Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hahaha. What would I do without your support, Karen?? And your humor! I'm hurrying to get my new socks finished so I can share them here. I'm making wool socks even though I can't really wear wool. In fact, I think I'll go ahead and share them, even though they aren't finished yet. It was tricky trying to start the yarn at the right place to make the design fall the same way in the second sock as it did in the first. I didn't get it quite right. I can see now why mismatched socks have become popular. It would have been easier to let the second sock form whatever pattern it wanted to rather than trying to start with the same color at exactly the right place! I need a sock knitting class. Maybe I can get my second one finished during our next session of "Golden Girls" and knitting!

I keep hearing weight loss advice everywhere. It seems that dieting has been shown to "never work." Now we are advised to lose weight by forgetting about diets. Instead we should just watch what we eat, avoid sugar, watch portion sizes, write down everything we eat, when we eat it, why we ate it and how we felt after we ate it. TV says "this is not a diet--follow our guide and menus. . ." HOW IS THIS NOT DIETING??? Books say, "Think yourself thin!"

OK. There must be some sense in there somewhere. I'm going to lose weight by willing myself to do so with the power of positive thinking. I'll let you know how it goes. Seriously.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Year

"Faith is believing that one of two things will happen, she said, that there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly."

I don't know who wrote that. It's on a magnet that I bought in Ocracoke, NC, last summer. It gives me the courage to live life the way I choose--not that it's been very daring so far. Still, I like it--in case I do decide to take some kind of leap someday. And I did try Caviar over Christmas!

I can't believe I haven't written since June. Too much has happened since then to catch up on, but it's been an awesome 6 months. We've had a second wedding that was beautiful in the mountains of WV. And we have another one coming this summer on the Bay. Christmas was awesome and New Year's Eve was lots of fun. After Christmas we hit some sales and I have almost a whole new wardrobe to inspire me to do the New Year thing again and get vibrant and healthy. I'm excited about my coming projects for January. I'm knitting socks, trying new recipes and making a "pie a month" with a friend. And I'm planning a wedding with my daughter. I'll be sharing some of my favorite things here.