Saturday, October 31, 2009





My niece & nephew stopped by...are they the cutest little Raggedy Ann & Andy. My sister-in-law made the costumes! And even painted the socks.



My other nephew was Darth Vader...he loves all things Star Wars. He even had a light saber.


Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 25, 2009



Looks like a lovely fall day outside. A little bit windy but the skies are blue. BLISS!
Have a happy Sunday!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thank goodness it's Saturday!



Going back to work after holiday was extremely difficult. I was looking forward to getting back and seeing my co-workers...plus I had stuff to get done...but OMG it was pure insanity.

It was a very overwhelming week. I feel like I am on demand but just keep accumulating tasks without the time to finish anything. I ended up starting early and staying late Thursday and last night (and "no" there is no such thing as overtime pay or time off for the extra time in). Just thinking about it makes me grumpy.

Changing gears! It's Saturday! I didn't set my alarm and woke up when the light came in my window. I love Saturdays.

It looks like fall outside today. The colours of the leaves are so beautiful against the blue gray skies. We live near an escarpment and the trees look amazing, like a beaufitul quilt of oranges, yellows and gold. Last night the fog slowly crept down, I wish I could describe how it looked. It was just so beautiful. We just moved here in last summer, it's really a lovely area.

Last night I picked up the latest issue of FIRST. It's not one of my usual magazine's but the cover got me. There are some great articles. One was really interesting to me, about how some women have difficulties processing carbs and recommended a low carb (not no carb) for 8 weeks to kick start weight loss an then to re-add in a limited amount of carbs after that. I think I am one of those women.

I do attend Weight Watchers as a lifefime member. I wish I could say I am doing well but I am gaining (not WW's fault). I am doing my own plan, which is great if you want to slowly gain weight. I exercise regularly by going to the gym and walking but my food choices are heavy on the carbs (I love all things starch - bread, pasta, rice and potato).

When I first joined WW the plan was different and breads and fruits were limited to so many selections a day (as were all foods other than veggies). I lost 7 lbs the first week and then lost at least a pound or two consistently (there were weeks of staying the same too) but I lost the weight over a period of 6 months. Now it's back and then some. :-(

I know I do better when I limit the starches. Even if I can have so many Points per day...I still have to think about what type of Points I am eating.

More than the weight loss, I just want to feel healthy. I haven't been feeling well at all, I can see it in my eyes and face (everything is puffy). Plus my energy is low. Going to try to go lower carb in my Points selections and see how I do. Starting now...instead of my usual toast (WW) and peanut butter, I had two eggs scrambled for breakfast.

I can do it! I know I can.

Have a great weekend!

KLP


Saturday, October 17, 2009


It's been a lazy week for me. I've been off work on holiday for a staycation. The weather hasn't been the greatest but it's October (feeling more like November) and hey, this is Canada...you never know what you're going to get. It seems our summer ended abruptly and winter is quickly moving in.
So far...today looks like it's going to be a nice bright day. I don't mind the cold so much if at least I can get some sunshine.

Right now, as I am typing, my kittie is laying on my left arm...it's nap time. He gets very cuddly the day after he has fluids. He goes every other week to the vet for fluids (he has kidney issues). He's a very sweet kitty to us (his people) but he lets out his inner mountain lion when he goes to the vet or is around people who are scared of him (he can smell fear). He's a simese and can intimidate some...all 8 lbs of him!

I can't believe my week is almost up and I have to go back to work on Monday...the holiday goes too quickly. Now if my 25 mill came in last night's lotto then I think I have different plans for Monday...say a limo ride to T.O. to pick up my winnings! Don't we all wish for the lotto. What would you do? I think I would plan an actual vacation to say...Paris? It's lovely in the fall.

This lazy girl has got to get moving...so signing off. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


I know I am late with this post...Thanksgiving was this past Monday, but I hope for all who celebrated that it was a good one.

I was in a bit of a panic over the size of our Turkey. By my calculations we needed a 12 to 15 lbs turkey to have enough plus left overs for everyone to take home. DH picked up a fresh turkey on Saturday Morning...he asked the meat dept guy how big the bird was (as it was shown in kg). I didn't check it until Sunday night...it looked like a big chicken! Turns out it was just over 10 lbs. The stores are now closed for the holiday and we'd have to make do! I found a small ham in the freezer so decided to make that as well. Everything turned out fine...there was lots of food. Not as much left overs of turkey as we normally have (in the past I've usually made a 20 lbs bird) but we still had enough to have turkey sandwiches...so it's all good.

I have so much to be thankful for. I am so very blessed.