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Things That Make Me Go Hmmm

Time for a new edition of Things That Make Me Go Hmmm, kids.

~I am very sorry to have missed the Fiber Revival. I’m also sorry to have missed an afternoon in Boston with Dave, Sandy and Norma. Could you all please remember that I go on vacation the second week in August and not plan anything fun while I’m away? Thank you.


~I am participating in Dish Rag Tag and my team’s name is Rag Racin’. As Team Captain, I got the box first. I knit a dish rag that night and mailed the box off to the next team member in the morning. Right now we’re about half way through the race and most of the teams seem to be in about the same spot in the relay. Wish us luck as we race to dish rag glory!

~Dale’s routine colonoscopy screening was yesterday. Everything is A-OK and he doesn’t have to go back for another one for 7-10 years. This is a good thing since colonoscopy prep in a one bathroom house is rather challenging. Ahem.

~There is still time to sponsor me in the 2007 Massachusetts Race for the Cure. Several of you have already donated and I thank you – I’m halfway to my goal! And I know there are a lot of worthy causes out there, including Norma’s Red Scarf Fund and Cara’s Spin Out fund raiser for Heifer International. Nevertheless, if you can spare a few dollars, my teammates and I would greatly appreciate it. You can click on the button in the sidebar to make a donation. Thanks.

~I started Weight Watchers online again. This may or may not be directly related to my commitment to the Race for the Cure. Heh. Anyway, I lost 5 lbs before vacation and didn’t gain any while on vacation – something I consider to be a huge accomplishment. I’m taking it one day at a time and so far, so good.

~There are many trees in my area that are already starting to display their fall colors. Ummm. It’s August. WTF?

~Tonight will be the first Wednesday night quilt night since Debbie’s death. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends but I’m dreading it all at the same time. Think of us, okay?

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  1. Way to go on the 5# – I know how hard it can be. I lost 120 myself with Weight Watchers – slow and steady is the key.

    Make sure you go tonight – don’t talk yourself out of it. Debbie would want you to be there.

  2. Congrats on the 5 pounds! I just went back to WW last week myself; not only did I not lose my “winter weight” this year but gained 15 after quitting smoking! Ugh; it’s a never ending battle

    I’ll be thinking of all of you tonight.

  3. i noticed the first changing leaf on august 11th. why am i always surprised by the first ones?

    i’ll be thinking of you tonight too.

  4. I made a donation to the Race for the Cure team, just to let you know that the lurkers are especially thinking of you today! Could you put a link in your sidebar–or am I missing it? I visited your archives to get the team link.

  5. I was supposed to do race for a cure, but now there is an engagement party that weekend (far away) and I have to attend. 🙁 Can you put up a link for donations??

    5lbs!!! woo-hoo lady! email me if you want more yummy recipes… we are -22lbs and -31 lbs (me and Dan) around the casa de kate. 🙂 it’s quite the journey!

    and… i am loving this cool fall-like weather. No leaves changing in newton though…

  6. I saw a red maple near here (in a boggy spot) turning red in the middle of JULY! And there’s a sugar maple on a street near here where part of it always goes early, and it’s turning red… Yeah, strength to you all tonight, you’ll find comfort in each other, it’ll suck, but it’ll be good.

  7. 5lbs…YaHoo! You can do it!! Go to the meetings if you can, it helps to keep you on the program.

    Good news for Dale, I’ve been harping on Jack to go!

    I hope all goes well tonight, you need it to help with the healing…my thoughts will be with you!

  8. I’m thinking of you and your quilt group tonight Carole.

    Congrats on the 5 lbs. I need to get back to WW my self. It is time for the crazy summertime eating to end!

    Dish Rag Tag sounds like a lot of fun.

  9. I saw changing leaves on the mountains the week before last. It definitely seems earlier than usual. And I’m struggling with those 10 pounds that I always struggle with…. Ugh.

  10. Good job with the weight loss! I’m thinking I may join Whale Watchers this fall too 🙂

    Can you believe the leaf changes already? Same thing happening up here….it’s actually been cold at night this week…..frost in the valleys. WTF is right!

  11. We found it very comforting at our group last night to talk about David and what he meant to us. May you find it the same for your group.
    Good luck with the DRT and WW….go Carole!

  12. Glad to hear Dale’s colon is happy. We had to do that prep with Daniel when he was only 6, not much fun but I hear it’s getting easier now. It took me a few minutes to remember your last name so I could find you to donate but I finally did 🙂 Oh and will definitely be thinking of you tonight, perhaps I’ll work on Dan’s quilt while I do so.

  13. I’ve noticed the changing leaves here in the city. I wasn’t sure if it’s the season of the drought.
    And the pics of the Fiber Revival I’ve seen look great. THAT’s something to do next year.

  14. Those colors in that dishrag are so pretty! Like sherbet…that’s a summery thought, huh?
    Yeah on good news for Dale!
    And love love love those socks.

  15. Ah yes. We too had one bathroom when my hubby had his last colonoscopy. It’s an interesting experience isn’t it? 🙂

    Glad to hear he’s ok!

    My hubby and I have been on WW since last September it has been in interesting ride.

