Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Is anybody out there?

It's been two weeks since I last posted here. We've had a busy time at home with living life and all of that. Today is one of those days when I feel like folding up this blog because I'm not sure if anyone actually reads what I write anyway. I haven't had a chance to actually read a book in a while so I don't have any good book reports to post. I may have lost 10 pounds but that's not really huge news or anything. I really haven't had time to write or see anybody. Just been busy with fall fairs, apple picking, playing with the kid, the husband's birthday, and all those things we generically call "Life".

I hope your life is going well if you are reading this. And please, leave a comment and say "HI" sometime. Maybe it will motivate me to write more often.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

a little bit of a lot of things

Coming up this weekend is the Franklin County Fair. I'd forgotten how EXPENSIVE this event is. I just checked ticket prices and so forth, and holy... $9 just to get in. I guess my budget has gotten tighter over the years or something. I don't remember it being so high.

This will be my 3rd fair this year, and probably the last "fair" for the season. There are one or two fall festivals I plan to hit. Ashfield is a MUST of course.

All week I've been holding Grandma A. close to my heart. It was a year ago on a Friday (9/11) that we laid her body in the cemetary. A nervous pallbearer I was, talking when I shouldn't have, wearing shoes that were a little too big, and I it rained. Fitting weather for a funeral I think. Sigh.

Our lives go on even as we remember those who are no longer with us, and sometimes it's hard living with those left behind. My mother and I are of course barely speaking. I wonder how she is doing, but I have to keep her at arm's length or further or I know she will try to destroy me.

I've lost a couple of pounds this week, maybe. Got the scale working finally, and I'm starting to track myself. It's been harder than I thought it would be to get myself down to the calories I need to be to lose the weight. I suppose the first 10 pounds will be the easiest, and the last 10 pounds will be the hardest, and then there are all the pounds in between. Wish me luck! With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas I know it won't be easy.
Pumpkin cupcake filled with pecan pie filling ...Image via Wikipedia

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First attempt at Sunday School = Fail

On Sunday morning my daughter and I ventured to a nearby town to check out their church and Sunday School. I had been in contact with the minister and Sunday School teacher ahead of time so I knew that attendance was low and there wouldn't be any real "curriculum" going on this time. Still I wanted to check it out. I grew up in Sunday School and I think the education is worthwhile even if I don't always agree with what is said there.

However finding a church that "fits" is a process, and it's not over yet. I've got another church in mind to check out next week. We'll see how that goes. And if I don't like that then there are more.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Losing weight

My husband has been losing weight all year. He's doing really well at it I think. I've been procrastinating on it. All year I've been saying "I'll start soon...."

I finally gave myself a start date of "when summer is over", and that evolved into September 1st. I found a website that is free, and I guess I like it. I'm using it to track what I eat, and I should be using it to track my exercise. Although honestly I haven't done much exericise during the week.

I have a goal of how many pounds I want to lose by my birthday. I want to lose the weight that I've gained in the past 7 years. Haha. Can I lose 7 years of weight gain in 6 months? I don't know. We'll see I guess.

In the process I've set up another blog so that I don't bore you all here with my weight loss stories. If anyone wants the link, I'll give it to you, but I know there are a lot of weight loss blogs out there and most of them are better than mine will be.

We've got Labor Day weekend coming up, and on another front... the one year anniversary of my grandmother's passing. I've got  a lot of stuff going on in my head at the moment, but I'm trying to KEEP it there instead of letting it all spill out. A lot of it isn't very good.