Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I found out this week that I am prediabetic - not something I was expecting, but it does explain a few things. So it's time to cutback on the carbs and sugars. Prediabetes is a reversable situation, one I plan on reversing as soon as possible. I had commented on Twitter about walking a mile this evening, half of it uphill, and a friend had replied with #whateverittakes - so it will become my new motto as I lose this weight (I am more than 70 pounds overweight).

I'm working on a knitting project called Twin Lakes Blankie from Lion Brand yarns. I've had the yarn purchased from last year but had never started it. The person I was going to make it for was pregnant at the time, but her baby will be a year old here in a couple of months - but she is pregnant again and this one may be in time to get the blanket. Below are a couple of beginning photos I took for my Ravelry account. I like that I can keep track with pictures and percentages - helps me to complete projects.

I was also outside a a bit and took this picture with my phone. It is a couple of weeks old but it is such a beautiful picture I just have to share.

I am also participating in Camp NaNoWriMo - a summer version of NaNoWriMo - June and August are camp dates so come and join the fun.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A home in the country at last

I have to tell someone so I may as well tell you. I think my dream of owning my own home just took a step closer today. I've asked for some property from my parents so I can clear the land and start building a house. There is already electric, water, septic system and natural gas here where my maternal grandmother used to live before she died in 2008. Thieves have stolen anything of value already and I think more are still coming onto the property, so I've asked for it and hope to have it in my name by October at the latest. I can't wait to get started. More later.