Thursday, September 16, 2010

End of Summer...

The calendar says four more days of summer, but the weather has taken on an autumn vibe.  I was wishing I had worn mittens on my walk yesterday.  It was 55 degrees, but a cold 55 with cloudy dampness to drive it home.  Today, it was actually a bit cooler when I went out for my walk, but it was warm 50s with blue sky and sunshine.  Definitely, I keep a brisker pace on my walks in this cooler weather. 

I hadn't weighed myself for a long time, so this morning I hopped on the scale because Mike had remarked that I looked like I was losing weight.  I've lost a whopping eight pounds since last spring.  At least it is a downward progression, if I have to look at the bright side.

Now, in spite of the lack of pounds just melting off my body, a part of my saggy butt syndrome is that my pants are too big.  I bought a new pair of jeans at Macy's in June and then it got hot so they were just hanging out in my closet.  When I wore them the other day, I discovered the zipper was somehow defective.  I could not get them unzipped for anything and there was nothing stuck anywhere in the zipper.  Mike gave it a try without luck.  Finally, in desperation, I just pulled them right down and stepped out of them.  I don't have the tags so I cannot return them.  GRR.  I hate buying defective things.

BUT, I can replace the zipper because I bought a new sewing machine.  And I can make myself some new pants.  I bought the NECCHI 4825 and I played with it all this dreary, rainy afternoon.  It is incredibly easy to set up and I am very happy with the basic stitches.  It has some interesting features--like an automatic button hole maker and an overlock stitch for finishing seams.  I'm excited to get to work with it.  In the summer time I set up my sewing in the breezeway, but pretty soon I will have to move back indoors to a corner of the laundry room.  I don't like that because there are no windows and it is quite cramped, but maybe a zippy new machine will get me past that.

So I know summer is ending because I made squash soup today.  So good, it's almost worth having summer come to an end.  I sauted grated carrot, onion and celery; added vegetable stock and a butternut squash I cooked last night.  Today, I threw in a tomato and  a bit of ginger and a bit of curry powder.  Blend it smooth and add some coconut milk.  Now I have to think of something for Mike cause he doesn't do soup.

4 comments:

  1. It's still pretty freaking hot here in Atlanta, but your posting gives me hope.

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  2. You sound as if you're disappointed about the 8 pounds. That's a significant amount my dear. At our age we're not supposed to lose weight fast. Men drop weight very fast. grrr

    I'm not tempted by the new machine. I don't like sewing.

    I am tempted by the squash soup. Hmmmmm good I'm sure. I love hearing people say fall is coming.

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  3. I'm impressed you could get out of the pants with out unzipping them.
    I don't mind the saggy clothes with the weight loss but I am a bit startled at the saggy skin. Sure doesn't snap back like it did when we were younger. Keep the loss slow and you might avoid that thrill.

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  4. Summer may be over where you are, but it's 90* here today and little relief in sight.

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