Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May is almost over...

Holy smokes. I don't think I have ever had a more busy month than this. Filled with a first Communion, Mother's Day, Graduation, Birthdays, Baptism, Craft Day - I am sure I am forgetting something...but I survived it.

I spent my long 4-day weekend doing a lot of knitting. Well, friday was actually a lot of ripping out of knitting - but I am finally back on track. I even crocheted a bit this weekend to try to finish up SHIV-ON'S CAPE-let and cap.

For the last 2 years, Cesar and have spent Memorial Day celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. The first year, it was canoeing...last year it was horse back riding, and this year we went to Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston and had a picnic in the Secret Garden. We have never had a picnic there, so this was a nice treat. We made our tradition of chicken salad sandwiches and bringing one of those small single serve pies you can get at the grocery store...but this time, we brought some wine.

Note to self: Don't try to be cool and drink wine in 90 degrees weather. It only makes you feel funky.

We spent a little over an hour at the garden looking at all the flowers in the secret garden, and watching all the people stare at us while we ate.

This garden is where our friends Brett and Stacy had got married in 2001. Also, my parents have a membership to Tower Hill, so we were able to get in free with their guest passes...Bonus!

So even though our anniversary is not until May 31 - I just wanted to say: Happy 3rd Anniversary sweetheart. I love you more than life itself.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Shoot me now...

I just frogged about 10 hours worth of knitting because the "I can knit anything" knitter attitude I have had over the last week just caused me to twist stitches on my latest project on my circular knitting needles....and I did not notice it until tonight...after 3 hours of knitting.

Somebody get me some vodka.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ta-Da! My first knitted sock!

And I LOVE it! I started the second one last night with pure glee! It fits like a glove and I can't get over that I actually made it! I was so terrorfied at first! Thank you to my wonderful teachers - Bethe & Erin! This was made with Lion Brand - Magic Stripes which is a self striping yarn - I would use this brand again! They sell it at AC Moore!

My next project for this week/weekend is to crochet a cap and caplet for Joy to give as a gift. That is what I will be doing at Craft Day! I finished weaving in the ends on Sharon's sweater - so that is DONE and perfect! Happy craft day weekend ladies!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Ta-Da! Sharon's Sweater!

It is finished! I just need to weave in a few more ends, and it will be done! It fits me perfectly! hmm Jusk kidding Sharon - it is all yours! Joy...what do you think? Yours is next!

So here is a pic...

Rule #1...don't wear a white bra under this sweater. If you wear black, you will be all set!
Rule #2...ignore this awful picture of me...it was late friday night.
Rule #3...Erin, correct me if I am wrong - but this yarn can NOT go in the dryer or be ironed.

Sorry the picture is a little dark. Maybe just click on it so you can see it being actualy size. Sweing everything together was easy...joining the sleeves worried me a bit because the yarn is so thick and bulky, but they look great in the picture - so all is well!

Other than that - weekend was great. Went to Bernie & Phyls to look at Dining Room furniture to where Cesar nearly walked out of the place once he saw the price of the set I wanted to buy (eventually this year)...but I made some headway with him the rest of the weekend on it. He thinks it is not necessary to have, I say it is and I deserve the purchase. hee hee.

Stacy, Brett, Barbara, JJ, and Elizabeth came over on Saturday night and we got sundaes from Friendly's and then I gave Stacy a manicure and pedicure. It was so great seeing Stacy again, and she looks SO different having lost 45 lbs on Weight Watchers - she truly is my inspiration.

Sunday was Mother's Day and I had my whole family over for a cook-in (this darn rain!) All went well there too!

I guess that is it! Time for the showers!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

100 Day Update

Well, there is good news, and then just ok news.

Good news: I survived 100 days on Weight Watchers. I finished filling out my first green journal, and I just started my second one. I am still working out, although not as often as before...but I am trying to get back on track. I am still at a 20 lbs loss sitting this morning at 157.9.

Ok news: Well, just that....I have been teetering between 157.9 and 161.0 for the last month. Easter really got me off track and I just could not stop eating bad things. I can't seem to get through weekends without totally blowing it. I need to work on that more. I am hoping May brings me more progress with losing at least 4 more lbs this month.

Over all, I am still proud of myself even though the whole month of April was a weight loss waste.