I must apologise for 'being quiet'. I had a busy weekend with the family and yesterday I went to the Shopping Centre with Little Miss Twin (1). We had a nice 5 or 6 hours! I know a long time! I was shattered by the time I had driven 20 miles back with numerous shopping bags on the back seat. Not mine I add. Well night - clubbing clothes had to be bought 'again' ready for the 24th birthday celebrations in February. We managed to have lunch out too.
Yesterday evening I attended my Slimming Club. Well I have a :( sad face this week. I lost 2 1/2 pounds last week. This week 2lbs went back on!!!!! I know I was really disappointed and I had stuck to plan too. I hadn't been naughty. Apparently according to the lady in charge of the group said it was 'water'. If I had stuck to the plan it must be water. Well she's having a look at my Food Diary to make sure I am doing it right. I know I'm doing it right because I lost 4 1/2 stone before. So hopefully next week it will have come off again. So sorry folks no weight loss this week! Disappointing. 'Time of the Month' she said. I don't have a 'Time of the Month' anymore. But apparently you can still 'hold water'. I'm going to tell you whether I've done well, or done badly. I'm going to be honest with you. There isn't any other way. You are my friends, I know you'll understand.
So I was pretty exhausted last night and didn't have time to blog or go on Flickr. Then today I have had a massive early 'spring clean' I'm awaiting a special person? My Daughter. She's coming home. So I've done everything, the whole house in fact. I'm pretty pleased with myself. Cleaning is not a chore for me I have to clean. If my house isn't clean and tidy I can't crochet. I do hoover and dust every day early in the morning. But this was an extra-special clean, particularly her bedroom. So I'm chuffed I've done it all. Now it's time to play.
I have to tell you about my gifts. Back in 2000 I met a wonderful lady called Brenda. I am very pleased to say that Brenda and her dear Husband have been our friends all this time. Yes 10 years. We try to meet at least once a year and we have a nice lunch out in the country. Brenda is the wonderful lady who got me started on the 'ripples'. I mentioned I wanted to do one and she very kindly got me a pattern sorted. Of course I am completely thick with new things, so she took the trouble to send me row samples, colour coded instructions and even photo instructions. Then I had 'masterclass' sessions on the telephone. I was doing something so silly at first, and Brenda put me on the right track. You know since then I have done 4 not to mention the ripples I have done for the baskets. Brenda is always there for me whether I have a problem, a moan, a query, a 'can't find something' or even if it's just for one of our wonderful chats. She's very kindly sent me a bunch of squares today which I shall be posting with the others over the next few days. They are so pretty. All the squares are gorgeous, each one so different. Her Husband gets on really well with Mr. Twin they seem to chat endlessly, which is really nice. Brenda has sent me a lot of Friendship poems over the years. She finds them on the net and prints them out beautifully, and the booklet I received for our Anniversary tops them all. She made a lovely cover and inside there are endless verses all about Friendship. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her. I was 'chuffed' to pieces when I received the most beautiful trinket box. She had cross stitched some flowers on the lid and it truly made my day. We hope to see each other when the weather gets better, I hope so. She lives down the south of England.
Dear Brenda, Thank you for 10 wonderful years of Friendship, here's to many more. Would you like to see my gifts?
So beautiful, just look at those flowers on the lid.
I'm off to watch a bit of T.V. I am desperately trying to get something finished for Valentines Day for Mr. Twin and Little Miss Twins.
Bye for now.
x Sue x
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