Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Its a beautiful sunny day here but very windy and chilly. I had to wear a jacket when I went to lunch with Gary. Tommorrow I am going to Albuqueque to have a birthday lunch with Kevin. Steve and I will meet him somewhere up there.. I will find out where tonight. I am also going to get some Diabetic shoes. I had to get a prescription and they will be made for my feet. I wish they had them when Dad was alive, he could have really enjoyed them. I was weighed at the Dr. yesterday. I didnt lose but I didnt gain and that is a victory for me at this point. I sure enjoy reading everyone's blogs. Thanks for being out there. I still havent met any lady friends here.
I just finished another crocheted shawl. I have a pattern that isn't a "V" back and it makes the shawl a warm lap cover. I am going to bring some to Mi. when I visit, if anyone wants one.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day of Rest

I am very tired today. Yesterday I went shopping in Albuquerque. Not only is it a long tiring drive on the freeway(78 miles one way), the traffic is horrid. I dont think they have drivers training here. I wanted to get some shoes and other things. By the time I fight the traffic to get everywhere in the city, I dont get to many stores. I stopped and picked up Steve from his apartment to go for lunch. He lives just off the freeway in an apartment there. Its not a real bad place. It is so dangerous in the city I worry about him and Kevin and his family alot. I cant believe how small the stores are for the city. I went to Lane Bryant in the Cottonwood Mall and the store had very few selections. Even larger grocery stores here dont carry a lot of variety in name brands, etc. I went to Popeye's Chicken to bring home some chicken, redbeans and rice, and a bisquit for Gary as he requested and I RESISTED the Louisanna Mud Pie they were offering me. I would have said yes, but STEVE looked me in the eye and said, "Tell them NO". I thanked him later. I would have cheated. I have to eat healthy, not calling it a diet. My mind dont like that word. But if I say, " JUST FOR TODAY, I AM NOT GOING TO EAT ANYTHING I SHOULDN'T", I can cope with it. I do want to live longer too. I want to try the Wii thing... oh, go to Lane Bryant for the free magazine they are giving away..its so cool, plus it has some very good coupons for their store, Catherines, etc. That is where I read about the Wii game thing for weight loss, exercise. You create a image to work with you and it helps figure BMI, etc.. do you have that Donna? I want it. Plus I want a new SLR digital camera too, like Tawnya's picture. I still can't answer anyone but Tammy's blog. I guess Linux wont work with the blog thing you guys picked out. I can comment on Tammy's cause she is using Gmail comment system. Near as I can figure out from the "help" section. The blog answering system you guys use is only window compatible, but Linux isnt window compatible, at least not this version of it. Steve is going to help me set up my own computer, in my craft/office soon, I hope. I am praying for us all. You are such an inspiration to me, all of you. Thanks.
PS... I didnt get the shoes.. but I am getting a prescription for some custom made dietbetic shoes. Wish they has such a thing when Dad was alive.

Fighting For My Life~ In My Weight Loss Battle~: Sat

Fighting For My Life~ In My Weight Loss Battle~: Sat

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I got so insired when I read this

"Zero hour" is that crucial moment when there is no turning back, and it confronts you to the very core of your self-respect. You have become so sick of your habits and your pattern of living that you realize you can no longer live your life in that way. It's what alcoholics call "hitting rock bottom," or what others call "reaching the end of my rope." It's when you make your mind up that it's not too late, that you deserve more, and that you will deny yourself no longer. It's when you wipe the slate clean and are ready to start over. It's when you decide to reclaim your health and your life. This means that being overweight has taken on a special standing and urgency, lifting high above your other concerns in life. You have boldly said to yourself: "That's enough. I don't care how much it hurts to change. I don't care what I have to give up. I won't take this another second, another minute, another day of my life. I am ready." You know that your dignity and indeed your very being can take only so much, and when you reach this point, you are ready to start living strategically. You want more so you are ready to do more, and are already taking action to get it. Your old way of living is thrown off like a dirty shirt. Change will happen because you make it happen. It will happen because you know what you want and will move toward it in a committed, focused manner.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Adventures

Finally took the leap to create a "blog". I don't have time right now to do much with it, but I get tired of not being able to comment on others blogs. They said I needed to create a blog to comment on others blogs? I don't for Tammy's blog at www.staleyphotography.com I think this is the same blog place. Anyway, I am now official..lol. I have to run out and get some clothes off the line before the sun sets all the way. It gets colder once the sun goes down here. It was another beautiful sunny day here. I do love it and watching the wild cats snozing peacefully under the rose bushes here. I feed about 5 strays. They chased my birds away and climb up on the birdbath for drinks of water. But I couldnt see letting them starve. The real "cat lady" is now in a medical home and the cats all came here for help. What could I do!! Some of them were starving to death. So now I am the ... gulp..."cat lady". Even my hair is sorta like that cat lady on the Simpsons show. wow...