Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Well It Has Been A Long While

Blogging and quilting used to be very important aspects of my life. The last time I wrote a blog message was on my birthday - August 21, 2016.  Nine months have gone by. So much time that I didn't remember what my login password was to my blog.

But . . . things have changed.

It was in September 2016 that we learned that my husband had cancer. Our lives have changed significantly since that diagnosis. 


The Christmas tree quilt that I was working on in August is still not finished. It is ready to be sandwiched and some added decorations. I was aiming to have it completed for Christmas 2016. Just maybe it will be finished for Christmas 2017.

As it may be I may have a more lovelier yard than a finished quilt.  Stress and worries dissipate while physically working outside. It also helps to keep my weight in check.


I have lost almost 40 lbs since last summer. Most of it was intentional. I made a decision to be more healthy by tracking calories and working out at the gym. I was sitting more than 12 hours a day in front of the computer and read that exercise and moving more daily extends life.

The discipline paid off especially now that I have changed the foods I eat at a time when life became more stressful.

News of my husband's cancer spurred me on to learn how the foods we eat can stave off disease. Most of my diet is now organic plant food and whole food based, and meat is grass fed beef or range free raised chickens being fed non-GMO food products.

So this is a brief summary of what is happening in my life.

Just maybe I will get that Christmas tree done after all. The hour is growing late and I need my rest to handle what tomorrow has for me to do.





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3 comments:

  1. Prayers for you and your husband! Congrats on your lifestyle change. Thanks for being a friend, and letting us know what is going on. Sometimes, there are bigger fish to fry than blogging.

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  2. Sending prayers to your husbaand. Marvelous weight efforts on your part. Quilting/sewing will get done, when the time is right.

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  3. Welcome back! I hope things are going well for your husband. Prayers for both of you! Thank you for reminding us the time spent in front of the computer has to be balanced with time (and energy) needed to take care of our loved ones and ourselves. Sometimes we have to spend more time taking care of and cultivating our online friends too. It's rarely an even 50-50 split. But we are glad to have you back and hope you are feeling a bit of your creativity returning.

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