Out with the old, In with the new!

WHAT'S HAPPENING - A new year brings changes right? (Happy new year by-the-way!) So far this new year is bringing lots of changes!
1. My daughter has a new boyfriend!!!!!! He's wonderful! I LOVE him! LOVE him! He is mature, kind, funny, sweet, responsible, cute, Christian, and he loves my daughter (and me! LOL) I am so happy for her (and him).
2. My hubby has a new job!!! Doing the same kind of thing, still working for the Natural Gas companies. He is working for a different company now - more money per hour, paying less for the same insurance, more money in his per diam check (this is for living expenses while on the job), they will pay for a place for him to stay while in PA, he will have a nice pick-up to drive back and forth to work (a work truck, not his personal truck), and he will be working 14 - 16 days on and 4 - 6 days off, this means when he is working in PA he will be gone for a full 2 weeks at a time but... when he is home he will be home for a full 4 - 6 days! Not just a day or 2 at a time. He starts next week and is very excited!

3. And I haven't mentioned this before because I was afraid to jinx it. I have been loosing weight! Last year I decided it was time to loose all those extra pounds from being married and from getting old. I used to be very fit, very thin, and in great shape.Last year, starting in the spring, I started exercising more and eating healthier (which was easier with my hubby being gone a lot). Last year I lost a total of 25 lbs! And I have gone down almost 2 pants sizes. Now that was over a whole year, a little at a time. My daughter and I are going to be working on this together now. I would like to loose another 10 - 20 lbs. this year and then maintain. If you would like to do this with us, comment here and we can all keep track on our blogs.

TV - 
I am loving "The Cape" new favorite show!!! If you haven't seen this show, watch it!
American Idol starts Wed.!!!!!!!
I recorded this other show "Off the Map" which looked real good, but haven't watched it yet. Also recorded "Harry's Law".

KNITTING - Look at this GORGEOUS yarn!!!!! When I opened the box, I gasped out loud, that is how gorgeous it is! I am knitting myself a new hat and matching scarf to my new coat. The green was on sale due to Christmas , so I will make Ash. a hat out of it.

 LIST-O-MANIA - Groups named after animals -
1. The Eagles
2. The Byrds
3. The Monkees
4. The Partrich Family
5. Cat Stevens (one of my favs!)
5. Owl City
6. Def Leppard (another one of my favs!)
7. Flock of Seagulls
8. The Animals
9. The Beatles
10. Black Crowes
11. Seal
12. Stray Cats
13 Phish
Oh my word, there are so many! Can you name a few?

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  1. Wow! congratulations all around - its so great to hear such positive good news! and special YEAH on the weight loss. HAPPY 2011

  2. Keep up the good work...I won't recognize you if you keep losing weight. If you lose another 10 - 20 lbs you will be down to nothing. I know it is very hard to lose weight and to keep it off. Its is a way of life.

    Like the yarn...where did you order it from and what kind is it? Very pretty. Like all of them.

    Congrats to Glen on his new job.
    and congrats to Ashley and her new beau.

    Have not gotten into any of the new shows.

  3. I love the maroon colored hat you're making. From shopping around this winter season for one I know how much they cost! I have several friends that do a lot of knitting, I should ask them to knit me one...yours looks wonderful so far.


  4. Congratulations!!! That is great that you have lost so much weight!!!

    So happy for your Hubby's New Job they are hard to come by right now.

    We haven't really watched any new shows. We aren't sure about American Idol this year. Guess we will have to tune in and see.

  5. It looks like 2011 is going well for you and your family. Best of luck on continued successes!!

  6. But mom, do you love him? haha I'm glad you are so pleased with David, he really does love you and dad. (He already calls her mom) Oh and he told me he wears the hat you made all the time!

    Congrats again to Dad and his new job, he sounds really excited to start!

    Can't wait to get the practice hat you're making me ;)

    Congrats on the weight loss! I'm losing too, but not sure how much yet. I only weigh myself on Saturdays.

    Love you!