Friday, July 16, 2010

It's Been A Quiet Week...Which Isn't A Bad Thing

Why on earth the squirrels choose to sunbathe on our deck is beyond me. The first time I saw it I panicked - thinking I had a dead squirrel on hand. Now we see this at least once or twice/week.

Sorry for the lack of posts this week...I just really haven't had that much to talk about! Here are a few tidbits about what's been going on.
  • Very little in the way of knitting or crafting has actually occurred. Sometimes you just need a break.
  • I did, however, go to my monthly guild meeting on Tuesday. Have I told you how much I love that group? There were only five of us there this time - and they turned out to be just exactly the people I needed to talk to about a few things.
  • Also, as I sat there in my meeting I frogged 2/3 of my Damsen because I had skipped a single yarn over on the edge. While I'm sure most would simply have added a stitch, the general consensus that evening was that everyone there would probably have redone it as well.
  • I love being surrounded by the same type of crazy!
  • The girls have been swimming three times this week - with a possibility for at least two more trips this weekend. They are happy....especially as I 'mommed up' to take them alone once.
  • The Princess has indeed shown that she's ready for more crafting. I've caught her working on embroidery, corking and knitting this week.
  • I'm very grateful that my girls get along so well..and that they are so good at entertaining each other.
  • I'm not so sure yet about their new found Star Wars addiction.
  • Much of my own energy this week has been funneled into my new yeast-free/dairy-free diet. It's not near as limiting as you would think, but it does take some time and effort.
  • Along with this, I'm trying to make sure I get more variety than is normal for me. I'm super-bad about getting into food ruts - probably because of my admitted aversion to cooking.
  • The only downside so far is that I've had a massive tummy ache for three days now. From what I understand, that's actually fairly common and is a type of detox reaction.
  • I guess the fact that I used to drink mochas as a tummy/headache elixir - and the face that it worked very well - should tell me something.
  • Actually, I had a similar reaction to the thyroid pills as well. I felt a whole lot worse before I started to feel better.
  • I may also be a bit on the cranky side. I don't think I've EVER given up coffee before (although I have almost exclusively drank decaf for the last 8 years) and I've certainly never gone this long without chocolate.
  • A big positive - I discovered cashew butter. Oh my, the heavens were opened and the angels sang!
  • More good news, my 'thyroid tantrum' weight is now gone. I've a little bit of post-surgery weight to get rid of now, but I don't imagine that's going to be too difficult.
  • Of course...I still have a ways to go after's all about process!
  • And I did call the allergist today to set up an appointment.
  • I got a speeding ticket today. That wasn't fun.
  • However, I haven't had one in over 15 years - and as this is only the second such ticket in my life I'm not going to get upset about it. The check's already in the mail.
  • I've had two pieces of very good news this week.
  • The first - that a friend is moving back to Columbia - I can freely share. I'm VERY excited! She was one of the moms in the Princess's playgroup, and she was always a lot of fun.
  • The second is not my news to share. However, I will tell you that I cried happy tears for a very long time yesterday. Miracles do happen.

And that is all.


Paula said...

Very very glad for the miracle happy tears.

A Day That is Dessert said...

That squirrel is just too much! :)

We have a star wars addiction too (not me, the boys), for better or for worse.

I'll have to try cashew butter - we eat mostly almond. I am such a creature of habit.

Glad to hear about your good news; sorry about the speeding ticket (yikes!).

Hope you're feeling happy and healthy this weekend! xoxo