Monday, 21 February 2011

The ABC's of Me.

Wow three posts in one day.

I have seen this everywhere, so I thought I would participate as well.

The ABC's of me
A - Age: 35
B - Bed size: King Size
C - Chore you hate: ALL of them, but any type of housework
D - Dog's name: Lucy but that was years ago, it was short for lucifer as she was mental.
E - Essential start of the day item: Toothbrush & toothpaste, can't eat or drink a thing till i have cleaned my teeth.
F - Favorite colour: Any shade of purple.
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'5"
I - Instruments you play: None however i do sing in a ladies harmony group.
J - Job: F/T Mother
K - Kids: 5 boys, two who walk on earth and three who wait for me in heaven.
L - Living arrangements: In own home
M - Music you love: Take That, Michael Jackson and anything i can dance to.
N - Nicknames: Used to be called Cookie as a child, Lenny as a teen and now because of my married name and maybe because its true i get called Lippy.
O - Overnight hospital stay at hospital: Yes lots first one when i was a little baby and needed an operation at just a few days old. Last one was when i had my youngest son, i was in for almost a week.
P - Pet Peeve: Rude people, theres just no need.
Q - Quote from a movie: Two weeks!!!!!!
R - Right handed or left: right
S - Siblings: Sisters 2 , Brother 1 all older then me.
T - Time you wake up: When my 2 year old wakes.
U - Underwear: comfy pants
V - Vegetable you dislike: Parsnips Yuk!!
W - Workout Style: Loving Zumba as its not like a workout. I like to feel like i am hanging after a workout.
X - X-rays you've had: Not sure, not that i can remember.
Y - Yummy food you make: Hungarian Goulash.
Z - The best place to visit: I can see the twist...Elland Rd home of Leeds Utd.

A few crafty things

I have been making a few bits and bobs this past month and thankfully some of these have been orders so i have been paid for them. This means we are a little closer to getting the boys their headstone. I have even got the knitting needles out this past few weeks and although i have had to frog one item several times due to knitting while tired i have really enjoyed knitting again.

This is a little craft bag i made for a friend who likes cats.
This my first attempt at an angel cape for little ones who are born too soon and too small for clothes. I hope to make a few more before Easter.

This is a weighted blanket. A friend ordered it to aid the sleep of her son that has ADHD and although he's not too happy with it, it works and they are both getting some much needed sleep now. I was really pleased with this because i didn't have a pattern for this i just got to see a sample for about 10 minutes and took a few photos.

I made the this one for my niece on her 13th birthday.
This one I made for my friends daughters 10th birthday.

Finally my first attempt at making welsh cakes turned out rather well. The recipe made a few more then i was expecting though 96 in all although you can't see 96 as we all had a few as the were coming off the bake stone. Most of these were for my Father in Law's birthday.

Need motivation

I have fallen off the weight watcher wagon again so this week i had the weight gain i knew was on its way. I just can't seem to stick to it, i think maybe its been so long that i am just fed up of counting all the time. Their new system is great and if i could stick to it i know i'd be almost at my goal by now. To top it all i have found some workouts i really enjoy but my tendons at the back of my ankle doesn't agree. I have forked out on new trainers and inserts so hoping that helps. Oh how i envy people who say they can eat what they like and not have to exercise but are still a size 10 (8)or 12(10). I would kill to be a size 14(12) and stay there. I know in reality i can blame nothing but my own weak will power for this. I have lost 35lbs so far and i have 15 to 19 to go but itfeel like the other way round. I think as i write this i need to kick my self up the behind and remember what i have achieved. I could be on target but the summer if i work hard enough.

I want to share with you what exercises have finally got me wanting to get of the sofa. 1st is Zumba, i love it. Its fast, energetic and doesn't feel like a chore. I go to a class once a week and have dvd's at home to do when i can. I then discovered the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels. Its a 20 minute workout that works you hard. I haven't done it every day like you should as the rest of my life gets in the way too, but i already feel stronger and feel some changes in my body. Just need my ankle to play ball now.