Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


What is it with dogs and rolling in decaying animals? I'll never get that.... Truly disgusting.

If I didn't know better, I'd say you'd seen a recent episode of Oprah with a segment about this movement:

Not a bad idea, actually. After watching that, I started to realize how much I complain about things, unnecessarily. Human nature, I suppose, but not good behavior.

By Blogger Mary, at 6:41 PM  

I don’t want to end up like my mother, whose weight has limited so many of her options as her body ages. the last months of my mother's life, she told me the one thing she regretted was "letting all that weight come on after menopause". Hmmm. Although I take after my father rather than my mom, I understand, for I am fighting 15 lb. that I don't want. Even counting points (a la WW) is not helping....and I exercise! I truly do!


Easter blessings,

and Hugs,

By Anonymous Margaret, at 11:36 PM  

My goal, inspired by C's participation in the walk-a-go-go is to do that mile+ a day and work towards getting up to ten-thousand steps a day (which is about 5 miles, but is all inclusive, ie. trips to the kitchen count) It's going to take me a looooong time to get there, but it's a specific goal with nothing but good payoffs.

Love you!

By Blogger Amie, at 8:27 PM  

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Thursday, April 05, 2007  

Thank you dear hearts. I’m really fine. It was just a mean bruise - and it’s almost healed now. Just a pinch now and then if I squeeze too tightly.

I would have written about how much I am enjoying all these dogs except that Priss brought some particularly virulent carrion up into the yard last night and all of them rolled in it - even the tiny one. Right now the slip cover for the sofa is in the wash. They are all banished to the outdoors today and tomorrow too. BD will have to get to work with the shovel.

Country Dogs.

No knitting news - I’ve been giving my hand a rest. I did get in a fabulous workout with the Jazzercize teacher yesterday - and ache in places that surprise me. She incorporated weight bearing workout in a new way, for a dance class. After one particularly vigorous set we stopped and did plies against rubber bands. Later we did arm curls and pec stretches with different bands. This gal is absolutely amazing. She’s winding up her last session of chemo on Friday - and hasn’t missed a class with us all winter! Amazing. And inspirational. When I don’t feel like going to class ‘cause I’m tired ... I think of her, driving an hour to get here and then teaching class after working all day and going to chemo on Friday. Besides, she’s beautiful, funny and just a glow of pulsing energy all the time.

I’ve also gotten serious with WW again. I’d let several - ‘fess up - many old pounds back onto my body the past year or so. I haven’t hit my personal Dread Number, but I’m only ounces away from it. So I rededicated myself at the Tuesday meeting to what I know is an easy and workable and even fun way of eating. I don’t want to end up like my mother, whose weight has limited so many of her options as her body ages.

But beyond that I am absolutely NOT going to grouse about my bad parents again. Even if I do it in a sort of Stand Up Comic Skit version. I’m afraid I’m just attracting More Bad Parents into my life by doing so. They will continue to be Bad Parents, but I am not going to talk about it or think about it. I will answer them only when they have good things to say and I will change the subject every time they begin to grouse - which ought to make for some very disconnected conversations. :D

And when my beloved friends ask how they are doing I shall say "They are doing as well as they choose to do."

And with that, I say no more about BP’s.

Instead I will say that the world around here is the prettiest blue and green you ever saw. Everyone has put out some sort of fluttery growth except the sycamore trees, but they are always the last to do so. And just last night I got the idea for an absolutely fun knitting project I want to take up soon. I’m not much of a stable fiber knitter. Mostly I like wool and mostly I like the bounce in wool. But it’s going to be too hot for that for a long time. But several yarn temptation catalogs have arrived with beautiful yarns of silk and cotton and silk/cotton and linen and linen/cotton and linen/silk and bamboo and silk/bamboo and lawsee who knows what else, but my goodness it sure looks good. I think I want to make myself a little warm weather top after all! Who’d have thought?

So, my loves, good knitting to you all. And remember. No Complaints!

posted by Bess | 7:48 AM