May 27, 2010

So what have I been up to

... this week?

oversized tote

I can't believe my last post was on Monday and it's Thursday night already. It feels like there was nothing in between. I guess we've just been too busy. But busy doing what? Nothing special really:

- K.'s on a business trip, so I've been a single parent for an entire week. He sent us a picture a day from his cell-phone. The first one was of little H.'s little monkey "Joseph", which she generously gave to her daddy to keep him company on his trip...- cute! But he sent more serious pictures too (view from the hotel, the meeting room, ...). Fun, especially the girls' comments!

- I'm on a diet since Monday. I put on weight since last January, to the extent that I feel like my body doesn't fit right anymore or isn't simply mine. I know this sounds weird, but that's what it feels like. And no, my clothes don't feel like they ever fit either. It's not that I'm overweight - I just don't feel comfortable right now. Hence my diet, which simply consists of no more in-between-meals snacking - and, hell, there was a lot of snacking going on lately! I say no to candy, cookies, yummy coffee deserts, macaroons, M.'s homemade chocolate cake ... And if I do end up feeling hungry in between meals, I take a rice cracker or a piece of fruit. Result after three days: minus 2kg, which is close to 4 1/2 lbs. Not bad at all I would say! Two more to go! And honestly, I do start to feel better. Let's hope I can keep up the good habit, even after ...

- Also on Monday (or was it Tuesday?) I started on this over-sized tote (picture). I finished it today. It's not for the shop but for me - intentionally. To take to the beach, and maybe for shopping too! I put a lot of time and effort in the details: a zippered pocket (totally worth the effort and not hard at all to do) and three deep pockets on the inside, boxed corners inside and fancy folded corners on the outside. The only thing I'm not totally happy with are the straps, which I wished I'd done differently. We'll see how well they'll hold up. If not, I'll replace them with fabric ones (leather on fabric didn't work out too well, unfortunately). Also, next time (if there's one), I might add a zipper closure to the bag. But for now I'm quite happy with the result. And I love, love, LOVE that natural tan leather! The good thing is, I have plenty left!

And I guess that's it for my week so far!
I hope you're having a good and healthy week too!
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