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76 questions

a blogger friend of mine posted these today - if you notice, there's no number 41...
Also, I don't know why the formatting keeps changing.
so here's my answers: 50 questions  1. Were you named after anyone? My middle name is from a friend of my mother. 2. When was the last time you cried? --this morning listening to the superintendent of the Chardon High School (Ohio)school shooting - a wounded student was declared brain dead this morning
3. Do you like your handwriting? --whatever 4. What is your favorite lunch meat? --turkey 5. Do you have kids?  --a son, a daughter, and 2 grands  6. If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself? Absolutely! I get along with myself really well. 7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? -- who? Me? 8. Do you still have your tonsils?   --yes, but no gall bladder 9. Would you bungee jump? --Never - but I did go level 3 white water rafting 10. What is your favorite cereal? --instant oatmeal- maple sugar 11. Do you untie your shoes when you take t…

finally losing weight

Well, since my BC treatment, I get a lot of bloodwork done every checkup. It seems that my liver enzymes have been up for a while, so they referred me for even more tests. I do not have hepatitis A, B, or C, nor do I have a number of other diseases or conditions, or syndromes, and they couldn't see anything in the ultrasound - which is good.

So the doc says the remaining diagnosis is non-alcoholic fatty liver. Guess how they treat it? They don't.
BUT - here's the bad part - it may indicate that I m developing diabetes. He said that, in order to change that, I need to lose 20% of my body weight. Now, I am at my highest weight ever, even though I rarely have dessert, eat lots of vegetables, etc. And I walk a mile at least 3 times a week (I know - that needs to be more). But I haven't lost anything - in fact, I have gained.
He recommended the South Beach Diet, and I looked it up online and got the book from the library. For the first two weeks you eat no bread, no potatoes, …

woke up dreaming of quilts

woke up dreaming of quilts - or cross stitch - not sure which - bright colors, all in squares. I opened my eyes, and closed them again, and the squares turned into purple batiks. I don't even like purple - but these were beautiful.

how I learned to sew

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seems like I always sewed - I made clothes for my not-a-barbie doll  by hand - including a blouse with set-in sleeves while I was still in elementary school. (We were not allowed to have ridiculously over-developed Barbies.)

My mom had a sewing machine, but never learned how to use it. I had a eureka moment when a neighbor of mine (my age) brought home fabric one night and wore the new blouse and matching jumper the next day.

I demanded to be put into Home Ec class in 9th grade even though I hadn't had 7th n 8th grade Home Ec, and they did it because my sister and I were in a single-mom household, which was very rare then. Our first project was an apron with miles of bias tape that had to be sewn down by hand (for an apron!??!) 
And our second project was a dress - had to have a waist, zipper, collar, and set-in sleeves - (but we could pick any pattern we wanted ha ha)
The teacher made 5 dresses while we made ours, and had them pinned up to bulletin boards all over the room in various…