Monday, March 31, 2014

TQI Last Week

We are still plugging along. Everyone lost a bit last week, except skinny Tony. We are secretly not sad about that, he's killing all of us on the weight loss score. 

We joined the Y, much nicer gym than crappy Oz. I've gone almost every day, mostly still doing recumbent bike for the knee. I think I see a wee bit of leg muscle forming :-)

30 lbs lost is my next goal. About 3 lbs to go!

The Worst!

When you record a video and hear your own voice on playback. I seriously hate my voice. Although I love my sisters' voices. And we all sound alike. What is happening here. 

Movie Night

We watched two last night:

12 Years A Slave:  outstanding. How did he NOT win all the acting awards?  McConaghey should not even be in the same conversation. 

We then needed something a wee bit more cheerful:

About Time. Charming Brit time travel rom-com. And I will watch literally anything with Bill Nighy in it. Bonus points if Dame Judy Dench also appears (she wasn't in this though)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Day of Fun

Supposedly. Until I put Cry Baby CAF in the pool at the Y. Did. Not. like 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014


This was a fast knit, started March 14 and already done!  The pattern is Minoan ( by Nancy Whitman

HBO Hits It Out of the Park Again!

We still have two eps to go, so don't tell us who the Yellow King is!  True Detective is crazy good. With lots of crazy. McConaughey is going to win an Emmy for this, but Woody is also awesome and deserving of awards. Get HBO, you guys!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


This gal really rocks a pair of jeggings

Cabin Fun

I took zero photos, but we had a grand time on our cabin getaway!  Thanks to our very generous hosts Zaide and Baba!

It poured rain most of the time (welcome spring in the great Pacific Northwest), which gave us a perfect excuse to indulge in a movie marathon. We watched:

  1. All is Lost
  2. The Heat
  3. Nebraska (my fave)
  4. Thor 2
  5. Last Vegas
And maybe more that I've now forgotten. I had a knitting crisis when I forgot the pattern for one project and brought the wrong color yarn for the other project. Luckily, I had purchased a skein of yarn at Serial Knitters on Friday night so had something to knit. Plus Cara begged me to finish her sweater for Colie, so I wasn't left with empty needles. 

We relaxed, we ate healthy, we visited the casino and the Nike outlet, we slept in, we watched rain fall and the Zags play basketball, we survived without Internet. Aaahhhh.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

April 6 Is Going to Be EPIC

Not only does Game of Thrones return on 4/6, but Selina Meyer is coming back!

If you don't watch this show, you should start.  It's hilarious!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TQI Last Week

All of us girls lost last week, yay!  Tony was in Orlando for a work convention, which evidently required drunk noshing on Twizzler Bites in his hotel room :-)  He MAY have gained an ounce or two.  But probably lost even with his debauchery because that is how men do.

Big news:  I WENT SHOPPING.  AND BOUGHT JEANS.  If you know me at all, you know this is HUGE.  I haven't worn anything but black yoga pants in years.  I am sitting here typing, wearing my Katie-approved Calvin Klein jeans in a size 14.  I haven't fit in a 14 in years either :-)  Granted, they are some kind of stretch denim, but still.  Pretty soon I'm going to have to buy new underpants, the old ones are starting to fall off.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Revised Resolution

I'm weak. I ordered yarn for this sweater today

Chickadee by Ysolda Teague. I did find the yarn on sale, so that justifies the purchase, right?  

My revised resolution is:  I can buy yarn for every ten pounds I lose. Since I'm right at 25 lbs. I owed myself a treat ;-)