Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
We dodged a huge snow storm today. I am so thankful. I have learned this winter that I love snow as a novelty, but not as the norm. If I wanted to live in Minnesota, I would. Although, I am pretty sure we've had more snow than them this winter, dontcha know.
I got some good quilting done today. I finished Flower's new quilt for her bed. But, shhh, don't tell her. It's a surprise. I just have to do the binding now, so look for it next week for Sew and Tell. I also have the idea brewing for Mini-me's and Patch's new bed quilts. They are going to be so cool! Now to convince Curly that they're a necessity....
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Lest we think I am depriving myself, I am not. For example, I had a donut for breakfast this morning. It cost me 8 points out of my daily total. That's a lot of points to give up in the morning, so I know that my snacks will have to be curtailed this afternoon. It's why I like Weight Watchers. I can eat what I like. It's teaching me that if I eat a donut, that's okay. I just can't eat a donut for breakfast, a cheeseburger for lunch, a ginormous burrito for dinner, followed by ice cream for dessert. I also can't eat 2 donuts. Just one. My food choices need to balance each other out.
We are out of school yet again today. I am hopeful we will be back in tomorrow, but that all depends on the roads. There are lots of roads in the county that only have one lane passable. To open school, the roads need to have two lanes open. The road right in front of us is fine, but the two roads on either side are not. With so much snow, we cannot rely on the melting factor. So let's hope the plows can get out today and get these kids back in school!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
It's not perfect. Not even close. But, it's pretty darn cute. And, at $2.75, you can't beat the price. Next time I will follow the pattern and add sleeves and the collar.
Mini-me was pretty dang pleased with it. She asked for one in her size.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We have lots more snow today. When we opened the door for her to go out this morning, she took one look at the new stuff and turned around to go back in. Curly spent about an hour shoveling a path for her, and then taking care of the sidewalk out front only to have the blizzard winds start up and blow snow back over his work.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Today my Grandma Jeanne's birthday. I won't tell you how old she is, because you wouldn't believe me. She is simply amazing. The glue that holds our family together, she remembers everyones birthdays and special occasions, from her first born Mike to the newest great-grandbaby Silas. She sends a card to her great-grandkids for all the fun holidays, like Halloween, and it usually has a $5 bill in it. She keeps track of everyone and knows our interests and hobbies. At last count, that's 51 people she follows. See what I mean by amazing?
So, happy birthday, Grandma Jeanne! I hope it is full of chocolate and diet coke.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
The view down the side of our house. So much snow!
Aunt Beanie made snow ice cream with the kids. They thought it was delicious.
Friday, February 05, 2010
To give you some perspective on the size, here is Mini-me standing in front of it:
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Enter Curly with the best idea ever: Boy Errands. A Boy Errand is something only boys can do, and must be done on daddy's day off. For example, picking up shirts from the cleaners. Or looking for Redskins shirts at Target. Boy Errands always involve lunch, usually from the Scottish Restaurant. They also include something fun that 3-year-olds in particular enjoy.
On one Boy Errand, Curly and Patch went to the local hobby store that boasts a large race track. For a small fee, they rented a car and drove it around. The car went forwards, backwards, and raced at a pace of close to 40 miles per hour. Patch would like to have his birthday party here.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I wish I could skip ahead by a few months and get to the "after." That which does not kill us makes us thin, I suppose. Yesterday I went to my first Weight Watcher's meeting. I enjoyed it. The other people there oo'd and ah'd over Ginger and were very supportive. That's why I like the meetings: the support. I know myself enough to know I need a crowd cheering me on. Today is Day 1 of Week 1. Do I look smaller yet?
For those who are joining me in the quest for a smaller bottom, please share the program you're following. Let's support each other and be good cheerleaders. And by July, hopefully we'll all be 2 sizes smaller!