I hope everyone has had a good and safe New Years celebration, and that you’re not all dragging your feet this week!
This has been an up and down week, juggling some priorities around. I had a really great day this week, the kind of day that makes you really, really happy to be where you are. I celebrated that night with dinner at the casino, and while the casino resulted in a good type of gain ($$), the dinner was heavy on the calories.
The good news is, I lost a pound of weight this week. And I did my first race of the year– a 1 mile fun run which John and I walked in 17 minutes and 45 seconds. I’m grateful that I started with Curves and Weight Watchers 2 weeks before New Years– it means I don’t have as much to learn at the same time as everyone else. It also means I have a little bit of momentum carrying me forward into 2010.
I’ve also signed up for my second race of the year– a 5K on March 13th.
Alladin was under the weather last week, so John took him to the vet. He wasn’t eating for a few days, and so we put him on an appetite stimulant which kind of kick-started his appetite again. This has happened at least once since he was ill, and we have a stash of these pills here to give him that little boost when he needs to remember that food is good to eat. He lost 1/2 lb. between Christmas and this past Wednesday– waaaay too much in that short period of time, even for a cat his size. We were lucky, though, and caught it early before it became serious.
I finished a pair of socks today, the gray ones I’ve been working on so I can wear them to work:
They’re pretty and will do very nicely on non-casual days (on casual days, I can wear my crazy-colored handknit socks).
I also finally got out with my camera to take some pictures, including this cute crocheted beret I just kind of made up while flying across the Atlantic:
And now, to make you smile, here is Barbie in a hand-knitted sweater: