Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Found! Missing 26 year old woman lost in the Southeast...

I have been notably absent for quite a while, even for me. We got a nasty 'virus' on our computer, which I do not totally understand, although the analogy works well for my imagination. In short, I haven't been online except for small glances at some favorite sites, but by and large I am ignorant and left behind in the overlapping worlds of blogs and the internet. Here are some favorite photos from the past 2 weeks, which should adequately depict my languid life.
I love this picture of Moose. I am a fan of the super-macro mode on my camera (in fact it was a determining factor in the purchase.) Moose however, if uncomfortable with the extreme close-up with a lens in her face. I love that squishy nose. Erin, you know what I mean when I say I squish it all the time. She is never safe from a little pinch between my index and middle fingers.
2 Sundays ago, Bella wore this darling dress for the first time. Denise made it for Charlotte, I believe, which would put it at about 20 years old. It was actually cold enough to wear it, so we delighted in taking pictures. So cute Denise. (this is what she did when I told her to put her arms down for the picture. Classic.)
I've since trimmed her bangs.
I learned a little lesson over the weekend. It is this: Destitution alone is not reason enough to potty-train your child. We had one diaper left, a negative account balance, and no payday in sight for one week. My options were thus: 1. call an acquaintance (since I have no real friends, to speak of-) and ask to borrow a weeks worth of diapers, consequently giving a shortened version of my humiliating dilemma, or 2. impromptu potty training. I opted for number two. I harangued Hannah for advice and started almost halfway through the day on Friday. Despite my best coaching and efforts, (see Exhibit A, below-) after 2 1/2 days, it was clear she was not ready. Timm got an emergency pack with the credit card to last us until payday, and we will wait another few months.
(Exhibit A.)
Bella is not very accommodating with the Self Portraits. Grr.
And lastly. Michelle sent me the most delightful package last week! ( I think...) In it was no less than 25 sheets of paper (a rare delicacy for me!) a sheet of journaling die-cuts, a transparency, and Heidi Swapp acrylic Clock Face stamps. It was like Christmas! I was just recently lamenting my lack of new paper, since my resources are few, and my monies fewer still. It was so delightful. I love all the paper, but some of them are painfully cute! Love it. Love her.

Oh, and I am on Weight Watchers week 3. Although it has not always been easy, and I have not always made the best choices, I am having success. Week 1 I lost 5 pounds, and I was very good. Week 2 was eh, and I was slightly worried about the weigh-in, but I lost another 2.5 pounds! (total: 7.5 lbs in 2 weeks :)I still struggle to make good choices and not eat a day (or two's) worth of 100 Calorie packs and Fiber One bars, but changes are in the making. Week3 started yesterday. Going forward...

14 comments:

Amy said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed being able to lurk around your world.

Congrats on the weight loss! Keep with it. Don't let a so-so week get you off track!

I missed my weigh-in today. I had to wait for some workers to come this morning. They were two hours late. I hate that! Doing the work yourself might be hard, but at least you're not sitting around at the mercy of other people! Anyway, I know I didn't lose a thing last week. I must start keeping better track of what I'm eating. This week I'm trying to break the 100 Calorie pack habit. Oh! Those chocolate cupcakes. And my trip to San Francisco this weekend is not going to do me any favors. I can't go to SF and not stop by Miette for some Parisian macaroons, and I'm pretty sure they will park themselves on my hips . Oh, well. That just means I'll have to walk to chinese food in Chinatown. Poor me.

charlotte said...

You're alive!! I'm so glad to hear that all is well (with the exception of the potty training obstacle). And yay for Weight Watchers! I know you can do it. So LOST starts on Thursday and it makes me sad that you won't be there to watch with us--we'll have to chat soon and discuss. ;)

charlotte said...

ps--Bella is to-die-for cute. Oh my gosh.

RoRo said...

Glad to see a post...love Moose:) and what a cute dress!!!! The best is your potty training sheet! The panties saying 'don't pee on me' HaHaHa!!! too funny:):)

Denise said...

So glad to hear you're still alive! Bella looks too cute in that dress, which I actually made new for Emily when she was a toddler, putting it in the 16-17 year-old range. Oh, potty training--the bother of it all! I'd be lying if I told you I missed those days. . . .

Hannah said...

Bella is HUGE- she looks so tall. I can't decide what is better- how you described the potty training paper to me, or seeing it. That is just so hilarious and brilliant. Only you...

That package from Michelle is awesome. I have not seen those HS stamps in person- now I want some.

Yeah for the weight loss! You are well on your way my dear!

Tasha said...

Jessie!
Potty training is the pits! I think we are finally there, Evie is only 3 years and 8 months old! What size diaper is Bella in? I have loads of extras here? email me if you want
adamsinhershey@yahoo.com

Karli said...

awesome job with the weight loss! that is fantastic! Since i've had grayson, I didn't want to weigh, but i finally did monday (since it had been two weeks) and i have lost 24 pounds so far. only 7 more to go to my pre-prego weight. however, i can totally tell that i gained more fat and lost muscle during the pregnancy because even though i'm almost down to my previous weight, clothes don't fit the same, etc. so, I can't wait till the doctor gives me the go ahead to get back on the workout and weight lifting bandwagon! you are an inspiration and i'm proud of you. and, i love the paper! so jealous! i made my blog private, so i'll make sure to add you to the list of people. hope you're feeling good..

karli

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Did you get the squishing from me or me from you? I squish noses every chance I get...I use the same technique...index and middle.

Jill said...

I'm glad you're back, I hate it when you go missing from the blog world. I'm sorry about the computer virus, that's frightening.

Poverty-induced potty training, I'm sure you're not the first to brave it and then cave either.

Hooray for such good mail from Michelle! I still want to see detailed photos of your scrap room and what you've been working on lately.

Congrats on your weight loss! Every step of the way is challenging, so each success is a huge victory!

michelle said...

what?! How did I not see this new post until now?

That potty training drawing is way. too. cute. I just love your drawings! And I'm glad you don't have to struggle through that just yet. I know I'm not ready...

p.s. the photo of Moose is so cute!

e.wood said...

Hey Jessie! I love seeing more of your life and knowing that you're back. I love your house, and covet your studio. I need to figure out a way to come and see you this year. I love you!

Mom said...

There's nothing like toooooooo cute photos of my grandaughters to make me happy at the end of a day! I've been slow to check blogs the past week--catch up from market and everyday life!

Thanks for the darling photos of all, Moosey included!

Diana said...

Bella is so dang cute. I just love that picture of you and her together.
I'm glad you realized that she wasn't ready to potty train (although I do love those pictures) so you're not so stressed out.

PS I miss looking at your blog for a week and I miss 2 great posts. Man I need to get back into blogging and checking blogs.

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