Although we had a lovely Christmas, I had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. Every year it seems to come earlier and earlier, and by Christmas I feel like if I hear one more rendition of Dominick the Donkey I’m gonna wrap my stocking around my neck and call it a day.
Things have been relatively quiet in blog land. I think this is a weird time of year. We’re overloaded with pretty pictures about holiday tables and decorations, but we’re not quite ready to wrap our brains around hard core projects. It’s hard to decide what to write about, so I thought I’d fill you in on what’s been going on lately.
Let me tell you what Fisherman got me for Christmas. Have you heard about FitBit? Some of you know I’m trying to lose a bit of weight (maybe 10-15 lbs). The fitbit is a wrist band that you sync to your computer and it logs in your activity. The goal is to take 10,000 steps a day. I’m up to something like 6. Yup, I’m rockin’ it.
Check it out here
I also got a GoPro camera. Have you heard of it? We saw it on Dateline a few weeks ago. Turns out the creator is super young and now super rich as a result of this cool product. It’s a camera/video camera that you can take along when you’re doing all sorts of activities such as skiing, biking, snow boarding, surfing, etc. I’m going to use it when I go bungee jumping next week.
Just kidding. More than likely I’ll use it to show you how to fold a napkin. That’s about as adventurous as I get.
Check it out here
I’m tech challenged, so I spent the better part of this weekend trying to figure it out. It’s going to be a loooooong learning curve, I can tell you that. In fact, I’m going to try to make it over to Best Buy today so they can help me with a thing or two. I’m on a first name basis over there, and I’m sure it’s just my imagination, but they all seem to have an eye condition. Their eyes seem to continually role. Not sure what that’s about.
Edited to add: I made it to Best Buy and boy, what a waste of time that was! The guy in the camera department couldn’t even get the ‘back door’ off. Let me ‘splain. The camera is housed in a plastic case that is waterproof. You can buy different back pieces if you want, which Fisherman did. We were having a hard time getting another ‘back door’ on yesterday. It looked like it didn’t fit. Well, it turns out they sold him the wrong attachments. I’m going to have to go back when someone else is there who knows what they’re talking about.
A few weeks ago I was the lucky recipient of some freebies from someone that was clearing out her large, beautiful home. I can’t begin to tell you how much she was getting rid of. I’m talking new makeup, clothing, household items…you name it.
These pictures represent just the tip of the iceberg. This tablecloth is actually my favorite. It didn’t photograph well, but it’s a beautiful light mint green color, and it has such a soft hand and is very delicate looking.
I can pretty much open up a ribbon store now.
Do you remember the cute little dresser I got a couple of months ago? Well, I started to paint it a few weeks ago and this is what happened after removing some Frog Tape:
I know what you’re thinking. This is exactly what is NOT supposed to happen with Frog Tape. I think the tape is overall a good product. I’ve used it before on a rug and was impressed with how clean the lines were, but this time, it removed all the layers of paint, including the original paint that came with the dresser. That’s four layers in all. I tried to sand it but since it was down to the bare wood it wasn’t going to become smooth unless I sanded everything off so I just used paint stripper. To be continued…
Have you ever made homemade mozzarella? Last week a friend hosted a mozzarella making party which she does every year. I will share that with you in a day or two.
The weight loss is coming along slowly, but coming along. I didn’t lose any weight this week, but considering it’s the holidays I’m ok with that. We’re organizing our pantry at the cabin, so hopefully I can show you that in a week or two. Then it’s on to the storage room in the basement and my closet.
It’s New Year’s, and this year will be one filled with changes (hopefully all good). I’ll be turning 60 in a couple of weeks, our daughter is getting married in June (oh, I got my dress!) and we’re hoping for one other big change I can’t share now but hope to soon.
What are your plans for New Year’s? Do you make resolutions? Whatever you wish for, I hope all your dreams come true!