Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I had wanted to do a "pretty" girl like the ones that Suzi Blu does and this is my first attempt. I plan on doing the background, doing some layering, and adding something in the banner she is holding.
Let me know what you think. This was something fun to do aside from the "serious" landscape paintings I usually do.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Check out the link to the right for the website "Fabulously 40". Lots of neat articles.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Oh, and I still have to post that new watercolor painting...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Does Weight Watchers work? YES, IT DOES! I heard on NPR on my way back to work about online scams involving drugs, weight loss and other remedies and they mentioned that truely the simpliest way to lose weight is to "eat less and exercise more". I would add that for most people it would be "eat A LOT less and exercise A LOT more".
Portions are so out of control that we really have no idea, until we start physically measuring, what a portion size really is. It shocked me! It's no secret either; it's right on the back on the box, can, carton, or package. We just refuse to read it. I'll get off my soap box now! I'm not the expert here. I'm just so motivated by my success that I want to share it.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
We rented a cottage and biked, for the most part, where we wanted to go. We did rent a Geo Tracker for a day. It was $50 for 24 hours and you needed to replace the gas; gas on the island was $5.49 a gallon.
It was a wonderfully relaxing week.
Oh, and I finished reading "Wicked" too. Great book! Definitely not for children. Has a few slow spots, but overall a great read.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I stopped by my favorite coffee shop this morning. They were slow, so I asked for the caloric content of the chocolate syrup they use in the Mochas. This way, if I decide to have one on occasion, I can, and I know how many points to record (It's six points for a 16oz. "why bother" mocha, by the way.) and yes, I did order one. I had 3/4 cup of Cinnamon Life Cereal for two points earlier, so, that makes eight points for breakfast today. Maybe zero point soup for lunch and two points worth of those All Bran Garlic Herb crackers.
I know, I sound like I'm obsessing over this, and to begin with, I do. I love the Weight Watchers program because when you are doing the program IT WORKS! Maintence is a whole 'nother thang...
Monday, July 21, 2008
I honestly don't think I look like any of these people. Maybe if I started with a better photo; this would've come out better. I didn't include the men that this thing says I look like. How incredibly wierd that was! You don't wanna know!
I really enjoy participating in these monthly swaps. I like the challenge of working with a theme you didn't pick. If you have a chance, participate in a swap or try the color tool above.
Friday, July 18, 2008
(Side note: When I drove past the school this past Saturday, it was still open. I don't know who is teaching, but we won't be back. We don't need to be financing this individual. It sure would be nice to get a letter or some communication from someone at the school; but he was almost a one man show, so I don't expect that will happen. It may or may not change things, but it would be a step in a positive direction. Our son attended there twice a week for three years! I know, I know, innocent until proven guilty, but if it walks like a duck...)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I just found the paperback I lost, "Back on Blossom Street". I couldn't bear the thought of having to buy it again.
I'm not sure what I'll bring on vacation. I'd like something light like the "Blossom Street" books, but I don't have much left to read on this one. So, if you have any recommendations, bring 'em on.
I lost another 1.8 pounds this past week. Now my daily points allowance has been dropped from 22 to 19 and that is causing me a little anxiety; but I know the program works and I will do it. I just need a day to adjust to the change. I've been exercising EVERY day and feel guilty if I don't do it in the morning, then I have to do it in the evening. So that is a good change. My son spends that half hour in the morning with me in the basement. Me on the treadmill and him on the futon either playing video games or watching TV. The distraction and company help the time go faster.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Yes, I will blog about something other than WW, honest.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I re-joined Weight Watchers after a four year absense and regaining all, plus two, pounds I lost five years ago. It's a great program. It worked for me before and I'm certain it will work for me again. I'm 154.4 pounds today and my goal is still set at 131 pounds. I'd love to be less than that and I really didn't want to have a goal, but since I'm a Lifetime Member, I think it's automatically set at whatever you first set it at. That screwed me up last time! I reached the goal, gave up and eventually it all came back. Hopefully, I've learned my lesson there. Again, I've joined with a friend.
I don't want to be this heavy anymore. I want to remember how I felt at this weight. I want to feel comfortable wearing anything in my closet; not just the elastic waist stretch pants. I want to wear the blue pants that are in my closet. I want my lower back and hips not to hurt anymore when I get up in the morning. I want more energy. I want ...
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I just came across a blog where the author mentioned her favorite summer songs. This is mine and yes, it is called "Summer Song". It's quite a few years old now, but I still love it. I remember listening to it when my husband, then boyfriend, took me to the train in Chicago (December, 1992) and then again at our wedding reception (June, 1994). I still like Joe Satriani, but I must've really been going through a faze those two years. Enjoy it.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I bought this wood bracelet at Michael's the other day. They had them in their ad. I wood burned the design on it and filled it in with watercolor then coated it with some kind of triple thick, clear coating. I thought it turned out pretty well.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here are my drawings from Drawing Day. I got off to a good start; but didn't do as many later on in the day as I would've liked to. Oh well. This was a great exercise and I did draw more than I have in a long time. I also DID use the Moleskine book and it was wonderful. My son actually did a little drawing in it that day too.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I haven't posted anything is quite awhile, so instead of spreading all these posts out over several days, I decided to share everything at once.
Please check out my "other" blog for a couple of new paintings too. There is an ATC sized one from a beach on PEI and one of "Lulu" that was done for a gift. I've started painting again since I've got a lot of photo reference material from our trip last summer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. I have a piece of 300# watercolor paper stretched on a board and will start the preliminary drawing soon. The photo I'm working from is the one from an earlier post of these lobster shacks on PEI (Prince Edward Island).And...This Saturday, June 7 is DRAWING DAY! See the link to the right for more details. I'll be drawing in a Moleskine that I bought months ago and haven't touched because it's all nice and new and clean. But now I have this new idea (new to me at least) that I'm not going to save my sketchbooks, I'm going to USE them! What good are they if they are kept on the shelf?
We think we are going to get a video camera soon because we gave Bob a glider ride for his 45th birthday and he would love to take video to document this flight. So, if we do, I may be able to post my own hooping video or at least my progress. We'll see.
I still want to make a slightly heavier hoop when I can find the right tubing sold by the foot. I just don't want to buy a whole roll.