Jenny wrote the neatest post - you'll have to go read it. I've been feeling very melancholy lately, and she reminded me how much exercise will do for you - not just physically, but mentally. You know, in the last year of moving and taking care of mum, I'd forgotten!
I've developed some bad habits.
Made a chocolate cake last night [no, I didn't eat that much by myself], and spend far too much time doing this -
especially late at night. No wonder I feel like a slug, and am depressed!!
Last week, when we moved mum home, we moved my exercise bike into the sewing room.
Where it's gathering dust. Along with my dumbbells, [little ones], I'm determined to start releasing endorphins and getting in shape.
I'm 5'8, and can carry a bit of extra, but I don't feel good when I do. I especially carry it in my belly, and that's dangerous for diabetes risk. Mum has diabetes, I sure don't want it!
For some reason, when we bought this house, I thought for sure I'd lose weight just cleaning it - it's double the size of the old one. Ahem, that didn't happen.
So if I'm going to sit a lot stitching [and reading], then I need to get more active somehow. I can't walk very well, or very far, so the bike it is. I have no idea how much I weigh, nor do I care, it's how my clothes fit that I go by. And how I feel. I've pulled out my Lucy dvd's, I'll work my way to fitness one episode at a time!
I've made a start on my Postcards From Heaven, trimming them up in preparation for turning them into a wall quilt. I hope I have enough red fabric.
Ooh I can't wait to see this one on the wall!!!! I didn't leave much room for error, I'm cutting them 3/8th inch away from the stitched outer line. That's because I used too small of a piece for the first few - sigh. OOPS.
Ok, time to go ride like the wind Bullseye [we used to love Toy Story]. Actually, I'll be more like creaking in the wind.....*snort* See ya soon!
Yep, it is. Tonight I'm getting caught up on blogs. I never made it last week - mom, during her first week home, fell 3 times, and we ended up at the emergency room Friday night. I think they CT scanned every inch of her. We were there til 4am. She's fine, quite bruised and swollen, and has a cut on her back where she slid against a nail or something...but she's fine.
All weekend I planned on reading blogs. However, it was "do the taxes!" weekend, and although hubby finally unearthed his computer, it wouldn't boot up. Of course. He used mine.
I was so busy catching up on sleep, I didn't get much done - but today I got up at (gasp) 5:30am, and finished my "Bluebell" quilt!
I think mom's going to really love it. Well, it's not a surprise, she already does, lol....but she doesn't know it's for her. If you'd like to make one too, you can get it here:
I used a facing instead of a binding, which I love doing for wall quilts - the link to the tutorial is on my "Useful Links" page.
I also made a start on a new pattern -
This one's going on my fridge - wall space is at a premium in my kitchen.
Tonight, I found out my neighbor has ducks nesting in their lawn.
I have no idea how they're going to mow. I think we should get together and have the land back there declared a national wetlands.
Another thing that's been taking all my time - my boys got me a new phone for my birthday. My old Samsung is getting very hot when I talk on it, makes me nervous, so they got me a new Moto G or something. I LOVE IT.
Goodness, it's big, I get a hand cramp when I play too much Solitaire. The really awesome part is that I can have all my apps!! It has so much storage. My Samsung only has 2 gigs, and I had to delete an app to download another. Plus, I can read my Kindle very easily on it. And it takes great pictures, even has professional mode [which I'll never use, lol] so you can do your own settings! Oh I'm in heaven. Or I will be, when we activate it - I had pre-paid on my Samsung until May 14th, and they won't give you your money back. Meanwhile, I have a small device with really fast wi-fi for in the house (giggle).
Ok, that's it - I'm going to go read blogs until I get sleepy. I think I had too much coffee today. Can you tell????
I've been offline for a bit, so now it's time to catch up...but I'm not sure I'll be able to catch up with all your blogs! My reader is exploding.
It's been a busy couple of weeks. We've had visitors, who really enjoyed our flowers -
These two especially are very naughty.
All the crocuses are gone, I have no hope for the daffodils that popped out today. We don't even know what else might be in those flowerbeds, and may never know.
We've also been getting mum ready to move back home, it's been six months since she's stayed home more than overnight. She was ready. She had her last day at cardiac rehab on Friday, got her graduation certificate, and we moved her home on Saturday.
See? She was ready. I miss her so much....I have to call her every few hours.
There's even been a bit of sewing. This -
Mom's favorite color of blue - so she's getting it for Mother's Day. I got it partially quilted today, so it should be done in time!
I've also finished the first block of my longest-running project....
I love it. Do you know whose address that is?? It's quite a famous one.
Hermione continues to recover, she's back to her old self, and loves the new arrangement in the sewing room. Feels so OPEN in here now!
We've had a couple of very warm days, 77F today, she was laying in front of the doorwall letting the wind blow through her
hair fur. She did fall off the windowsill yesterday, watching the deer - I'll be discouraging her from getting up there.
I think that's all the news from here, I have to re-charge my laptop battery and then catch up on all of your blogs - may take awhile, be patient with me! See ya soon....