The Day of my Birth Has Come and GONE!!!

Yesterday was my birthday! Today I reflected back over my 38 years and began to wonder what I have to show for it. Besides getting my Master’s (was on my bucket list), working at a job I love, owning my own home, having a loving family- I have a question- Am I truly happy? I mean the kind of happy where you can smile all the time and just know in your heart that things feel good the way they are. That kind of happy that when you look at other people’s lives and see where they are in life and it makes you jealous. I mean that kind of life that it is so good that there is not a general care in the world. The answer is YES! I am happy to be alive, in love with the fact that I am not afraid to be who I am right now and have a great family. All the rest of the stuff is just that. Yes it all is a plus but who are we really fooling with it- OURSELVES (how selfish!). 

I guess as you turn older there is a lot to be said about the wisdom you receive. I am thankful for that wisdom because it can and has saved me from a lot of precarious situations. I am at a point where I have decided to enjoy life more and stop taking everything so seriously all the time. As they say “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” The one thing I take away from this past year is that I am blessed and maybe I just never recognized or acknowledged it before, but I am. I have the FATHER up above to thank for that. My great-great grandmother always said, “Live your life with gratitude and not attitude.” I hope she can see how right she is.

WHAT IS NEW!

Well I have just taken the second class of sock making on 4 dpns. I love the results! I have to stop using the death grip on my needles but I love the results and can not believe how fast they are knitting up.

I purchased a kit to do a beaded cowl. I need to let this project rest before really starting because I have had to rip it out twice already. 

Also I purchased a book to teach how to design crochet garments which is something I have always wanted to do, and so that is the first step. But before I can get into it, I have to finish some of these projects I have waiting.

WW is going great! I am down 6.6 pds and going. 2 Weeks and I am already seeing results. The one thing I really noticed at first is when the pants come out of the dryer it is not a struggle to get them on. Phewwwwww! I really have incentive to keep going.

 

WW here I come!

I went to see my doctor today about using Topamax. She asked me how I am feeling and if I am “sad.” I said no I was fine. It makes me sad when people talk about how I should not have had my surgery but I  feel good. I am in a good place in my life and I am going to keep on keeping on. She asked me if I was sleeping okay and how many times did I get up to use the bathroom. I said at least 3-4 times a night. She said that it was too much and said that I could be continuously hungry because my body is trying to get energy to replace that which I expended using the bathroom which makes sense! I do get hungry through the night but I DO NOT MIDNIGHT EAT!

Anyway, diagnosis is that she wants me to take a blood test and join WW today! She also told me to drink all my liquids during the day and to stop at 8PM. This will help me to get up less frequently. I need to try to get at least 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. I am going to try and in 3 weeks I will check in with her about how it is going. I will keep all posted.

Oh by the way I finished the back of my tunic. After this weekend, it will go into hibernation, at least for a month. I will be taking a Sock class (3 sessions) and a Linen stitch class (1 Session) at Wesport Yarns (www.westportyarns.com) as a birthday gift to myself. I will have pictures from the class and my progression on the projects!

Happy July 4th!

I went to mom’s on the 4th. We had beef ribs and twice baked potatoes. They were delicious! Se just right!!!!! We also laughed about the GEICO hump day commercial. If you have never seen it, it is so funny. Whoop, whoop!!!

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