Tonight was my last day of my prepaid 12 week Slimming World countdown. And I put on a 1lb. Which doesn't sound too bad until you realised that in the last 12 weeks I've lost a grand total of 2.5lb. that 40 ounces - sounds so much better like that. So I have decided, that I will not go anymore, and the £5 a week I would pay, I will save. I am not doing very well at the whole meal planning thing, the "diary/planner" I made at the beginning of the year has not had very many entries but I've hardly bought any food., so my frugality is doing fairly well. Except for craft things but more of that later
This time next week the organisation I work for will have come to the end of the 90 day consultation on whether to close the regional office where I work. If so, then sometime in the next 12 months I will, no longer be working for the company I signed a 3 month contract for in 1994.
It's just as well I've gone back to work, because I only get myself into trouble when I'm at home. I have had Create and Craft on in the background most of last week, and I am very much afraid that I have on a couple of occasions, succumbed to the sales patte and "invested" in craft materials.
And then tonight, I was looking at my Facebook page and noticd that Maurie J Manning (Mo Manning) http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/ had posted a new stamp called "Sprout". Now I have a bit of a soft spot for Mo Manning designes, so I had to go and investigate. Turns out there is a crafter out there who's name I forget, who has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer. Some of her friends in the crafting community have donated their artwork to raise funds for her and her family. So, not only loving "Sprout" I was rather taken with some of the others as well, particularly the sewing ones, the fishing one, the flower one, the shoe one and the dove, not to mention the cooking on, and the loveseat and the 3 little boys with a loveheart, in fact, most of them, decided I needed to contribute (£15 for all the downloads) - these can be acquired from Jak Heath, (the crafter's name is Katie) http://www.jakheath.com/2011/01/help-for-katie.html
I have already printed out Sprout, but haven't done anything with it yet, but I did make a couple of cards over the weekend with some of my other stuff - still haven't played with the new sizzix stuff.