Monday, February 09, 2009

Progress, Confession and a Weigh-in

First off, my progress. I have been working on my cross stitch progress a little almost every night. It's been a little hard some nights to sit down and relax, so there were some evenings I said to heck with it. I am tired when I come home from work and my eyes just ain't havin' it.
On to the confession part...quickly, so I don't lose my nerve. You'll have to send me to my room. The reason for some (a lot) of my progress is that I broke into the box of OTT light and set it up. I know, I know, I said I wouldn't but how could I let that box of OTT sit in my room waiting to be used? It was crying out to me! I set it up in the front room, so I wouldn't get paint splatters on it. This light is the bestest! I don't think I could have gotten through the center design on my stitch without that 3X magnifyer! That is some tiny stitching. I just have to finish the corner in red and then move on to my next page of stitch patterns. (Oh...that's progress, not confession...oh well!)
Then comes the weigh-in. I found a little bit of Claudia. .2 pounds to be exact. I knew I was being bad all week. Don't know why I couldn't get with the program. But hopefully starting today I will get back on "track" and track what I am eating. I did get myself in the habit of the daily vitamin, I hate taking any kind of pills. Now I just have to force the water down myself, I am sure that will help. Plus, I have been wanting to visit with each of my daughters and that usually happens over a meal of some sort, so that didn't help this week, when we each felt the need to make some one on one contact. Yesterday, I left work early cause the sinuses were battling, and I went and kidnapped YD at her work and we went out to lunch. It was nice, cause we haven't done that in a while. Earlier this week OD and I went to our favorite Chinese restaurant to celebrate their Lunar New Year. I think they expect us to come in at least on that one day. If it's been a while since we've gone there, the waitress always makes a comment about it. It's nice to be missed, at least I feel we've made a positive mark on someone's life. MD made some pizzas last night for her dinner and she shared with me. That is all the one on one she and I can muster. I love that girl, but we are not the best of friends. If we spend any time together at all, we butt heads. At least we are not doing major battle at this time!
I am going out later today, after I get my laundry done, to see if I can find an outfit befitting jury duty. I have nothing to wear! I have nothing but worn out work clothes and I think the judge would not like me walking into his court room with holey T-shirts and stained jeans. They are fine for work (we wear aprons anyway). I also want to get drum covers for the Rock Band drums, I hate the way they sound with out the covers.
I guess with my making over of the back room MD got to thinking she wanted to do her room. This involves some tearing out of major stuff. I told her I didn't care what she does as long as it doesn't involve me much (except in how to use tools) She understands that I have my own project going on and I so dislike being pulled from that when I am in the groove of it. I am encouraging her to go forth, because once she gets some space going on in there, she will take my old TV from the front room which has been taking up front room space. Then I will put her even smaller TV and use it in my craft room. Things are moving along!


Dani - tkdchick said...

I never stitch without my Ott Lite these days. Would you beleive I have a floor model for at home and the task model for when I'm out and about? I am such an Ott Snob!

Your piece looks awesome.

Boy, you were up just a miniscule amount, don't worry about it! You'll be down for next week for sure. It also sometimes takes these little bumps in the road to get our heads back on straight.

Stacie said...

I don't know what an Ott Lite even no judging from me. ;)

well, it's only a little gain, so be proud it wasn't worse!

Midwest Mommy said...

What is this OTT light thingy? I wish I had the patience for making stuff like looks great so far.

Mary Ellen said...

It looks great - and don't worry about a little backsliding; you'll be back on track in no time. Sometimes these little slips actually help keep the scale moving!

Debbie said...

You're doing good girl. Don't worry about a couple steps backward! I admire you can stitch. I can't even see the keyboard in front of me WITH reading glasses.

I've never heard of an Ott Lite, but sounds like what I need for little TINY projects like the screw in my reading glasses!