Saturday, October 13, 2007

He's finished!

Jesse's Flames is finally done. And since Zach's birthday is Tuesday, I gave it to him early. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.

And I didn't suffer post-project depression with this one.

I've been busy the past couple of days finishing Jesse and winterizing the house. We had to replace glass in two of the storm windows and I put plastic over the windows upstairs. I'll get the downstairs this week.

Debating when to switch to flannel sheets. I don't think I'm there yet but if the nights keep up with the temps we've been seeing, I may be using them before next weekend.

I have this thing about not using the furnace until it's absolutely necessary and when we do turn it on, I keep it around 60. I know it seems cold but if you wear the right clothes it's not bad. And I get to wear those nice knitted things I spent so much time on.

We do turn it up when company comes though. Not everyone is used to it. At night we drop it down to around 54. It's surprisingly comfortable when you're bundled up under a lot of blankets. Everyone has his/her own hot water bottle to heat up the bed so it's nice and toasty when we hop in there.

I didn't do this when Zach was little but he's a man now and he seems to prefer it that cool as well. We are all winter people here. I told Tom this morning that I was a winter girl. When the clouds turn gray and I close the windows and drag out the throws, I bloom. It seems like I come alive in the winter.

I did much better this summer though. I dropped 62 pounds which made it a lot easier to deal with the heat. We didn't turn the a/c on once and didn't use the fans as much either.

My weight loss, however, has stalled. I haven't lost any weight for a few months. I had been thinking about switching to vegetarian for quite a while and finally decided to take the plunge. I haven't lost any more weight yet but I do seem to have more energy and was able to take a walk today with Professor. I doubt that I will ever go vegan but it is a good first step anyway.

I've been combing the vegetarian blogs looking for good recipes. If anyone knows a good website, let me know.

Off to cook supper, get ready for church tomorrow and finally sit down to knit. I can't believe no knitting has taken place yet today.



Angie said...

Before I forget, has some cool recipes. We put the sheets on today. We keep it about 65F during the winter. I'm happier and can sleep much better in cooler weather.

The sweater is Great! What a super birthday gift.

Congrats on the weight loss!! Good going!

Angie said...

I meant to say the *flannel* sheets. sheesh.

Sonya said...

Love the sweater! I too prefer the cooler temps. Makes for better sleeping.

Cookie said...

Great sweater! Well done!

Nothing better than curling up i a warm bed in a chilly room.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Kathy! Jesse's Flames is FABULOUS!! Love it!

We are wimps -- mostly the Southern California born-and-bred husband who just got back from balmy Louisiana. The heat is ON.