Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday Tidbits

While the days have been for the most part nice and sunny, temperatures most days have started off below freezing and haven't really risen much. I am glad however that this corner of the Canadian prairies is not getting the snow and storms that our neighbours directly south of us are getting.

I managed to get the third quilt top completed and pulled out the strips to start the next one. I have a different idea for this one, but I am not sure that it would work out. Guess all I can do is give it a try. The idea I have could make it much quicker to set up and complete. Now I just hope that next month I can complete the sandwich, and the quilting on all of them (going to be very simple quilting).

All this means is that I only have one drawer left to clean out. Those 4" square fabric pieces. I just don't know if I could face making another two or three quilt tops this month in order to use them up. So I may just make some fabric out of them and construct a few shopping bags. I am going to wait on that project for a week or so. Perhaps even after Easter.

Shopping today was a breeze. This was the first week of not heading across town to pick items up at Walmart. Instead I made sure to pick up enough pet food, over the counter medications and various other items to last two weeks. So far this seems to have worked out okay. It does take some planning to make sure I have everything on my list. If this works, I will be driving a bit less saving gas, wear/tear on the vehicle, and time every second week. I think I will try this for a few months and then try a monthly shop, though that could be pushing it a little bit.

It was weigh in today and at first I thought I had only lost 1/2 lb, but in checking my numbers I actually lost 1.1 pounds. I don't know if it will be possible to meet my goal before the family reunion, but I am going to try my best. Right now this means I have lost close to 18.5 lbs. Not much more to go to reach 20 lbs and my goal is 25 lbs by the end of June. I will set the next goal after that probably another 10 or so and I will be almost at my pre third child weight. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

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