Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Happenings

The spaghetti sauce is simmering.....well when I checked on it it was boiling, now it's simmering :-)
I always make a large batch, will have some for lunches this week, the rest will go in the freezer for a later dinner with friends.......makes dinner less fussy that way!!

Well I did it, I was sweating with Richard Simmons this morning and it was FUN!!  For so long I have been buying and giving away exercise DVD's that I just could not get into.  I LOVE his tapes and plan to get a few more from the library.  Now mind you, I have NO dance rhythm but it was fun and who cares how silly you look when no one is watching.

I spent the better part of the afternoon with the grandbabies so I think instead of venturing to the quilt studio I will watch a movie and work on a baby afghan that needs to be done soon.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Is Spring Here????????

As I sit here typing this and checking out what my fellow bloggers are up to I am enjoying the sun that is shinning in the back windows as well as listening to the birds chirp....YES there are birds outside chirping.

It has been a tough week.  Someone that means the world to me has been having some health issues and their preference is to push people away and deal with it on their own.  It's very sad but you cannot make people think the way you think.  I would think during hard times you would want to pull your friends and family close but I guess some deal better alone.  Sad but nothing you can do but hope they will be ok.

So on to what Spring is bringing for me.  My cousin and I are going to the movies later but until then it's back to the basement for laundry and scrap management.  I never knew how many scraps I had until I started sorting them........boxes full but not nearly the boxes that others I know have. 

It's also time to pack for a couple of retreats coming up over the next several weeks.  It will be good to be out and about with so many wonderful ladies.

Spring also means it's time to get moving.  Since my thyroid treatment 2 years ago my weight has skyrocketed out of control and it is time for me to regain control.  So spring will bring loads of food changes and exercise.....yes that nasty word...EXERCISE.  I actually found my old Sweatin' to the Oldies by Richard Simmons...laugh if you will but he sure gets your butt moving and makes it FUN.
My "realistic" goal is 50 pounds off by August 2 so that I can buy myself a beautiful new outfit to celebrate my 51st birthday with a wonderful man that I hope to find between now and then :-)  yeah...so tired of doing life alone.........he must love quilts though!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Catch Up Day

Hunter just left with daddy so it's time for grandma to head to the sewing room.  I was not sure what project I want to work because the never ending organization is still on my mind.  In light of that I think I will just heat up the iron and work on scrap management.  I have no major plans for the day so the hair is in a sort of pony tail, sweats on on, the DVR is loaded and the teapot is hot........time to sort, iron and cut down some scraps.  What I normally do is make a "kit" when working through the scrap totes so I will need to decide which project I want to kit up next...........what oh what oh wondering minds will it be?

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Cake

This is the peanut butter chocolate cake my son Scott wanted for his birthday last weekend.  WOW was it yummy and rich but I ate some anyway and enjoyed every bite :-)