  16. We’ve been getting by with just one bathroom while the remodel is going on and it’s been so hard. I don’t know how you do it.
    The dishrag looks really sweet. That Dishrag tag sounds like huge fun.
    Try to enjoy tonight, I’m sure it’ll be hard. I’ll be thinking of you.

  17. Our leaves are dying too, but it’s from the drought, not cooler temps, unfortunately.

    Tonight will be hard, but you’ll be with good friends and that will help some. I’ll be thinking of you. :o)

  18. Of course we’ll be thinking about you girls! {{hugs}} Don’t get too thin on us either, I know you’ll do what you’ve set your mind to 🙂 Fall in Aug? Indeed, WTF?

  19. Good luck tonight – emotions with things like this can be so surprising/overwhelming.

    I’ve been trying to send you sock updates for the summer of socks, and they come back undeliverable… I’ve knit 6 pairs this month!

  20. Congrats on the 5 lbs., Carole — and especially the no-gain vacation! I know how hard that is.

    Tonight probably will be very hard. That hurt and sadness is still so fresh, not to mention startling and still, even now, probably a little unbelievable. I hope it turns into a beautiful, memorable, heartfelt evening for all of you — sharing stories and memories, as you work, in tribute to the friend you’ve lost. Maybe you’ll do nothing but laugh and cry in your quilts, but that might the work you’re meant to do tonight.

    XO. I’ll be thinking of you.

  21. Yay for you and Dale!

    Thank goodness you all won’t have to go thru that prep again for another ten years. ;^)

    It’s drought here, but I’m starting to wonder about what kind of winter we’re in for.

    Still thinking about you, sweetie. Have a good time tonight.

  22. 1. That makes two of us.
    2. Sounds like fun. Of course I totally missed it.
    3. Yay!
    4. I’m on it.
    5. I’m not on it. Probably should be.
    6. Don’t you love living in New England?
    7. If you all go, Debbie will be there too. Really.

  23. Dish Rags are such fun to knit!
    Glad Dale is okay and doesn’t need to go through that for a long time!
    Race for the Cure – I’ll do that either tonight or in the a.m. – have another friend that is doing something so, I need to go donate there too.
    WW & 5# – that’s great!
    Our trees here are all still pretty green…so, maybe we’ve got some more days of summer left.
    I’ll be thinking of you tonight…and know that you will be in the right place. She will be there with you…and I think all of you will find some peace.

  24. Poor Dale! Enduring the colonoscopy prep was one of the most horrible experiences of my life. In a one bathroom home…I can’t even imagine! The peace of mind is great, but getting there…ugh.

  25. I’ll pull out my current quilt this afternoon (3 hours different) and think good thoughts toward your coast.

    Five pounds! YAY! My DH is doing so well on his diet that he just revised his goal downward. Dieting is hard work — good luck!

  26. I haven’t noticed any changing leaves here yet, but then I haven’t really been looking. I will now though.

    I’m sure tonight will not be easy for any of you. I will be thinking of all of you.

  27. Oh, gosh… I hope quilt night went well. The holes in our lives are hard to look at, aren’t they? I bet you kind of reminisced about her and laughed and cried a little.

    WWonline is a good thing.. I’ve been doing it secretly as well. We’ll see.

  28. Good luck with the dishcloth tag. Congrats on the weight loss!

    I’m sure she will be with you all in spirit. I’ll be thinking of you all tonight.

  29. Hey, I started counting my points again this week, too! And, guess what I found this morning in my mailbox at work? A big bag of Cheetohs! Well, they are still there, at work. Enjoy your evening, Carole, and please know that you are all on our minds…and keep away from those snacks, missy!

  30. Am so proud of you for erasing that first five pounds.. may the rest just fall off without any effort at all 🙂
    And good for you going to the quilting to be with your friends. Missing Debbie is a tribute to your love for her, and that is healing for the soul…. many hugs of understanding..

  31. I hope you all had a good night. And congratulations on losing 5 pounds! That’s great!

    Down here, there are times that there really isn’t much fall color except brown from dead leaves. 🙁

  32. Donation done :o)

    The trees across the street are starting to show colors, too. Freakin’ annoying.

    Glad to hear Dale’s butt is okay ;o)

  33. Woo Hoo on the 5 pounds! Glad Dale is healthy. I was thinking of you last night and I’m sure it was hard. Hugs.

  34. I felt the same way going to S’nB the first time after David died. Even though he wasn’t the close friend Debbie is, I still dreaded the focus–I don’t really know why, and it was a lovely night, including all the David reminiscing.

    Hang in there.

  35. Lovely picture of the sunset! Plus that colour dishrag is one of my favourites.
    Been there, done that with the colonoscopy prep. Erk. 3 years to the next one.
    Are you likely to do Rhinebeck this year?

  36. Yeah for Dale’s good test results! Now if only I could figure out who to convince my hubby to go in for his test.

    Good luck with your WW endeavors. YEAH for 5 pounds!!

  37. I heard that stressed trees turn early. Congrats on the smaller poundage, Dale’s good news, surviving the prep, and the Cure.

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