It's official...school is back in session.
I'd have shared this a couple days ago...but after finally getting a computer to get me through, our internet connection went nuts. Finally, I have a reliable connection, so here goes!
I was a little misty eyed sending my first grader to school all day, and my oldest son to junior high...but all is well. They are settling into a new routine, and Dolly and I are finding our new normal.
After the kids were whisked away on the bus, the puppies were a little sad, and the house felt a lot empty.
It's a work in progress.
So many of you left kind words after my last post. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm happy to report that my vision improved quickly as I brought my blood sugar down, and it has reversed to the point that my glasses are now too strong! I can't wait till this all settles down a bit more. The drastic change in diet is an adjustment. You'll probably see my new pinterest board fill up with low carboydrate food ideas. Until then, I"m working through it. I hope that I can eventually manage my diabetes without medication. I'm exercising twice a day, and being really good with my diet. I do get teary, however when I read through all the wonderful dessert recipes in my cookbook that I can never have again.
Having no computer, I was able to get some sewing in. (I think I've been in denial about how much time I'm online.) I made these two Buster Bibs, one a special order from my neglected etsy shop:
The other for a new niece who will be making her debut in October.
I also made some outfits for Big Sister...you can almost see her Oliver + S Ice Cream top under her backpack in the photo above. I need to get some better photos taken!
Another big project we've tackled is finishing a bedroom downstairs for Big Sis. We were given some free drywall...so it was a no brainer. This time, the dry wall is all us. Mr. Pickup has hung it all, and I'm taping and finishing the texture. Wish me luck!
I hope the new school year is treating you well. I've missed blogging and reading what you're up to. I must confess I was overwhelmed by my google reader, and deleted many posts...it was just too much. So, what have you been up to?