June 12 of '09 was my first post. I'd had another blog for a couple of months that I just did for myself and ultimately folded because... I'm not sure why. Actually I am sure...I wanted someone besides myself to talk to and hadn't figured out that to get readers you have to go out and read and comment. My then 25 y/o daughter clued me into that one! (Actually she and a couple of her friends from college read it and gave me good feedback and told Jean she has a cool mom!) But it was more random musings about stuff like how
What got me officially started with weight loss blogging was stumbling upon Pasta Queen last May. I was so enchanted with her writing, humor and amazing weightloss story that I spent a week reading her entire archive, which was essentially like reading a fantastic memoir. I still read her, and she's been through a lot of stuff on this journey...ups, downs and all around. But always with head (and headaches!) staying above water and keeping on keepin' on. Occasionally a comment on her blog would intrigue me and I'd follow the link...find another blog, and the rest is
Anyway, I've said many times how much this blogging community means to me. Wonderful people, wonderful writers, inspiration, motivation, support, direction, advice, great humor, honesty, bloggy puffy heart love, REALITY and the ever popular food pictures! It's all here, all the time and being a part of if has greatly enhanced my life.
I'm an addicted knitter (something more positive than the booze and food addictions!) and one knitting kick I got on several years ago was felting. This is where you knit with 100% wool, then wash the item in HOT water with agitation, and the knitted product turns into a dense heavy felt. I'm a purse and bag freak, so I got into making bags. I sold a lot of them, gave some to friends, and still have a lot of them. So I'm going to give away the bags.
I'm putting up pictures of the bags and in order to be put in the drawing, you need to comment that you'd like to be entered and which bag you'd particularly like. If you have questions about size, you can email me and I can give you specifics. Also, one lucky person will also receive a jar of PB2, the peanut butter that has 45 cal/2 Tbspoons that TJ and other bloggers have written about. I finally broke down and bought some - but you have to buy 4 jars minimum!! So If you'd also like a jar of the peanut butter, indicate that in your comment too! It's pretty darn good. This morning I put 1 tbsp. into my steel cut oatmeal just when it was done cooking, and it tasted fantastic!!