Things that Go BUMP in my Mind

Knitting, stitching, reading, gardening, cooking--I have no time for any of it.

Monday, July 18, 2005

That's it.

I've had enough. Time to lose some weight (again), and time to keep it off (for once). Oddly enough, knitting is a large part of the inspiration for this. I want to knit all these cool, funky sweaters that will go great with a pair of jeans, but I want to look decent in the jeans, and at 162 (my official start weight this morning), I just don't. So, it's back on the diet train I go.

As an aid to my progress, I've joined in with the Knitty Yarn Diet Diet, which is both stash control and weight loss. As I reach each milestone toward my goal, I get to buy just a wee bit of yarn--enough for a scarf or hat. And, since the entire enterprise of losing weight is entirely premised on vanity (for me, at least--I'm not so heavy that it's a health issue), these little projects will be done for charity--probably for Dulaan 2006, if there is such a thing; if not, I think the Orthodox Church in America has some missions programs in Eastern Europe that could use some warm, hand-knit items.

In other news, we had a pretty nice weekend. Friday, we had pizza at the pool with some friends. Saturday we hit the farmer's market, and ran into some other friends with their 2-year-old twins. Owen loved running around with little people his own size!

Saturday night, Chuck and I saw "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." It was absolutely fabulous. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are great together, and the combination is a perfect match for Roald Dahl. I was worried that it would be too scary for littles like Andy, but I think it will be okay. There are two rather creepy moments, but it was much friendlier for children than I expected it to be. Andy and I are reading the book right now, and we will likely go see the movie at some point.

I got some knitting in on the baby sweater. Said baby will be arriving some time today, so please spare a thought or a prayer for my sister-in-law, the baby, and the rest of the family.

1 Comments:

  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger Erin said…

    Best of luck to SIL and nephew, who has hopefully made his entrance by now. Can't wait to hear the details! Too bad she couldn't wait until Sunday. That's a *fabulous* day to be born! ;) But I know she's very glad that he didn't wait an extra almsot-week. :)

     

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