Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quiet Thanksgiving Week

Going back to work after a week off is always a challenge. Being my second week out of the office in one month made it especially challenging. And with the day off for Thanksgiving, it was a very busy week indeed! I found myself just too exhausted at the end of the day to do much of anything.

I have to admit, with the holidays, I'm also missing my mother a lot and I know that is adding to my sense of not wanting to do anything. A little bit depressed.

So yesterday we decided to go for a walk on Fire Island to hopefully see the deer, something that always cheers me up. We always see a few deer, but this time we really lucked out and found a group feeding. They have set up feeding bins impregnated with tick repellant in an attempt to lower the concentration of ticks on the deer and limit the spread of lyme disease.

It was a beautiful day, so we decided to take the 1 mile walk to the lighthouse.

In the past, every time we took the drive, and then the walk, we said we would go to the top the 'next' time. This time, we finally did it. In addition to the beautiful views...

... the climb to the top made me feel great. I've lost 70 pounds over the last year, and the improvement to my health and stamina is incredible. I got to the top without needing to stop along the way to catch my breath. In fact, when we got to the top, my husband was the one out of breath!

To end the day we watched a movie and I forced myself to finish off the "B" cupcake.

That motivated me to immediately start a new small flower motif. You can start to make out the shape of the vase...

I am working to continue to build my collection of smalls to use for cards. I feel by the end of next year I will probably have enough different smalls that in 2018 I can give only handmade cards for almost every occasion.

I'm starting to make goals for my 2017 stitching and the above is one of my goals. I will share another next week.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. At least you have some great places to go for walks and raise the spirit too.
    That's a very sweet cupcake!

  2. What beautiful scenery you have so close to your home! Congrats on your weight loss and your renewed stamina! Great stitching too.

  3. Your B cupcake looks so cute, Desiree. I know what you mean about missing your Mom... It's been 2 years for me and this year seems to be more difficult.