I've been having a ton of fun with my new stamp sets from the Spring catalog (I keep wanting to call it the Spring Mini, but we don't call it that any more!) and from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. When I have time to have fun, that is. Mostly I manage to stamp just on the weekends, but once April gets here and Laurel is out of school for the summer, things should improve. And if we can get her in the dorm next year at school, it will be much more fabulous. With Will at the same parochial high school as Emily and with the ride-sharing to the bus stop and back we do with another family, we will only have to make one trip per day. I'm looking forward to that! That assumes that Will is going to high school. His grades have not been great this year and he did not do well on the HST, but the high school is going to be interviewing him next week, so good thoughts on that score (and fervent prayers!) will be greatly appreciated.
Here's a great masculine card using the Feeling Sentimental set from the SAB brochure:
Ingredients: Stamps - Feeling Sentimental, Amazing Family, World's Greatest, French Foliage; Paper - First Edition DSP, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red; Ink - Soft Sude, Midnight Muse; Other - Hearts Aflutter Framelits, Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon, Naturals Designer Buttons, Midnight Muse marker, sponge wedges, dimensionals, linen thread.
MOJUS! (YILM!) I was going for a nice vintage look and by George, I think I've got it!
In other news, I headed back to Weight Watchers this week. About 25 years ago (sob...am I that old?) I lost 44-1/2 pounds on Weight Watchers. I ended up gaining it all back for a lot of different reasons, probably mostly because my thyroid was not behaving itself since I probably had cancer even back then, also because I got Epstein Barr and dieting just was too hard with all the fatigue I was experiencing,and we bought our house, and I went through a period of depression while trying to decide which direction my life was going to take, i.e. kids or no kids, that is the question? And you know what the answer was!
I didn't really gain weight with pregnancy (a hallmark of thyroid disorders) but once I had my kids, my cancer was discovered,and my thyroid was removed in its entirety, I've been steadily gaining weight ever since. Since I don't have the full spread of thyroid hormone, only the T4 component with the Synthroid I take, my metabolism is fairly wonky. It's really just been the past year or so that I have really started feeling more overweight than I can tolerate. So it's time to do something about it!
So far,it's been going well. The WW 360 program is a lot easier to follow than the one that I was one, way back when. I'm just going to try very hard not to be the kind of person who tells people how many WW points are in everything they are about to eat. And everyone else can be equally kind and not ask me things like, "I thought you were on a diet? Can you eat that? Is that LEGAL?!?!?!" The food police, I used to call them.
Well, it's time to hit the hay, so I am going to head to bed. Ta!