Feb 28, 2023
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And finally...in case all of that wasn't enough...she got dressed, did her hair and makeup, and left the apartment to go to Mass, dinner, and a concert! (Joe Bonamassa at the Morris Perforning Arts Center in downtown South Bend.)
All in all, it was just a lovely weekend! I've just put a new set of nail wraps on and am going to try to stitch a bit more before bed.
How was your weekend?
Feb 23, 2023
My homekeeping chores are finished, a lovely healthy breakfast and lots of delicious damn good has been slurped, and I'm threading up with Plum Street's "Spring Rolls" and a binge-watch of Succession for the afternoon.
Thanks for your encouragement about my attempt to eat well and lose weight. I've struggled with it my entire life, but now I look at it differently...instead of sacrifice and deprivation, I consider it a sacred duty of gratitude for BellyBean. I've grown quite fond of him and would like to keep him as happy and healthy as I can for as long as I can!
I'm going to sign off for the weekend, Dearies! In an effort to reduce my screen time, I've decided to make the weekends a screen free zone!
What's new with you? Come tell me all about it!
Feb 22, 2023
I've been watching my diet religiously for a little bit lately, and have had some success getting the post-transplant weight off. I'm down ten pounds with another hundred and twenty to go, but I've been concentrating on slow and steady and good healthy food.
Since yesterday was Fat Tuesday, I decided to have a "Last Supper" and order in from the DoorDash, which is the exact thing I'm giving up for Lent. I rely entirely too much on it and the delivery from the Martin's grocery store, so for forty days I will put my shoes and socks on and go to the market like a grown human does.
But last night?
Not so much.
I ordered Five Guys.
I'm not going to lie to you and say "Oh...after eating clean for so long this really didn't taste too good", because it was freaking delicious and I could have eaten myself into a food coma with it....which I practically did.
But today I'm a little squiggie around the edges, so it's back to paying attention and being mindful, grateful, and careful of my BellyBean.
I'm making good progress on Spring Rolls:
So that's the Ash Wednesday/Futzingday report, Dearies. I hope your little corner of the world is exactly as you wish it to be. Come tell me all about it!
Feb 20, 2023
I spent a delightful hour yesterday pawing through my stash and WiPs, and found Plum Street Sampler's "Spring Rolls". Within minutes, I had it all kitted up and ready to go, and by the end of the evening, I had this:
A few minor chores to attend to here at CS2, and then maybe a little walk on the treadmill and I'll be right back to it today!
What's up in your corner of the world, Dearies? Come tell me all about it!
Feb 19, 2023
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Feb 12, 2023
I have to admit, this whole leaving the house thing completely wipes me out, but there might be some merit in it! Lima peeps arrived at noon, and after I pulled my socks up, we headed downtown to a great restaurant for a fantastic lunch.
Then we all had a little rest and headed over to campus for the hockey game, which was perhaps one of the most exciting and fun games I've ever seen. Notre Dame beat Ohio State in a second overtime shootout that lasted nine rounds. Wow! I actually hollered and shook my wobbly bits all over the place and hopped up and down like a crackpot co-ed.
It was wonderful.
Then, we headed to an Irish pub for a late dinner and after ordering fish and chips with no fries (Uh...Spinster? Fish and chips with no fries is just...fish), I came to my senses and had grilled salmon, even though I wanted a cheeseburger. And a reuben. And onion rings. And cheesecake. And Scotch eggs, Buffalo chicken wings, and anything else that didn't qualify as remotely good for you.
But I didn't.
I had grilled salmon in an Irish pub at 9:00 on a Saturday night after a rockin' hockey game, with kids hoisting pints of Guinness and doing shots.
(I'm such a dork).
So today I am tired and completely spent physically, but really looking forward to some sunshine and stitching and Super Bowling. My Rich is all ready to watch his Eagles, I'm going to thread up and finish this:
Happy, happy Sunday, Dearies! I hope your weekend has been wonderful!
Feb 10, 2023
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Feb 8, 2023
I have this little Alexa thingie that I swear is actually in some kind of conspiracy cahoots with Rich, since she never listens to me, but is happy to talk with him ad nauseam about the dumbest stuff.
Today was the day that I decided to get my act together once and for all and just get. stuff. done. So I donned my Hanes old man t-shirt, put my seven hairs up into a pony, popped my slippers, and got to it. But before I did, I hollered "Alexa! Play the Blues!"
And she did.
So now I'm sitting here with the laundry finished, the bed made, the bathroom tidy, the Christmas decorations down (don't judge...you know you'd leave yours up too if nobody ever knew), cleaned the kitchen, and made a lovely salad bar for dinner.
(Air fryer chicken breasts are changing my life one salad at a time, I tell ya!)
I'm tired and sore, but those stupid blues blaring away got me through it all with vim and vigor. I won't be able to walk tomorrow, but at least I feel like I got something done today!
So that was my Futzingday, Dearies. What's new with you?
Feb 7, 2023
I've been sploshing, drying, folding, and hauling laundry back and forth all damn day, Dearies. How, I ask you...HOW is it possible that one single solitary human person could have this much laundry to do without ever leaving the house?
I also managed to prep veggies for the week, pay bills, clean the kitchen, and finally clear off the dining room table, so no complaints!
Now for some stitching!
Feb 4, 2023
They're quite a bit longer than I normally like, but until I break one, I figure I'll sit here like the Queen of Sheeba and flutter them about like finger jewels.
So my poor little snowman and I were just plain bored with each other, so we decided to consciously uncouple for a bit so I could sew some wild oats:
So I hauled out the old stash and grabbed colors and substitutions and put them in my favorite Bitsy Biggie and I was in business:
So that's my happy tale from last night. Today has dawned sunny, but very cold, so methinks I might settle in and....play.
Happy Saturday, Dearies!
Feb 3, 2023
When you sit down, turn off the iPad thingie, thread up, and finally stitch...good things result! As soon as I finish my damn good, have a healthy breakfast, start the laundry, and take a shower, I'm going to try it again!
We're off like a herd of turtles! Do something fun, Dearies, and come tell me all about it!
Feb 2, 2023
This week has been...odd.
Nothing wrong, per se. Just kind of off. Lots of sleeping and schlumpadinking about, with afternoon naps and not much else. I've been careful with water and meds, but just haven't felt much like moving about with any intensity or enthusiasm.
Let's just blame it on the weather and call it a day, shall we? It's cold and the sun has been a very rare visitor to these here parts. Permacloud isn't a good look on anybody, imho.
I'm stitching tonight for the first time in quite a while. I lost interest in my current piece, but decided to bring her out to play a little bit while the Lady Irish play Boston College in the basketball. I really think the secret is to just stitch...no matter the mood or interest. There's something about getting that first stitch in that leads to another and then another.
I'm so enjoying all of your lovely things and pictures of your cozy spaces. It's not unusual for me to lose several hours scrolling through all of the updates.
Hmmmmm. Maybe that's part of the "problem"?
OK. Back to needle and thread. I hope your week has been swell and that your weekend ahead is going to be even better. What's on the agenda? Come tell me all about it!