Monday, February 27, 2012

The New Me...


Well that's the top half anyway...
I was goofing off a bit,
totally unlike me.
I know...

Take a looonnnggg look,
because it will probably be awhile
before you see me in front of the camera again.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Hit it!

That said....that could be either good or bad.
Bad if you hit a deer, a dog or anything fluffy for that matter.
Good if you hit a goal, which is what I did.

I hit a 30 pound weight loss!!!!
It has left me looking better, feeling better and
needing a new summer wardrobe.
It has taken me 10 months.
I have had to change my eating habits, cut
down my caffeine consumption and get moving
in the form of walking.

I've thrown out old recipes and tried new ones.
I've learned to replace ingredients in recipes, with
less sugar and fat.
I use Quinoa, barley and ground flax seed, just to
name a few new additions to my grocery list.

Portion control has never been my strong point,
but now I rarely over eat.

I still eat out.  I just plan what to have before I go, by checking
out their menu on their website.
That way I'm able to eat foods that are lower in
points values for Weight Watchers.  Before I would
just guess, which was better for me to eat and I wasn't
always choosing the correct menu item.

Stay tuned for pictures of the new 30 pound slimmer - ME!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ballerina Phase

Daniela is in the Ballerina Phase right now.

What exactly does that mean?
Than means she wants to wear this costume all the time.
She wants to play Baby Santa (Einstein DVD) over
and over again so she can dance to the classical music.
When she has play dates with friends she packs two
costumes so they can both dress up and dance.

It also means checking out Angelina Ballerina movies
for new dance moves and
Mimi making adjustments to the ballet slippers,
so that they fit her tiny feet.

I wish I had a video of her dancing, she does some
very funky stuff of her own,
and Gramie has actually taught her how to do a leap.
To bad Aunt Audra lives so far away, she could really
help us out with this ballet agenda and get
in some practice before her own little one 
feels the need to enter the
Ballerina Phase.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Strutting her Stuff....

Is it just me, or does anyone else think
she looks like she's stutting her stuff?

My current project is removing 2011 pics off
from my computer and into storage.
I've heard enough horror stories about computers
crashing and people losing all their pictures lately,
so I'm trying to be proactive and prevent the scenario
happening to me.

Pictures are priceless!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just finished reading

Cutting for Stone
This was a very lengthy book.
There were so many stories within the story
that when one mystery was solved, there were
others that were pulling you in deeper
and kept you reading long after you needed
to put the book down.
The majority of the tale takes place in Ethiopia
and starts with a secret union between a nun
and British surgeon.
It is a story of love, betrayal, medicine and
two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
A good read.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

They have my number...

Now I'm waiting for another call.

The father of the second set of boy & girl twins
was given both my phone numbers yesterday afternoon
and I'm sitting on pins
and needles waiting for them to call.

Will it be close enough?  Will it pay enough?
Will they have back-up to get time off to see my girls?
Will they like me and will I like them (the parents)?
Should I start reading the juggling twins book
or should I just sit tight and pray?

Sooo many questions waiting to be answered.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What is it?

I added a voting poll to my side bar for anyone
who would like to try to guess the sex of my
eigth grandchild.

What do you think it will be?
I've already voted--


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winter in Color

Daniela was the only color in this cold winter day.

She was teasing me about eating the dried up flowers.

She loves to eat snow and began collecting
it from this little pine tree.

I got her to sit for two quick shots on this log pile.
Then she was off and running again.

Last Saturday it was snowing in our back yard and today it's gone again.