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Thursday, June 23, 2011

 A blurry pic of me. Do you notice how many fewer wrinkles show? I am sitting down because despite the workouts I've been doing, the body shape isn't changing. That happens when you come home, sit on the sofa, or lay down. And then you eat too much to make up for the lost calories. I am making a new resolution today. I will try to get through the day without a nap and without laying down at all and I will try to do this for the next several days. I'm not expecting totally keeping the resolution from the first day. I am expecting to do the best I can.

In this pic you can see the double chin and my lovely Avon earrings. I am fortunate that my Avon lady has allowed me to purchase some of the best items at a reduced price. Of course we have been together over 25 years. I guess I have grown on her. Anyway, below is a better look at the earrings. They are antiqued brass with purple and pink stones. I know every computer registers colors a little differently. There are also some blue stones in the earrings. I am definitely a wearer of big earrings. I have found that the older I get, the more I like the larger pieces of jewelry. I have very few small pieces and rarely wear them.
I have received my batik fabrics and I am working on the studio to clear out the mess I've made over the last year. I think I should probably clean it out at least once a week. I also think that is one resolution I haven't made yet. Over the months that I've been recuperating from my surgery the studio has become a super place to put things I don't know what to do with. I had posted some pics of it a long time ago. I could now post pics of small sections and it would still be too messy to work in. And a sewing machine needs room to work well. Anyway, I'm going to try to put in at least a couple of hours a day till it's ready for sewing. I went totally nuts on the batiks and went to JoAnn's and bought more. And ordered more which I finally received. I have been prone to that behavior all my life. I see something which turns me on and I promptly purchase the things I need to make it. Then I don't. Make it. I just collect.

This last week has been something of an eye opener to me. I'm speaking of the wonderful weather we have been having. Beginning Tuesday the rain I had hoped for began. With a huge windstorm/rainstorm. The storm door on the front of our house caught the wind, blew open and pulled the hardware out of the wood. Then yesterday I discovered the porch light had been hit by the door and was broken. But just as I was about to feel sorry for myself I happened to watch the news and there are trees down all over Knoxville, power lines dangling and broken, and at one time almost 130,000 people without power in the city alone. I saw pictures of houses and cars with huge trees on them, broken and not fixable. I don't feel sorry for me. This is just a taste of what has been happening in the mid and southern sections of the country this Spring. I have decided to be grateful for the small amount of damage here at the house and more caring toward those people who have lost everything. What a year this has been so far!


The Elegant Bohemian said...

Judy, I work at a gym and have been in the weight loss industry for years. I suggest to people all the time, just do the healthy things and let the body do what it will. My motto on my fitness blog is "letting my body just be". I think you'll find, the more you exercise (as vigorously as you can), the more energy you will have. It's counterintuitive, I know, but it's amazing true! Whatever you do, really try hard to keep from getting down on yourself. Speak good things to you and your deserve them and I really believe your body will respond to it. Hang in there! And by the way, good for you about the earrings! You strike me as a strong wimpy small earrings for you! Hugs Judy! ~Serene

Jen said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm liking those earrings!!! As for coming home and laying down, have you tried going for a nice walk instead? Sometimes that walk gives you enough energy where you don't even need to sit down!

Happy Thursday! xo

Amber Blue Bird said...

I really like your earrings. I need to find myself a Avon lady. They carry some great goodies. OH and I already know about bad hangovers...i cant imagine them getting worse but if you say so then I believe you. I guess i will have to booze it up while I can :)

Birdie said...

You always look so nice. :-)

I nap a lot too. I not only get tired but I get overwhelmed and napping is my way to cope. I know it is not he healthiest choice but I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. Anyway, that is what I tell myself to not feel so guilty about napping.

Ofelia said...

Lovely earrings and its always a good idea tos stablish good reltions with our jewelry people!

Jen said...

Morning Sweetie! I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your comments on Bits of Truth. I love hearing what you think or how you can relate. Everyday I go on there and see what you've written! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments with us!! You truly are amazing!

Love ya! Jen

Mary ♥ Mur said...

oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

this free bird said...

Judy I have to say I love your candor. You just tell it like it is. Go girl!!

And I'm with you on the nap front.


dressingup-everyday said...

Nice blog, I love your earrings and your openness.
Thanks for your lovely comments.
XX. Yoana

Lorena said...

These are a really nice :)
I have some Avon jewelry and have to agree with you - they are really good quality ....

paula devi said...

Judy, I love reading your posts and seeing how you put things together. You and Ofelia have that in common. I love your big earring picks. I love them to wear them too. And I love reading the way you write and what you write about - Judy, you are an authentic person. What can be more important than that?