Friday, October 4, 2013

One More Time

Well, it's been quite some time since I have posted anything... like 3 years! I strangely enough have missed my blog lately. I am not sure if it is the many changes that have taken place over the last several years, or even the last several weeks, but, I am going to give it a go again. 

I am not sure what this is going to look like, or even what I will write about or post, nevertheless, I am here for now. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Greasy Fingers

As I sit here munching on greasy, salty, crunchy chips, I realize that my fingers get me into trouble during the day, when I am at home. I snack on unnecessary food. Why? Because I am bored. When I began watching another child, at their home, I found myself not wanting to snack and munch on food ALL DAY! In the process I think I may have started to shed some of the, much needed, weight!! Yippee. However, for the last three days I have been home with a sick little girl, and not doing much but caring for her, and trying to get some housework done, and yet I find myself binging...NOT GOOD. I have not done this since November, and now all the sudden being home for three days, I see the problem.

In light of this self discovery, I realize, I need to figure this out & fix it. Let's face it, age is affecting some of this, but mostly it's ME! I ask myself some questions too why this is happening & how to stop it... here we go:

Why do I eat when I am not hungry?
Sheer boredom & comfort

Why is it easy when I am not at home?

Because I have to take my food with me & I pack food that reflects a healthy lifestyle. Knowing I am not a healthy eater & in denial

How do I eliminate this problem?

Only keep healthy foods in the house & try to drink more water w/ lemon to curb appetite

Will this work?

Hmm, I am not sure but it is worth a shot

So, help me to get rid of the unhealthy foods that are in my home & encourage me to not bring them in again.

Now for the laziness of it all...I do not exercise & know that I should. I come up with every excuse out there. There really is no reason for the lack of exercise, I just don't do it. I nanny all day in a home & I have plenty of time to fit in in my schedule before or during work... take advantage of what opportunity I have!

So, I am taking on the challenge... The Ultimate Fitness Plan 2010 in the January issue of Women's Health Magazine.... It is an easy, realistic plan to get me motivated! I have signed up & now it is on! I have been saying I will do it for about 2 weeks...have I started? NO!

SO, will you make the effort with me or just encourage me to get off my lazy butt!

Please feel free to leave any encouraging words or tips!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oodles of pictures

I had to put up some great pictures of our Christmas... Enjoy!

Reflections While Sipping Tea..

As I sit here sipping warm, eggnog, tea I am realizing how wonderfully blessed I am. God has again brought me through another year & phase in my life. When I look back over 2009, I see lots of changes, ups & downs, and many memories shared! What a great year! So many to reflect on, but I need to remember the one constant in my life, God. He has been faithful & true, loving & fair, gentle & kind, trustworthy & comforting. I thank him for all he has done & continues to do.

So, enough reflecting... How was your Christmas & New Year's? Mine was very eventful. Let me share. This year my family, was headed to Illinois for the Christmas Holiday. This would be the first, yes FIRST, time in 12 years that I have spent Christmas in my home town. BIG DEAL! Our plans were to leave on the 23rd, but we ended up leaving in a mad unorganized rush on the 22nd at 11:30 PM because of the weather... So hubby, child, myself, and our 2 dogs piled into the "sleigh" and headed east...What a Nightmare! The weather was horrible. Snow, rain, ice, took us 24 hours to get there, normally 14 hours, it stunk! But God was able to get us there safely. Once we arrived...the events began, well not really, just hanging out and knitting.. but it was nice. My parents home is decorated so beautifully, it is like a magazine, ahh. After many hugs and kisses, to and from, we made our way home 1 week later. What a wonderful time. I always have such a hard time leaving my family. My hubby doesn't get it. It is emotional for me, sniff, sniff...anyway

Some great gifts were given and received...want to see a few?

I did not do many handmade gifts this year, due to my lifestyle change...see a few posts back, but I had to do some. So...

For my dad...wool socks, & a stocking hat(that was an early one)

For my mom, a beautiful doily

For my grandma's a note card holder

For my sweet little Z a set of baby doll diapers w/ a diaper bag, and a stocking hat & mittens


As for gifts received, we all got many nice things, but the best "material" gift was Z's kitchen cupboard...just look at how cute it is... There are kitchen pots & pans, whisks & spatulas, an adorable tin tea set & the cutest apron. I just love it & so does Z.

Oh what a wonderful time... Until next Christmas