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Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm still here!

Hi Jennifer!
I'm still here!
We're really really busy but I'm still crafting, sewing, now I'm knitting(!) and I'm in the middle of a powder room remodel.
I've been doing a lot of this:

And on Tuesday and Thursday I do this:

I'm doing a ton of exercising but I'm not losing any actual pounds which is incredibly frustrating.  I do feel much better physically so I'm going to stick with it.  Hopefully the scale will catch up.  I know I need to cut my carbs. I mean, I ate two cookies for breakfast this morning!

I am still menu planning but I'm doing it hastily as an afterthought and often during church or somewhere else where I'm just distracted.  I'm starting to become obsessed with the idea of having one protein - like say a chicken - and finding a way to stretch it over 4-5 dinners by using the whole bird - making stock from the bones and having soup one night, etc.  Unfortunately I can't see where I can make one whole chicken last 4 dinners.  Not with the way our family eats.  Want to know how bad it is around here?  I made hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls for dinner last night.  Drew wouldn't even touch it.  He ate a bowl of leftover rice for dinner instead. At 11.  After we spent more than an hour washing adhesive off our our powder room walls.

I promise to post pictures of some of my projects.  There have been a TON and I am so so very behind on others I started and others that are on my to-do list.  Not to mention my Pinterest addiction is feeding me with all sorts of fun new ideas for things to try.  Terrible cycle man, terrible cycle.


  1. I love that you are busy with fantastic goals and projects and not hiding out from the world. I'm impressed with your exercise discipline. Screw the scale - your heart and your brain are thanking you daily.
    I get that way about stretching a protein, too, but my kids don't eat much meat, so three chicken breasts make at least 2 dinners. And they would have been gaga for your dinner that Drew wouldn't eat. A whole chicken is surprisingly smaller than one might think. I am dying laughing/shuddering over your bloody powder room, btw. I keep thinking up spooky reasons for it, mostly supernatural. Can't wait for pix. Stay warm! Love you!

  2. PS - I feel famous having a post just for me :)

  3. Jen - the bloody room was NUTS!!!!! SOO creepy! I mean, I know that whoever put up that wallpaper just cut their finger but still, it's SO weird.