Sunday, February 24, 2008

My newest favorite thing!

I have been wanting an owl stamp for months! Either the websites I lokked at were sold out or they cost more than I was willing to pay. But yesterday, I was at Hobby Lobby (Gawd, I love that store!) and stumbled across this stamp. It was 6.99 but I used a 40% off coupon! They have another one that I am going to get too. Is this sweet or what?

A few recent layouts

Between work and everything else, I managed to gt a few more layouts done. Yay me!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Scrappity Scrap Scrap!

So tonight, I finally sat down in my newly re-organized scraproom and did a layout. It was so nice to be sitting in my chair again, letting my attention focus on nothing but the layout. I hope I can contiue this new trend. Here's the layout I did...

I even cleaned up my desk when I was done!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I did it!!

I had set a goal for myself to lose 25 lbs by Valentine's Day. I DID IT!!!! In fact, as of today, I have lost 26 pounds since November 16th. So now it's time to set another goal. I had a small gain last week of .2 lbs. Yes, that's point 2, as in two tenths of a pound. But this week, I came rockin' back with a 3.6 pound loss!

Ok, here it new goal.....

15 more pounds by the first day of spring. That gives me 6 weeks to make it. Hmmmmmm....not an easy task but I think I'm up for it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

My Inspiration Piece

I said in an earlier post that I would post a photo of my inspiration for losing weight. By the way, I am up to 22.4 pounds and hoping to hit 25 this week. we'll see....

Anyway, I have this hanging on my wall and look at it everyday when I am getting dressed. In case you can't tell, it's a little black lacy cammie tank top. It fit me at one time and I looked pretty damn good in it. I want to look good in it again.

Yeah, so I forgot about updating this.....

It's been a while since I've updated my blog so here is a short rundown.

January sucked. That's the best thing I can say about it. I'm glad it's over. February really cannot be any worse.

First of all, my best friend's granddaughter died unexpectedly at the age of 4 months. She was born with Down syndrome and had a heart problem. But it was not something that they couldn't fix. But Brenlee had other unexpected complications that delayed scheduling her heart surgery. At first, they thought that a blood clot had gotten to her lungs. The autopsy ruled that out. Then, they said that her heart just gave out and stopped. But her mother went to meet with the doctors for the final autopsy report and they told her that the cause of death was a stroke. That caused her lungs to shut down which in turn, caused her heart to stop.
So I went to the viewing....a viewing of a 4 month old baby girl laying in a casket. It's just so wrong. I will never get the vision out of my head. It's haunting in more ways than I can explain here.

On the same day that Brenlee died, my brother's best friend was killed in a car accident. The other driver ran a stop sign and Dan was ejected from his van. Granted, he wasn't wearing his seatbelt but that doesn't change the fact that his death was so hard to take for my brother. I hurt for him.

When my son was younger, he was in Boy Scouts. I was one of the troop leaders. I formed several great and lasting friendships, which I have maintained, even though my son is grown. One of those friendships was with Sherry, the mother of one of the other scouts. She was what I call 'good people'. She was always ready and willing to help out in any way that was needed, in or outside of scouts. She was down to earth and funny.
But Sherry had heart problems. She has had several episodes of being hospitalized and having different procedures done on her heart. She has just told us this past Christmas how excited she was that she had gone more than a year with no more problems.

Sherry had a heart attack and died on January 28th. I am so sad. Sad for myself but mostly sad for her son and daughter and two granddaughter's, whom she adored and lived for. The world was a better place with Sherry in it.
So me and Robin and Chris (the other two of the moms' who have kept in touch since scouting) planned and prepared a dinner for after the funeral. it went well and everyone was very grateful. But Sherry wasn't there.
Her son, Nick, has asked that the remaining three of us continue to get together at Christmas because his mom would want that. She loved out get togethers each year and looked forward to them. So we will continue to do Sherry's memory. And I will buy a rum and Coke and place it in the Center of the table for Sherry. It was her favorite drink.

So that's how my month has gone. I'm glad January is over with. Seriously.

I'll try to make the next update a little less of a downer.