprise #2
So a few weeks ago I not so subltly asked G if he would have my birthday off. (He gets every other Friday off, so it could be easily arranges.) He asked what I wanted and I said to be with him, and a pair of toms. So a few days before my birthday, I asked him what we were going to do and he said "go to Reno and buy you a pretty dress." He may have heard me lament on any given Sunday about my lack of dresses. Anyway, that is all he would tell me, the rest was a surprise.
We found a really cute dress, that is not for winter, so until it warms up, it will stay in the closet. Then he told me I would also need to buy a swimsuit. Done. Then he took me to a spa for the afternoon. We had a great time, after the frustration part,(a story for another day) a fun dinner with seafood, and lots of yummy dessert. It was such fun to be pampered. Okay, I admit, I am pampered lots, but just so you know, I really like it. Isn't he the nicest husband ever! A dress, a day at the spa, and a pair of toms. Thanks G, I love you!

I also had a delicious torte cake with mousse like frosting the girls made, and flowers from the other kids. Don't I have the best family!
Thanks to everyone for making the day wonderful!

Note to self: Everyone should feel this spoiled on their birthday. I didn't want the day to end.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Six weeks time: good eating +A LOT of hard work=
Seven pounds lost
Five percent body fat lost
Eight pounds of fat lost
Two pounds of lean muscle gained
I think that is the interpretation

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Finished Products

Skirt for K...I love the detailing. Unfortunately, It didn't fit her. One of the problems of sewing from afar. Hopefully the alterations will work. Once again, I love the detailing of the back kick pleats, it is difficult to see in the picture. Pillows for the kitchen area. I also did valances and a skirt for B that was just plain, not worthy of a picture. I LOVE TO SEW!

I can SEE!

Yes, I really can see. I just had ICL surgery for those wondering. It is basically an implantable collamer lense. (ICL) The doc goes in and implants a contact lense that will stay there permanently. I could instantly see, be it a little blurry because my eyes were dilated the size of a plate. So, it seems a little strange still. Last night when I went to bed, I automatically tried to take of my glasses. Seems after 35 years of taking off my glasses to go to bed it has become a habit! Also yesterday my eyes seemed a little tired, probably because I read too much, but I found myself thinking...I should go take out my contacts, because that is what I usually do when my eyes are tired. So....So far, I love it. I can't wait to go swimming and not have splashes on my glasses, or floating contacts. Maybe I will finally be good at marco polo...Oh yeah, I really can't swim very well, so that probably won't really help!

Health obsession...for the moment!

Today I walked/ran a 5k to see what my starting point is...40:41. That should leave some room for improvement! Gotta start somewhere.
I have been busy trying to eat healthy. I had no idea it would be so time consuming! A friend of mine talked me into entering a contest at the gym for muscle gain. Yes, I know, a little crazy. I have no muscle, and no motivation. I have accepted that in my life, and was really okay with it...until now. I always thought I fed my family pretty healthy stuff, no processed food, we don't do fast food, we eat fresh vegetables, etc. Apparently I had no idea! I have been tracking food and reading labels...completely new to me. Oh my goodness. I can't believe what I have been eating. Anyway, this change is taking sometime to get used to, and I do mean TIME. I plan out what food I eat everday to make sure I am getting what my body needs to build muscle. It is all very interesting, and I have learned so much. The link Join TeAm Healthy on the side is some stuff about how things are going, what we (TeAm) are eating, etc. Anyway, I am liking the results I can see from this obsession, and can't wait to see some real numbers when I go in for my half way point consultation on Saturday.