Monday, October 15, 2012
I even managed to make a necklace this morning with a cross that I have had for a while. I have two more to make necklaces with...one is green and the other is white. I guess after I dig through my bead boxes, I will figure out something striking. I have enough beads to do this.
I am still working on the shawl. I am ready for it to be off of the needles. Yep, bored with it. I still love the yarn. It is so pretty. Pictures will follow when I block it. I have half of the last chart to do.
Yesterday I worked on it some but, not much. I was being lazy. Gary made us chili last night and I made the cornbread. It was good. Even the dogs had chili and cornbread. They enjoyed it as much as we did.
Tomorrow I am headed to the fabric store to buy curtain material for my back door. It is time for that spot to get a set of curtains. I noticed the decorator fabric is 50% off. Hey, the best time to take care of it.
This morning Gary managed to get two baby bull frogs out of the pool. He relocated them to the creek. I have no idea why the things think the my pool is their home pond. Nope, not staying or welcome in my pool. I have no idea how they can stand the chlorine in that pool. I even shocked that pool last night since it poured here yesterday. Yay!
I am so ready for Halloween over here. We went and bought our pumpkin on Saturday. I bought two of the things. One for carving and the other for planting. I have the big one...the carving one and then the small one is for the planting...I saw this idea on FB and knew I had to try it out. Take a small pumpkin, cut the top off, add potting soil, stick it in the sun and water. If nothing else, I will have a pumpkin patch in the backyard next year. If I can grow my own, hey, even better. :)
My garden is fallow right now. I am letting it rest before planting it in late winter. I have plans to put in more radish, kale, spinach and broccoli. We enjoyed the broccolini this past Spring, it was so tasty and amazing. I have to find my lettuce seeds because I will be planting those as well. I love fresh lettuce out of my garden, it is sweeter than the store bought stuff.
Wednesday is labs for me. I get to find out how well I am doing and if my A1C is back to normal. I hope so. I am trying to be good and do what I am supposed to do for my diabetes. I am so ready to be normal. I know I will never go back to my old ways, it isn't worth it. I will stay on my current diet. Since that tendency to go back to diabetes will be with me, I have to be good and stay on my diet. I don't want to go back to sugar, it is hell to get off of it. No way. I can't put myself through the shaking and hunger ever again.
On Friday, I ran into a man at the grocery store who was having issues with his new lifestyle change, he was just diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic and was trying to decide which ice cream to buy. Yes, there is ice cream for those of us who are sugar challenged. I love the Blue Bell No Sugar Added, the Dutch Chocolate is the best freaking stuff under the sun. He was eyeing the sugar stuff which they have many yummy varieties, I know, I used to love eating them. He asked me when I had looked at all of the other sugar free ones, I picked up the Dutch Chocolate and he wanted to know if it tasted good. I said yes, it was my fave. He told me he had to get off of sugar and he was dying for it. I told him that it took me two weeks and it was pure hell. He was starving because his doctor told him what he could and couldn't eat. I said go see a dietitian, it will help out so much and get on a low carb diet if he could, it helps out so much when you can eat low carb, I have lost 30 pounds so far. I need to get down more but, I have plateaued right now and I have plans to get my body back into weight loss mode. I started this morning with my 2 week detox. I had my hot lemon water to help me out. I had that instead of coffee this morning. It really perked me up and I was ready to clean my home. I know, it sounds truly awful but, it helps me feel good. It also helps out that the meyer lemon tree is ripening early. I had a fresh lemon plucked from the tree. :) I need to go pick some more today for my water for the rest of the week.
I didn't think I would like kale before I had it but, I am now a fan. I love the stuff. I made a lovely chicken soup with it in it earlier in the year and oh, it is amazing stuff. I might have to make that same soup again soon. I will have to hit the grocery store to pick up some mushrooms. I didn't buy any this time around. I will put it on my list for Friday.
Posted by Laura Neal at 8:43 AM