Thursday, March 30, 2006

Stolen from Belinda:

You Are 64% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.

Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.

But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.

You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wednesday Weigh-In

Coming back to Wednesday Weigh-Ins!!!

Start weight: 170
Last week: 166,5
Current weight: 164,5

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Home of the Sick

Me: nasty kidney infection last week + a cold this week, but went back to work yesterday
DBF: strep throat this week
DD: sporadic coughing + running nose - pretty much the norm this winter

I really can't wait to go back home today, my head is exploding and I feel so tired. I'm so ready for this nasty weather to be over. It's supposed to be spring here!!!

On the positive side last week was great stitching-wise :) Lots of time in bed to do nothing but read and stitch. I also managed to completely clean and unpack the kitchen on Friday because I felt a bit better and now at least I can cook normally. I'm going to bake blueberry muffins today :) A new stove is a very cool thing, I'm really enjoying it :)

I am slowly trying to switch our diet to healthy wholemeal way of cooking, but I'm still not well enough for big planning/shopping. Hopefully next week and this week I just try to include as much raw vegetables as possible.

Friday, March 10, 2006

I carried you

The Lent has brought me to devote more thoughts to the Lord, even with the move and everything. I know everyone knows and has stitched Footprints, but it's the first time I have actually understood the poem. Before it was just "kinda nice" relationship.

I also know that it's going to be my next religious stitching project, I just need to decide which version :) At the moment it's a close tie between TW and Dimensions versions - I am slightly leaning towards Dimensions... I still have some time to decide, I'm going to ask DBF to get it for me as a birthday pressie :)

BTW this poem explains so well why the really tough times were easier to survice than much of the so-so times...

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


We have moved to the new appartment! Yay! Unfortunately many things are taking longer than planned so we're still living out of boxes, but there's some progress. I guess as long as we are getting things done, it's OK and we'll have next weekend to finish some areas. I'll be catching up with everyone soon :)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Lent

After everybody has blogged about the Lent, I'm finally coming to doing it as well. After much thinking, I've decided to give up sweets and junk food. Now, it's going to be really hard with our kitchen not finished yet, but I hope with some imagination, I'll manage to prepare some real meals. And I hope that the last parts of our kitchen are going to arrive soon and I'll be able to enjoy it :)

I must say that giving up sweets is really hard for me. We have some stress at work and usually I'd already be grabbing a bag of sweets or at least getting some apple/pear tarte from the French bakery downstairs. Instead I sit and eat my apples and carrots and try to convince myself it's good for me, LOL. Now, I know it's good for me, because I've been eating much too much sweets recently. So I just hope I can hold on. I see the Lent as a transition period anyway. An incentive to do it and I do not intend to come back to eating sweets after it's over anyway.

I also know I have to work on my negative feelings towards certain people, because they are not going to change anything. They are harming me and my family more than the person they are directed to. We (as a family) just need to work on setting boundaries, because the lack of those is causing 90% of the problems.