Our neighbors invited us over for Easter. Nick was sick and didn’t get to go, but I went. They made a delicious dinner (I brought sweet tea, per their request), and they sent lots of leftovers home with me for Nick to enjoy. The best part, though, was that I got to hide and hunt Easter eggs for the first time ever.
As we were sitting around talking after dinner Lori asked me if I wanted to help hide eggs for the kids to hunt. I had never done it before, so I jumped at the opportunity. Lori hid eggs in their front yard, and I hid eggs in their back yard. When it was time to hunt them, Lori hunted with the kids in the back yard and I hunted with the kids in the front yard. It was so much fun! I had no idea what I had been missing out on for so many years.
The neighbors have said we’re invited for Easter next year. They said we can do Thanksgiving, and they’ll do Easter. I love that we’re establishing holiday traditions. We are now in possession of our very own Easter eggs. The neighbors gave us some, and one of my coworkers gave me some. I’m looking forward to filling them to take to hide next year.
I’m still very, very, very slowly losing weight. My weight loss total is now at 55 pounds. I still have a long way to go, but it’s still ever so slowly moving in the right direction. Sometimes it gets discouraging thinking about how much I still have to go. It doesn’t exactly make me feel good that I’ve lost 55 pounds, and still need to lose more.
The nice thing, though, is that I’m starting to notice some positive differences in how I feel. I feel a little better in general, and I have a lot less trouble with my feet hurting. People at work all started noticing around the same time, too. Honestly, it was a little strange. No one commented at all for months, which is fine. I’m losing weight for myself, my health, and the future Nick and I want to have. But over the course of a week or two, it seemed like half the people in my building started telling me I looked like I was losing weight. I guess there’s a certain point where it does become noticeable, even to people who see you every day.
We’ve been watching The Golden Girls on Prime. Nick had watched reruns as a kid, but had never watched the whole thing in order. I had never watched it at all. In our defense, Nick was two and I was three when the pilot aired. We’re about halfway through Season 2 now. I love it, and am totally addicted.
The rose bushes we bought on clearance and half dead a few years ago are absolutely thriving. It still surprises me a little bit every year when they come back, and that they’re doing so well. Neither one of us thought they had much of a chance when we planted them, but decided to give them a try anyway. I’m so glad we did.
Nick taught a first aid class for the Boy Scouts a few months ago. Our neighbors are actively involved with them, and it came up about Nick teaching. I think he was happy to get the practice in before he taught a class for work, and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. They gave him a very sweet thank you card.
I’ve been trying to learn how to crochet. I need a hobby that doesn’t involve food! It’s taking me a while to catch on, but I’m enjoying it so far. I’m left handed, which makes it difficult to find someone to teach me. I’ve been using You Tube videos so far. My aunt has also said she’ll help me whenever they come to visit. She’s technically right handed, but does a lot of things left handed. She said she’ll practice her left handed crocheting so she’ll be ready to teach me. She lives in Florida, and there’s not a definite date lined up for a visit yet, so I’m hoping I can learn the basics before I see her, and then she can help me with some of the more advanced things. I’d love any tips or recommendations anyone may have for learning.
We are still working on organizing the house and getting rid of clutter. That seems to be another slow process, but we are seeing progress. It’s a small thing, but now that we’ve organized our board games and made them much more accessible we seem to use them more often.
I know that’s a really small thing, but I’m beginning to think that’s kind of the point of having everything in your home in good order. It makes all of the many, many small things you do throughout the day or week easier. We still have long way to go, but I am planning some posts with some our progress. Maybe it won’t take me months to get around to them this time.
So what have you been up to lately?