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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

More Paradigm and the Scale

I got to spend Tuesday exactly how I planned (can you tell I'm a night owl as my posts when I'm not working are well after 12 am!), I got the tree up and decorated, gifts wrapped under the tree, stitches, and went to Weight Watchers. I know, it doesn't sound like a very exciting day for most people, but for someone like me who is often very busy its heaven!

First up I wanted to share this picture with you. The computer was shut down, I was getting ready for bed when I went into the washroom to find this... Cuddles and Hunter sleeping in very close proximity. This doesn't happen very often, the boys tend to tolerate each other and like most sibling they very easily annoy each other.

This entry is just full of cat antics today! It wasn't long after I had the tree assembled, I was about to start "fluffing" the tree when the next thing I knew... there was a pair of yellow eyes staring out at me!

So here's my progress on Paradigm Lost. I finished the good sized motif I was working on before bed last night. Also added in another snowflake, heart and crown, an elephant and the letter d. I've started on another small sized motif a star which I should be able to finish up in a reasonable amount of time. Then its onto another HUGE and densely stitched motif!

This morning I made a copy of the picture for Paradigm Lost so I could cross motifs out as I stitch them. It really helps to put the project in perspective.

I'm not sure exactly how much stitching I'm going to get done on Christmas Eve. I need to go pick up a few last minute groceries, and put gas in the car. Then I need to clean the house, as my parents should be coming over for dinner. Of course this is weather permitting, once again we've got some nasty stuff coming! 5-10cm of snow, then changing to freezing rain and ice pellets then to rain and back to freezing rain! A real mess! If the roads aren't in good shape we've already agreed to postpone dinner to Boxing Day.

I got a pleasant surprise at the scale tonight, I'm down 2lbs... and at Christmas time! I'm sure all the exercise helped. Which means I should hop on the treadmill tomorrow time and energy permitting. Over the next 3 days I've got three meals to deal with! First Christmas Eve, which I'm making and its totally friendly, Christmas Day with Todd's family, the Boxing Day at my Parents ( I'm not too worried about this since my Dad has been watching his weight for years and my Mum's meals are always prepared in the friendliest yet tasty manner). Also I told everyone, no big assed Toblerone bars this year please!!!


Bliss said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009 New Year, Dani. Thanks for being a regular reader of my blog.

Redwitch said...

Congrats on the weight loss Dani, it's a real achievement at this time of year! Your tree looks great and such a cute cat photo!

Anonymous said...

Merry christmas, Dani!! The picture of your cat in the tree is just precious... ;o)

Christine said...

Wow, amazing progress on paradigm.
I love the picture of the cat peeking out of the tree.
Happy Christmas!

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on still losing!!! I am so very proud of you.
I think I recognize a Jeannette Douglas needleroll in your lovely tree.
I agree no chocolate for me either
Wishing you and Todd a very Merry Christmas. Love and big hugs

Rachel said...

Great progress on PL! Love kitty antics. We have a real tree this year (first in years) and my cat just likes to taste it, lol.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Karoline said...

Great progress on PL, it's looking gorgeous. Love the photos of the cats :)

Congratulations on the weight loss and have a good Christmas

Leah said...

Congratulations on the 2 lbs small feat this time of year!!

Your tree looks great!

Joyeux Noël, Dani!!

Cindy F. said...

CONGRATS!! I KNEW you would do well @ WW!!! Maintaining would have been super, but to lose 2 lbs!
Atta girl:) I'm so proud of you!
Your tree is sooo pretty and love your babies! Especially peaking through the tree:) I'm amazed at how quickly you're moving on PL. It's absolutley gorgeous!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I hope the weather doesn't keep your family from getting together. Stay safe and warm:)

Julie said...

Your tree looks lovely, loving the 'furry' ornament LOL

Have a wonderful time with your families.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the loss. I'll be right there with you starting on the 26th!

PL is beautiful. Do you get tired of stitching with blue? Or does the pattern keep it interesting? I've never done and "all one color" project, but this one sure is tempting me.

Nancy said...

It was great to see your comment on my blog. Merry Christmas. I love the picture of your cat in the tree.
Your stitching is just beautiful. That is a really nice picture of you too.

AnnMcD said...

Merry Cristmas Dani!!!

Angela said...

I absolutely love my ornament, you did a beautiful job with the stitching and finishing, I didn't mind waiting a bit longer at all, completely understand :) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Von said...

Merry Christmas, Dani!

Xangles said...

Hi, Dani! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2009 ;)
Warm regards,

Hazel said...

Such cute cats!!! Your PL looks brill. Good news about your weight loss too. I know I have put some on this season ie the last three months lol but I'll be back at it next year. xx

Judith said...

Your stitching looks great. Also great news on the scale and how cute your cats are.

~Tammy said...

WOOHOO!! Great loss leading up to Christmas.

Your tree looks darling.

I know what you mean about enjoying a slower pace when life is usually so busy. I love days like you just lived, slow and no pressure.