1st! Happy Birthday to my first born granddaughter, Alexis Breanna! She's 11 today - a "between ager" already. I love you Lexie Pooh! Have fun tomorrow building your buddy!
2nd I'm sorry for not sending out any e-mails from my last blog comments but, well, it's been a little crazy around here and my broadband service hasn't worked in 2 days. But, I got them all and I read them all and I love hearing from all of you. Did anyone notice I had a new commenter? She's the Oldest, what I used to call the Oldest Baby Girl but caught heck from the Baby Girl for calling her that so now she's going to be my Oldest Child I guess.
3rd. Sitting down? This is SO awesome! Went for my stress eccocardiogram on Monday (NOT a stress test, which I was told was simple) and well, (sitting?) I passed with flying colors. Well, my heart passed with flying colors, the rest of me needs a little work. He said anyone looking at my heart would never know I had a heart attack and that whatever it was I was doing to keep at it. So, my new way of eating (no fat, fried or fast food) and, well, something none of you knew, and not something I would have written on here unless I'd been asked, I quit smoking the day of the heart attack and I've been walking. So, I guess those 3 things are working cause my heart has no damage from the attack and all looks SUPER! I was told though, that I was VERY out of shape (no kidding) and that I needed to continue to lose weight and exercise (no kidding!). And, he doesn't want to see me again until spring! I had an appointment for the 1st week in Feb but he said I didn't need to keep it, he just said "see you in the spring." YAHOO!!!!
Did you notice my ticker up at the top? I know it says 10 days but that's wrong, we only have 9 days and I for one am getting VERY excited. 14 wonderful, warm days on a beach, in the sand in tropical paradise! WHOO HOO! Been buying some clothes (some of my "old" clothes are getting too big) and last night got a pair of sandles that were on sale cause BTB liked them (imagine that!). So, I'm getting ready and I even had clearance from the Doc to take my bike, so we'll be riding around down there in the sunny Keys.
Okay, here's a picture.
One of my other gift baskets to myself! Hey, I quit smoking, I quit eating food that tastes good and I'm walking so I decided I had to have some gifts, so, here is the other. Here it is opened:This one is also from Lantern Moons and I love it. This is the one I ordered first and they accidently sent me the 3 tier basket in my last post. How could you refuse either of them? I have one more but I'll save that for next time. I also got myself something else, not a basket, but something to take on our trip that I've wanted for awhile, to use for blogging. Want to see it? Yeah, I know you can't wait. Okay, here's my newest toy:
I wanted a camera small enough to fit in my pocket or purse and this one fit the bill. And, it is tiny! I love it and can't wait to try it out in the Keys (did I mention, only 9 more days?). My other camera will go, that one takes great close ups and pictures of the scenery.
I've got 10 inches done on my vest that I showed in the last post. 4 more inches to go and I start the armhole decreases. I was hoping to finish it before our trip but not too sure. Might make it.
I had lunch with Both Baby Girls yesterday and the Baby Girls best friend. Daughter the Oldest started college on Monday and got internet access on Tuesday so she's a happy camper! Imagine having 3 little kids, 2 with special needs, and going to college full time? She'll do it too, she's got her fathers spunk for learning. I love hearing from the 2 of them now, they tell me about meeting up with each other between classes, having lunch together and Daughter the Oldest sitting with the Baby Girl so she can help her with her math. Little sisters aren't all bad! Actually, WE ROCK!
I'm done. Whew, long winded me. Just wanted to update everything and I think that covers it. BTB and I are off to Charleston tomorrow with friends so if I find the yarn shop I'll let you all know. :o)