Hello everyone, a happy Tuesday to you all! Are we all sitting comfortably? Then I will begin....
I have been having 'gut' problems and that is nothing new. I have a slight wheat intolerance and half the year I eat wheat free to keep this discomfort away. So I knew it was time for the diet again. Also, as I have been in and out of bed with the flu and have not been as active as normal, consequently I have put on a lot of weight. Needless to say that weight needs to come off. So I've cut out sweet things like cakes and chocolate, also wine and spirits. I'm doing wheat free and low-carb, old fashioned diabetes diet. You know: little and often. We do this every year at a certain point and we eat much better when we're on a diet. Hubby loves it (he can have bread of course). I have a spiraliser and we love zucchini noodles or sweet potato spaghetti. Here is what we had yesterday:
It's spiralised sweet potato with kale, tomato and white beans. Cheese on the top and put under the grill. Yummy.
I have set myself the task to scrapbook one day a week. My husband gets a good fire going so that the room is nice and warm and I spend a day 'playing' with my stash. And yes, I have also made some layouts:
This is one of my mum. The journaling reads:"Mum at age 92, enjoying life in spite of (very) bad eye sight. January 2017"
This is our neighbour Serafín bringing us a basketful of beans. The journaling reads:"Serafín often brings us produce. He is an older chap but works his patch of land every day and walks there in 20 minutes. He always brings his wife a jerrycan of water from his well. So sweet!"
I've kept my layouts simple. No complicated artwork and messy mixed media. Just memory keeping.
I did receive quite a few postcards. Here are two with a 1950s theme. The first one is a black and white photo of a girl playing hop-scotch. We used to play that but I can't for the life of me remember how it went. Does anyone remember? Did we sing a song while hopping?
It was sent to me from Russia, as was the next one:
A typical American 1950s picture. I think it was considered a pin-up in those days.
The stamps are beautiful. The triangular one is about embroidery and the middle one is a gem stone but I can't read what it says.
It's T for Tuesday, so I am going to link up with Elisabeth and Bleubeard for this occasion. I hope you will too. All you need to do is feature a drink in your blog somewhere. Here is an empty wine bottle. My last bottle before the diet started. It's water from now on (and herbal tea).
Wishing all of you a very happy T-Day.
(Don't forget 2nd on the second on Friday)