Friday, August 10, 2012


I was browsing Facebook last night and came across a very clever idea that I want to share:

ABOVE: ingenious eh?  I would never have thought of it!!!  But it's what I will be doing from now on, that's for sure.

I was reading a blog last night, and pinched a photo to add to my Pinterest Boards... and WHOOPS!  Got stuck looking at other's boards/pins for a couple of hours!   It's SO ADDICTIVE!

This was the photo that took me fancy:

ABOVE:  see?  STUNNING wedding bouquet.  I love the vibrant colours.  

 ABOVE: Sienna yesterday, always on the move!
She looks so much like our Daughter Kelly did as a toddler!

 ABOVE:  Our wee man Bodhi, he's doing really well, even though he has a blasted head cold.  Poor wee mite.

ABOVE:  Miss Emily.  We haven't seen her in ages.  Photo taken off Facebook.  Yaaa for Facebook.

Today I am going to sew.  I do not have anything else on... which is nice.  Just me pottering around in me garage.  BLISS.

I shan't JINX it by saying I might get some exercise... but just quietly... I might!


It's a gorgeous day today... I've been out shopping, got a few sewing supplies I needed and some cotton thread... $60 spent just like that.  *sigh*

Been thinking about my attitude to dieting.  
I keep coming back to this:  I live my life for TODAY... and don't give much thought to me in 10/20 years time... and that is probably down to having lost both my brothers when they were only young men and my Dad in an accident too, so I feel you never know what can happen tomorrow, so live today like it's your last.
So... if I feel like an ice cream I will have it!

BUT... I am going to work hard to get healthier, MY WAY.  Cos I know when I am being 'good'... my God I can be very good!   
I've not lost 61 kilos in the past without learning a few lessons along the way!  *smiles*

ABOVE:  do ya like my new shopping bag?  I couldn't resist it, Rhino's are one of my favourite animals.  I'm also thrilled I bought a new blade for my rotary cutter, the old one was driving me nuts ... not doing a good job at all. 

I've had a quiet afternoon... just felt a bit jaded after lunch... so I watched some telly that had been taped.  
Dinner is going to be easy, I'm making small individual pies for everyone.  Beef and bacon.  Should be nice.

End of Day:  dinner was great... the family love me pies.
Watching 'The Voice' Australia, quite enjoying it. 
nite nite


  1. LOve the flowers - the colours are awesome. Yay sun is shinning - lets hope no rain today!
    Have a great day

  2. Sienna has the most beautiful smile and eyes its the eyes, little sparkler she is, Bodhi is handsome as I love baby photos, Emily is shooting up what an impy grin she has love the hairdo, too.

  3. Anonymous9:32 AM

    All of your grandchildren are gorgeous. Love the recipe holder idea. Have an awesome day/weekend.

  4. Anonymous12:32 PM

    What a great idea!! ...and so darn simple it's scary!! lol The flowers are pretty! Look like my bridesmaid bouquets - they called them Colonial Bouquets back in 1971!! lol...debbie

  5. Did you? Get some exercise that is. What a gorgeous day.

    In response to your comment ....My eye problem is a direct result of Bells Palsy. Not only is my face twisted because of the paralysis on the left side but my lower left eyelid hangs down and I can't blink or close my eye fully. It looks gross. In the long term, maybe two years it might get better. It's been nearly 6 months now and that means the facial nerve is seriously damaged.

    It's not doing much for my confidence but when stuff happens you just have to keep going. While it looks awful, and is a terrible nuisance my general health is not at risk so nothing to make a big fuss about.

    Hope you are out in the sun somewhere.


  6. Such cute grand-babies! I love that name Bodhi. Such an original name. I too get caught up on Pinterest. Such great things on there!

  7. I saw that idea with the recipe book and thought what a good one, except I use my ipad for recipes now lol... Have a lovely weekend :)

  8. Chris, you've done it before and you can do it again. It's not a race or a competition - lose the weight in your own time and in your own way! xx

  9. I forgot to say - all that matters at the end of the day is that you are happy. Do what ever you can to be happy xx

  10. Anonymous2:00 PM

    i agree with living for today - but you do have to think about the future. and anyway - you seem so unhappy every day becasue you aren't living in a healthy way (by your own admission).

    your kids and grandkids deserve a happy and healthy you.

  11. The recipe book idea is great. I usually use recipes from the internet and take a pic of it with my phone. Then I'm not paying for usage.

    Your grandchildren are all gorgeous and vibrant.

    I think living life for now can take health into consideration. Like, you want to feel good now and eating food that don't make you feel bad and exercising can do that. Also, hopefully, make you feel good in the long run.

    I'm not sure I believe that any way of eating can guarantee long term health though. Which is another reason that feeling good now is important. It will always be now!!

  12. Is Emily showing off her baby? hehe Cute!

  13. Hi! Popped by to get my picture fix. Baby bliss I tell ya!

  14. Anonymous9:53 PM

    Hey Hun - you and I are so similar. I know what you mean about living for now. The thing is at the end of the day we need to find something that makes us happier than food. I bet if you think back to when you lost the 61kgs your main focus was not food and your desire to lose weight became more important then eating yummy food. I lost 30kgs in 2007 and am right back to where I started. I have never been able to find that drive again to succeed but I will not give up! The day I stop trying I admit defeat and I am not ready to do that. There is the saying " we eat to live not live to eat" one day I will lead my life that way. My next venture starts Monday as I have joined the Shannan Ponton 8 week challenge. I need to say goodbye to my eating habits and find something more important. Don't give up Chris, find that fire that got you there and go for it!! Bec

  15. They have a giant Hippo here on the street here in Sirmione!! It's not a rhino but still looks cool. Actually, there might be a rhino - I'll look when I go out. I think we all have to live for today, we don't know if there is a tomorrow. My thoughts are that you live for today while also trying to make sure you are around for the grandkids weddings and their kids weddings :)

  16. So many grand kids, hope you get to cuddle each and everyone soon.


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