Good afternoon... yeah, I know - I'm posting late again!! I've spent the day making a box in my woodworking shop for a contest for our woodworking club. It's the first box I've ever attempted to make and I have no chance of winning the contest, because other members make them them all the time but you gotta start somewhere - besides, the more entries, the higher the payout, so the winner will get an extra $10 just because I'm entering. :-)
So how is everyone doing? I supposed you're all into the holidays, shopping, decorating, etc. We put up our big outdoor tree the day before Thanksgiving and I put up the indoor tree last week. I probably won't do a lot more decorating. The more stuff I put out, the more I have to put away!! :-)
I finally caught up with all the pen orders and they've been delivered. I sold about 30 of them for Christmas gifts, so I was pretty pleased with that. I probably won't be making a lot in the near future because I have a lot made. Once the holidays are over, I probably won't sell a lot either.
I also volunteered to make some Christmas cards for a card exchange that our calligraphy guild is doing. I said I'd make 4 cards and, although they gave fits, I did get them done and will try to mail them tomorrow. Now that I've done those, I need to turn my attention to my regular Christmas cards and get those in the mail. From what I'm reading/hearing, they have to be mailed by the 17th if you want them delivered by Christmas... I better get a move on!!
As you can see, I'm not lacking projects to get done!!
I've, recently, been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, with muscle wasting in my hands, so I'll be seeing a hand specialist on the 23rd. That's why I had so much trouble getting my Christmas cards made - my hands just won't do what my brain tells them to.
I also had an MRI on my right foot to see what the mass on the top of my foot could be. It turns out it's a multilocuted ganglion cyst, which I understand means it has multiple "roots" that go deep into my tendons. I've also got a tear in one tendon and possible tear in another tendon. I had major surgery on that foot 30 yrs ago and it's served me well, but I guess it's done.
I haven't heard from doctor about a plan of action (if any) on my foot, but the last time I saw him, he seemed to think I'd end up with surgery on both hands, as well as my foot. Of course, it won't all be done at once and I'm guessing I'll have to do some PT before anything else happens.
So I've learned that walking isn't the best thing for my torn tendons and I'm planning to go back to doing yoga. I have several dvd's and will probably start with chair yoga to help with balance and gaining strength. Fortunately, my neighbor (walking partner) isn't here right now, but she'll be disappointed that I won't be able to walk with her every day when she comes back.
Okay, so that was the long way around the weight issue. The other day (Thursday, I think), I was down about 5 pounds from last week's weigh in and yesterday, I was back up by 2 pounds... My math indicates that's a loss of 3 pounds. I know my calorie intake doesn't vary enough to gain/lose 5 pounds in a day or two so I know it has to be fluid. Just looking at my feet, I can tell when my weight will be up/down.
I'm going to claim a 3 pound loss this week, but I'm really back where I was, holding steady a few weeks ago. It gets pretty frustrating, because I can never really say: "I lost weight" since I only have to step on the scale tomorrow to find that it's back again.
So, that's my week. How was yours? I hope you managed to meet your goal(s), whatever they might have been and look forward to hearing about it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~