Friday, January 25, 2008

Feeling Down

I can't seem to get out of this funk/depression. I don't know what it is. I don't want to go anywhere and I don't want to talk to anyone. I am thinking of making an appointment to go see my doctor. A few weeks ago I stayed in bed for about a week. I got up to get my daughter off to school but I went right back to bed. I put on my happy face when I have to but other than that I just can't seem to pull it together.

I have been cooking and baking a lot. I seem to get enjoyment out of that but in the process I am eating way to much. I was losing weight for awhile but totally gave up and have been on the road to destruction.

It has been very cold here. It is in the single digits and with the wind chill some days -35 degrees. You can't even go outside and do anything.

Well, enough of my complaining. Hopefully my next entry won't be so negative. Thanks for letting me vent.


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Beautiful Day

children20.gif image by dutchtreatIt has been a beautiful day today. I can't believe the other day it was 14 below and today it is 59 degrees. It is making me think of spring. I had a few windows and doors open today. I know it will be short lived.  hobbieblink74.gif image by dutchtreat I keep thinking about my garden. Counting down the days. LOL 705.gif image by dutchtreat

This week I was having a hard time staying on plan but I did lose 4 lbs. I am not making anymore cookies. A few hours ago someone came to the door and my hubby answer it, it was the girl scout that my hubby ordered cookies from. I couldn't believe it. He ordered 3 boxes. I am staying upstairs and not going near them.

The other day I was cleaning out my pantry and I had some barley and lentils so I went on line and found this wonderful soup. It tastes so good. I still have tons left because no one else in the house will eat it. I may freeze some since I just got through making chicken breasts in the crockpot with my spicy tomato OBST-03.gif image by dutchtreatsauce with vegetables. I put it over brown rice. That is what I had for dinner.

My daughter daughters_mr.gif image by dutchtreatand I did the 1 mile walk away the lbs tape.walkgalani.gif image by dutchtreat I thought I was going to die halfway through. We probably could have gone outside and walked since it was so beautiful but we decide to do the tape instead. I pulled my pro form machine from out of the walk in closet. I am going to start slow on that machine because it is hard. 81-945371089.gif image by dutchtreat

My daughter goes back to school tomorrow. It is going to be a very busy week. Her volleyball games start tomorrow. On Tuesday we are both suppose to volunteer for market day at her school but she has a game so it will probably be me and hubby doing that since we have to miss her game. Market day is mandatory this year. She is graduating 8th grade in May so we have to put in volunteer hours.

Well, I think I am going to go start my new book that hubby bought for me.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Thanks Missie for this tag. Missie's Magical CreationsI want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. My night was uneventful. I just watched tv because hubby had to work at 6am and he was sound asleep. My daughter had a sleepover and I called her at midnight and she was outside yelling and making snow angels.

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I woke up this morning and it was -14 below with the wind chill. smileyWind.gif image by dutchtreat

We have another night of  cold weather and then they are talking about it getting into the 50's on Saturday. This is some crazy Illinois weather but I am used to it by now. I have only left my house a few times and that was to let my neighbors 2 dogs out and to play with the 7 cats. They are vacationing in Florida. I wish.

My daughter was at the library over the summer with her friend and someone stole my digital camera out of her friends purse. They found the purse in the boys bathroom. We decided to buy her a digital camera for Christmas. I just downloaded some Christmas decorations of the outside of our house. They are a little blurry but I am going to try to put them in the journal. Copy_of_house.gif image by dutchtreat

I am back to trying to get healthy this year. I didn't make any resolutions because every year I seem to break them. I have noticed a lot of journals this one especially Body of Evidence (I hope you don't mind Erica that I gave you a shout out)mentioning getting healthy and I know they will help me with my struggle. anim0065.gif image by dutchtreatI just have to get myself motivated to move. I know that is a big part of it.   runner8.gif image by dutchtreat 

Here is one of the pictures.

Well, I am going to read some email and pick up my daughter from her girlfriends house in a few minutes.