Such a failure

Gotta admit it’s not the first time in my life, but I’ve fallen off of the healthy living wagon. Again.

I didn’t lose any weight this week, I perhaps even gained an ounce or two. Heavy sigh.  I’ve been eating lots of comfort food and not exercising every morning.  

But I’m not too worried about it.  Back at the old fitness routine starting today.  

Not promising anything about the food intake, though.  I’m making lasagna.  Three different varieties.  And it all must be tested before storing in the freezer for guests that will soon be arriving.  Did I mention that lasagna is my all-time favorite food? And even I can’t screw up lasagna!

And there will be some muffins baked up this weekend to join the lasagna on a freezer shelf.  That’s a standard breakfast item, along with fruit and yogurt, for overnighters here at Perfect.  We are busy, busy, busy plus our guests get up whenever they feel like it.  Again, the delicious fluffy homemade muffins must be tasted before storage.  Wouldn’t want to serve my friends and family sub par food!

It’s Terry’s mother’s 90th birthday party in a few weeks.   Family from throughout the country are making plans to attend the big event. And our out of town kids will be spending some time here.  So excited!

Also excited about the Three Sisters Springs open house tomorrow.  After kayaking there last weekend, I’m even more interested in how to help save our springs. Hope all my local readers plan to attend!

Candy Bowl
I don’t suppose this bowl of comfort food has anything to do with my diet dilemma!


Another Friday

and I’m still dieting.

As of this morning, drum roll please, I’ve lost four pounds. 

But to be perfectly honest, I was a little piggy the day before I started the diet.  Ate anything and everything.  Even a very large slice of chocolate cake.  It was wonderful.

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And my theory (and I’m sticking to it) is that my body can only absorb so many calories.  So those calories just didn’t stick and took some extra calories with them.  That’s my theory!

And a wee bit of reality…..I think I have a healthy lifestyle.  I prefer vegetables over meat.  Walk and work out almost every morning. Think happy thoughts.  

My problem is portion control.  If I start eating, I don’t stop.  So that’s what I’m working on.  Stopping at one serving.  Not easy. 

Let’s change the subject, it’s our anniversary.  (Does that mean I get to go out to dinner and totally blow this whole stupid diet idea away?)

And here’s the entire wedding–family and guests!

wedding party
Gotta love that 90s big hair thing!

Twenty-two years!  And all those people are still in our life, except for my mom who passed away. 

Please note that Terry wore glasses and I didn’t!

While I’m at it, let’s talk about one more anniversary. It’s Alan and Lauri’s second on Monday.  In the above pic, Alan’s right there in the middle with the tie.  

He’s right in the middle in this photo, too!  What a great photograph.  And that’s why we pay the professionals.

The wedding party

And it’s Terry’s birthday this weekend!  So many milestones!

Isn’t he cute!

Have a great weekend!  I”m pretty sure I will.

Bits and Pieces for a Monday

I usually put this type of post up on Friday but I forgot.  So I thought I’d start your Monday out with some random bits and pieces.    

First, here’s a dog…

This is a Christmas dog and she’s here to remind you that there’s only 22 days left in September and then it’s Halloween followed very closely by Thanksgiving and, whoops, it’s Christmas.  And if you are a DIYer like me, you are already way too LATE to start making Christmas presents.

Just saying.

Also saying that constant flashing of that Christmas pooch kind of makes me dizzy.  Like when I sew with that really thin pin-striped fabric.  Makes my eyes roll up into my head.

I waste a lot of time looking at blogs.  I’m trying to limit myself to Saturday mornings or when I’m waiting in the car or just totally bored.  I thought you should waste some of your time, too, and share this link with you that I found on Making it Lovely a few weeks ago.  It pokes fun of Anthropologie. (Disclaimer here, I love Anthropoligie and do keep my trombone on the headboard) Actually the whole L.G. Tumbletown blog is pretty amusing. And she doesn’t post very often so you could just check it about once a month and not fall behind.

Quick switch of subjects here, while in ND we helped Lauri and Alan do some renovations so I haven’t had much time to do any sewing or DIYing.  (That’s my excuse for this week) I’ll probably share some of those renos over the next few Thursdays.  Rather than my own DIY projects.  

And I’m still trying to get those Frozen costumes done before Halloween.  Like I already mentioned 22 days in September and then in a heartbeat, it’s Christmas!

And here’s a cat massaging a dog, because we know that’s what cats and dogs do when we aren’t looking.

6 Gifs Of Cats Massaging Dogs To Help You De-Stress

 And some goats that I grabbed from ZsaZsa Bellagio

Okay, enough bits and pieces.  Think I should do something constructive like make an Anna costume…..or read some more time-sucking blogs!