Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Yep, I'm still here......

This last week I have contemplated quitting this blog...It is hard to squeeze in and I miss visiting everybody and feel bad when I don't get to you. You all have become a part of my life. There are times when it would be easier not to blog, but I have decided that I cant give it up...It has become part of who I am, a blogger with friends around the world. Who knew that when I started this in 2007, that it would be such a part of my life? It is amazing really. So here I am still...tired but here.
On Sunday I had the day off and we worked in the yard for a bit...my garden is still going gangbusters...We decided to prune back a tree so the front rose bed got a little more sun...I clipped a small branch and reached up to grab it and saw the sweetest thing! A tiny little hummingbird nest....It is hard to tell from this picture, but I can hardly fit the tip of my finger in it. I am glad we didn't cut back the branches any sooner. I love hummingbirds!





I also lost just under five pounds last week...I ate oatmeal, fruit and veggies and chicken....I also walked on the treadmill in addition to running all over the showroom floor. I really just want to lose two pounds a week and I would be thrilled...We are having a "Biggest Loser" contest at work with vacations as the prizes and I am trying to lose thirty pounds. I don't think I have it to lose, but I will try...From what I can see at work, very few people are doing anything so I may have a chance anyway...Of course, we went to lunch at Red Lobster today and I ate a cheese biscuit....(I know it is shocking)....with butter!!!! I am hoping that eating less sugar will help with my energy level....So far, I am really missing it!
Elizabeth from Bluebeardandelizabeth.blogspot.com won my little "Violet, your turning violet" contest.....I am sending her a little package tomorrow...here is a teaser Elizabeth....









Notice the cute little tag "handmade by Melinda"? My friend Rianne made them for me! She had previously made me some really pretty cards to send with swaps...I am crazy about these tags...I think they add a really cute touch to my stuff....






I have been doing little bits of things upstairs...I finished a leftover quilt block for Joanne from splittingstitches.blogspot.com and am mailing it to her tomorrow...I didnt like it until I embellished it up a bit...She is hanging quilt blocks from friends on a wall in her quilting room. I think it is a great idea!





I have more goodies to show, but right now it is bedtime....besides, you would know how spoiled I really am by my friends, so I will save it for next time!!!

20 comments:

Stempelientje said...

I'm glad you like the tags and got them.They seem to have used a long time to travel to you!
Please let me know in time when you are running low and the tags and need more.

Barb said...

I am so glad that you are not quitting blogging...I have often thought of quitting but you are right, too many friends out there.

So even if you post once a week and visit as you can.....just having you on is great!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Please, please, please don't give up your blog. I often thought the same thing this year, especially when I sometimes spent hours and hours and hours looking for the blog of the day. That's a real time buster. But then I think I made a promise to myself and all the people who come to my blog and I just couldn't do it. So any time you feel down about the blog, just think about all the friends you have met and those of us who support you and your efforts.

YOU are going gangbusters with your diet. I'm SO impressed. We want to see photos and progress updates, too.

And thank you for such a beautifully packaged gift. I am in awe and so happy to have won this. Thank you beyond belief.

Maria said...

Oh Melinda I am pleased you decided we are an important part of your live. Even if you only blog once a week it is lovely to read your posts.
Love love love the tags.
Gorgeous block. And the parcel looks interesting too.
Good on you for your wieght loss. Maybe I need to do more than just my morning walk.
Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugz
Maria

Jenxo said...

i know how hard it is when you work and everything else going on too but dont stop blogging,andf try not to let it become a chore either. blog when you can:)

what a wonderul prize that is , ive lost 15 kgs since the start of May, but have hit a wall, have to get my mojo back somehow!! still got a long way to go...
love the hummingbird nest....

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You know, I get to feeling a little overwhelmed by blogging sometimes to, but it brings me so much joy - I won't quit either..it's my therapy! Don't worry about the amounts ot posts you do..each and everyone is bright, cheerful and so welcomed to my day!

I love the header..those colors and those cutie-kiddos! Hang in there and blog when you can..we'll be here and enjoying your friendship!
PS- good work on th e weight loss! It's never easy but neither is being tired and feeling crummy..you go girl!!

Sherry said...

I feel the same way about my blog. I just don't have the time to visit everyone or post that often, but I'm glad your not quitting. I would miss you!

Sherry

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Blogging can be very time consuming, I don't think everyone realizes how much goes into creating each post, the pics and such! Sure hope you don't stop ... what you expressed about the connections in blogland ... so true ... I started in Oct 2007 :)

Keep up the good work ... hope you win the Biggest Loser contest at work!

There is always so much to see and enjoy ... what I would give to see a hummingbird's nest in real life sometime ... too sweet!
oxo

roc said...

oh melinda..so glad you aren't quitting your blog. i am like you in that i don't get to blog hop as often as i'd like, but i always love coming and reading your blog. i would miss you! love that you are so kind and think of others. congratulations on your weight loss, too! that is awesome!

sjmcdowell said...

Hello Melinda,

Susan here your Fall Swap buddy!!
I am so glad you have chosen to stay in Blogland...I have not been blogging for very long but I understand how you feel but I know for me I would truely miss all the new friends I have made. I don't blog everyday and I try to keep it light and fun first of all for me and then for my followers.

Bunches of Hugs,

Susan

Jo said...

oh blogging is so time consuming ... it takes a lot of effort and creativity, but i gotta tell you, you are one of my fave bloggers, so i am so glad to hear that you are not quitting your blog ... and hang in there with the weight loss goals ... i am impressed!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Awesome tiny nest :) Lovely pillow that you rec'd. Nice tags and glad you are still blogging :) Glad you are losing weight ! I NEED TO!!
Take care,
deb :)

purplepaint said...

Give up blogging?!!!!! Don't you dare! I've been on break from mine and I miss it so much! Hoping to take some photos of something tomorrow so I can post!

Pam said...

so glad you are giving up your blog. I love reading your posts and seeing the creative things you make. Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

The tags look terrific!

Glad to hear you are going to keep blogging. If you're too busy right now, blog weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. We all understand because we have all been there before and will probably be there again.

Jenny said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner.

Melinda, don't stop blogging. Cut back but you love it and it gives you community when you need it!

Great job on the weight! Hope you win!

Yarni Gras! said...

oh my, I am so jealous!!! I love the hummingbird nest! That is such a rare find!

Laurie said...

Wow, Melinda - so rarely hear you say you're tired though I often think you should be because you DO SO MUCH! I am so happy you're not giving up your blog -- I would miss you soooo much! That hummingbird nest is amazing! I've never know what one looked like before. Wow!

Rannyjean said...

I would miss you forever if you left but know how you feel. We need to catch up via the telephone as I have obviously been comatose recently...didn't know you had a new job either!
Love the quilt patch, amazing!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Please don't give up blogging. We need you sweetie. Good blog friends are precious.