Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I am still thinking about gastric bypass. Doing a bit of research. I have been asking around and everyone knows at least one person who has had one procedure or the other. I have only heard about one death. Most of the stories are good. Hearing some good things about the Lap Band.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I just finished reading The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich. I know it is supposed to be a fun read, and it is lots of fun. But this book really touched me. It is about a woman whose world comes crashing down and she escapes to an artists' colony to try to rebuild her life. In the wacky world of Bilby, Arizona, she learns to live the life she is supposed to live. My friends in knitting circle all told me I should read it. They were so right. It is funny and warm. It is a very fast read. I did not want it to end. I think I have found a new author. Yea!!! Check her out: http://www.lanidianerich.com
Friday, April 25, 2008
Gastric bypass surgery or the Lap Band. It is a major decision but my dr and I talked about it yesterday and he thinks it would be a good choice for me. He wants me to research it and find out if my insurance will pay for it. That is a big if but I checked and it is under the "Prior Approval" section so I guess there is a chance. It is not something I would do until the fall at the earilest. I have to get settled at my new library before doing anything like that. More on this topic later.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I am originally from South Carolina. I miss the people and my family but I don't miss the humidity. Oh, I really miss the ocean. It was always within driving distance. I love Charleston and have not been there in years. My home town is Columbia, the capital of the state. I have also lived in Florence, Greenwood and Abbeville. If you have never been to South Carolina, there is a lot to see and do. It is a great place for golf and hanging out on the beach. Check it out http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/
Monday, April 21, 2008
Meg Cabot has created the best mystery series with her Heather Wells Mysteries. Heather Wells is a former teen pop star trying to make her way in the world. To get deferred tuition, she takes a job working in a dorm, ah, resident's hall, at a college in NYC. Size 12 Is Not Fat is the first in the series. Let the deadly fun begin!!!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I only recently discovered Tasha Alexander and her wonderful Lady Emily Ashton mysteries. They are set in Victorian England. Emily is a recent widow who finds her new found freedom as a chance to learn about the world and ends up investigating various crimes. These books are great! This is the cover of the first in the series, And Only To Deceive. Of course there is also romance.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Well, I am going to get a new piercing tomorrow. My jewelry has come in. It is going to be a bindi shaped like a flower. I can't wait. Will do pictures soon. I am getting it done at Koi Piercing Studio where I get all my piercings. Here is their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/koipiercingstudio
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I am working on a blanket for Project Linus. I am doing a pattern I got from Ravelry. It is easy. All garter stitch. I have not taken any pictures yet. As soon as I do I will post some here. If you are not familar with Project Linus, it is a charity for people to make blankets for children in need, hospitals etc. There are local chapters all over the country. You can knit, crochet, quilt or sew the blankets. I have a link to the national website in my Favorite Places.