Monday, December 28, 2009


Yes, folks, that's how I feel! I did it! I pulled it off! Phew.....

8 pairs of PJ bottoms completed before 1pm on the 24th.....everything wrapped prior to 3 pm on the 24th.....lovely dinner with my sis and MIL on Christmas Eve, then a quiet evening with DSO here at home......

Tuesday/Wednesday last week was my family's Christmas - my sis from Montreal and her guy were down, my parents from Brockville and my whole gang landed at my sister's in Waterloo.......she held a big open house on Tuesday evening, which rounded up a bunch of ex-Montrealers who have all ended up in Kitchener/Waterloo - kind of neat because one lady, I used to work with (my sister and dad worked with her too.....about 25 years ago!), and my mom's best friend.....and a bunch of other folks. Then we had our traditional Christmas gift exchange and turkey was nice and relaxed (this is a first, believe me!).....and we had a lovely visit.

Christmas morning - all of our kids arrived back from their other parents' houses.....(my daughters came from their dad's and Tony's daughter and son came from their mom's)....and we had a fun time exchanging gifts and laughs.......and then packed up the van and drove a few km down the road to MIL's.....with the turkey and a few other bits and pieces......unfortunately, my youngest daughter came down with an attack of some kind (gastric) and she and I enjoyed ourselves in the emergency department of our local hospital for 4 hours......they don't know what happened, but agreed it was a good thing to bring her in.....could be appendix (showing a bit high), could be lots of things - something to follow with the family doc in the new year (or sooner if it happens again).

I'll be back later on! Just wanted you all to know that I'm still alive!

Oh, right and the accomplished part - I managed a STS over the holidays so far! Yippee!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lighter in heart AND weight

turfed 2 of the dreaded added five to the curb already....yes I am peeking at the scale this week, but I need to stay focused and get back to where I was pre-vacataion STAT!

Last night spent 3.5 hours rearranging our fridges....came home from vacation on Sunday and realized that my good kitchen fridge is now on its last legs....and my "beer" fridge was cleaned and moved from the mudroom and restocked...and the offending fridge moved into the mud room (where it's cooler so it won't have to work as hard) and cleaned and restocked. Praying it lasts a few weeks/months, oh heck, years! But at least now it's not in the kitchen, I don't have to hear the droaning of the compressor!

Christmas shopping - well, apparently Syl doesn't want to help me! (so sad.......)......I now have a half-baked plan in the works....have to get a load of Christmas baking done between now and the 22nd, buy/wrap all gifts, and buy/wash/cut out/sew 9 pairs of PJ bottoms all by the 22nd! Oh, right and work until Friday!

Today at lunch will be spent making up zee list so I don't miss anything.

Then into survival mode!

Can't eat cr@p if I'm running around like a freak, right? The rest of that five lbs will be gone in no time!

Have a fabulous day my friends!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm back!

Lighter in heart.....heavier in weight....

What am I going to do about it? I've been back 100% OP since yesterday (we got home at 4am on Sunday) and I'm going to stay there. I will celebrate the holidays in my usual way, but this year, there will be more water, more salads and more exercise. NO reason to throw in the towel 100% just because Christmas is upon us!

My friend Syl was kind enough to brag about only having 3 presents left to buy....I'm sending my list on to you my friend.....I've only organized 2 so far! And I have some Christmas sewing to get done.