Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's been a bit over a year..................

Since it has been so long since I've posted anything, I doubt there is anyone left who bothers to look at my blog. ;o)

I looked through my last several posts and noticed a theme, "write about anything that has nothing to do with sewing, so I didn't have to admit to not sewing anything". I still haven't been in my sewing room. At least this time I had a good excuse.

1. I was working full-time and attending school full-tme. How does one do that? Take an accelerated program, with a new class every 5-weeks and you are considered full-time. I barely had time to think and my weight ballooned up another 15-20 lbs.

2. If that wasn't enough, my dear mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer around June 15th, and she passed away August 15th. Any Catholics out there would understand the significance of August 15th, at 3:00PM. If you are not Catholic, I won't bore you with the details. Needless to say, it's been a tough few months, and the holidays are even tougher. But, I feel her support and presence with me, and that helps.

Now, most of the extra weight is gone. I can go back to getting off the regular extra weight I carry around. ;o) I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I'm going to make 2010 a different year. 2008-2009 I went to school, and attained a 3.963 GPA (darn history teacher, who gave me an A- and blew my 4.0) ;o)

In 2010 I'm going back to the gym, and I'm going to look up the lady with whom I had planned to take fitting and sewing classes. I'll just sew for the size I am now, and stop planning to sew when I lose more weight. Maybe this attitude will make me actually lose weight. Murphy's Law, you know.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I'll be back in 2010.


Claire S. said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom.

I hope your 2010 is a less stressful year.

Claire said...

Thank you Claire. How are you doing?

Vicki said...

Tough year! Merry Christmas and good luck with 2010! I am hoping I can get back to it then as well. We'll see.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

So sorry to hear about your Mother.

I truly hope next year is much better for you.

Merry Christmas to you too and all the best in the New Year!

paco peralta said...

Hi Clarie.- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours....!!!!.

Sorry about your mother. I am sure that the new year will be for the good memories.

Hugs from Spain, Paco

Kat said...

Such a busy and stressful year for you. Next year WILL be better for you! Sorry to hear about your Mother.

Claire said...

Thank you very much everyone for your kind comments. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ((HUGS))

She Says said...

Yes, your fans are still checking!

Gwen said...

Hi Claire! I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope that 2010 has good things in store for you.
Believe it or not, I actually FINALLY have a small "pay it forward" craft ready to send to you! It took me more than a year, but I didn't forget! Would you send your mailing address to my email? I'm at
Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Ozjane said...

Oh I remember that study weight..sorry about a tough year but good you are writing again.

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