Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Weight Loss Program

I stood on the scale this morning and was shocked to find that I had lost, at minimum, 10 pounds. What is this amazing, fat dissolving diet you ask? I guess it all comes down to water. It has always been said that a person should drink approximately 8 glasses of water a day, but that is not what I did. The water came in the form of a massive flood. So I guess flooding, stress and moving back in with your parents is a way (not a good way) to lose 10 pounds in 3 months.
For those interested, here is an update. My condo is still uninhabitable. In fact, nobody is living in the 16 unit building. The work for the mechanical and electrical has only just begun and my understanding is that they are still waiting on parts for the electrical to arrive. There were delays caused by asbestos removal that was required as well as some issues with the heating system in the first floor units. We were given a very tentative move in date for the upper floors of approximately mid October, just in time for Turkey day (maybe). As for when my first floor neighbors and I can move back, not a clue. Construction can not begin on our units until the heat, water, power, etc are all installed and inspected, and it is almost October, so I am guessing we probably won’t be in until February? Who knows, it could be sooner, but it could be later.
By the time this is all over and I am back in my little home, I may need to re-buy the wardrobe I just had to replace. But instead of losing it all to a flood, I will have lost too much weight. I will say that my Mum eats extremely healthy, so that might also have something to do with it. When I was living solo, I would grocery shop like someone with a split personality. I would try to shop healthy, but would get distracted in the ice cream section, or get sucked into a bag of chips, so that was a problem. If I want a snack at my parent’s house, it usually looks like a bunch of sugar peas, or trail mix.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A few mugs from Medalta

I have not had a lot of time to take any pictures of the latest pots to come out of the salt and soda kilns in Medicine Hat. Half of them have been loaded right into Centennial Gallery and the rest are going to a sale this weekend. I have saved a few for myself, but I also have a few mugs put aside for a potential customer looking for a mug. These are the mugs I am holding until I hear which one she wants. They are all thrown from Babu Porcelain and are very translucent.

Now I need to get ready for the fall sales in November. It is still hard to believe how fast this summer has gone. I guess major disasters will eat up the time. It just feels like yesterday that I was watching my condo go under water in the news.