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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2014|12:18 pm]
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When I was sick and losing my eye, I never thought 'why is God doing this to me?' I don't believe God puts us through tests. I think things happen. Good things. Bad things. Things of our own doing or of others, or of nature disasters, things we have no control over. God just sits back and observes how we act in all these situations. He doesn't bring them to us.
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Swirl Beanie [Feb. 8th, 2014|06:37 pm]
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Swirl Beanie
Materials:
5.0mm Crochet Hook
4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn. (2 Colors)
Stitch Marker Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:
Ch= Chain
Slst= Slip Stitch
Rnd= Round
Hdc= Half Double Crochet
Yo= Yarn Over
Sc= Single Crochet

Pattern:

Using COLOR A, ch 5, slst to first ch to form a ring, ch 1 to lock ring.

Rnd 1: Hdc 10 times into ring.

Rnd 2: 2 Hdc in each st around

Rnd 3: *hdc in next st, Yo, insert hook into same st, draw up a loop, using COLOR B, YO, and pull through all loops on hook. Using COLOR B, YO, insert hook into next st, draw up a loop, using COLOR A, YO and draw through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around. (You should end with COLOR A on hook.)

Rnd 4: *hdc in next st, YO, insert hook into same st, draw up a loop, using COLOR B, YO and draw through all loops on hook. Using COLOR B, Hdc in next 2 sts, YO, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. YO using COLOR A and draw through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 5: *hdc in next st, YO, insert hook into same st and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR B and draw through all loops on hook. Using COLOR B, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, YO, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR A and draw though all loops on hook. Repeat from * around

Rnd 6: *hdc in next st, YO, insert hook into same st, and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR B and draw though all loops on hook. Using COLOR B, hdc in each of the next 4sts. YO, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR A, draw through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 7: *hdc in next st, YO, insert hook into same st and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR B and draw though all loops on

hook. Using COLOR B, hdc in each of the next 5 sts, YO, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR A and draw though all loops on hook. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 8
: *hdc in next st, YO insert hook into next st and draw up a loop, YO using COLOR B and draw though all loops on hook. Using COLOR B hdc in each of the next 5sts, YO insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.YO using COLOR A and pull through all loops on hook. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 9-19: Repeat round 8

Rnd 20: Using COLOR A, Sc in next st and each st around.

Rnd 21: Using COLOR B, sc in next st and each st around. Fasten off and weave in ends.


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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2011|10:16 am]
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I've lost  quite a bit of weight in the last 3 months, which yes, is fast but I'm not starving myself, doing crazy strenuous workouts or doing other damage to my system with pills or fad diets or dangerous weight loss behavior. I've been drinking lots of water, and using MyFitnessPal.com to keep track of what I eat, drink and do. It keeps me accountable. It's a FREE,  very user friendly, and convenient site that I can use on my phone when I'm on the go or having my snack break at work. Usually what I do is input what I plan to have for dinner and my portions first thing in the morning and then I know how many calories I have to spend in any way I want the rest of the day. After (or as) I eat a meal/snack I input each food & portion. If I decide I really want something extra, I will go back and edit my portion size(s) on my dinner for the night. Or like yesterday, I knew I was going to a breakfast playdate with lots of pastries and yummy things. I ate everything there but only half a portion or a bite, still came out to over 700 calories! It was a late playdate so I skipped lunch and planned to have a smaller portion or lite fare dinner and had healthier snacks.  I usually estimate portions and if I can't find the the item's nutritional info in the system I find something similar or estimate. Even if I'm off by a few calories (or even 100 calories), it's better to be over or under by those 100 calories for the day than not paying attention to what I eat and then find I've had 2500 calories for the day!  Also, when it's right there in your face that a muffin is 420 calories (!!), I think, 'hmm, maybe only a 1/3 of this, not an entire giant muffin (which is really just cake, I mean come on!)'. Also a good trick is to drink a whole glass of water (not ice cold, I find I can't drink that all at once) right before you eat your meal, fills you up a little so you eat less.

And I'm not really working out. I jump on the trampoline sometimes but it's waaaay too hot lately. We go for family bike rides every other Sunday, but only about 5-6 mi round trip with lunch in between and slow paced because we have Jonas on his little bike. This week I decided to do simple at home strength training to tighten everything up. Sets of front, side and back lunges, various arm lifts with 3lbs weights, various leg lifts and sets of crunches.

May 25th 2011

Aug 26 2011

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(no subject) [Mar. 16th, 2011|09:24 pm]
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So now I'm not blocked but you're still not following me and are still following my husband...? #Twitter
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(no subject) [Dec. 20th, 2010|08:56 am]
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Sticking your foot in it and then proceeding to stick your foot into your mouth always leaves a bitter aftertaste.
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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2010|03:34 pm]
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My Roller Disco Birthday Bash was freaking awesome! We went to the Spurs game for FREE on Friday and had a great time and they won. Woot! And Saturday I had a Pajama Party with a bunch of moms with was so much fun. As you can see I'm still fat and fabulous.



Sadly I lost my mustache :(

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(no subject) [Oct. 4th, 2010|04:51 pm]
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Turned into a sad day. Our female dachshund Aurra Sing has passed on. Rest in peace sweet dog.

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Ronald'oh! [Jun. 5th, 2010|11:20 am]
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Wait for it!

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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2010|02:40 pm]
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Simple Pleasure of the Day: Sitting outside under the tree in a sundress reading 'The Neverending Story' aloud to Jonas as he plays with the water hose.
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A few questions [Apr. 18th, 2010|09:49 am]
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I think I want bangs. I have curly hair that I am growing out from a bob/mushroom do. I like the idea of bangs but I'm not sure about on me, but I haven't had them since 2nd grade and my hair wasn't curly back then. I want my hair to have a more modern style, it's most always been one length. That being said I'm REALLY low maintenance and I'm a SAHM so I want something I can wash, put some product in and go. Not big on using styling tools. I'll use a diffuser or straightener a few times a year. Also I'm in Texas, super humid.

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So bangs or no bangs?
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