So have I mentioned how I have barely moved from my new "bed," otherwise known as the couch in my living room? Yes, I feel my butt might become permanently attached to my beautiful sofa. After my last knee surgery (2008), I recuperated in my spare bedroom, which is on the second floor of my home. This worked because there was a television in this room and there was someone always around to bring me drinks and food. I never really had to tackle the stairs. This time, however, I have had to be on my own much more and since there is no longer a television in the spare bedroom, I've made the living room my recovery area. My living room is also only a few steps away from the kitchen, which doesn't help a lot since I'm finding maneuvering on my crutches this time much more difficult! So, I've pretty much just been laying on my couch watching food shows and drooling over gooey doughnuts, lasagna, and Southern comfort foods like grits and fried chicken! I have had an epiphany during my recovery: I must get into better shape before my next knee surgery...the knee replacement!
Seriously, today being Fat Tuesday means the beginning of the Easter season. To me, this is like a "startover" or a "new beginning" to the year. So, for Lent this year, I pledge to give up sweets. I also commit to getting fit while losing 20 pounds! I plan to blog about my progress as this will help keep me accountable. Tomorrow (Ash Wednesday) will be Day 1!
I haven't made it into my studio yet, but I have managed to do a lot of web surfing and also make some changes to my blog layout and header. I made my new header after downloading a freebie "cluster" from Raspberry Road Designs called, Domestic Goddess. I think it brightens up my blog. What do you think? In the process of these blog changes, I lost my favicon. I spent hours yesterday trying to redo it, but cannot remember how I did it and can't find any help from Blogger. I had written myself a bunch of blogging tricks and tips "cheat sheets," but lost all those documents when my laptop crashed a few months ago. Any suggestions? Any and all would be appreciated! Oh, I added a Flickr Photostream to my blog, too. I've been adding photos to my new Flickr account, including a few checkbook covers I made before my surgery.
Wow, a long post huh? Oh, one last thing: please don't forget to check out the March dresses that have been posted so far. They are terrific! I'm hoping to get into my studio by the weekend and start on my March dress! I'm also behind on my bag for this month's Artful Bag Challenge! Eek! Don't tell!
Thanks again for all your well wishes! I really appreciate them all!