I did not gain any weight on the scales after Chicago, but I have not been losing either, so I am going to pump up the exercise! I was inspired this week by the losses on Biggest Loser! Wow!
While watching Biggest Loser, I received an email from Jan Castle, my one blog reader that I can always count on leaving a comment. If it weren't for Jan, I would think my words and photos were just floating around in the cyber world, never to be viewed! Jan had decided to set up her own blog, called Jan's Joy. Jan is a great photographer and paper crafter. She is the one I have mentioned that takes all the ribbons for paper crafting at the fair in Oregon. She was not sure how people would access her blog, the URL being, jancastle.blogspot.com.
I called Jan on the phone and she later emailed me and said she did not expect the southern accent! I grew up in Jacksonville, FL and moved "north" to Atlanta in 1986. Jan grew up in Miami, but Miami really isn't the "south", just like Jacksonville is more South Georgia than Florida! Yes, I do have a southern accent.
Jan's first post is about caregivers of people with Alzheimer's. My father, one of the smartest, most talented and articulate men I knew, is suffering from Alzheimer's. I say "knew" as he is just a shell of the person he used to be. It is a very cruel disease and for all of you whose lives are touched by it, I feel your pain!
On a positive note, however, Jackson is due in less than a month. I will have Jim's laptop with me when I go for the birth, so hopefully I can rationalize adding Picasa to his laptop and posting some photos from his computer, as I have heard that being a grandparent changes everything! I have to have the laptop to do my job recruiting for SDU...you know, the four week job that is not in it's eighth week...LOL! I can't seem to get my Mac to accept the Virtual Machine that I use for accessing their computers in NJ.
I hope all is well with each of you. Stop by Jan's blog and say hi!