Saturday, October 22, 2011

That time again…and…



Yep, the wood is here and it’s time to stack. I started at 6:00 tonight and worked until 8:45. I got 2 cords put up, another cord left for tomorrow. Then next weekend another 3 on it’s way. I wonder how many calories you burn bending, picking, carrying and stacking. It has to be a fair amount.


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See what Jim and I are building? I’ve even been helping welding, cutting and putting it together. Do you know what it is? It’s a headache rack for the pick up. I’ll show you the final picture when it’s on.


Now I have a couple NSV today I have to share. Even though that darn scale isn’t moving there has been a couple cool things. One, since I’ve been helping with the metal work and all and all I own are 2 pairs of good jeans I put Jim’s on. One year ago they missed by 5” today I put them on and can put both arms in there with me. I spent all evening pulling them up. It was so cool and Jim kept telling me I have baggy butt. The next, because Jim’s jeans are too big I decide just because to try on Mike’s. Now I knew they wouldn’t zip but I got them up and they miss by maybe 2 inches, just two tiny inches. Maybe by the new year I can pick on him and show him too. I’ve been having to wear a belt with my jeans and am thinking maybe it’s time to try a size 12. AWESOME!!!

Well it’s almost time for bed. Mike is working until 2ish am and Jim is asleep in his chair so I’m thinking before I think I’m hungry I’ll just head to bed. We are going out for a real breakfast tomorrow. I’ll stick with my menu but someone else will be making it, I can handle that for a change.

Take care my friends and have an awesome and blessed Sunday.


Caron said...

The stacked wood is a familiar sight. My husband would stack it and later throw it up on the porch for me to burn. I kept that wood stove glowing. I had babies to keep warm!

Have a fun time at breakfast and a great Sunday. :)

Maren said...

Good job on stacking the wood! It brings me right back home, it's something we've done every autumn to keep everyone warm through the winter. I talked to my dad the other night and he told me how he and my siblings had sorted the wood, and it really made me miss them. :)

Good job on dropping those sizes! How cool to have a baggy butt! :D

debkhershberger said...

Thats a lot of wood!!!! Keep up the great work!!!
AND YUMMY for someone else cooking breakfast!!

EmptyNester said...

You certainly are one woman who knows how to live life to the fullest! I'm envious of that! AND of your size12 jeans!!! You go girl! Guess we'll be calling you skinny Minnie before too long!

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of wood and wood stoves.... reminds me of home. And yes, quite good exercise!

Fatoutofskinny said...

Great NSV and you are Truely a "Jacky Of All Trades"!
Stacking wood reminds me of past Thanksgivings at the in laws, when everyone would go out chop wood and stack ready for the winter.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Yea on the jeans! That is a great feeling, isn't it!

Jill said...

wow that's a lot of wood! i bet you burned quite a few calories doing that! :-) Sounds like your weight loss is going great so proud of you!

Have a wonderful week!


Amber said...

I love your NSV's!!! Awesome. Yeah for a new pants size! Way better than any number on a scale.

Baby Sister said...

I'm sure there are a lot of calories lost with stacking and moving wood. Congrats on your improvements. :) That's awesome!!

Of One Heart said...

What a victory!! I'm PROUD and giggling! Cute. :) :)