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  • write to my grandmother every six weeks or so
  • call my moms every month or so
  • cook/eat better
  • clean out and organize my writng/craft room
  • re-institute the cleaning plan
  • publish six books by September 2017
  • reach 120 to 125 pounds
  • walk the dog three times a week


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Making progress...but more adjustments to come

I'm this close to finally slipping under the 140 lb. mark for good. I keep dipping under, then popping back up. However, the amount I go over gets less and less as the days pass and I keep exercising and watching what I eat. I should make my 137-lb.-by-September-1st goal without a problem.

I've amped up the exercising a bit, so my body's still adjusting, but if I keep on keeping on, then I should be back to my new old self in a few days.

School starts Monday. There will be another round of adjustments as Sonshine gets, not only his class schedule, but his band practice schedule, as well as any other after school club (The Strategy Club) or organization (The National Honor Society) activities on the calender.

I don't know if I've mentioned my love of cross stitch. Back in the day--like twenty/twenty-five years back--I was an avid cross stitcher. I would design samplers and things for new babies and such. I bought pattern booklets and kits. At some point, life got busy and stuff happened and I stopped taking time to work on projects. Several weeks ago, DD started a project and I thought, "You know--I really enjoy cross stitching and I really miss working on crafts."

DD's project:

So I dug out some of my old stuff. I found a project I'd started probably a good twenty years ago, and which is really practically finished, and started working toward getting it done.I spend a little time each evening while I watch TV working on it. And I'm really really enjoying it and I'm looking forward to the project being done so I can put it on display.

My project:

See that little triangular section at the top? That's what I've been working on. I should have it finished in a week, no more than two. Woot!!

Do you do any sort of crafts??


Regina Richards said...

Very pretty project.

I don't do crafts, but I have great admiration for those who do.

My maternal grandmother made unbelievably gorgeous quilts and my paternal grandmother made the most beautifully detailed doll clothes.

Jen FitzGerald said...

I wish I had the patience for quilting.

And even though you don't craft, you're an awesome writer, Regina!

Lara Lacombe said...

I love to cross-stitch, too, but haven't had much time lately. Maybe I'll dig it back out in the fall...

mtnchild said...

Do I craft ... hahahahahaha ... Love you honey!

Char said...

That's gorgeous, Jen. I was an avid cross stitcher & crewel stitcher 25 years ago, too. I have a few remnants buried in a box somewhere. My biggest project was a family calendar with interchangeable days & months, including special ones for family birthdays and anniversaries. It was a gift for my mom. I think my brother has it stored now.

Jen FitzGerald said...

Awesome, CHar. Sounds like a great project.

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  • DH = my husband
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