As most of you know, the past couple of years have been rough on me. First, my Dad with his cancer and subsequent death. Second, my Mom with pulmonary fibrosis and her death. Then Celeste with her death. With all this going on, it's no surprise that my health deteriorated as well. Last year when I went for my wellness check up, my lab results weren't where my doctor would've liked to see them. Especially with the history of heart disease and diabetes that runs rampant through my family.
A few months ago, I got a Fitbit to track my steps. I also started logging my food and water intake as well. So far, I've lost 11 lbs. and my lab numbers are back into the healthy range! I practically did a Happy Dance off the examining table when the doctor told me this.
I've slacked off since starting the new job... only walked 10K steps three days in a week and a half. Still getting used to my new schedule, I think. I'd like to lose another 18 lbs. Fitbit says I should be able to do it by Christmas.
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Heather at Stitching Lotus is hosting a coloring giveaway. Click on over and check it out if you're interested in coloring!
The fun thing about Palko's Monthly SAL is the stitcher can choose the colors for the design. I had a "vision" for what I wanted to July to look like. I wanted a red/white/blue variegated for the swirls with blue and red for the remainder of the design. Albeit late, I finally had time to stitch up July.
Stitched on 28ct linen with
Weeks Dye Works Independence,
DMC 326 and 930.
Being on a roll, I finished August too!
Fabric: 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen
Fibers: Carries Creations - Alex's Inspiration and DMC 550
(My July and August finishes are linked up to Stitchery Link Party.)
The Halloween mailart is winging its way to the recipient. Hopefully by next week, I'll be able to reveal it in all its glory. :) Meanwhile, here's another snippet to continue the intrigue...
I have to say that I really do like the small town postmaster much better than the postal clerks in my own city. The postmaster is friendly and patient with my mailart process -- gluing the stamps on, photographing it, etc. And, the post office is not busy herding people through like cattle.
Until next time...