Johanne's Journal, 19 November 2012

It's Monday. I'm blitzed!


The last three weeks have been SO busy. I haven't been on the computer except to check emails. Sorry to all my buddies. I hope you will forgive.

The fiber show is behind me. I made enough to pay for the materials and entry fees. This first time around, that was all I was hoping for . . . not to end up in a hole. Because of my very lost year, I had very little to enter, so I was pleased with my reception and the last three weeks of whirlwind were worth the effort. 'Nuf said.

I had a very weird, light-bulb moment last night. I was sitting, unwinding and had this thought. "Now that all the activity is over, I have to get back to eating normally." Not, "I have to get back to my diet." Not, I have to get back to my WOE." . . . "I have to get back to eating NORMALLY." I've been told all my life that the only way to speak a language fluently is to be able to THINK in that language. I must be at that point in my campaign for healthier eating, because my brain now has that imbedded as NORMAL. That was a real eye opener.

Now, I have to take a few days to catch up with the house and my critters. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, so the holiday season is in full swing. I'm going to Ohio sometime in Dec. to spend Christmas with my daughter and granddaughter. I want to come home to some semblance of cleanliness and organization, so that isn't what I think about the whole time I'm gone.

I hope all my buddies have had a good three weeks. I will try to catch up on journals off and on today. I'm off to do laundry and other various and sundry housekeeping stuff. HUGS!!!

Today I am thankful for:

Waking up!
Obama winning the election.
Not being in the hole after the fiber show. (As a whole, the 50, some-odd artists, in a 100'x100' room, made over $44,000 dollars in 1 1/2 days.)
Having calm descend once again!
My wonderful friends and family.
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So great you are thinkingabout getting back to normal eating as opposed to dieting. You are right that is a fantastic acheivement. I still believe those that succeed have learned to master the mind. Hubby and i are delighted Obama won the election too,we followed it closely and had lots of our own debates on the issue. XXXX 
19 Nov 12 by member: sazy
I like that word normal...we all need that in our lives...Didn't know if you knew... I now have a kitten..he came to us on Halloween...I posted pics of him...His name is Oreo...never thought that I would have another pet...but he was scared and starving and I just had to do something...he is the most loving kitty I have ever seen..You can see him at the bottom of my profile...Love and Hugs...:O)..He is only about 3 months old..and smart..:O) 
19 Nov 12 by member: BHA
Great job on your normal WOE thought, Johanne. And grea job on the fiber show. Sounds like a huge success. Enjoy the calm now, my friend.  
20 Nov 12 by member: Helewis
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday! 
23 Nov 12 by member: RubyRedSox
I was sick when you posted this so I kind of missed it until now. I am thrilled that you were able to get everything done that you wanted to do for the fiber show and that the sales were good enough to make it worth your while. I guess I have a long way to go before I will think of my current WOE as normal but I am so happy for you to have found your new 'normal'. I hope you are enjoying Ohio and your family. Happy Holidays! 
11 Dec 12 by member: Eringiffin
yes, happy holidays! Hope to catch up next time you check in. :D 
27 Dec 12 by member: teskandar

     
 

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