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More than you wanted to know… November 9, 2004

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Thank you all for your kind thoughts and well wishes regarding my last post.  It’s a bit of a new lease on life…so I am going to try to get back into shape and lose weight.  I have regained everything, I think, that I lost the last time I dieted.  We have joined the local YMCA and they have some neat classes.  I would love to get back into Yoga and Pilates.  I used to do aerobics when Gracie was a baby but I can’t keep up anymore.  Last time(s) I tried, I was huffing and puffing in the back afraid I was going to have a heart attack.  I do like to lift weights though.  It will be good to get back into that.

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Knitting…I seem to be out of the habit.  I finished the Vegan Fox for Cameron’s tutor and she loves it!  I don’t wear mine–it is hung over the window in my bedroom.  His tutor loves hers and plans to wear it–she thinks her highschool kids will get a kick out of it.  I finished knitting the Fiesta Yarns scarf/shawl thing.  I just have to attach the tassels and run the ends.  I actually like it–a lot.  It is very simple, being all garter stitch, but the colors are lovely.  I am wearing it on Friday to the Gala.  Why do they have to call it a Gala?  I am wearing the same black skirt I wore to the Dinner Dance in March.  I think I paid $25 at the Talbots outlet.  And I am wearing a gold wrinkly shirt I got at Kohls.  Gold is not really my first color choice but it will match the shawly thing so well.  I also hate to spend money on clothes–especially clothes I won’t wear often.  The shoes…love the shoes.  I ordered them from Zappos on Saturday night.  They got here yesterday.  I love Zappos. 

Gracie_poncho My mom sent me this poncho to finish for Gracie.  It is knit with Sirdar Denim Chunky and is based on a few patterns, including a LYS, Barbara Walker and The Yarn Harlot.  I learned I was doing my YO’s wrong.  It’s nice to learn something new.  And I have decided to buy more of this yarn to knit a raglan for Owen.  I am giving up on the Mission Falls–for now.  I am not happy with any of the choices I have left myself with that yarn.  So…time to buy new yarn–and get it DONE!

The_window Last, here is a picture of one of our new windows.  We have to paint.  Sigh.  We are going to paint the room yellow.  We just have to find the right yellow.  Any suggestions?  I got a few chips from Benjamin Moore.  I am off to Owen’s school today.  I have a parent training with he and his teacher today.  He is flying through his nail clipping program.  The hair buzzer is next on board.  He’s still doing great.  He is a bit resistant to getting on the bus in the morning but he has a new attendent on the bus and she’s a bit odd.  Sigh.  Maybe she will quit soon. 

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12 Responses to “More than you wanted to know…”

  1. Susan Wallace Says:

    KT,the window looks good,if the molding had been done differently, I’d say stain it, I now see why you’d want to paint it
    Mom in sunny FL

  2. lillium Says:

    Buttercream – unfortunatley I can’t remember the company name. Yellow – but not too yellow. Light and cheerful – I have it in my kitchen and living room.

    I’m with you on the exercise – I just feel so much better and have more energy when I do it. Grieves me that I stopped and I too have gained back what I lost – UGH!

  3. ann Says:

    thanks for that Zappo link — had never heard of it before (you are an enabler!). Your new window looks wonderful!!

  4. Michelle Says:

    I just painted my kitchen a nice warm yellow called “Warm Welcome” it’s a Dutch Boy paint.

  5. Jeanne Says:

    Benjamin Moore makes a lovely yellow called
    York Harbor Yellow. I just painted my hallway
    using it and I love it.

  6. Linda Says:

    I love the fox – too cute!!! I am really partial to a pale creamy buttery yellow – easy to decorate around and not so bright that you get tired of it.

    HUGS – here is to diet and exercise and a healthy us!

  7. Mary Beth Says:

    The window looks so pretty – all fresh and new! The fox is such a cute gift idea.

  8. Laurie Says:

    I LOVE Zappos! I buy nearly all my shoes through them. Good work putting that up for all the blogworld to see.

    You are inspiring me to USE the gym membership I pay for every month. My clothes keep getting tighter, and this has got to stop.

    Hugs to you!

  9. Amy Says:

    I just joined a women’s gym with childcare. The best thing I’ve done for myself in a long, long time. I get an hour and a half to myself three – four times a week, I workout, I get a shower(!!!) and get my endorphins kicking again, which is what I need in this dark time of the year.

    I am so glad to hear you are doing ok, I am thinking about calling my HMO and seeing if I can get in for an early mamagram because I am adopted and have no family history to rely on. Thanks for motivating me.

  10. Joanne Says:

    1. Glad you’re ok!
    2. It was good to see you at Granny’s that weekend.
    3. You look great, so don’t be hard on yourself about your weight. Sometimes it’s hard to deal with that issue when there is too much other stress going on, I’m the living proof of that!
    4. I hate dressy clothes and those gala type events too. Except for the gala concert at my son’s school, which is always wonderful.

  11. Orli Says:

    Loved the Vegan Fox!
    Thanks for all those links. I really enjoyed looking at all those things. I wish I could walk around in such shoes…I think I would loose my balance, mind you for specail occasions I do sometime brave the heels.
    The Fiesta Yarns look really pretty.
    I think Julia from Mindofwinter has made that Poncho…it’s very nice…she’s linked up on my blog.
    I also want to start doing some form of physical excersize…I have Pilates DVD…which is quite good…I also try to walk.

  12. Rachael Says:

    I’m so glad you’re okay!
    🙂


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