When our local daughter-in-law was planning to visit her family in Denmark she asked me if I would want to watch the three younger children for two weeks. Of course I jumped at the chance! I thought of things I could do while caring for the sweet three-year-old during the day before the older children returned home from school. When I received a flyer with fall classes available at Country Woolens I found that The Wonderful Wallaby was going to be one offered class. Continue reading “The Wonderful Wallaby Sweater Project”
Some Health Success
In April my sister suggested that I try the very low carbohydrate diet eating plan. In theory I should have eaten no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day. Because my blood sugar was up at my April appointment I gave it a try. Continue reading “Some Health Success”
Life Goes On, And Then Some!
The hiatus is hopefully over and I can now get it together to write again.
There have been successes on a number of fronts including health, fitness, and crafting. Not so much on the housekeeping, but even there a few successes. Continue reading “Life Goes On, And Then Some!”
Kitchen Cupboard Curtains
Our kitchen is the site of much of the activity in our home. Son #3 has built the cabinets for us, for which I am extremely grateful. So far they are incomplete and I came to a point where I hated to have all the kitchen gadgets, trash can, cleaning supplies, etc in plain view of everyone who enters the house. Consequently, I bit the bullet and purchased some light-weight cotton on a 50% off coupon at our local fabric store.
When our daughter gave me her Cricut machine in November she probably did not know she was creating a monster! Or at least, not really a monster but someone who wanted to learn many new things. YouTube crafters are so generous with their own skills and share them with the world. I have been greatly blessed by them and learned so many new things to make.
Because this blog is meant to be upbeat and positive for the most part, and to record successes here, I am going to record some of those this week. One of the first successes is that I started writing this blog post with the Dragon Dictation app on my iPad Mini. This was new to me. It was nice to see the app actually taking dictation from me.
Time is Flying By
Did I say I was going to make this a positive blog? Well, it is hoped that most everything will be positive, but real.
Life is so hectic. I just looked at the first post this year, which turned out to be on January 1. Well, that is good. Today is the 16th as I write. Better than it could have been as far as timing goes. Lots has happened. Some successes, some not so much. Most recently I have been adding to my paper crafting knowledge. There is so much information on YouTube that, with practice, most anyone should be able to create nice cards and other paper items.
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Turning Over A New Leaf, AGAIN…
So…turning over a new leaf is not a sure thing by a long shot. By the third day of “doing right” by myself, my family, my home, my body, I began tapering off. That has got to stop!! The leaves in that tree are feeling like they are in a hurricane, I am afraid.
End of the Year…
Today I started the organizing myself project. I had a bundle of errands to run downtown, which I did before swimming. It was too late to swim really, but I decided to go anyway. After 32 minutes of laps I became quite chilled and climbed out of the competition pool with the plan that I would spend a few minutes warming up in the leisure pool.
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A New Thought for the New Year to Come
So yesterday I was invited to speak in Church, or rather, I was invited to speak in Church yesterday. I shared some thoughts on things I had learned this past year as well as some hopes for the new year.