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!!!