Isn't "home" one of the sweetest words? I'm back from my son's, been home all week, but too busy to blog. Too busy even to stitch much!!
This is only block 3. I got no stitching done at my son's house, just couldn't get comfortable and it was killing my neck. So I read lots of books as it was so stinkin' hot - we stayed close to home! We did go to the church where my mom and dad were married, back in 1963 when I was 4.
I was two when my birth father died, and 17 when my adopted dad died. Mum is one of the strongest women I know.
We also spent a lot of time eating ice cream - I had it for dinner twice. One day we went to what was touted as the best ice cream place in the city, and it was good, they had an old telephone booth outside with Superman in it. You can't see the suit hanging behind him...
Mom had some too, a big waffle cone filled with Moose Tracks, then later that night I had some ice cream at the house. I told her she couldn't have any more as she IS diabetic - when I went to bed, I was almost asleep when I heard the tink tink of a spoon hitting a bowl. You know that sound when you're scraping up the last of the runny stuff? Yep. She was very naughty, waiting til I went to bed!!!
We did go there to spend time with John's kitty, Sophie -
She spent most of her time either on top of my mom or me, and also in my sewing bag!
That bag had my pillow in it that I use for hand stitching. No wonder I got nothing done.
I took a pic of a tile in John's shower, I could see a quilt pattern here....
I was a little bit upset with myself after eating all that ice cream last week. I'd gone a couple of weeks ago to get new glasses, and since my vision fluctuates during the day the doctor wanted me to get tested for diabetes. I had my physical this past Tuesday. No diabetes, all blood work is great, and I'm healthy.
HOWEVER. I got the shock of my life - I've always been 5'8, ever since I was 18. Tall and slender, wasn't able to get over 110lbs until I hit menopause.
Well. They measured me at 5'5. Somehow I lost three inches just walking in the door!!!!! I did measure myself at home, and they're right! How does someone lose three inches?? I've called my old doctor, who is requesting my records, to make sure I'm not nuts. The new doctor didn't seem to believe that I really was 5'8...it's on my driver's license, which doesn't prove anything, but we'll see what my old records say!
But that wasn't all. I now weigh 170lbs. I didn't weigh that much when I was 9 months pregnant with my boys. The diet started yesterday, a whole new way of eating, and the exercise started the day before! Wow am I sore today. We'll see how I do, I'm determined to never have to have another diabetes scare!
Last bit of news, two days in a row I've seen a huge coyote in my back yard. I've spread the word around the neighbors, to watch their children and pets. I'm not sad about it, the deer are taking over, as are the bunnies and squirrels. We'd like to have a garden someday! Just have to be careful.
That's about it, I have a busy weekend coming up, I hope you all have a great weekend and find some time to enjoy doing the things you love!!!!!
See you soon!