Monday, June 28, 2010

New Grandpuppies!

Okay, most people post pictures of their grandchildren. I'm not so lucky to have any yet. My oldest son and his girlfriend can't afford them and, well, to be honest, neither can my younger son and his wife. And Sherrie has absolutely no interest in children at this time. However we do now have 2 new grandpuppies. Brian and his GF decided they just had to have a dog and then Brian just knew that the first one needed a friend. Their names are, wait for it, Peter and Piper. Yes we have Peter Piper for granddogs. Peter is the one on the left in the pictures and Piper is the one on the right. I have to say they are both very sweet and loving and rambunctious. And, no, I won't make them Christmas stockings.

Weekly Update

Here's another update on the poppies. I've kinda slowed down on stitching them. I want to get them finished and I can see the end but my motivation has waned. Maybe it's the summer heat but I just don't feel like doing much of anything except reading. I plan on working them tomorrow morning and hopefully that will jump start the process again. I do have several other projects I'd like to work on so maybe that can be my motivation to get stitching again.

Monday, June 21, 2010

California Vacation Pictures

Just thought I would post a few of the pictures we took when we went to California last week. The drive down the coast was absolutely amazing. I can sure see the appeal of living there. It did get pretty chilly traveling with the top down but what else do you do with a convertible on the PCH? Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks were also gorgeous. That's where we took the picture of the little deer. I was actually only about 10 feet away from the car.

On the weight loss front, I think I did really well on vacation. I only gained 1 pound in the week. Now I know that's going the wrong way but considering I ate every meal out and counting points was well nigh impossible, I'm pretty happy. We did do a lot (and I do mean a lot) of walking, so I'm sure that helped. Now that I'm home I can keep a better eye on what I'm eating and hopefully start losing again.

Monday, June 7, 2010

WW Update

Well, it's been 2 weeks since I started WW. And I'm proud to say I've lost another 2 lbs. That makes almost 5 since I began. Now I know a lot of people lose much more to begin with than I have but I figure I didn't get this way in one day so it will probably take a lot longer for me to lose it. But I feel really good about my progress. Now if I can stay the course while I'm on vacation!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Update

Here's my weekly update on the poppies. I seem to have lost steam on stitching them. I didn't get quite as much done on them as I wanted to this week. It seems that Sherrie brought home a bad cold and promptly shared it with me. So I've been fighting a really bad cough. It's been keeping me up at night so I've been real tired and just didn't feel like doing much of anything. I've also decided to stitch exclusively on the poppies till they're done. I'm so close to the end that I want to finish them and get them to Don. We're going on vacation at the end of this week so I know I won't have much to report for the next couple of weeks. We're taking the convertible for a drive to Sequoia National Park and Yosemite then coming home by way of the Pacific Coast Highway. I can't wait for that drive.