Friday, February 27, 2009

The Big 5-0!

No, not The Big Birthday. Not yet. I'm celebrating reaching my long-sought, hard-fought goal of losing 50 pounds. I finally made it! This is me before. How embarrassing!
And here I am now, halfway to my 100 pound goal. I always feel better when I get the weight down but this time I'm actually feeling younger, not just better. That's a pretty good motivation to hang in there, even though it's re-al-ly slowww going since I am not dieting but trying to make permanent lifestyle changes.

I'm off to PA in the morning for a few days of househunting and to visit with the hubs. Hopefully I'll stick to my resolve and not gain any weight like I did last time.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter's Plumage


Okay, the sun has been up and shining brightly for several hours and it's STILL too danged cold to bear. When I walked out to the mailbox (okay, waddled is more like it, due to all the crap I had to layer on to keep from freezing) something sparkly caught my eye. As it always does. Ahem...I digress.
Waded through the snow to investigate and found the most intriguing formations created by frozen snowmelt, which drips off the TOP of the ice dams on the roof when the sun gets bright enough. Some of the drops accumulated on the end of a little branch; the rest collected on the top of a yew shrub below in a really unusual way.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the winner is...

...Mimi, of the blog Screaming Mimi. I'll mail off your box as soon as I receive your address. Hope you'll enjoy it!