For me it began when I carried my 44lb suitcase up the front staircase...OMGosh was that heavy, so heavy I never thought I'd make it to the top! After the struggle it hit me!! That's about the number of pounds that I'm over weight! What am I trying to do with myself, create a heart attack?! My grandfather died at the age of 42 of a heart attack & I watch my cholesterol levels annually but the weight that I've gained over the last 25 years...a heart attack waiting to happen carrying all that weight! No wonder my activity levels fall so much at the end of the day, I carry that suit case on my body!!
So what am I going to do about it? Well in 1992 I quit smoking after my 3 year old asked me 'Why do you want to die?' as I would inhale on my cigarette. After 22 years of smoking I awoke one morning & quit...I didn't want to die, as the innocence of that child spoke the truth.
So with that said I'm going through a bit of withdrawal as I dropped 'sugar' out of my diet. I know that I'm addicted to sugar, I love the taste & the good feeling it brings. On January 1st I started day one...then day two...day three, yes just one day at a time. I know I can do it but it will be hard. Some days harder than others but it can be done. No sugar as my life turns the corner, for the better.
How sweet is this photo!
Remember Mibsie's wallhanging?
Only two blocks needed!
Well, I wanted to do it & I did with my stash of homespun.
I also finished hand sewing my wee squirrel & once I had him together he needed something on him....
And the squirrels now join the trio of mice!
Home reno's begin in 2015
The reno's this year has begun with the upstairs laundry room.
That room was originally the upstairs apartment kitchen so it was only fitting to have it as a laundry room, with the water connection & 220 wattage for the dryer, from the stove that was once there.
Prior to the laundry room it was part of our eldest son's bedroom & the laundry room was in the basement at that time! After having the laundry upstairs after all the kids move out! If I knew then what I know now...it would've been there in the first place!!
So well your mudding & sanding....
Would you? Could you? Mud the back staircase, so it can be painted?
After, 1st coat has been painted.
This paint is excellent & goes on sale often. I've painted with many paints over the years & really endorse this brand.
We used it last year on the lounge & covered a very dark green with this same colour! In two coats it was such a pure light colour.
It's so much lighter & airy, with just one coat. I really like it, thank you Bill. XO
This is the first week into 2015 & it's been a product & positive one. I look forward to this year as it unfolds itself to me.
Thank you for stopping by & I hope you too have a year that's to your liking!
Thought for the week...
Would have, could have...just do it! One day at a time!