Friday, February 11, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday (Volume 5)

I'm still doing this Friday thing. Are you bored yet?
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
When I had my big conversion (I guess that's what you'd call it)
I was amazed at all the miracles and approved apparitions,
I wanted to tell the world!
I guess I'm kind of doing that now.
Read about it here
Watch the movie
or do this craft
or maybe this craft

have some of this soup, we made the other day.
Our Lady of Lourdes Chicken Soup and Dumplings,
Recipe Here

For those interested in my weight struggles:
I'm at 2 lbs lost now!
(That is from January 1st when I started)
I'm not counting the 5 lbs I gained after starting to work out and then lost
So, actually, I gained 5 and lost 7!
My weight does fluctuate 5 lbs (always up, not down.)
I feel so good!
Getting up early is very hard, especially now that the baby somehow
senses I'm up and wakes up shortly after I've started.
Thank goodness for my husband and girls, they help so much.
My theory:
I feel so good from the core.
Anyone who does Leslie Sansone's workouts
knows she is always talking about your core.
I can feel it.
I feel good in my core.
It's like I can feel my core becoming strong.
I have always eaten healthy,
I've been a Type 1 Diabetic for 31 years now
I don't have any pig-out foods to give up,
I don't snack or eat chips, or sweets.
I don't drink my calories with sugary drinks or juices.
I don't have any of those bad habits to give up.
It seems every weight loss story I read,
the person has given up something major and then
notices huge changes.
it's going slower for me.
That's OK
I'm not quitting.
I am not giving up til these pounds come off.

I'm planning my St Valentine's party today
We have one family that moved away, and 2 that can't make it.
it will be smaller than last year.
That's fine.
I love Valentine's Day!
Remember to wear your red or pink!
Decorate an indoor tree!
I went to get our tree saved from last year
and it had fallen,
I found out that certain 6 and 4 year old girls,
broke open the taped shut jar,
and had a candy heart feast.
(those hearts were like 3 years old--yuck)
They actually only ate about 2 inches.
I love reading the Bible love verses and love quotes from Saints.

This giraffe is for Christine and her love for giraffe's.
Ballerina Rosie painted it in her Art class.
Isn't he cute?
Ava, her baby girl is turning 1 next week and we are celebrating
Sunday, she's my sweet Goddaughter.
Can't wait to see all those giraffes.

We tried a new muffin recipe for "muffin Monday" and it was a hit.
Honey Chip Muffins

We love watching this show!!!
This guy is crazy.
If you've never seen it, he goes to some remote area, like the middle of the Amazon, or the
Australian Outback, or some Mountains somewhere, or the
Grasslands of Africa....with only a couple things and what he's wearing,
no food, no shelter, no crew taping him, he does it all himself, even the taping.
He eats some pretty disgusting stuff.
He makes it.
Sometimes barely.
Very interesting stuff.

This is the state of our kitchen.
What happened you say?
Did a tornado come by?
Our kitchen will be looking like this for quite a few months.
You must watch the video to find out why.

Have a great weekend everyone!!
Happy Feast Day!


  1. Wow this one was chunked with so many good things. You have been busy Jamie. Have a great weekend.

  2. What a great artist and art teacher. That is a really good painting.

    I think our babies need it to get warm out so they can get some fresh air and run amok on the green green grass then maybe then they wouldn't need to climb so much. She is cute though!

    I would not survive one day without electricity. I am a super wimp.

    It is a great post jamie. Lots going on and fun to read it all.

  3. Oh, Jamie, that video cracked me up! I thank God that my little guy hasn't figured out how to climb yet or he'd be doing the same. I did have a baby that walked at 8 3/4 months. And then began climbing at 10 months. UGH. I feel for you.

    That giraffe picture is very well done!

    And let me give you three cheers for feeling good in your core! Looking forward to the day that I will feel that way.

    Happy feast day! Immaculate Conception, pray for us!

  4. Love the "heart tree"! I guess I'm out of the loop...I didn't realize it was the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Guess I should look at my Catholic calendar from time to time, huh? :D

  5. Nope, not bored! My little guy does the same thing ... they're at similar stages of exploration. Makes everything a interesting.

    Take care & have a great weekend.

  6. I was so happy to read your entry about having had Type 1 for so many years! It is so encouraging to see all your beautiful children and your faith. Our eight year old daughter has had Type 1 for almost five years - and as her mother it is always great to see success stories!! Thank you for being open with your faith and your life!


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