Who here noticed that I didn’t blog for a week? Well maybe I can explain.
Usually when I go to my Auntie G’s house, I don’t bring my laptop with me, because she don’t have wifi. Now who in the world can live without wifi now-a-days? Sure not me, at least not for very long. So while I am at her house I watch alot of TV and hear family stories over & over & over.
This last week, we went berry picking. Now I ain’t been blackberry picking for years so I forgot just how many little thorns were on blackberry bushes. I had also forgotten that bugs and/or black flies also love to hang out around them. I think I would just rather get my blackberries from the store. But I sure did love the blackberry pie & jam that my sister-in-law made. Then we went and got another 16 quarts of blueberries at the “U-Pick farm”. Blueberries at a farm is a whole lot easier to pick then wild blackberries.
Course all this homemade pie & jam (and the ice cream at Auntie G’s) sure don’t help with my weight. I have now gained 8 pounds since the end of April. Now maybe 8 pounds in 3 months (92 days to be exact) don’t sound like alot but believe me..IT IS. At this rate I will gain 24 pounds in a year. That would put be over the 200 mark YIKES! While I was growing up, I never dreamed that I would be near the 200 pound mark.
Recently my oldest daughter told me that she has lost 11 pounds in a week by living on coffee & Naked juice..but she claims stress from work & school has helped her lose weight. Well we all know I love coffee, so maybe I should follow her lead for a week….course we won’t count the blueberry bagel with blueberry jam that I had this morning with my coffee. LOL.
Well another reason that I didn’t blog for a week was that my laptop likes to act up alot. Yes I have the worst luck with electronics. So I got to read alot, finish a jigsaw puzzle, and work on a fiction novel that I hope to finish..someday. Only thing is, I am typing it on my laptop, so when the laptop won’t even turn on, I don’t get much done, which can stress me out. But remember according to my daughter, that stress can be a good thing in the weight-loss department.
Almost forgot to mention…I went to a small fair. The picture I am posting is of a ride that was my favorite when I was a kid. I discovered a new treat this year, “Deep Fried Oreo’s”. Actually my brother bought 6 of them and I only had 1…whoever thought up this idea was a genus.