I promise I'll stop doing this soon, but look:
June 2, 2007
June 2, 2008
What a difference a year makes! And check out all those teeth!
The kiddos have been using those chompers a lot recently. They're finally getting a bit more adventurous about food, although Aden will make the "banana face" after trying something new more often than not. The funny thing is that even though he's making the face, he won't spit the food out! He'll just hold it in his mouth until it totally dissolves or he swallows it. Weird hunh?
Speaking of food...
Hunter likes play food almost as much as she likes real food!
Pattern: Cupcake from Blah Blah Blahhg
Yes, that was a rarely sighted knitting appearance on the blog. Trust me, there will be more and frequently. Currently I've actively (meaning I'm working on them pretty steadily) got the following on the needles: White Toddler Sweater, Milan Jackets and a new Grand Plan Capelet for moi. (All previous are links to my project pages on Ravelry.)
What happened to all the lace, etc.? Those projects are still around but the babies are growing fast and I want to finish their items before they outgrow them. After all, I'd like for them to get a few good wearings out of the stuff I make. That and the lace takes a bit more concentration and I tend to work on it slower. So, I've put those projects on hold until after I'm done with all the kid knits. In the meantime, I cast on for the Grand Plan Capelet this weekend because I wanted something to work on at night that would keep me from mindlessly snacking.
You see, work has gotten really busy and a bit stressful and all I want to do is eat eat eat when I get home. That is after I've worked until 8 or 9 and had dinner from the vending machine. Hell, I've had diet coke and Doritos for lunch far too often as of late and my waistline and skin are not forgiving me for abusing them so. Also, I've got a quirky weird health problem going on that could be anything from a pinched nerve to an overreaction to all the stress in my life to the first signs of an autoimmune disorder. So on top of working like a dog, I've been running around to various doctors trying to make sure that I'm not going to keel over any time soon. So far, all I've gotten is a vague, "You're as healthy as a horse -- despite your slightly out of whack thyroid, your vitamin B12 deficiency and that bizarre pins and needle tingling that is migrating through your body," and an admonition to exercise daily, eat better and take massive doses of B12.
Meanwhile the fact remains that I've been having a really hard time losing weight. (Gee, I wonder why?) I am at the very least 25 pounds heavier than I should be and fairly miserable about it. I've been yo-yoing for months, steadily getting heavier from month to month. Lose 5, gain 7. You get the picture. Now that I have no real diagnosis, I'm even more frustrated.
But I've made the decision to go back on Weight Watchers and to forcibly take control of at least this part of my life. To REALLY WORK on myself. Even if it doesn't affect my other health issues, eating healthier and losing some weight will help me get over being depressed about my body.
That and I'll have to knit less to make something to fit me!