Friday, 23 March 2012
|Deacon playing with the Duplo|
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
I awoke to a dreary wet morning today, while it's great to see the rain I know that winter is just around the corner. I'm not a winter person, I love to see some sunshine in the morning, it was clear and sunny this afternoon but, that's not the same as waking up to a bright morning. I was going to sew today but my daughter Jacinta and her partner worked night-shift last night, so while I was creeping around the house trying not to make much noise I thought it would be a better idea to go out. I rang my daughter Taneesha, who was home from work, we decided to do some scavenging through the op shops. Taneesha picked up several bargains, the best being two small casserole dishes with lids, still in their boxes. While searching through some things she called me over to see what she had found, a punch bowl with the cups and ladle. I had to laugh because it looked just like the one I had given away before moving into this house over three years ago. I had'nt used my punch bowl for so long that I thought I would'nt need it. Now, why is it when you have a clean out and get rid of the things you no longer use someone wants them. The girls have been making punch ( alcoholic or just fruit) at the various family functions we have had recently, and have resorted to using a salad bowl and drinking glasses. I was talked into buying this today, I don't know where I'll be putting it. I just hope they continue to make a punch and use the punch bowl.
Monday, 19 March 2012
|lots of stars|
I called into the local fabric shop today and found the perfect colour for the fairy quilt, they also had the fabric I used in the blocks, handy to know if I need more, now to cut out the applique pieces, the task I did'nt like too much. Taping the pattern and freezer paper to the window and standing for ages to trace was definately hard work. Not now though, because, I received a lightbox as another of my birthday gifts, this will make tracing so much easier. Thankyou to my sisters. Last October I started handpiecing star blocks for a quilt for my grandson Connor ( who asked for sparkling stars) I knew I would need something portable to stitch while I was staying in Sydney during the birth of my youngest grandson Noah. These were put aside before christmas, so today I took them out and found I have enough blocks to sew the top, which I hope I will get time to do tomorrow after craft group.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Last year I was diagnosed with Addisons decease, which is an autoimmune decease of my adrenal glands. I was very sick and underweight for a long time before this was discovered. It was after a few day in the Intensive Care unit of the hospital, before I was told what had been making me so lethargic and unable to eat for so long. Now I take a couple of different cortisone tablets every day to compensate for what my body does'nt produce. One of the gifts I received for my birthday recently was a Breville juicer. I had been watching a documentary called "fat, sick and nearly dead" where Joe Cross who also has an autoimmune decease,(not Addisons) decided to give a juice diet a try. He decided to exclude all food except juice and found that he lost a lot of weight and no longer needed his medication. This documentary now has a worldwide following. I might add this was done with medical supervision. I had a checkup with my doctor last Thursday where I discussed this with him, we came to the conclusion that I would need to add some protein and maybe some lowfat dairy. I have decided to replace two of my daily meals with a juice, one being a vegetable and the other a fruit. What harm could it do, after all I will be eating more fruit and vegetables than I have for a long time. My morning juice consists an all green juice with an apple, a small piece of fresh ginger and half of a lemon. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I liked it. My lunch is a fruit juice or a low dairy smoothie of whatever combination I fancy. I am on day five and finding this a lot easier than I thought I would. My night meal is lean meat, chicken or fish with vegetables or salad. I know I won't be able to forfeit my medication like Joe, but if it makes me feel better I will be happy. Will let you know how long I last.
|A carrot vegetable juice|
Friday, 16 March 2012
|folded with the embroidery hoop|
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
|Blowing the candles with a little help|