Sunday, August 30, 2009


I bought myself 10 personal trainer sessions for my birthday. At the end of them I had lost 6lbs and an inch at my waist. I had gained inches elsewhere which are muscle.  I have toned & firmed up a good deal. I plan on continuing to visit the gym 3 days a week and do the 30 Day Shred at home at least 1-2 days as well.

My big need is to lose weight and exercise is not going to do that at this point. I need to eat less. So my focus for this month is on my diet, cutting back portions and swapping fatty snacks for fruits & veggies.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Music to craft by

I listen to my Zen when I crochet or digi scrap. What I listen to depends on what I am doing. 

Digi scrapping requires music, generally 80’s pop with random punk thrown in. Occasionally I go for a Celtic theme, listening to Clannad, U2, Celtic Women and Flogging Molly

Crochet needs an audiobook to keep me mentally occupied. I prefer historic mysteries by Anne Perry, Kerry Greenwood, Ellis Peters and Roberta Gellis

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Aunt Becky doesn't quite visit

Aunt Becky, my BFF, who I would totally love to hang with in person, was unable to come visit in person but she sent her cards instead. Which if you love Aunt Becky like I do, is almost good enough. After all - Aunty Becky herself actually *touched* these cards!

Look Aunty Becky’s card has arrived!


These guys are thrilled to get their picture taken with her


They immediately rush off to entertain her. Many muffins were eaten


And much wine was drunk

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They thought about going swimming but Aunt Becky’s card thought the water was a little too Jurassic green


The kittens gave Aunt Becky’s card a much more mixed reception

Some were interested. “Will it give me lovins?”


Some were aloof. “I’m not even going to look at it.”


Some were downright hostile. “Cards! bah! I eats cards!”


Smoke though, was very welcoming. “Come lay down with me Aunt Becky’s card


We can read a book together


Everyone else was so happy to see Aunt Becky’s card that they held a parade


And that was Aunt Becky’s cards lively visit.