I’m a bit late posting today again but at least I know what day it is! So what is happening with us, the foot problems continue so I have been spending a lot of it with it elevated and no time at all in the studio as those two things just don’t go together 🙁 As I said last time, it’s not a new problem but this current flare up is not good and is taking too long to heal. It’s also been very cold and of course with no heating that’s not fun either and we even had snow last week which was just the icing on the cake lol. I am also feeling a bit tired and not very motivated, most like because of the cold and lack of sugar so I have been offline since about last Tuesday!
Mr G is doing better and I swapped them over to grain-free food last week and they took to it immediately and so far no problems. I was expecting Miss Lily to say no thanks and try to bury it but she likes it! Last week I shared my New Year decisions so I thought I would give a little update below…
Sugar – free
I have now been completely sugar free for 10 days and didn’t have any withdrawal symptoms or cravings so that’s been good so far. By giving up sugar I also meant giving up bread, pasta, pastry etc so there are none of those things left in the house any more – and I can’t eat them if I don’t buy them!
I was so close to breaking this decision last weekend as there was a 50% class sale on Jeanne Oliver’s site but after spending probably hours looking through all the 100+ classes, I managed to convince myself I could do without them. So far, nothing non-essential has been purchased!
Giving it away
Last week I filled two bags with sealed, in-date food and took it to the food bank. This is all food I have decided to eliminate from my diet and it occurred to me that maybe since I don’t it’s healthy, perhaps I shouldn’t inflict it on other people, but then everyone is responsible for their own choices and some people don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing what they want to eat, so all food gratefully received at the food bank.
today’s art . . .
Today’s art is a birthday card I made last week and posted out 1st class mail and it still didn’t arrive on time! The mail is so slow here at the moment.
It’s a very simple card that was supposed to be quickly made to get in the post, but then I smudged it and couldn’t hide the smudge so then I had to start over and all the time trying to rush so I didn’t miss the mail collection! Bah!
It features one of my favourite Lynne Perrella stamps, an Alison Bomber winter quote stamp, some Infusions and some gold acrylic ink.
t stands for . . .
My ticket to tea this week is this tea advent calendar I showed before Christmas. Myself and the two friends I sent it to are currently working our way through the days – we all decided to start this month.
Today is After Dinner tea which is one of my favourites, it has chicory, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger as its main flavours.
Let me know what you think in the comments and Happy T Day! As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
watercolour paper, stamps by Paperartsy, Infusions, Gold acrylic ink, stazon ink
Altered Book Lover – T Stands for – see above
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