Monday, January 05, 2009

The focal point isn't where I wanted it on this cabbage but I'm posting it anyway because it's pretty!

Pretty much all the Christmas chocolate and assorted nibbles are eaten(temptation gone!) so I can start my annual attempts to lose some weight! I don't actually seem to gain much weight these days but neither can I lose it either. I'm planning on doing a lot more walking too. I would just like to lose around 20 lbs if possible. We'll see...

I've been scurrying around the house like a maniac on a mass tidy-up operation (wish I'd thought to put on my pedometer as I'm sure I've walked MILES!). When the family have been around continually for two weeks plus we've had a major holiday NOTHING seems to be where it should be. I haven't done any cleaning tho' as I have to get things in order first. Oh, and do some ironing...

I've got my knitting needles out again and have decided to knit some tea cosies as therapy. I find it hard to just sit and watch TV and instead tend to fiddle around on the laptop which isn't very sociable and also tends to be not good for me just prior to bed.I'm a really bad knitter so I need something fairly easy.

Big thrill today as my new A5 filofax for work arrived today. I just adore new diaries, notebooks etc - is that sad?? My deputy at work is the same - we get all excited over filling in our new diaries at the start of the year. We're all a bit like that in our house - we get very enthused over a trip to somewhere like Staples. all that paper - the evnvelopes - the pens and markers - the notebooks....calm down Julie.

Akelamalu gave me this lovely award

This is the Van Gogh's Ear Award as created by Roger of Idaho Photo This is what he wrote about the Van Gogh's Ear Award:

"Every year I like to make up a award and hand it out to people that make a difference in the blogsphere. I like to make it a award for all to enjoy and pass out if one so wants to, I just ask if your going to give it out to link back to me as the creator of the Van Gogh's Ear Award."

Thank you very much!


Akelamalu said...

LOL we went beserk over the weekend eating up all the nibbles etc so I could start my diet!

Good luck with yours!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh dear! me too, will have to get rid of the wine gums and jellybabies.
Happy New Year!

artisbliss said...

I love the cabbage photo.

I've given up on dieting. For today.

Dianne said...

it is a very pretty picture :)

congrats on the award!

photowannabe said...

Wishing you lots of luck in the weight department. It seems that the pounds I finally got off have crept back on again. I am so upset with myself. Too many goodies around from the holidays. Its time to shape up and behave.

picperfic said...

I made my visitors take all the treats back with them when they left, however i made another Stollen yesterday, well, I had the ingredients! Emailed you some tea cosy pattern links!

cheshire wife said...

Congratulations on the award! I do like the photo of the cabbage. It almost looks like a flower.