With 7 hats made for my family, I'm back to crocheting on my shell pattern blanket for my son's friend's baby boy expected right before Christmas. After I'm done with this I will need to decide on what project to do next. Hmmm... I actually need a knitted hat in red to match my holiday red shawl. I did make one but I'm not too happy with it. We'll see what my muse will come up with. :-)
I love how this pattern makes cute little shells and it's easy to do.
We're watching TV and I'm crocheting by the fire.. it's cold and rainy outside.
I've begun a low carbohydrate regimen. My younger sister Denise has lost 34 lbs. on it and is encouraging me. I've been on it for a week and I have not lost much weight.. but I'm going to keep going and hope for the best. The first week was the hardest.. I love bread, pasta and sweets and giving them all up made me depressed and to be honest.. ready to scream, growl, cry or commit some other mayhem.. :-) But I'm still "in it". Yesterday for lunch I had some bacon and a big chunk of raw cauliflower. Argh! But I've also come up with some more palatable dishes, such as cutting up a chicken breast, sauteeing it in some butter and adding chopped broccoli, or other veg and when it's done sprinkling it with a bit of grated cheese. Wish me luck!!
Here is a quick lunch, cube up a boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh (this was a thigh), begin to saute it in a pat of butter, while it's beginning to cook, slice up any vegetable you have, throw it in the pan, sprinkle it with a little salt, pepper and garlic salt/powder and any other herb or seasoning you like, when the chicken is done and the veg is done, grate a bit of cheddar cheese over it. Voila! Lunch or dinner.
My sister recommended these to have for breakfast, 1/2 of one, so I ordered these from Amazon and they were just delivered.
Today is the observed Veteran's Day celebrated here in the USA. Tomorrow is the actual day and Dayle and I are going to decorate my red Ford Flex and drive it in the Hollywood District parade. I'll post some photos on Monday. It falls on a Saturday this year so we're taking our grandsons with us. We are very patriotic, Dayle served in the US Army flying a helicopter during Vietnam where he was shot, the 50 caliber bullet shattered his femur and he spent months in the hospital in traction while his leg healed. We're so lucky he survived and kept his leg. My Dad served in the US Marines and was in World War II in Iwo Jima. I'm a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, so military duty runs deep on both sides of our family. So, thank you to all who served to keep our country safe and free. Do you have family who served your country? Do share. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)