Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Katie is complaining about how I never blog (hello Pot? This is Kettle...) so I'm going to give you all the "news" in my life.  Of which there's precious little.

Here's my most recent picture, which makes me look skinnier than before so that's a good thing:

Also, new hair color :-)

I've almost hit my halfway point in weight loss (35 lbs. hopefully this week) -- still have a ways to go, and my revise my goal weight so that I achieve it in this lifetime.  But I'm thrilled to bits to have stuck with the program and feeling pretty darn good.  I'm also thrilled to bits about the progress my fellow weight-losers have made!  Sometimes it's slow going, but it's great to see everyone shrinking!

Here's my little pal Colie:

This little gal is a ray of sunshine.  I take care of her 5 mornings a week and she always comes in with a big smile for her Auntie Laurie (well, really for Auntie Laurie's iPad)  Her current favorite show is Bubble Guppies, which we watch every day.  I'm looking forward to the Spongebob years.

I have about a zillion knitting projects going right now.  Too many really.  But what can I say, I can't resist the lure of a new project.

Here are two of my favorites:

The "Mimi" Cardigan, a 1940s sweater.  Obviously I couldn't resist this little number; it looks EXACTLY like something our Mimi would have worn in her sweater girl days!

"Crackerjack" Scarf:  this is a fun one.  You choose 4 colors based on your baseball team's home and road wins and losses, then knit a stripe after each game.  That wide teal stripe is the Mariner's abysmal losing streak earlier in the season.  I need more of the white stripes (road wins), the dark teal stripes (home wins) and the red stripes (series wins)

Garden:  I'm now planting seeds for the third time.  We jumped the gun and planted too early.  Planted a second set on Mother's Day and some are coming up.  But the green beans are refusing to germinate.  Can't understand this -- any preschooler can grow a green bean plant!  We have 6 different tomatoes, and our carrots, lettuce and beets are doing well.  Still waiting for potatoes to sprout.  And my nasturtiums are popping up -- they are so cute!

Knee Trubs:
My arthritic old lady knee is still giving me conniptions.  It's subsided into a dull ache, and going down stairs remains problematic (don't get behind me on stairs, you will be tempted to push me out of the way)  I'm hoping that more weight loss and the regimen of good eating/vitamins/supplements will help but it's taking a while. I had high hopes to be hiking this summer. but it's not looking good :-(


zaideafraidey said...

I love all of your news. and am glad that I found you again :) You are all doing so well, and I share being proud of you all. I am back on my bike, got it tuned at Bicyble Joes and its running great. Love you.

Sue said...

Get the turmeric I tell ya! You all are so inspiring!

Laurie said...

I got it and I'm not cured yet :-(. Must be patient.